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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Post Holiday Results

Well well well... I did very well... not only did I lose what I gained last week - I lost another pound on top of that!  I lost 2.4 lbs this week and my total is now 66.8 lbs since March.  I was able to show some self control for the most part.  The cookies did get the best of me this year, but it still could have been way worse.  I was consciously thinking about everything that was going in my mouth... good or bad I knew it.

I went into the weekend thinking I would do the measuring cup thing when eating... which was to grab a 1/3 C. measuring cup and use that to portion out my food.  I did not do that, but when eating meals I really paid attention to what was going on my plate as well as how much.

My husband makes the BEST breakfast foods. The first day they had breakfast burritos with hash browns  my favorite) and I chose to eat the yogurt that I brought along with the apples and splurged on two pieces of bacon and one sausage. The second day they had egg sandwiches, banana bread and something else that I can't remember and I just had my yogurt, a piece of banana bread (with very little butter) and apple because it was Christmas Eve and I knew dinner would be bad.   So a big win for me.

Like I said the cookies got the best of me!  BUT being that I was with my sister in law and she's a super active person, we went for walks on the lake with the dogs both days.  The first day we nearly went 3 miles (on ice... quads hurt the next day) and the second day we did close to 2 miles if not over (quads still hurt today).  So that was super super helpful in burning off some of the calories.

On Christmas day I chose not to have breakfast really (I did have a piece of cheese and sausage on a cracker, but just one - where normally I would have had like 8).  I did have a couple cookies, apple crisp and a half of a cream puff (naughty naughty) but my meal was way under control and I didn't snack much on the appetizers except for the veggies (thanks mom!!!).  I chose not to have dinner that night too - but did have two crackers with cheese spread on them... again would normally have had more than that plus a dinner.

So all in all, I did very well and am super proud of myself for showing such control.  I beat both Thanksgiving and Christmas by losing weight each of those weeks.  And met my goal of "staying the same" between the holidays - in fact I lost 5.4 lbs from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  Not too shabby I'd say.

I also started Jillian Michaels back up again today... but am doing level 2 this time.  I started it now because I wanted to be done in time for when I go scrapbooking at the end of January.  I wanted to leave myself enough time to prep myself for that and not have to do that while I'm at scrapbooking.  So - there... that is my next goal.

I hope you all showed some self control over the holiday... every little bit counts.  Even if you gained, you should ask yourself were you out of control?   Or did you have control and it could have been worse?  I'm guessing it's the latter of the two.

Good luck this week and yep...

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!!!


  1. You should be very proud of yourself - you did wonderfully over the Christmas Holidays! I am proud of you as well - but far much more important that you are happy with yourself! I'm so happy for you words cannot express! Love you, Mom

    1. Thanks Mom - and thanks for bringing healthy choices for Christmas. MUCH better than all the fatty stuff we usually have. I'm super glad Scott suggested Turkey - because what's more healthy than that?