Ok, well the day before Thanksgiving my weight was down 13.2#'s. I'll be getting on the scale again Monday to see what I did over the holiday weekend. Did I gain, did I lose or did I maintain. I have gone back to the "plan" again as of Friday so hopefully I didn't gain. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Whoops, I gained 3.2#'s but Tuesday, I'd dropped .2 of the gain. Hand slap inserted here. Now I did go out and have shrimp scampi on Saturday night at a club to hear a friends band. Bad Judi, bad, bad Judi. I've already lost that 3.2 #'s so it was the increase in sodium I think. Ya know, my famous clam dip & chips, etc.
I certainly did enjoy myself like I said I would. I can proudly state that I did not overeat. Well, maybe a bit too much turkey but thats not so bad, is it? Nah, it's not. The food everyone cooked was absolutely delicious. I just knew I didn't need to eat that much. I'm not 17 anymore nor am I dancing 7-10 hours/day anymore either. So no need to eat like I am or do. Boy, did that ever take forever to sink in. ;)
How will we survive the holidays while trying to remove the excess fat we've accumulated over the years? Well, 1st of all, be patient with yourself. You can indulge but try to balance things out. This is a time of numerous worthless calories surrounding us at every turn. Co-workers bringing in tons of home-baked goodies, clients bringing in deliciously decadent sweets, parties with cocktails and wine and beers/ales, etc. Have a drink, have a snack just don't eat the whole thing. And... keep up with the workouts, whatever they may be. Keep burning off more than you take in.
I find that if I prevent myself from having a little, I keep picturing whatever it is, in my mind and wanting even more. Then I'll eat/drink it all! If I have a little bit of the evil things I'll be satisfied. I'll get the tastes and move on. So, don't beat yourself up for a tiny indulgence, just get back on the wagon asap. Portion control. Have just enough to satisfy the desire and be done with it.
On the workout front, I've been doing my barre workouts. I did a 30 minute 1 yesterday. I was able to do bridges on the floor with my L heel raised. I do believe my ankle is getting better, stronger. I hadn't been able to do that 1.5 weeks ago. I hope so, I want to start dancing again after the new year. I just don't heal as fast as I used to. I'm not 17 anymore.
I just heard on the news that we need to look out for rattlesnakes in our garages. Would've been good to know yesterday when I was pulling stuff out of the shed to take to a yard sale. The report said that they're normally in hibernation now but because its still so freakin' warm here in Tucson, they're probably still active. Got lucky, I guess.
I love the de-cluttering I've done. Thanks Megs Only 1 spot left to clear and for some reason, I'm having a tuff time getting to it. The coffee table. Thats where all of my paper staging happened and I have a big pile I need to organize, file and put away. I've gone through it so many times but just find something else to do and put it all back on there. Ugh!
There is some truth that clutter can create some anxiety. I felt so good clearing out the office and again after getting rid of a lot of it at the yard sale just to come in and feel icky looking at the coffee table. Gotta do it.
Well, thats it for now people.
Sray well and keep dancing