Skip to main content

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.

Comments

  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!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Share your thoughts with me.

Popular posts from this blog

Worth the Wait: Archer's Birth Story

Archer Wilden Brigle Nov. 11, 2016 7 lbs., 10 oz. 21 inches long
Archer's delivery only lasted a few (intense) minutes, but the tumultuous story of his arrival started several weeks prior. My pregnancy lasted FOREVER (or at least it felt that way) and, even though I knew he could be late, I was on pins and needles looking for ANY signs of labor as each day passed by. 
Oct. 31 - 40 weeks  Despite my best efforts to kickstart labor over the weekend, I was still pregnant on my due date -Halloween. This was good news for Kenlee because even though we had already participated in our local trick or treat on Saturday, I was willing to go out walking again so she could trick or treat a second time with her cousins (who live in another town). 


Nov. 2  My 40-week appointment was on a Wednesday afternoon. I was nervous/excited because I decided I would finally get my cervix checked and see what kind of progress I was making. Even though I'd had no other signs of labor at this point, I hop…

Dear Archer

Dear Archer,

It's almost time to meet you, so I thought I'd let you know a bit about the world you're about to enter. It might be warm in cozy in my belly right now, but trust me, you're going to want to come join us on the outside.

First of all, I think your daddy and I are pretty decent parents. You have your sister to thank for that ... we spent that last five and a half years with her as our crash-test dummy, trying to figure out what the heck we were supposed to be doing. We technically still have no idea if we're doing this parenting thing right, but since she turned out pretty awesome (and with just one broken bone so far), we're confident we haven't screwed it up too badly.

To be honest, your daddy and I weren't sure if Kenlee was going to be an only child ... But that's not to say you weren't wanted! Every time the subject would come up, we always knew we just weren't "done" yet. We always felt like someone was missing fro…

Snippets from the Second Trimester

It's a Boy! 
We've been girl parents for five years, so it took some time to get used to the idea of having a boy. The first thing we did was pick a name - we'd already settled on a girl's name, but were still throwing around ideas for a boy when we went to the ultrasound.

Once we knew it, we KNEW it. His name will be Archer Wilden. Yes, you can feel free to call him Archie. And Wilden is a combination of William and Dennis - our dads' names. <3


VBAC
My goal for this delivery is to have what's called a VBAC - vaginal birth after a cesarean. With Kenlee, I NEEDED a c-section because my induction failed. I was trying to avoid an induction because I knew the increased changes of a c-section, but my blood pressure was sky high a few days before my due date, and my options were:
Induce labor so we can try to get the baby out ... even though I wasn't the best candidate for an induction at that timeRisk having a stroke from the high blood pressure ... and of cour…