I have an aunt named Linda who has always acted as a mentor to me. She has helped me with life issues, money issues, career issues, and definitely with weight loss issues.
I don’t remember if it was last year or a few years ago, but she told me how she deals with Holidays and eating so she doesn’t go overboard or feel guilty.
She said that if there’s something you really want, and you can only.get it during the Holidays, then you should have some.
You know, like mashed potatoes, I can have those any week when my dad makes them. But cornbread dressing…he only makes that once a year…and it is delicious!
This is how I’m approaching this coming week. I’m not going to gorge myself, but I’m not going to deprive myself either. I’m going to have turkey, maybe ham, dressing, and a little mac n cheese. I’ll have pecan and pumpkin pie. But, I think I’ll stop there. I don’t need chocolate covered peanuts or mashed potatoes or dinner rolls. I can have those later or next year. I have a bigger goal in mind and that’s what I’m keeping in mind this Thanksgiving.
Now that I have that off my chest…
I lost 1.0 lb this week!
Howard worked yesterday so he didn’t get to go weigh in.
I’ve lost 35.8 lbs since I started!
You might remember that I had set a goal to lose 36.9 lbs by Thanksgiving and I didn’t quite make it to the goal and I won’t be weighing in before Thursday so I’ll just accept it at that.
My goal for this week is to not gain. Period. I don’t care if I don’t lose during the two weeks that include Thanksgiving (although I only plan on “cheating” on Thursday) but I just don’t want to gain.
After Thanksgiving, I’ll decide what my goal will be and talk about it here. I’ll be talking more about my motivation each week as well as we end the year and start a new one.
Also, as soon as I lose 10% (36.9) I will post an updated photo. I haven’t lost enough for others to comment yet, but I definitely notice a difference in my clothes!