Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Happy Holidays even though I know they have passed. I spend a good deal of the holidays on a much needed vacation. At first I felt guilty that I had not reached the weight I had envisioned at the beginning of the year. I felt like I didn't deserve to reward myself because not only did I not lose weight but I had gained 15 lbs. Eventually I came to make my peace with this journey and enjoy my vacation. I did not punish myself with food as I have learned that food should neither be treated as a reward or punishment. I just ate foods that I enjoyed with the knowledge that I would return to my woe when I returned. I did workout while on vacation, so I am proud of that. Still that did not keep the additional 12 lbs I gained from attaching to my body. I am happy to say that I have lost 10 of those pounds since being home. I'm back to the low carb woe because I feel it is the best thing for me. Soon I will be adding in routine exercise again when I feel better and have more energy (cold). This year my goal is celebrate me no matter what because only I know the effort I put into creating a healthier, happier version of me. Still am down a total of 76 lb and that is something to be proud of. The year of 2017 was a maintenance year, hoping to add to that number in 2018!