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Friday, December 21, 2018

I feel like I'm struggling in my attitude toward food right now...I guess this time of year is hard on everyone, but I don't remember struggling like this last year...sigh. It doesn't help that these are SUPER busy days right now. I just got back from a week long cruise which as everyone knows is non-stop food...both healthy and unhealthy. That was my first cruise since I reached maintenance weight and it was harder than I thought it would be. I'm usually VERY determined but I still struggled in my attitude toward food. On the upside, I walked A LOT because my husband and I like the deck 12 track with a view of the ocean! Ships are big places and just going from one end to the other gets a lot of steps. I tracked all my food and took my scale with me so it's not like I gave up on my plan even though I ate more than usual.

I've gone straight from the cruise right into the final days of helping my Mom buy a house near me. The closing on the home is later this morning so I'm just catching my breath a minute as I write this. For everyone right now, it's one event to the next these days...happy, busy, but challenging days. My center weight is 132 and I've weighed closer to 133-134 quite a few days lately which makes me feel like I'm failing...but I'm really not. Yes, I'm struggling in my attitude sometimes but I knew it wouldn't be easy to maintain my weight loss because I've failed at that before. I'm struggling but hanging in there. Today's weight was back below 133 so even though I feel the struggle inside my head, I haven't really abandoned the ship. I have worked very hard to get to where I am today and I have no intention of undoing all that hard work...I just need to get my head back in the game!

May we all enjoy the rest of the holiday season while not allowing the celebratory food to totally undo us!
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  • NOMI_822
    Congrats on staying with it and not indulging in the "I'm on vacation now" mentality. I understand exactly what you are talking about I hit maintenance and fought the you did it now enjoy thing. I'm now back to one pound over and not slacking. I haven't been online as much as I would like but gotta keep moving. I think you are doing great girlfriend, keep at it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    647 days ago
    Congrats to staying on track during the cruise, and maintaining your goal weight!
    It is great you recognized the struggle in your head,
    so you can rake actions to relieve stress and take good care of yourself.
    647 days ago
    Never abandon ship, keep righting the course!

    I hope the closing goes smooth today!

    These hectic days will pass.

    647 days ago
    Congrats! Stress, a cruise and the holidays and you are still at your goal weight. All great gifts! Happy Holidays! emoticon
    647 days ago
    You got this
    647 days ago
    647 days ago
    I hear You! Congrats on meeting your goal weight that is awesome. I think there needs to be some flexibility re food intake in this season. Don’t be hard on yourself. January will come any additional lbs will leave. 👍 you got this
    647 days ago
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