My husband did a beautiful thing for me today. He painted our bedroom. Of course my favorite paint color is called (wait for it) Butter. That just makes perfect sense to me. Anyway, he was so sweet to do it, because it really was a lot of work. Now I can just sit back and enjoy how lovely it looks.
I wish I could report that today was a great day on plan. It was for the most part until this evening. Then I just snacked mindlessly. I’m am still getting over being sick, I am feeling sore, and just a little bit sorry for myself. I also think I’m also worried. The holidays are coming and while I do love this time of year, it adds additional stress that isn’t always so easy to cope with. I’m not trying to make excuses, I’m trying to understand why I made such poor choices this evening. The bad combination of feeling sick, stress, and worry are not a winning combination. So while yesterday was a battle I won – today was a battle I lost.
All I want for Christmas is to fully appreciate my weight loss journey. Getting to goal was difficult and now I find myself working to get back to Lifetime status. My weight loss journey is the gift I gave to myself, and that’s how I want to honor it – it is something I did just for me. I never want to lose sight of that. If I lose sight of that then it would be like I’m giving up on me. I am grateful that I found myself again on this journey. I know I can do this because I’ve done it before.
For the next 14 days, I will not eat any sweetened foods. For each day I forego desserts or sweetened foods I will do something “sweet” for myself. I think this is a good way to kickstart my plan again because it is something I can control. If you want to join me, I hope you’ll let me know. More tomorrow readers, remember we got this.
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A good choice to have this challenge. I’m on an 11 week challenge with a YT friend to lose a pound a week before the end of the year. It will be close. This year is especially challenging with this lifestyle change, parent passing. Yesterday was bad as we got new cell phones and were porting our numbers to a new carrier. Was on the phone for hours, but got it fixed today. My sister called wanting me to travel to her home to bake Christmas goodies. At first I said no due to “dieting”. But she was down in the dumps so I agreed today. So I shall see if I can keep eating the treats within my points.
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I understand how you feel and there are no easy fixes for it. I think there is a lot of give and take when it comes to successful weight loss. No matter what it has to be sustainable, and part of living life is spending time with a beloved sister baking holiday treats – than that’s the way it has to be. You can do it, I believe in you.
I appreciate your honesty and insight. It’s funny how “all the feelings” drive us to eat. I am finding out that for me it’s more of a need to “chew” than eat, as I have learned that I have bruxism to the “nth” degree. So I am trying to munch on carrots again now that I am healed from my jaw surgery. Anyway, I will join you on the sugar free challenge for 7 days. Then, I may re-up for another 7. I can only manage one week at a time.
I’m 5 pounds over lifetime goal so I feel your pain. Working my way back, too, but the purple plan and lots of extra water seems to be doing the trick.
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We are in this together! Go us! I’m glad you are on a plan that is working for you, and yes, drinking water is always a good idea. I’m sipping on Mint tea in a festive mug in place of a sugary dessert. We got this.