THE HOLIDAYS ARE HARD!
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Well, here's the thing... for whatever reason, I came to my resolve to restart my healthier lifestyle in September of this year which is proving to be an extreme challenge. Why you may ask? Because the holidays were looming "on the doorstep." How could I ever expect to see negative numbers on the scale when being faced with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays right at the beginning of my journey. Let's face it! These two holidays, unfortunately, revolve around FOOD (at least in my family)!! Okay, so I resolved that I would focus on my health and not the scale. And, yes, I have seen success in my blood tests so I do not mean to minimize that.
However, the scale has been frustrating me because even though I am trying very hard to not give in to old habits and eating everything without regard to the consequences; I still find that the scale is fluctuating up and down. Its only by a few pounds (like 2 or 3 pounds) but it is totally frustrating. Since November, I have gained and lost the same 2 or 3 pounds and it makes me feel like I will never drop any lower. I am exercising, and I have cut way back on portions so why does one cookie, or one piece of pie (when normally, I would have had more than that) translate in a gain on the scale?
Okay, I have whined and gotten it out of my system...I will continue on my path and just know that if I hadn't been trying I would probably gained a whole lot more weight than one or two pounds.