Saturday, 6 December 2008

'Tis the Season to be....?

I'm so 100% on track this week that I feel quite excited about getting weighed! I actually feel slimmer and lighter too. Now I'm getting my hopes up, god forbid they are dashed on Monday! I swear if I don't lose this week, I'm defecting to Weight Watchers! (Only joking Heather ;) )

What I really really want to do soon is some more progress pics, and maybe even a "measure in"! I know I look different, and I want to share, those of you who are sticking with me while I get nowhere deserve to see something encouraging I reckon. My usual rule is progress pics every 2 stone, so I'm around half a stone off doing them. I don't know, what do you think? Should I do some if I lose weight this week? I'm tempted!

Is anyone else kind of dreading Christmas? It's all about food! No matter how much you don't want it to be, unless you lock yourself in a darkened room for a fortnight (minimum!) then it's all about damn food! And not in a good way! I know nobody forces me to eat, I know I can just say no. But that is a lot easier said than done at this time of year when there's nuts and chocolate just lying around, when mince pies lurk in cupboards to lure you in, when it's party season and the alcohol and nibbles are there just to get you started! God knows I don't want to weigh more in January than I do right now, but how I'm going to achieve that without going into hiding or getting very depressed I don't know! I'm not planning on buying all the usual trappings in, so I should be safe at home. But even work will be full of temptation! Does anyone have any foolproof strategies to get through this season? Tell me quick! There's less than a week to go till my first test!


Maribeth said...

Yes, I am dreading Christmas food wise. But then I started to think. I managed to get through Thanksgiving without gaining. In fact I lost 1/2 a pound. So, why can't I lose during Christmas too?
Plan, plan, plan!

rosiero said...

How's about this. Rather than denying yourself any of the tempting goodies around at Christmas, allow yourself a small morsel, a minute biteful of the bad things. One cube of chocolate per day, one small bite from a mince pie (have the remainder over the following four or five days), one nut a day and so on. That way, you will not feel you are missing out - in fact you will be spoiling yourself - but not overdoing it to the extent you will put lots of pounds on.

Wendy said...

Maribeth well done on losing over Thanksgiving! From what little I know of it, that's a huge acheivement!

Rosiero, good idea - it requires a degree of self control I'm not sure I have but I will certainly try it! I'm a bit of an all or nothing kind of girl but I don't want to destroy a year's hard work for the sake of a tub of Pringles, that's for sure!