‘Tis now the season for weight loss! The holidays are over, and the holiday foods, the sweets, and the candies are eaten or shared or thrown out, and guess what? I haven’t gained an ounce. As a matter of fact, I’ve lost a pound and four ounces (hey, every ounce counts!).
In the season known to pack on anywhere from four to seven pounds on average, I didn’t gain any weight. I lost weight. What a way to start a New Year. I am so happy.
My friend asked me how I am doing on my diet. She asked me two days after Christmas. I said lousy, but that I hadn’t gained any weight. I had weighed myself that morning and weighed exactly same as I had before Halloween.
New Year’s Day came. I stepped onto the scale wanting to see how I was starting this year. I promised myself two thousand fourteen would be the year I would lose most of my weight.
I have to tell you, I was worried. Even though five days before I had stepped on the scale and saw I had not gained any weight, secretly I hoped to lose even a few ounces just to start the New Year lower than I had been.
I know, I know, I have been writing about weight loss all year. I have lost twenty-two pounds this year. Not much when I know I could have lost more had I kept my head clear. But it was a rough year for me emotionally. Considering, twenty-two pounds is awesome, and it is twenty-two pounds less than the year before, and I started this year a pound and four ounces less. All-in-all, a great basis from which to keep going.
Weight loss is so hard when you are a food addict, especially when addiction is triggered by emotions. It’s not an excuse. It’s an admission and a fact of knowledge about myself.
I made some serious resolutions for this year. I plan on really doing my best to keep them. And starting off the New Year weighing less than before is an awesome way to start.
I hope your New Year starts off well. I pray for all our weight loss success. Every ounce counts!
Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.