Monday, October 31, 2011

Going up?

Yes, I'm going up...up in pounds.  This morning when I entered my weight at I received this message:  You have gained 6 pounds in 3 months.  It would have been better if it had said:  You have lost 6 pounds in 3 months.  My fear is that it will take me 6 months to lose those 6 pounds.  Maybe even longer.

We took 3 vacations beginning the middle of August and ending on October 19.  I did get some exercise in but not like the regular exercise I do.  Plus we ate out a lot and while in Virginia my very kind sister-in-law pushed desserts at us right and left.  There was candy in bowls.  There were peanuts.  You'd think after 3 years of hard work that I'd be strong enough to not give in.  To just say "NO THANK YOU."  But I wasn't.

I need to not only lose these 6 pounds plus 25-30 more, I also need to develop a backbone and learn to make the right choices.  Is it about me not wanting to hurt someone's feelings if I refuse a dessert or second helping?  It shouldn't be.  It should be about me wanting to get healthy, look better, and live longer.

So on this traditional day of eating candy...I will eat no candy.  I want very much to say "no" to all sugary treats until Thanksgiving Day and then allow myself one piece of pumpkin pie.