Saturday, January 1, 2011

What a way to start 2011...

So yesterday I woke up with a horrible sore throat complete with tons of drainage and lots of sneezing. Today I woke up feeling even worse. My dad says it sounds like I have a cold.

I sure hope this isn't a reflection on how 2011 will turn out! My dad made an excellent point, though- at least there's nowhere to go but up!

To be honest, my day has been alright. I was disappointed that I had to miss kickboxing this afternoon, but it would have exacerbated my cold. I'd rather get well ASAP than be sick for a long time.

Tonight's dinner was amazing! My parents and I went to my grandparents' house and had our annual New Year's Day dinner complete with pork chops, cabbage, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. YUM! I don't care for black-eyed peas, so I passed on those. Plus my grandma makes this awesome cheesy sauce to put on top of the cabbage that I have every time I eat cabbage. I was "bad" and had a piece of her famous chocolate cake with cherries and marshmallows, too so I used some of my WP's for that. I still have 22 WP's left to last me till my WI on Thursday so I'm all set. Honestly, I probably won't use anymore this week.

Speaking of my WLJ, this week and last week I gained .4 each week for a total of .8 gained over 2 weeks. I haven't learned how to still lose weight on Holidays (my only gains have been on Thanksgiving and during Christmas festivities) so I'm going to make it a goal to tackle it next year.

To be honest, .8 isn't that bad to gain over 2 weeks of eating Christmas goodies. If I was on some sort of drastic diet such as South Beach, Atkins, or Slim4Life, I probably would have gained 5+ pounds instead of a measly .8, so I'm grateful it wasn't anymore than that. I'm trying to see the silver lining behind this. I will, will, WILLLLL lose SOMETHING this week!

The difference with my WLJ this time around is that all the other times I was obsessed with losing a lot of weight in a short amount of time. I would eat super healthy 100% of the time and never allow myself any treats. When I finally caved, I would go 100% unhealthy for long periods of time and gain back everything I lost, PLUS some. Even if I lose really slow this time, any movement downward on the scale is good- even if it's something really really small like .5 or less.

I can happily report that since starting WW on November 11th, I have lost 5.4 pounds total. That doesn't sound like much and I know that's like snail-speed, but I'm still learning how to find that happy medium my blog title speaks of. I'm not ready to give up my favorite foods that aren't unhealthy, so I'm learning how to moderate how many treats I eat. A small 5.4 pound loss over the span of 6ish weeks sounds really small, but it's SOMETHING and that's all that counts.

Looks like I'm starting to find my happy medium! Corny (since it relates to my blog title), but everything in moderation, right? I'm 21 years old and am just now learning that. Better late than never, right?

How has everybody's 2011 started off?


  1. Going slow & steady is the way to go! What kind of life is it if you can't enjoy the treats & splurges you want!? Congrats on your small gain, you'll have a loss for sure this week!

  2. remember you LOST 5.4lbs not go you! I like your attitude and with that you will go far in life not just in weight loss but life in general! hope you feel better girl =)

  3. Thanks everybody! I completely agree with both of you guys and we will kick butt on our WLJ this year!