Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas: The Good, the Bad, and the Victorious.

The good: There was very little stress. I decided ahead of time to have a stress-free holiday this year. Just going into it with that attitude really helped me. I enjoyed time with my family, good food (I'll get to exactly how much and what in a minute), and good times. I think that this may be the first Christmas as an adult that I actually genuinely enjoyed from start to finish.

The bad: I ate a lot. A lot of JUNK. A lot of CRAP. And I threw my "good-girl Christmas Plan" from my last blog entry out the window for about 48 hours (Christmas morning through late last night). I have no idea how many PointsPlus I consumed. But I can assume it's somewhere in the 100+ range. Those tiny cookies and bite-sized candies really add up. Especially my vegan peanut butter balls that I made using mostly peanut butter, coconut, corn syrup, and sugar.

The Victorious: I honestly don't care that I ate too much. I have no fear whatsoever of long-term regain. If I gained anything from two days of gluttony, I know that it will be gone within a couple of weeks, and I will be able to continue on my weight loss journey with no problems. Also, I looked amazing in all of the photos (coming soon!) and the compliments from family who hadn't seen me since last Christmas felt great. Next year's Christmas plan: Don't make a Christmas Plan. Just enjoy myself for a couple of days and focus on family fun.


Amanda said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that tossed the Christmas plan out the window. My WI was on Sunday so I was able to see right away how much damage I did. I put on 3 lbs. Now granted a lot of the food was high in sodium and it is TOM week but I'm pretty sure those 3 lbs were legit. Now its detox time and back OP for the week. Only problem...I have another holiday party Saturday night. UGH! After that I don't plan on going off plan for a very long time. I need to lose about 20 lbs by summer time.

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. I'm sure if you gained anything at all you'll take it off this week. You do so well at eating clean that it'll melt off you.

Lindsey said...

Good for you! I'm glad that you weren't too hard on yourself. You look absolutely beautiful, and it's wonderful that you know how much you have truly accomplished. I hope you had a very merry Christmas!