Here’s the holiday edition of Catherine loses weight and gets more wellness into her life. First of all, it doesn’t get more wellness than a week of going to bed at 10 pm and getting up at 8 am. That ends tomorrow, when the cold, cold brutality of 5:30 am comes back until about March, I’m afraid. But this week? Definitely recuperating from the day job.
Also, doing a lot of exercise, deep breathing and meditation.
It comes as no surprise to anyone that I have gained some weight over the holidays. The plain fact of the matter is that there was a lot of food to negotiate, and I didn’t work that hard at negotiating it. Remember that I don’t have an official Weight Watchers weigh in until next Tuesday, and I am hard at work negotiating food now. Also remember I expect the Wii will tell me I’ve gained anywhere from 1-2 pounds tomorrow morning at 5 am, because there will be a 3 hour difference in my wake up time so these numbers may not be as good as they look.
Beginning Wii Weight: 223.8 (My heaviest ever after this summer.)
Wii Weight on 12-31-13: 211
Total: 12.8 pounds
and I gained about 0.2 today, which I am happy with after the grilled cheese and chili extravaganza last night. Mind, I worked out like 2 hours yesterday, so there you go.
What’s going on here: About a pound of candy (gone now) and dessert, albeit a light dessert, you can’t have it four times in a week, and not see something. Also some pizza slices, some food from Southern Iowa that wasn’t good, but I ate anyway, some trips to favorite restaurants, and even some really good wine.
Importantly, I enjoyed all this food, except the fake ham dinner. 🙂 I knew what I was doing, I exercised some, and so forth. It just wasn’t enough to offset the excess, and there was too much excess in too short a time. In short, the usual Christmas and New Year’s Drill that we all experience.
As I sit here in my new size 14W pants (!) and I contemplate that I gained a whole 1.3 pounds over Christmas, I can deal.
Now, let’s talk numbers. I started the diet mid-October and lost about 12.5 pounds. That wasn’t full of too much deprivation, so I wonder if I can do similar in another 12 week period? My next goal is to head for “one” derland, or get below 200, and doing what I’m doing, I should be there around, let’s see, around April 1st.
At any rate, that’s what Christmas was like.