Monday, December 29, 2008

I decked the halls with turkey and latkes

After a major blog hiatus, I'm happy to be back. I was out of town for a wedding, and spent all of last week at my parents home. Internet access was somewhat limited. Seeing as my fathers Internet skills are not quite advanced, deleting browsing history would be terrible and he would no longer be able to find the sites he frequents. Since I want to keep this blog private, (private from my friends & family that is) I didn't get to go anywhere near it.

The wedding that I've been talking about for over a year has come and gone. My dress fit perfectly, and I was a very happy camper. I'll post pictures soon. That bridesmaids dress was one of the motivators to get my weight loss started to begin with. I am very proud of what I have accomplished.

I still went to weigh in on Saturday, and I'm happy with a 1.8 lb gain. I was actually expecting quite more so I was just thrilled. After a week end away at a wedding, bottomless plates at my parents (Chrismukkah is lethal I tell you)two birthdays, three family get togethers and dinners out with friends, I feel as though I deserved at least a 10 lb gain. Christmas day was just ridiculous. There were plates of nuts, cheeses & pates with assorted crackers and breads, chips, hors d'oeuvres, pecan tarts, nanaimo squares, fudge and the list goes on all over the house. I actually had to take a nap before the turkey dinner because I was so exhausted from eating and was stuffed beyond belief. I can't eat anywhere near the amount of food that I used to and I was watching my portions.

Prior to all of this, I would have easily polished off the entire bowl of cashews. Instead I had a hand full and didn't go back to the dish. Last year, I would have eaten several hors d'oeuvres and then made more to cover my tracks. This year, I was conscious about what I was putting in my mouth and enjoyed every bite. I'm happy that I ate what I wanted and couldn't eat more if I wanted to. The 1.8 gain really leaves me feeling like I cheated on a test and got away with it. It's a really strange feeling.

I'm back on track today. It felt great to bust out the tracker and write out what I ate. I'm not quite sure I'm following the momentum plan, I'm just doing what I always did by tracking and following the healthy guidelines. I actually don't see too much of a change from Flex to Momentum aside from the nifty new booklets.

Anyone else have any thoughts on the Momentum plan?

Off to catch up on my blog reading!


Tamzin said...

Good Work, I felt the same this year over the holidays. I really didn't consume as much as I would have in previous years.

Last year I would have stood in the kitchen scarffing desserts into my mouth while pretending to do the dishes. This year I just enjoyed them, and did the dishes guilt free!


Fat4Now said...

Sounds like you had a ball and kept your sensible head on. Well done you. Looking forward to pics. Whats the latest on the dating front ? The guy from the other month must be kicking himself now

Any New Year Resolutions ?

Natalia said...

Hey sounds like you had a great time! Can't wait to see the pics! I don't think there is much diff with momentum, just that they are suggesting filling foods!

Karen said...

Glad you are back!! Sounds like a fun and packed few weeks.

carla said...

I get back to ya on the momentum plan.

today? this week? my plan is to be calm and kind and lovely with my inlaws.

Amy S. said...

Good to see you back. I'm so jealous of your mindfulness. Oh well, starting over is still an accomplishment, so I guess I'm not totally ruined!

Glad your dress fit so well, we'll be waiting for a picture!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see you back and happy! I hope that you had a merry christmas, and i thought it was funny reading about your blog being private, over the holiday, i was outed, and i am not sure what i am going to do, my aunt in BC found it, that is how she found out about my dad getting sick, so she emailed my uncle who lives in ohio and he showed up at the hospital, my brother asked how he found out, and he said "Aunt" saw it on mandy's blog, what a train wreck, so now my brother knows and his wife, etc,,,,, I really didn't want my brother to know since he is some of the reason for my childhood pain, and also my parents not to know becuase I blame them too, so i am so confused right now, i didn't want to make my blog private because i wanted to reach people with the same issues as me...what to do what to do...sorry for thelong comment, i would post about this, but then what good would that do?

Anyways, I hope you have a fanatasic new years, and i wanted to thank you for always being there for me, i really do value our "blogfrienship" luv ya girl!

Karyn said...

sounds like you succeeded big time over the "feast-ivals".

Can't wait to see a picture of you in your bridesmaid dress!

SeaShore said...

The 1.8 gain really leaves me feeling like I cheated on a test and got away with it. It's a really strange feeling

Good analogy. It's much the way I felt.

So far momentum is much lke flex. I understand there's something called "set points", but I didn't get that book yet.

Happy new year.

Fat4Now said...

Happy New Year
Heres to a 2009 where we hit goal :)

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