Monday, January 5, 2009

7 is NOT a lucky number!

So I'm sure everyone's been waiting in suspense to see how I did during the holidays, right? lol.
Well, I gained 7 lbs.
I'm kind of indifferent about it though. Sure, it sucks to have to re-lose it, but I had such good food, and I was so relaxed. And with all of the travel and conditions, exercise wasn't easy to get in.
It's funny I gained 7 lbs. because that's exactly what I gained last Christmas (and it took until Valentine's day to get it off) and then this year, that's what I gained after my Grandpa died and I hit the desserts hard.... oops!

So anyway... I always feel like I'm enlightened when these thoughts pop into my mind, but as I was talking to JJ last night, I was a little bummed about it at first, but he was like, well you know you're just going to lose it again. And it hit me again, yeah, I AM going to. It's a part of who I am now. I'm not going back, I'm in no hurry, I'm going to continue to live healthy, and the weight will come off eventually (Though to be 100% honest, it would be nice to just finally lose it all so I can get a new wardrobe, I'm constantly having to buy and get rid of clothes and my closet always seems empty...ugh).
But it's just not that easy.
So the big countdown might be delayed a month, maybe 2, but does it really matter when? I don't think so. It will happen. Maybe just in time for a new spring/summer wardrobe :) I always did love the spring!
So that's enough rambling for now.

I can promise this though, I will lose that 7 before Valentine's Day this year. Count on that :)


  1. I haven’t been brave enough to get on the scale yet, but I’m sure I gained close to the same. It’s always the same around Christmas, but I know I’ll have it off by the end of February. It’s nice to see someone else with the same attitude, you enjoyed yourself and now you’ll get back on track. I love the idea about a new Spring/Summer wardrobe. Much more fun than winter clothes!

  2. That's a bummer. I always hate it when I gain as well. It does take a small toll on your confidence.

    But, at the same time, I'm glad to hear that you are in the right mindset (that's half the battle!) and that you are not letting it deter you at all. Sometimes the weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey can be difficult, but it's all about not giving up! Someday, you will hit your goal weight(and hopefully, I will too soon!) and it will feel amazing! I'm rooting for you!

    Hope (70 down, 35 to go)

  3. I gained 10 back over the holidays. And yes, it DOES suck to have to relose what you already worked so hard to lose once. But I'm right there with ya!!

  4. I gained 10 but you are very right to just keep at it.. :)

  5. I'm sorry about your holiday gain but it happens to the best of us and I am sure you will lose it! I just saw your blog listed on a fellow blogger's list and I checked it out. You have done such and amazing job and you look great! I am working on my last 8 pounds before my March wedding. Best of luck in reaching all of your goals!

  6. I gained weight over the holidays too. I haven't braved the scale yet, but I started back eating well yesterday so I hope to see a difference soon. I have had a better attitude about it this year too. I know I will get it off and I so enjoyed the holidays and the food! It's just one time a year so I think it's alright as long as we get back on the wagon.