Tell me, where has November gone? I feel like i have lost this month, weight loss wise & it is making me kinda sad. I feel like this past week was so challenging for me to stick to my WW plan & I am up a couple of pounds as a result. (sigh) My sisters and I went to a craft show in Cleveland, OH yesterday so I didn't get a chance to weigh in & go to my WW meeting, which I really missed. I love my friends there & the support I receive from my leader Pam & the receptionist Nancy. They are gems!! I am back on the wagon today after a very long week. I feel unfocused & I'm not sure why. I think its the upcoming holidays. I am stressed out that just about every Friday in December, I have a Christmas party to go to. The stressful part is, I have my weigh in on Sat. mornings. This week I have to contend with thanksgiving, which because my sister, me & my dad are all following it, we are making it "ww friendly" so I'm not too worried about that. Next Fri (Dec 2nd) I have a Xmas party at our medical directors home which will be a food & drink fest I'm sure. I don't want to be anti social & not go but I don't want to eat all of that fattening food either. I am not working that day so I plan to weigh in at WW Friday am instead of my usual Saturday morning & I will just sit in on the meeting at my usual time. It will make going to the party more enjoyable for me as I know I am going to want to have a drink & perhaps a few appetizers. I think I am going to take a fruit tray as my contribution. Then I have another party on Dec 16th that is our formal work Christmas party. It is at a very nice hotel & is dinner & dancing so I plan to go to that & just not weigh in on Saturday morning, unless I can swing something with my boss where I can weigh in on Friday morning before coming to work. Can you believe that I am stressing so badly over all of this? Oy!! Starting in December, pretty much every day is booked by surgeons that we work with where they have lunch catered in. I have to say, I'm not too worried about that because I did just fine with it last year. I am just stressed about the parties more than anything. I don't want to allow December to go to the wayside with my weight loss efforts so I need to have a plan in place & ready to execute. What do you girls think? Any suggestions on a good way to handle all these festivities?? All feedback is appreciated!
So I had something really nice happen to me this week & I am going to share it with you. On Monday, I had to pick my daughter up from school for an orthodontist appt. When I went in to sign her out, the school secretary said to me that her daughter Elaina saw me at church the day before & said "Boy Mrs Lojewski has lost a lot of weight!" . Totally made my day! Although I feel like I am at a standstill with my weight loss (my fault as I haven't been as focused) it is so wonderful to have positive feedback from people that they can see a difference. I would like to get into the 160s by the end of the year and although its not looking too promising at the moment, I know that come the new year I will be so much happier ringing in the new year almost 50# lighter. Its a great feeling & I never ever want to weigh over 200# again!!!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!! Keep on keepin on!
Love & Hugs!