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I don’t know if I totally psyched myself out with that last post about 2009/2010. But the first couple of days of the year have not been what you’d call stellar.
I was doing great with my holiday period maintenance for WEEKS! Even last weekend after Christmas, all seemed to be fine. I was in my low range. But then suddenly, just in the past 3-4 days, my weight has been creeping creeping creeping up. I am now almost 5 lbs over my pre-Christmas low. This is NOT GOOD. Because I feel like I’ve been keeping things on track with my new BodyBugg, and eating reasonably. I wonder if it just took a few days? for the holiday indulgences to really register and yeah, SETTLE on my body. Ugh!
THEN, I started taking my blood sugars more regularly again. Guess what? They suck. Yesterday it was elevated. Today it was elevated even MORE. I’m going to be testing multiple times daily again to see what is up with that.
And I’m going back to the gym, yeah with all the hordes. I have to. My Saturday morning Nia class was cancelled so I am going to check out a Zumba at my gym later this morning. And then hit the machines.
I’m upset with myself. The mind is such a powerful thing! Did I psych myself into believing that 2010 would be a huge fail for me? Am I bringing that into reality?
Maybe what this is all about is a way for me to feel incredibly solidarity and compassion for all the folks who will be banging down the doors of Weight Watchers this month. I’m with ya, people. It’s a new start for all of us.
Edited to add: I LOVE you guys. Thanks so much for all the great support here, and on Twitter. There’s nothing like community, is there? Well I just got back from the gym. The Zumba class was very high energy although a little too fancy-footwork for me. Not sure I will do it again. But then I did a high-level 30 minutes on my favorite cardio machine (I STILL don’t know what it’s called, but it’s a combo stairmaster + elliptical) and now I feel a lot better. And I just tested my blood glucose again, and it’s (whew) down to 84, so I’m very happy about that. Lunch was a nice zero-point vegi soup with some roasted turkey thrown in, with a clementine after. I feel satisfied, sweaty and clean, and 100x better. Whewwwwwwwwwwwwww.
January 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm
It will be okay. Our mind scan really mess with us. The holidays are torture really if you think about it. Everything about them tells us to enjoy and indulge but for us who are working on weight loss we are consantly trying to find a balance to be able to enjoy let alone indulge.
Just get back on track and it will work out.
You know exactly what to do!
January 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm
Take a deep breath! You are not going to fail…One day at a time…one step at a time…breath. Refocus and recommit. I know you will do fine…breath. We got your back…breath.
January 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Don’t let a bump in the road get you too down. Sure, it’s not ideal, but it’s also not going to determine your whole year. Think about all you learned last year about how to deal with these challenges. You know what to do now, and you ARE doing it!
January 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm
“Did I psych myself into believing that 2010 would be a huge fail for me? Am I bringing that into reality?”
Okay, here’s the thing. It has only been 2010 for 2 days so you still have plenty of time to make it an awesome year. 🙂 It sounds like you are having the same bump in the road as most people have this time of year.
But here’s what’s different about you. You are not going to use this as an excuse to fall into bad habits that you’ll carry throughout the year. Instead, you are going to hit the gym today and turn it around before it gets out of control.
If we make healthy and responsible choices most of the time then we will succeed. And you know this because you’ve already succeeded- BIG TIME. So, forgive yourself right now for being a few pounds up, regardless of the reasons. And make today count.
You know if you are diligent today and tomorrow then half of 2010 will have been a success for you already. 🙂 You know the person you are — the person who fights through and succeeds so be that person today. And feel thrilled about it.
January 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm
Stay strong 2010 is a whole new year!
January 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm
Happy New Year, Susan! I think we’re all having to get back to basics again… Good luck with the hordes that are about to descend on you at WW!
January 5, 2010 at 10:52 am
I’m a new reader here 🙂 Love your blog, i must say that i have no doubt that you are going to have a great year!!
January 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Christmas has been tough all round, I think. I have put on 4lbs after losing over 40lbs on WW after the birth of my 8th child in June. I have updated my progress on my blog every Monday since starting. Hope you’ll visit!