Wednesday Weigh In: One Holiday Down
I’m not surprised that this week’s weigh in shows a loss. How’s that for nonchalance? Two Thanksgiving dinners, one wedding, two travel days and staying in a hotel and somehow I managed to pull it off. My goal was to maintain, but I didn’t. I actually dropped a little weight last week.
I think the best I can manage to say about it is that I kept my head about me. I was careful about what I ate but I also didn’t deprive myself. On Thanksgiving number one, I loaded up on turkey and vegetables and had one small spoonful of mashed potatoes and stuffing. On Thanksgiving number two, I again kept to the protein and avoided the larger than my hand but looked oh soooo good rolls. At the wedding, I stuck to the same strategy: protein and veggies and fruit. On all three occasions I had dessert, but just a few bites rather than the whole thing.
When there were snacks out I stuck to protein and veggies and stayed away from the crackers and dips. I drank water whenever I had any opportunity. And my big win, when we ate at the hotel buffet breakfast I had fruit and oatmeal rather than the greasy eggs, sausage and hashed brown potatoes. All of which I normally love, but the fruit was beautiful at the hotel and I knew I’d be having protein later in the day, so I thought the oatmeal was a better choice.
Of course I drank, probably too much, but not too much and I always stuck to wine as opposed to mixed drinks (well there was that one shot of tequila, but it was a wedding after all). 🙂
All in all, I’m pretty proud of myself. I’d like to get back down to my new low point (which I hit a few weeks ago and promptly reacted to by gaining some back) during December and then coast there for the rest of the holiday season before moving back downward come January. I think this is a realistic goal for me.
Current Week: -0.6 lbs
Total Weight Left To Lose: 12.4 lbs