The Days of Wine & Cookies…

I lost 1 pound this week! This is a huge accomplishment and I am happy to be heading back towards Lifetime status. Any challenge in life is meant to change us. So I have to ask myself, What are you learning on your way back to goal? This what I’m thinking about:

  1. No matter how great I am doing, I will never be done with this, and I need to expect struggle as well as success along the way.
  2. Lasting weight loss stems from healthy food choices, regular activity, and a growth mindset believing I can learn and change.
  3. There is no one “right way” to do this well and I can work on being flexible because how I do it will change over time.
Day 11 – 3 more till I reach my goal!

Workshop gave me a lot to think about today. Many people shared about dealing with all the parties, holiday visits, and cookie swaps. We celebrated each other as we shared the choices we made, so we remained on plan:

  1. Grilled chicken instead of a hamburger
  2. Eating at home prior to the party so she’s not famished.
  3. An apple instead of ice cream.
  4. Some grapes instead of cookies.
  5. Drinking water instead of wine.

I could understand it if when other people read this list they might be thinking, “Oh that’s so sad. These people are missing out on the fun.” Untrue. I say amazing! These people had fun, and made intentional choices so they may accomplish their goals. That is to be admired not pitied. It also would be just fine if someone decided to eat cookies instead of grapes. WW is teaching us how to live our lives in the real world, lose weight, and be healthier. So keep at this, take some time to tinker with the program whether you’re “Green” “Blue” or “Purple” see what foods satisfy you. Be really interested in you and your progress. You can do it!

Healthy Holiday…

The holiday rush is in full fledged freak out mode. I find myself running around with a constant mild hum of anxiety running beneath every decision. I do love this time of year, but it’s also stressful. I have to regroup tomorrow and see where I stand in terms of gifts, and making arrangements for parties and family get togethers.

So it’s no wonder that between the holiday rush, work, and family I have been missing my spin classes. I’ve been staying up too late working and so I have to cancel because I just can’t do it all on three or four hours of sleep. The next challenge I’m going to take on once my Sugar-Free Challenge is done is bedtime routines and regular activity.

I combine bedtime and activity because I really can’t have one without the other. I think creating a challenge to keep it consistent is really going to help me get through this beautiful albeit stressful time of year. Speaking of which tomorrow is my weigh-in day and I”m hoping for a positive outcome. I really did my best this week. I’m proud of my efforts and even if I don’t get a good number on the scale I hope I’ll be satisfied with what I did accomplish.

Day 10 – got it!