A Perfect Version of Myself

Losing Weight is Hard

Merry XMas (War is Over) December 23, 2010

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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.

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Cold Turkey July 26, 2009

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Why was I never told about turkey bacon?!

Holy crap, but that stuff is delicious.  I am not a bacon person – in fact, I haven’t had pork since I was 14 (it’s a long story and it involves my grandmother, a pork roast and Charlotte’s Web) – but this stuff is incredible!

Plus, at 25 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving, you can have two slices for 1 WW point!  This just gave Sunday breakfast a whole new chance to become my favourite meal of the week!