Maybe I am getting it right?
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
I am really working hard to get a few pounds off during the holidays. I didn't want to gain anymore weight this year. I guess it is an end of the year "push"! I think I have lost about 5 pounds since Thanksgiving. Not a lot, but I am going in the right direction.
I have been trying to take off the 5 pounds I gained while on vacation 6 months ago. I need to get back into Onderland - that happy place! I was beginning to think that I was just destined to stay above 200 pounds and just stop trying. However, I am not a quitter!
It has seemed so hard the last 6 months to get this right, but it was really simple. It is mostly portion control! (I added the word mostly.) That's what works for me! I am eating a little less and eating more nutritious foods or foods cooked in a healthier way. I am watching the starches (I love bread). I have found that I can eat a salad for dinner without croutons (or a cup of soup and half a sammy for lunch) and feel satisfied. I just keep reminding myself of the bigger picture. Do I want to gain the weight back that I worked so hard to take off or do I want a healthier life with my family and friends? (and let's face it - my jeans are getting tight) I have temptations every day. It is the holidays and there are so many good foods (not good for you foods). I have been trying to just take a taste of those sweet treats. I tracked them on the food tracker. My son is watching his weight as well (he has lost 100 pounds in three years)! We share a bite of that fudge or peanut cluster.
I hadn't planned to write a blog this morning, but I just needed to share. We aren't perfect and every day is a challenge. Just use your inner voice (mine sounds like my mother) to remind yourself of the bigger picture. I plan to keep going in the right direction and keep being mindful. Every day was so much harder when I had given up on myself. I feel happier and more content with myself when I am trying every day. I know the weight won't come off as quickly as I put it on, but I am okay with that. I have not given up!
Have a great holiday and don't beat yourself up for not being perfect. Just get up and try again. We are not quitters!!