One pound Loss for the month of November.
Now, I'm not doing the same thing as last month and getting out the violin, playing a sad song for myself and wallowing away in self pity. In October I worked damn hard, so to see just a 5 pound loss was well, frustrating. As for November, I honestly didn't work hard at all. I went through the motions of going to the gym with some lazy workouts, and I counted my calories albeit half assed. But all in all, I pretty much gave in for the month of November, so a 1 pound loss was more than I expected. I thought for sure I would have a gain.
For this month I going to get my workouts back to a kick ass level. I also need to work on holiday eating. Thanksgiving day was rough. Putting a fat guy who is trying to lose weight in front of all that food is like sitting an alcoholic at an open bar and saying hey, now go easy and only have a few drinks. It will almost always lead to a disaster. I didn't eat as much as I have in previous years, but I did eat until stuffed and then a bit later had pie.
At the end of this month I will be heading back to RI to visit family for the holidays. I don't get to visit RI too often so I'm going to have a tough time resisting all the great food I have been missing on the east coast. I usually go back and I eat my way through all my favorite places and probably gain 10 pounds in the process. This year I am adding a Christmas dinner with family into the mix. If I don't watch myself I could be in trouble so I must admit, I am a bit worried. When it comes to food I don't have much self control. I do better just staying away from it at this point in my weight loss saga, rather than testing my will at portion control. I will be staying with my sisters, who thankfully are a bit health conscious, so they might help me stay in line.
What are some of the things that you do to fight off the holiday food monsters?
Well hopefully through all of this, I have worked hard enough to hear that *CLICK* when I sit down in my seat on the plane this month. If you don't know what I mean, scroll down a few posts and read. With that I leave you with a short summary of my weight loss saga so far. It's not great and with less weight lifting I think the numbers could be a tad better. But I will take this and all my NSV's over where I was in March any day.
March 2010 - 320 pounds
November 2010 - 290 pounds
December 2010 - 289 pounds