Merry Christmas Eve! I hope that you and your family are enjoying every single moment of this holiday season.
We have decked the halls,
Wrapped the gifts,
Made the cookies,
Filled up the Advent Calendar,
And now it’s the day before the big event. One thing I did all the way along this month is plan for my eating. And I know from reading your blogs that you have been planning too. Sometimes you’ve seemed stressed over the choices you’ve made or had to make. One of many things I’ve learned throughout the years since reaching my goal weight is that I am not perfect. I sometimes made choices that I regretted. I ate way too much fudge, chowed down on a plate of sugar cookies, or kept slicing off tiny pieces of cake. But as the years passed I understood that those occasional slip-ups weren’t the end of being my ideal weight.
Instead, those slip-ups were opportunities to learn what maintenance looked like. Maintenance wasn’t perfection anymore than weight loss was. It was about planning and choosing, and finding my way through the minefield that occasionally presented itself. A couple of pounds, or a few bad choices gave me the opportunity to go back to what I knew worked and get myself under control again. Do you think this is a mindset that may work for you too?
Please enjoy your celebration tomorrow. Hopefully, God willing, you will have many, many more family celebrations. Every one you experience gives you more practice at making the choices that are life affirming and long lasting. Keep sight of your goals – they are within your reach. Have fun with your holiday meals, the times with your family, and all the events surrounding this time of year. Check in over the weekend when you have a moment as I’ve got my first video post lined up! Diane