Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a most enjoyable time with your families and friends. I know I sure did. God has blessed our family with so much more than we could ever hope for and so much more than we deserve. This Christmas as we celebrated the birth of our Savior was no exception!
So here’s what’s interesting. I was SO anxious to get off plan that I went back to the office after my last weigh-in on Thursday and immediately had a cookie. Just one, but still. I was officially ready to eat whatever I wanted. I joked with people at work before I went to weigh in that I was going to stop at Taco Bell on my way back (and Dairy Queen, etc.). I didn’t do any of those things, of course, but it paints the picture to where I was psychologically on that day.
The plan was to not go crazy in portions, but to eat whatever foods I wanted in moderation until the 1st of the year, when I would go back on plan and hit it hard again.
So Thursday night, Friday and Saturday were GOOD food. I got to eat all kinds of things that I hadn’t eaten in awhile and our Christmas meal on Friday was fantastic. It was SO NICE to be able to sit at the table with my family and eat the same things they were eating!
Then an interesting thing happened. I was SO TIRED Saturday night. I didn’t feel sick at all or anything like that, but my body just didn’t feel like I’m used to it feeling. I felt sluggish and stuffed and it pretty much sucked. I didn’t eat a lot of anything, but the food was just so much heavier and richer than the foods I’m used to eating that I felt full QUICKLY.
So, I decided Saturday night to go back on plan yesterday (Sunday). What’s interesting is that I didn’t do it because I felt I had to or out of guilt because I ate off plan for 2 1/2 days. I went back on way before schedule because I simply wanted to!! O_O! This is not something I was expecting.
So I got on the scale yesterday morning, just to gauge the damage done before starting on plan again. I was up only 2 lbs from Thursday morning (maybe 2.2 or so). So I got back on plan and had raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar 3 times yesterday to help flush out any water retention and when I got on the scale this morning, those 2 lbs were gone! I’m back to where I was on Thursday. YAY!!
In the end, I couldn’t be happier that I got to enjoy some fabulous food with my family, but that SlimGenics has clearly taught me how to do it right! This gives me great hope for my future of keeping the weight off once I finally get to my goal, which is a hope I’ve never really had before. 🙂