Friday, November 01, 2019
October was rough. I spent the first two weeks with a horrible cold/flu and it played havoc on being on plan. Lots of soup, crackers, honey and lemon tea, and lack of any intentional exercise helped add pounds. I lost the gain and did manage to maintain for the month and that’s a blessing. I am slowly returning to “normal” and have resumed my on plan eating and intentional exercise.
Hopefully, baring any further health setbacks, I am still on track to meet my goal of starting 2020 in maintenance mode. If it does not happen I will still celebrate whatever I have lost as weight I no longer need to lose to get to goal.
This month does come with food challenges. For the first time in 19 years I am not spending Thanksgiving at home and preparing my own food. I am going back East to have Thanksgiving with family and friends. For 10 days I will not be in charge of preparing my own meals and of course there is the Thanksgiving feast. I am going prepared though. I am packing up my scale and my measuring cups and my Accounts Journal so I can weigh, measure, and track as much as I can. I also plan to enjoy some brisk outdoor walks and do my strength videos and chair exercises as well. I won’t be obnoxious about it,
but I definitely intend to continue to follow my nutrition plan as much as possible.
I don’t know how active I’ll be on the boards but I will be logging in daily; got to keep the streak going.
However, let me stress this, life is meant to be enjoyed and that is exactly my plan. I will be seeing my best friend who I haven’t seen in 2 years. I will be visiting my brother’s new home for the first time and I am excited about that. I am looking forward to this holiday. Although I will absolutely be doing my best to keep my eating under control, if this holiday comes with a little weight gain, I am prepared for that as well. My plan, to do my best and forget the rest. I feel blessed and grateful that I am healthy enough and have the means to make this trip.
Have a lovely November, Spark friends.