Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year, New Weight

This post had the possibility of being about my resolutions for 2009 (which I do have a few of), but instead is going to be about me bitching about my ever expanding waistline.

Towards the end of the summer, I put on a few pounds. Not much, just two or three. I knew I needed to lose them before Thanksgiving, because let's be honest, Thanksgiving is about eating, and I was going to do my fair share. Despite not losing the two or three pounds, I managed somehow not to gain any weight at Thanksgiving.

So I set out to lose the weight before Christmas. Once again, it didn't happen. I decided to go into the holidays happily but carefully. Maybe I could just gain one or two pounds and only be five pounds over my happy weight. I gained two pounds the weekend I went to my mom and dad's house, the weekend BEFORE Christmas. Not a good sign.

And so, after watching the scale continue to rise throughout this last week, I've finally had it. I officially gained 5 1/2 pounds during the holidays and now I'm 8 1/2 pounds above where I feel comfortable.

It might not be so bad if the holiday food was limited to the holidays. But unfortunately there are still Christmas cookies, Fannie May Eggnog Creams, Starbuck's Truffles (okay, these are all gone, but I ate them after Christmas), Eggnog, candy canes, and other waistline threateners. It doesn't help that I discovered the yummiest way to make a mocha or cinnamon latte at home. (It involves sweetened condensed milk for both, and for the mocha, Hershey's syrup). Luckily my birthday cake sucked, or I'd still be eating that, too.

I have to make some changes, and right now I'm weighing what those changes need to be. I will try not to be whiny, but as I figure out these changes, I will probably be sharing them with all of you. I want to be held accountable, and the blog seems like a great way to do that.

Hoping all of you had delicious but calorie free holidays! Hope 2009 is a good year for you all!


Anonymous said...

Dude, I feel you. Before I became pregnant I was the heaviest I had ever been. After chicky poo arrives I am totally hoping on the healthy band wagon.

Unknown said...

Ok, well you, Nikki and I need to encourage eachother. Losing weight is a pain in the rear! Literally!

Living Life said...

Well Heather, with all of those mouth watering desserts that you make, how is it possible to lose weight?? By the looks of your B-day picture, you are looking just fine girl!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

It's so frustrating isn't it? I still think gaining weight from quitting smoking is the cruelest of ironies!

I figure if I don't start losing weight soon, and continue to do so, I'm going the route of self humiliation and will post a picture of the scale reading my weight. lol Okay, yea, a wee bit drastic!

You can do it! Think of the beach and swimsuits that will be HERE before you know it!