I ate a lot of candy over the Christmas break and I was pretty sure I would show a gain on the scale this week. I didn’t gain, but I decided that even if I did, I would be okay with it.
Over the last 7 weeks the majority of my food choices have been healthy, beneficial decisions that are paying off on my waistline and in my self-esteem. But I’m going for a lifestyle change — a fundamental shift in how I view and consume food — and once in a while I think it’s healthy to indulge.
Whether you’re maintaining a healthy lifestyle or planning to start, my advice is to enjoy the holidays. Be truthful to yourself about the will power and dedication it will take to reach your goals come January, but what good are the holidays — feasts, family and fun — if you can’t participate?
As for the scale: Today I weigh 242.5 lbs. I weighed 244.4 lbs. last Monday, my seventh week of blogging. That’s a one-week loss of 1.9 lbs. I started this blog weighing 258 lbs. That’s a total loss of 15.5 lbs.