My first weigh in for December netted a 1.2 loss, yay me!! So I received my 25 pounds lost charm, plus my "half-way to goal" charm on Wednesday. I'm also now 10 pounds less than I weighed at my May birthday so can go and buy a new charm at Pandora this weekend. I still want to be at the next set of numbers, and weigh 10 pounds less then my first weigh in of 2016. I can do it.
I did do some baking last weekend, though not as much as I had hoped. There will be more this weekend, and I won't have the littles over to distract me so should get more done.
I had my bible study group holiday pot luck to attend on Tuesday evening. My first inclination was to give it a pass, knowing there would be a lot of tempting food treats there and it was the night before my weekly weigh-in. However, I realized that there will always be food offerings and it's up to me to be able to handle them. So, I wore my tightest pants, and I went to the pot luck with no calories left, as I had eaten my dinner when I got home. All I chose to enjoy, as I didn't want to go over my calories, was a cup of herbal tea. You know what? It didn't hurt me to turn down the food items there. Of course there were things that I would have been tempted to eat but I would prefer to be tempted by success more than a food item. I also sat with a "polite plate" consisting entirely of veggies from my veggie platter that I didn't touch all evening. But it stopped people from asking me to eat, just by having this plate on my lap.
Put the proper importance on your food, it makes a difference. Holiday baking, sweets, all the excesses offered to us at this time of year are not necessary to survive. Man cannot live on carrots alone, but it's a good start! There's never going to be a time "you have to eat it", only times where you choose too. And if you do, that's ok. Just own it, accept it, and move on. If you can learn from it, that's great too! We are not going to change our brain overnight, but with each meal, and each "treat" we can turn down, we will learn new ways to deal with temptations. It's empowering to be able to say "no" and not feel like you've missed out on something.
Reach out if you need a friend to support you, that's what we're here for! And believe in yourself!!