Here are a few questions.
1. Why does it take weeks and weeks to loose some weight, and then only take a few days to gain it back?
2. Why does gaining weight cause me to be drown my dissapointment in chocolate rather than get on the treadmill?
3. Does it make me a bad mom if I search through my kid’s Christmas stockings and eat any chocolate I might find?
I weighed in yesterday, and I have gained back all but 3 of the pounds I lost.
I did really well until 2 days before Christmas, then I gave in. I probably shouldn’t have made all those treats for the neighbors, or at least I shouldn’t have sampled everything as I made it.
Two days ago, My hubby called home from work and asked if I would make sure that all the fudge was gone before he got home. I ate it. I thought of it as an act of service.
Yesterday I had a new strategy. I put the big box of chocolates given to us by our neighbor on the kitchen table, and told the kids to get rid of it. They ate it. (O.K. that was probably not the best idea, but I thought that all the calories divided amoung the 4 of them wouldn’t be as bad as me eating all of it) (and for a few fleeting moments, I was considered “cool Mom”) (And they are young, thin and athletic with really high metabolisms) (And I usually make them eat only vegetables…………or at least from now on I will make them eat only vegetables)
I have managed to exercise the last two days. Yesterday I walked on the treadmill, and today I went ice skating with my daughter. If nothing else those things kept me from eating for a few minutes;0)
The kids go back to school next week (after being off for the whole month) and I am hoping that getting back to a normal routine will help me stay focused.
We have a whole month and a half before the next chocolate filled holiday is upon us.