Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Weekly Weigh-In: Damage Control
If you've ever done the majority of your Christmas shopping on credit, you've experienced that feeling when you stand, envelope in hand, preparing to survey the damage when the bill comes in January. That's a little how I felt stepping on the scale yesterday morning. I felt like I'd done okay, but, being unable to count my calories for all those meals at relatives' homes, I also knew I'd been flying blind for about three days...and I had three days of no exercise.
My goal for last week had been to maintain, though I'd hoped to lose a pound or so. I was disappointed to see that I'd gained six-tenths of a pound. Honestly, though, I was more disappointed about the eight-tenths of a pound that I didn't lose a couple of weeks ago than the six-tenths that I gained last week. I'm not sure why. I guess because I was really wanting to be able to say that I've lost ten pounds...and I can still say that.
I'm not stressing about the gain. I'm sure that's an inevitable part of this journey and it's only one week out of my life. I consider this week to be "damage control" where I get back on track and make up for lost ground. That will still put me in a much better position going into 2010 than if I'd waited until after the holidays to begin this journey and that means a lot to me. If I had waited, I'm sure I'd have gained more than sixth-tenths of a pound during the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas, rather than losing eleven pounds. I hit it hard today, getting back into my workout routine and logging my healthy calories for today, so I feel good about that.
How did you do Christmas week? You can leave your weigh-in results in the comments or post about it on your blog and link up. Remember to link directly to your weigh-in post so that we can find it easily when we stop by to offer support and encouragement.