Last week: 150
This week: 150
No weight loss again this week, but, again, I am neither surprised nor disappointed.Â Let me explain: this week I had four major holiday events that all revolved around food.Â At the first event I was dedicated and picked at sushi and steamed edamame while everyone else chowed down on bacon cheeseburgers.Â The next event was a Christmas cookie exchange party and I caved at the sight of all the glorious treats before me.Â But I didn’t go crazy, I just enjoyed a couple goodies, rather thoroughly.Â We were then at two more holiday parties and I decided that I wasn’t going to worry about Points or focus on losing weight, rather focus on enjoying the treats in moderation and the wonderful company around me.Â So, I ate.Â Butter on my buns, english toffee, full-sugar punch, hashbrown casserole, and brownies.Â But I made sure not to overeat and to listen to my body’s cues.Â And ta-da!Â I didn’t gain an ounce.
Granted, I didn’t lose weight, which would have been even better, but I consider the fact that I was surrounded by and partook of rich, delicious foods all weekend and didn’t overindulge, to be a huge victory for me.
So here is my revised holiday plan:Â I am back to counting Points for this week.Â But after that, once my family arrives and the Christmas celebrations begin in earnest, I will eat the yummy stuff, but in mindful moderation.Â This week has proven to me that I can do that and not gain 40 pounds a day.Â I think this will make the holidays much more enjoyable and even if I stay at 150 for the rest of the month I know I’ll have a renewed drive to get back on the WWagon in January when the rest of the world is also making resolutions.
I don’t feel like this is a cop-out, and I am not giving myself permission for a two-week free-for-all.Â So there. Â One-fitty ain’t so bad if it means I get some shortbread.