|Holidays are a time for family and friends!|
Oh boy, have I been MIA! So sorry. But my absence doesn't mean I have abandoned my Weight Watcher attitude. In fact, after the holidays my daughter and I decided to sign up for a 90 day stint to lose the holiday pounds that crept on.
I think it's important to be realistic about maintaining my weight loss. I've lost a total of 50 pounds over the past few years, 35 of that since joining Weight Watchers last January, but we all know that it's never a straight line from fat to thin, especially if you regularly track your weight. When I went on maintenance, I made a vow to jump back on the WW weight loss routine if I gained more than 2 pounds, which I have now done.
Yes, I enjoyed celebrating the holidays with family and friends, and don't apologize for eating an Almond Roca occasionally during this time-frame. But I NEVER want to have to lose those 50 pounds I've already lost ever again. At this point, I have lost the few pounds I gained from all the Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's parties.
Even though my eating slipped on occasion end of the year, one thing I've never stopped doing is weighing myself weekly. Every Friday I step on that scale religiously, sometimes with trepidation, and it always makes me feel better afterward. Better to know the truth than imagine the worst.
In addition to losing the holiday pounds, my goal this time was to lose an additional 5 pounds, which I am still working on....3 more pounds to go! I think this will be an annual event for me. It erases any guilt I had about enjoying life with my family for our celebrations, and it reminded me of the WW basics.
Staying healthy is a lifetime endeavor, so if you slipped a bit during the holidays, don't despair. Jump back in and you'll be ready for those Spring clothes in no time at all! Losing a few pounds now is much easier than 50 pounds later, trust me!