Most of my Christmas's of the past have been full of events and food. I would bake and bake and eat and eat. I'd buy candy and eat it before ever putting it into stockings. I'd gain weight, of course, which I never lost. I was 30 and 208 pounds. I was happy on the outside but not quite as happy on the inside.
I joined WW three times, but for one reason or another, I walked away, only to regain what I'd lost.
The Wellness Center had a weight loss/eating healthy challenge for 12 wks, which I joined after the New Year of 2011. I was successful (again) at losing weight, but by October, I could feel myself gaining. I talked with a friend about it and she invited me to her WWMeeting, and on Nov 2, 2011, I walked thru the doors to WW#4. I knew that by joining WW at the beginning of the best eating season of the entire year, that I'd be saying no to a whole heap of sugary goodness, but I was focused with strong resolve.
Christmas past of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 I toed the line, maintaining very well thru the whole month. And then 2015 came along, and I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted. And.I.Did. I gained the whole month. By Christmas evening I was sick of myself, I labeled myself a total failure. My wonderful husband said that the only way I was a failure is if I didn't get right back on track with the plan. He was right. I eliminated 'those things' from what I was eating. It took about 2 months to lose those 5 pounds.
Which brings me to Christmas present!
I have been eating better and moving more, tracking 100% of the time, not eating the ooey gooey treats that are everywhere, not buying holiday candy. I am looking to a great maintain, or what I'd love to make happen is to lose 2 pounds by January's first WWWednesday WI.
LIVING my LIFETIME for 4+ years, and looking forward to Christmas's future for many many healthy years.