Merry Christmas everyone! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! I thought this was a good time to write another blog. I do have good news. I was stuck for a long time at the same weight. I was patient and kept working out and counting my calories and it is starting to pay off. As of this morning, I have now lost 82.1 lbs since May 1! I don’t think I am going to make my original goal which was to lose 100 lbs by the end of the year. With just a week left in 2016, that is probably impossible now, but I am still proud of my progress.
Holidays can be an especially hard time to maintain or lose weight. It seems every corner you turn around, there is a plate of cookies or candy. One thing that I have found is that is ok to “cheat” on your diet every now and then. Don’t beat yourself up. If you cannot enjoy the good things in life, what’s the point of living? 🙂 As long as you are not pigging out every single day, a treat every now and then is not going to sabotage any hard work you have done. I think the important thing is just to be aware of what you are consuming and make good choices.
I think it is also important to set goals. Keep in mind, however, that if you don’t meet your goal when you want to, it is very important not to give up. Not many people know this but I have decided when I do lose 100 lbs, I am going to get a wrist tattoo. I am scared of needles and never thought I would do anything like that. However, I never thought I could lose the weight like I did either. I think it’s a fitting “reward” to myself. I have an idea of the design I want but I will save that for a future blog when it actually happens 🙂
Anyway, this blog is just a short and sweet update. I hope Santa brings you everything you want! Merry Christmas!