Today’s Weight: 181 . 0
Loss/Gain: – 2 . 0 lbs
While I’m glad to see the scale back down I am in a state of seriousness, because it’s not like I haven’t lost this two pounds a “million” times before.
In fact, as funny as the email I shared in yesterday’s post was … the truth of the matter is “faith without works is dead” (James 2:17) . I can pray, have prayed, for God to help me change, and I know he has. However, it’s entirely up to me to make the right choices every. single. day.
There are just over two weeks until Christmas and I keep thinking, “All I want for Christmas is to be out of the 180’s f.o.r.e.v.e.r. !!!” Now I just have to prove that I wanted it badly enough to do what it takes to see it happen.
Oh, and can I just say…it stinks having to worry about weight during December. This is my third December since I started my weight loss journey. In the past I’ve allowed myself to simply try and maintain through the month. Had I worked harder on my Hot 100 goals in the last two months I might feel better about not working as hard right now; however, it’s like I’ve procrastinated and now that I’ve fallen behind I have to work while others “play”. *sigh*
But…just so you don’t think I’m wallowing in a state of holiday depression I will end by letting you know that everything else is going great in my life. I’m …
- Walking 3 miles at least 4-5 days a week
- Drinking at least 64 oz. of water daily
- Christmas cards are done and going in the mail this weekend
- Most of my shopping is done
- I have party plans that are falling into place
- The bills are paid
- We are all healthy and …
- I’m even enjoying a nice book with a Christmas theme running through it when I have a few minutes each day.
Now if I can just eat weight loss portions it will be a perfect holiday! 🙂
Oh, and because I committed to it…for the record:
16 to go
Have a nice weekend!
Congrats on your 2 lb. Loss this week:) I totally understand how hard losing weight in December is there are treats all around! Have a great weekend:)
Congrats on your loss this week!!!
I've been looking around the Leslie Sansone website and it looks really good, I think I might just have to get myself something for Christmas! Loved that email, I'll have what the squirrel is having 🙂
Great loss too, and being only 2 lb away from the 170's I know you can make your Christmas wish come true despite the silly season – 2 weeks, 2 lbs, it can be done. Great job on your walk/run intervals as well, they make you feel so good after.
You have done such an amazing job, 50 pounds gone so far is fantastic, you must be feeling so good, you are truly an inspiration and role model, not only to you boy, but to anyone who reads your wonderful blog 🙂
Yay to a loss! I know that “dieting” at Christmas can be hard, but this is your new normal. Even when you get to your goal weight, all holidays will still require you to be cautious in your choices – right? I think you've got it right – just focus on making good choices and enjoying this special season!