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TRUTH: I'd rather be merry than guilty

Here's the deal: I haven't tracked a single point since Thursday, Dec. 19. And I don't have any intention to start tracking again until .... sometime after Christmas, definitely BEFORE New Year's Eve though. I haven't decided exactly when.

I'm not going to go overboard, but I am going to enjoy myself, dammit. Some people have awesome self control - good for them. I've tried restricting myself at the holidays before, and I always ended up feeling left out and unsatisfied. Or, I would fail miserably at my attempts to stay on track ... and then feel guilty for the rest of the day/week/year.

This time, Kyle and I decided to "turn off" our Weight Watchers trackers for the week and just enjoy our time with our families. If I feel like have a salad, I will ... And if I feel like having some more cookies, I will. Our streak will continue not matter what, however - it's not like we're COMPLETELY throwing in the towel.

Weight Watchers tells its members to have a plan for the holidays - I agree, you have to strategize in order to deal with the food, the social pressure and the mental/emotional baggage of trying to be healthy when you're surrounded by anything-BUT-healthy options. Well, this is my plan. I'm going to continue to focus on fitness ... and the food just is what it is.

For us, this week isn't about weight loss anyway - it's about family.

Come next week, however, things will be back in business. I know it doesn't matter that we take a break - what matters is that we jump right back in the game. A few years ago, I don't think I had the mental confidence to do something like this without taking an entire month (or two) off. Now, I know I can turn it all around tomorrow if I want (but I don't).

So I'll deal with the consequences on the scale (and my digestive system), but I'd rather by merry than guilty for once. I'm determined to live a health LIFESTYLE ... but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm healthy all the time.


  1. I'm pretty much doing the same thing! Which didn't work so well for my weigh in this past Monday. I was up 2.4 lbs. However, I don't think that was very accurate. On my home scale that morning I was only up 1 lb which sounded a bit more accurate to me. Good luck!


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