Merry Christmas everyone! Happy New Year too, as I most likely will not be posting again in 2010.
I have every intention of blogging more in the coming year. My life is settling back into a routine – the move is out-of-the-way, my relationship is steady and calm-like (in a good way), family stuff is sorting itself out and I’ve managed to hit the gym a few times in the last couple of weeks.
My weight was up a bit (7 lbs – those darn 7 lbs!) when I did my December weigh in last week, but I’m trying not to worry. I have moments where I feel intensely discouraged, and then sane moments when I sit back and recognize the truth: it’s the holidays. It’s the time of year where I’m so busy that meal planning and cooking for myself is infinitely more difficult. It’s the time of year where parties are a-plenty and yummy treats are being offered at every turn.
Gaining weight is not good for my brain. Even though I know it’s normal and even though I’m still trying to make the best of EACH INDIVIDUAL SITUATION, gaining weight makes me feel like a failure. I’m reminding myself that I’m not a failure by any stretch of the imagination, I’m banning negative self-talk and I’m getting through.
At this time of year, it’s what I can do.
So in that spirit, I wish you success over the holiday season – but I urge you to make it the kind of success that is healthy, mentally. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re not perfect because you can’t be. You can only be you.