One Holiday Down

It’s Wednesday (I think, lol)! Thanksgiving is over by almost a week and we survived.

Did y’all had a hard time remembering what day it was over the weekend? I sure did! And I’m not sure I have it all together yet, lol!

We didn’t have our “official” Thanksgiving dinner until Sunday. Let me tell you, it was just as crazy as having it on Thanksgiving day, hahaha! Are you shocked? We ate early, as in lunch time vs dinner/supper time. That added to the weirdness. We were done eating, the food put away, the kitchen cleaned and it was barely 2:30! It seemed as if it should have been bed time! I literally just laid around in the couch and did nothing the rest of the day! Not good, I know, but moving wasn’t a good option either. Ironically I didn’t eat a lot of food, only a little bit of everything and only one helping. But as many holiday meals go, it was very carb laden!

I have dubbed this time of year the five-week long “eat fest”! It seems we start eating at thanksgiving and don’t stop until New Years! Do you notice that? That’s why it’s so easy to pack on the pounds during the holidays. I have managed to lose a bit or maintain through the holidays for the past several years. I’m not letting that change this year!

I thought I was going to do great this year. Saturday, I weighed in at the #saturday7amsocialclub down from my previous WI and thought I’d be good for this upcoming official first of the month WI by not having Thanksgiving until Sunday….so far I was mistaken. Monday morning I was up 2 lbs from Saturday and I’m still there. I’ve been back on track or so I thought and trying to be cautious and tracking but nothing is budging. Did I really gain 2 lbs from one days meal? Not likely. Saturday I also met with Jeff, my trainer, for my usual Saturday workout. Let me tell you, I still feel that. If that wasn’t enough he messaged me Monday evening to see if I wanted to meet him at 7:00! My response was “huh, what, who? Tonight”? His response was “lol, yes”…. what did I do? I got dressed and went! Crazy? In hindsight, maybe! If I wasn’t sore from Saturday, I certainly am now! So could some of my weight gain be the muscle inflammation? Most likely it’s a factor. Do I want to see it on the scale? No. I’m hoping as I get back on a regular schedule with Jeff this doesn’t continue.

The smart thing (at least to keep me out of my head) would have been not to have weighed on Saturday. I am still down from my “official” first of the month October WI, now to get back to where I was!

To try to help myself regain my focus, I have decided to try a cleanse. It’s a two-day cleanse that you can do once a month from IT Works. Have any of you tried their products? If so what are your thoughts? This will be my first experience. I like that it’s only a short process and I’m hoping it helps me refocus along with the new changes coming to WW. I won’t “officially” learn the new plan until 12/9. Hopefully the cleanse will be here by around that time and I can work them together.

If you are on a weight loss journey; What are your goals for the holiday season? Do you want to lose weight? Are you ok with gaining a set amount of weight? Or do you want to maintain where you are and then refocus on losing after the holidays? What are your trigger foods? Is it the sweets and baked goods or the “real” food? Lets talk it out and make a plan and do this together!

My goal is to maintain wherever I will be on Saturday. If I lose that’s ok too, but I will be focusing on not gaining!

I will keep you updated.

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Author: Janet Earling-Bencivenni

I am a Lifestyle/Fashion Blogger, SAHGMa, Marathoner, and PowerLifter; sharing my journey of weight loss, fitness, fashion, and finding myself after 50. My hope is to help, encourage, and inspire others along their journey. I am here to tell you being 50 is indeed FIERCE!!!

1 thought on “One Holiday Down”

  1. Oh, Janet…so so true about the 5 week eat fest! Good for you for doing a cleanse. For me, I will be happy if I don’t gain any weight over the next month. Can’t wait to hit the ground running come January!

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