Hello, blog world! I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and got to spend time with friends and family. I had a great Christmas weekend, and I was sad to see it go. I love spending time with my family, and of course it’s also wonderful to have a little break from work. At least this week will be a four-day workweek as well!
Now for my progress report:
1. I ate fairly well but not great. I went way over my calorie limit on Christmas Day, I’m sure, though I do not know the exact amount due to the difficulty of tracking a lot of the stuff we ate (including a yummy dinner at a Japanese steakhouse). What helped me somewhat is the fact that I have been experiencing jaw pain, and so I have limited my intake to soft foods. Therefore I bypassed some foods I normally would have eaten with wild abandon (I’m talking about you, Rotel dip and chips). Of course, what didn’t help me is that pie counts as a soft food. 🙂
2. I was mindful of what I was eating. I think I did a good job of being aware of everything I ate and not just shoveling it in and then regretting it later.
3. I exercised on Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas. I also had planned to exercise on Sunday, but the treadmill at my parents’ house was acting wonky, and I felt as though I was going to trip and fall off of it. Had I brought some warmer workout clothes, I could have gone outside, so that was poor planning on my part.
4. I weighed 182.6 on Thursday (Christmas Eve), and this morning I weighed 183.4. Even though I gained weight, I am not that upset about a gain of .8 pounds, especially when I know they probably will be gone in a few days.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and feel good about the choices I made. Now it’s back to business as usual, which means quality time on the dreadmill tonight because it is just too cold and windy outside. Fortunately, I have new running shoes to try out (I will write more about that tomorrow) and new tunes on my iPod (Jason Mraz’s newest live CD), so I think I can make it through!
How was your Christmas? Where did you go/who did you see?