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Blog hop! Christmas past, Christmas present

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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. emoticon

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. emoticon

LIVING my LIFETIME for 4+ years, and looking forward to Christmas's future for many many healthy years. emoticon
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    1538 days ago
    Amazing--you took a 12 week challenge changed your life! Thank you for sharing a part of your story.
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    1540 days ago
    WoW! You are right our stories are so much alike (different husbands of course) but many of the same holiday traditions and many attempts to lose weight for good; heck I know the "I'm a failure" self pity speech with my DH setting me straight too. We are even living our Lifetimes and because of that, have a many bright future Christmases ahead.

    I am even trying for a loss this month--working towards a January WWWednesday WI to be down 1.4 more.


    1540 days ago
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    It's all a learning opportunity emoticon and life is full of those. Like DH says, you're only a failure if you don't try again. Let that be your motivator as emoticon with one step at a time. emoticon emoticon and emoticon
    1540 days ago
    You can do this.Hang in there
    1540 days ago
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