I don't know for sure how much I gained from the holidays in particular but I know I hadn't weighed myself since the summer and the other night I hopped on the scale at work and was shocked. I'd gained 7 pounds. I knew I had gained some because my jeans weren't fitting me like they were. I so wanted to chuck that scale but its enourmous and that wasn't feesible
. That amount of weight doesn't seem like much to some but thats on top of the 10 to 15 I'd needed to loose already.
Chocolates were my downfall and when it came to the meals.....well I didn't hold back on any of the fixings so I have no one to blame but myself because I was the one that cooked it and the one that put that fork in my mouth.
So needless to say I made a commitment to myself to turn things around at the first of the year.....I needed to take back control of my life and hold myself accountable for all my actions. So I've.....
-Quit smoking......7 days today I've been smoke free
-Quit drinking soda......would be 7 days but I caved Saturday early morning and had one
....I was having such withdrawals from everything and it did make me feel better but now that the headaches have begun to let up I know I can stick to that too. I'm not saying I will never ever have on again but I can control it now. Hopefully in time I'll try one and find it too sweet and not care to drink it.
-I'm eating healthy now and really looking at what I put in my mouth and reading the labels. I'm eating 3 square meals a day vs. 1 and this and that throughout the day.
-I joined a gym and go Friday for my orientation of all the equipment. In the meantime I'm walking 1.5 miles a day and will increase that to 3 miles a day.
So yes....like you VeraBlue and others.....I truly caved over the holidays but now I'm on the right path and I'm feeling great.
Good luck to all of you!