Welcome Wednesday Weightloss Gals(If you are just happening upon this site and want to join us, click here to get caught up or simply leave a comment today. We’d love to have you!!)
Today’s post will be short due to my having to host the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. But I didn’t want us to skip two weeks, especially at the holidays, so we’ll still check in.
Soooooo….how’d it go? The big Thanksgiving meal show-down, I mean. Did you stuff a turkey and yourself? Or, did you make a plan and stick to it? Or was it half-and-half?
I was praying for us as a WLW team, asking God to grant us self-control.
Now, I really want to know how you did.
I planned to eat some turkey, veggies and fresh cranberry relish along with some low-fat spinach dip and a piece of crustless pumpkin pie. Then, if I stuck to my plan, I would be rewarded on my shopping trip Friday with a yummy and sweet skim-milk latte.
I’d like to say it was easy sticking to the plan, but it wasn’t. Actually, it was kind of torturous.
I pouted a little as I passed the potatoes.
I drooled as the dressing went by.
A glance at the gravy made me long for a big plate of fattening fixin’s.
And the homemade pecan pie….it nearly made me cry.
And, to top it off, I spoke Saturday and Sunday at two nights of a wonderful Advent by Candlelight event with the most decadent and yummy desserts you ever saw in all your live-long days.
But I had a plan. I told all of you my plan. And I said I’d stick to it.
So….thanks to the accountabiblity here, I did.
And now, I am thankful I ignored the cries of the fattening foods and instead enjoyed the simple healthy treats on my little ole’ plan last Thursday. And had just a bite or two of dessert and some piping hot coffee at those Advent events.
For this morning the scale (for the third week in a row–this is gettin’ strange) showed a loss of 3.4 pounds.
Hmmmm….decisions….decisions….big plate of fattening food? Or a 3.4 pound loss? Which one do I want more?!?
Duh!!!! I’m glad, despite the feels-good-for-a-moment temptation, that I made the right choice-thanks to YOU HERE ON WLW!!!!
Now, how did you do?
Please, if your week was slightly bad (or waaaay bad) and the scale this morning was NOT your friend, still check in. Let us know how your week went. You never have to say what you weigh or exactly how much you lost or gained if you don’t want to. And remember, you can always simply say “restart”. We’ll all know what you mean and will pray extra hard for you this week.
See ya next Wednesday!