Monday 10 December 2007

The Plan

I've been thinking alot about how I'm going to tackle the silly season food wise this year.

Last year I used it as an excuse the eat anything that wasn't nailed down to make up for the feelings of deprivation I felt. After my pig out I found it extremely hard to get back into the swing of things and really when I think about it I didn't recover from the binge.

If I went back and counted up the kilo's I have lost in 2007 it would probably be around the 15 maybe even 20 kilo mark. Only problem is I have lost, then gained,lost then gained. I think I used the term "piss farting around" a couple posts ago which was apt. I have wasted time and opportunity this year for which I have no one to blame but myself and take full responsibility for.

Over the past few weeks, I have been good,very good I must say with the food. I have had some tough battles with chocolate,ice cream etc and have won most of them, so I am proud of myself for that.Where I have not been good is on the exercise front. I need to get back to the gym again, I know I have to do it but just cant seem to muster the motivation to "just do it". I don't know why I'm struggling with this as I know fully well I will feel better once I get back into it.

This Xmas I have tabled 3 days where I am going to relax the diet and have what I want (without having to be rolled away from the table!!)

1. Dec 16th - Lunch only. This is the annual family get together on my mothers side.
Theres so many of us we hire a hall and self cater it.
2. Dec 24th - Evening only, we celebrate with my sister in law and her kids and she always bakes scrummy shortbread and rocky road to die for!
3. Dec 25th - Xmas Day - All Day.

So that's the plan, it may seem a bit simplistic to you, but it has eased my anxiety as I do not want a repeat performance of last year.

2008 is going to be a slimmer year for me - no excuses!!!


Nona said...

Gosh, I'm really liking having you around. :)

You are so smart to create a plan in advance. I will be making one as well because I am close to a 10kg. loss for the year and I don't want to enter the New Year having reversed that.

I too have been having a tough last few weeks and I am trying to bring myself back on track so that I start my trip from a strong position. I am going to follow your example and work out my perimeters, write them up on my blog and discuss them with my honey so he can help me keep them.

I am making some resolutions for the first time in a decade and I am going to make some changes in my life to support me in achieving my resolutions/goals.

We can do this Abba!!!

the veggie paparazzo said...

I think having three free pass days makes good sense!

Meow Meow said...

Your daughter is beautiful!
I am inspired by your future dedication. My kids at school have been bringing me cookies every day this week. I bet I have gained 10 pounds in 3 days. All chocolate and oatmeal with raisins cookies.. CAn I say homemade and OMG?

Chris H said...

Good luck with your plan, I need to work on one too!

Anne said...

Great plan! I've set myself a few challenges to help me deal with the silly season - while allowing for a few treaats as well. My aim is to maintain (or close). I know in the past I've used it as a huge excuse to feed my face which carries on into January and really hard to get back to normal. By setting a coupld of similar challenges last year I found I coped a lot better:-)

Good luck - and have a wonderful Christmas!

Anne said...

Wow - just scrolled down and saw the photo of your baby - gorgeous!!!

Abba said...

Here's to 2008!

CactusFreek said...

Very good! If you go into something with a battle plan, you have a much better chance of succeeding!
I have lost about the same amount of weight too, and gained back a few more :o(
I'm really going to pull my finger out this coming year as well. My bones aren't coping with the load they are carrying as much as they have before. Things are starting to creak lol