Monday, November 30, 2020

Post Holiday Weigh in

It is time to face the music for my post holiday weigh in.  I don’t want to, but I know I have to. I don’t want to see what I weighed in at for my official thanksgiving holiday weigh in.  But my official weigh in day came...so here goes!

I was strong for those first days of the week!  I stayed with my normal routines and habits and did great!  I worked up a plan for my thanksgiving day!  I knew that I wouldn’t be bubbling as I prepared food!   I knew that I was only going to have one plate of food.  I also knew that I was going to eat primarily vegetables...and splurge on the stuffing (which is what I wanted most for that meal!).   I nailed my plan!   I calculated my calories and I absolutely nailed Thanksgiving Day!!!

We got out and hiked and explored a bit over the weekend.  We went to the Monterey Pass Battlefield...it’s in Blue Ridge Summit, PA.  I never knew about this battlefield.  So it was interesting!!!!

I was also off work on Friday.  Jason had to work so I went back to Hagerstown to visit my family....where there was a lot of leftovers.   I didn’t go into that day with a plan.  I already mentioned that I was so looking forward to the stuffing...there was more stuffing on Friday!  I also had been really looking forward to the turkey salad that we made with the leftovers.    I had some at my house before I went to Hagerstown...I ate some more for a second breakfast at my mom’s house and I ate more for lunch with my leftovers.  I just fell apart totally!!!

The weekend was a normal weekend of eating...but on Sunday I was so hungry.   I’m not sure why!  But I was and I ate too much that day also!

So I was worried about my weigh in!  Rightfully so!  I gained 1.6 pounds!   Grrrrr. My average weight for the week (my weight from every day added together and divided to give myself a true picture of my weeks efforts). I dropped 0.2 .   So I can take comfort in that....

It was one day.  And I know that.  But I am concerned. My birthday and a long weekend is only 2 short weeks away....and Christmas is only 4 weeks away.  My birthday I should be able to do ok on...but Christmas...yikes!   But this is life.  Life and weight loss don’t make for an easy journey.  I’m not giving up!  So I will weather the storms and move forward regardless...and learn from my mistakes!!!




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I gained weight this week too. 2.8 pounds. Funny how I can gain so much in one week but never see that large a loss in a week. This journey really is tough. I did run on Thanksgiving day but it sure didn’t help. I only have another month for my challenge and I’ve done very well with exercise but not so much with diet. I haven’t lost a pound yet. I know I really need to concentrate on my diet and I’m going to make December count. I’m not giving up yet but I’m sure close to doing that.

Paula C

Mary said...

I love stuffing so much. Fortunately we didn't make any, and were not invited anywhere this year, so I didn't have any.

jen said...


Weight loss journey at the best of times is hard...BUT the festive season is the worst !!

SANRDJ said...

I plan my meal around stuffing :) And I don't care. I only eat it once or maybe twice a year if we do a turkey for easter. Let's make December the best month of the year!

MaryFran said...

Kudos for your thanksgiving day run!!!! And I was just talking the other day about how it comes on so fast but takes so long to get back off!!! We can do it!!!

MaryFran said...

You say fortunately...but that’s sad to not have stuffing! Is it something you only get at the holidays or do you get it throughout the year also?

MaryFran said...

Yes!!! And it doesn’t get easier when we add in all the birthdays in December!!!

MaryFran said...

I totally planned my meal around that stuffing!!!! I feel cheated because I didn’t get enough to satisfy me!!! Yes...December is our month to shine!!!

Alia parker said...

Thank you so much for providing an amazing experience with us. I want to add here something and that is if we want to go outside then we have to choose our cloth so perfectly. Like you can wear two piece outfit when you want to go to beach.