One Holiday Down, One To Go!

Well, Thanksgiving is behind me, but Christmas is still ahead, as are all the treats that will likely be EVERYWHERE until then!!

I decided that this week was as good as any to switch to “winter clothes” for weighing in. I have been wearing summer capri pants and a t-shirt to weigh in all along, but finally decided it was just too flipping cold to do that anymore. I put on a pair of jeans and a long sleeve shirt and figured I’ll get the one or one 1/2 lbs back in the spring.

The results? Since last Saturday, down 1 lb. Definitely my worst week so far, but not terrible considering. They said it’s really a 2 to 2 1/2 lb week because of the clothes, which is true, but officially it’s one on the week, for a total of 45 lbs. Hey, at least I hit another 5-lb milestone, right? πŸ™‚

They were actually VERY encouraging at the center, saying that was FABULOUS for the week that included Thanksgiving. One of the employees was UP 4 1/2 lbs since Tuesday. D’oh!! That made me feel pretty good about the week. πŸ™‚

For Thanksgiving, I ate more proteins than allowed on plan, but they were all on-plan foods, so that’s probably why I held steady. I also made a few recipes that all had cottage cheese in them, so there’s that sodium monster too; I could be retaining some water again because of that.

I did make some FABULOUS SlimGenics Holiday Cookies that I actually really loved. My little one did too; he asked for them for breakfast this morning! Ha! NO SUGAR and NO FLOUR!! They are very high in protein and tasted mostly like a frosted spritz. I was STUNNED that they were as good as they are. Everyone enjoyed them, including me!!

What yesterday really taught me was that it IS possible to eat healthy food that tastes good; it doesn’t HAVE to be full of fat and starch, etc. Of course, it might not taste AS good as the fully loaded stuff, but it didn’t really taste like “diet food” or anything either. I truly enjoyed the food I ate yesterday.

And if I can feed my 2-yr old cookies that don’t have sugar in them, well, all the better. πŸ˜‰

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their day and realized just how much we all have to give thanks to God for!

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