As of right now, I’m in week ? of this weight-loss journey.
I put a question mark because I honestly have no idea where I’m at on this journey and I don’t really care.
It’s not important any more how many days I’ve been without a single drop of Pepsi. My love. Because the separation has made our “hearts” grow apart.
I no longer drool over my memories of “the burn” from Pepsi in the morning. I don’t really long for the crisp sound of an opening can of Pepsi at 10 at night.
I tried to drink a Dr. Pepper and it was so rich and sweet that I immediately regretted it. And that car-sick feeling that took over my body was a very welcome reaction to this recovering soda-addict. I can drink Sprite. In very small quantities.
Frankly, since Thanksgiving, this “journey” hasn’t been much different from my pre-journey lifestyle (save the Pepsi). Life has been so busy with the holiday bustle, a couple birthdays, a child’s surgery and now lots of snow days.
I’ve been tired.
Thankfully, I have not only maintained my weight-loss weight but lost a small amount. ONLY by the grace of God, I’m 26 pounds lighter. Woohoo!!!!!
So my “healthy” holidays goal is to not stress about the fact that my journey has slowed and pretty much halted. For now. (I still have 14 pounds to lose!)
I’m aiming to maintain over the next few weeks.
Drink lots and lots and lots of water.
And eat. But (hopefully) in moderation.
I’m not going to ruin this Christmas season by being down on myself because I haven’t scratched off “workout” on my daily to-do list.
Or because I devoured one of my Aunt Jackie’s FAMOUS pumpkin cake rolls at Seneker Christmas.
Because in the end who cares if I weigh 35 pounds if I am a Grinch? I know I can be very Grinch-like when I “feel” like I’m failing.
That’s why there MUST be new and special rules for this time of year. At least for me.
So here’s to a moderately yummy, moderately healthy, water-filled, joy-filled, family-filled, un-Grinchy Christmas!
My name is Ginia Oehlschlager and I'm a small-town gal from Missouri. Join me as I document my crazy life on the farm with my husband and four kids. I'm always looking for frugal, simple ways to live the life God set before me. Where faith, family and fun come together on the farm.