Last week: 150
This week: 150
No weight loss again this week, but, again, I am neither surprised nor disappointed. Let me explain: this week I had four major holiday events that all revolved around food. At the first event I was dedicated and picked at sushi and steamed edamame while everyone else chowed down on bacon cheeseburgers. The next event was a Christmas cookie exchange party and I caved at the sight of all the glorious treats before me. But I didn’t go crazy, I just enjoyed a couple goodies, rather thoroughly. 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. So, I ate. Butter on my buns, english toffee, full-sugar punch, hashbrown casserole, and brownies. But I made sure not to overeat and to listen to my body’s cues. And ta-da! 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: I am back to counting Points for this week. But after that, once my family arrives and the Christmas celebrations begin in earnest, I will eat the yummy stuff, but in mindful moderation. This week has proven to me that I can do that and not gain 40 pounds a day. 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. So there. One-fitty ain’t so bad if it means I get some shortbread.