When I started my journey I weighed on Fridays and posted my weight every week. I stopped that after maintaining and then I started it back up periodically.
Well, I’ve decided to start it back up again. I’m committing to posting my weight on my blog, and for this week at least I’ve posted about my holiday gain on my Instagram account as well (@mynewnending). Having just finished up a challenge that ended up being an Instagram affair I wanted to share my current situation with those that fought through the holidays with me.
I always link to my blog for the detailed information.
And here it is for this week:
Over the past two weeks I am up +6.6 pounds.
This puts my current weight back at 199.2.
Had I already lost another 25 pounds I wouldn’t care as much, but when I’ve only lost 10 pounds this past fall that’s practically gaining all of it back.
**insert bulging scared eyes**
I was up +2.2 pounds over Christmas and really only expected about the same over New Year’s, but when I saw I was up +4.4 I wanted to cry.
I gave myself permission to not track and enjoy the week however I wanted, and I still exercised 4 days that week, but boy was some damage done.
Now, the silver lining is I did eat out the three days prior at places I don’t frequent.
On Friday we enjoyed some delicious cajun food with our kids. It brought back memories of our trip to New Orleans and we loved every bite!
Then we celebrated our twins’ birthday with dinner at a Brazilian steak house, which is buffet style and I enjoyed everything from the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes to the Lobster Bisque soup to the various cuts of delicious steak.
Sunday we wrapped things up at a Mediterranean buffet we’d wanted to share with our college girls who were home visiting for the winter break. I only ate til satisfied, but I indulged in pita and hummus.
I also indulged in baked goodies I had made over Christmas week and even a overly-sweet-to-me-now White Chocolate Mocha with half and half — yeah, I couldn’t even finish it, because it was too much sweetness for me.
I don’t remember feeling stuffed until the weekend eating adventures, which probably probably played a huge part in that 4-pound gain, so that is good.
But now it’s done and I am thinking if there’s anything I would do differently next year. I don’t have an answer for that. I think I’m sad the scale jumped so high, but I am also able to look at it as a reality check of how careful I need to be.
I have to be careful to not allow this to drag on to more than the holidays and I have to be strong enough in my decision to “not care” for a week that when the results of my “work” come I can be okay with that as well.
And, I guess I am. I have to be. 😀
And now you know, which is embarrassing, but totally necessary so when the scale goes back down you’ll understand how pleased I am to have gotten back on track.
Did you experience holiday gains? I’d love for you to share about it.
I was doing well in December right up until Christmas and then it just sort of fell apart. I was up about 4 1/2 pounds a couple of days ago. I recognize that what comes easy often goes easy if I work on getting it gone right away. So I’ve been doing well this week and I’m already down a couple of pounds. I am lifetime at goal so only have to weigh in once per month. I may be up a bit when I weigh in this Saturday but as long as I follow my eating plan from now on it will be fine. Yes, I wish I had been more careful that last week and did a blog post about what I felt was going on. But, all I can do know is move forward.