Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity."
~Walter Dill Scott

Well geez, It's been forever, do you guys even remember me? That is the few readers that I even have left? I'm so sorry that life has gotten the best of me the last couple months, and I have been less than attentive to my blog.

First of all, Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope everyone had wonderful Thanksgivings and are looking forward to, and getting ready for the Christmas Holiday.

This is one of my favorite times of year, I love spending time with the family, baking and more importantly, eating all the yummy food that comes around with Christmas time!

I've been doing ok sticking to plan, I have good days, and I have bad days, but more importantly, the weight in doing ok. I was not home this Sunday for my official weigh in, but I checked the scale last night to "check in" on myself, and I'm showing to still be right in the area of 142. It's hard to tell exactly, since I'm always up a little during the day. I'm taking it as I'm doing ok though, and even if I was actually up a little bit, it is the holidays.

I'm actually trying to following weight watchers again during the holidays. That way on the days I'm not busy with social events, ect that comes with Christmas time, I'm doing very well, it makes the days that aren't so hot have less of an impact on my weight. Although I have to admit I was a little put off by the changes they made with the new momentum plan, but I'm getting used to it.

As far as personal life is going, everything is going decent. Mom, Dad and all my brothers are all doing well. And the guy that I've been seeing and I are doing well.

Running is still going good. I am now on my 22nd week of running, and I have to admit I love it. I go through cycles it seems, where I'll love it, and then I'll despise going out and running. The weeks where I love it, I get out as much as I can, and the weeks where I loath it, I just try to get out once or twice. It all works out, and I'm still doing it on a regular basis, which in my eyes is great. I'm also still running outside, even though it's cold. Everyone thinks I'm crazy, and you should see the looks I get when I'm out running at its 20* and snowing out, but I just love it. That's one of the great things about Michigan, you'll never get bored with the weather! On the other hand, it does get awful expensive making sure you have all the right clothes to go fight the weather, ha ha.

Eating as a whole has been good. I'm learning maintenance isn't about "being good" all the time. It's about enjoying Pizza and Broiled Chicken on the weekend, and then cutting back during the week to make up for it. It's about having the piece of cheesecake at dinner, but only eating half. And don't get me wrong, there are still plenty of times I still want to (and have) broke down and eaten for comfort, but I suppose you can't kill all your old habits right off the bat.

Anyways, that's the update for now, I'm off to catch up on some of your blogs since I've been such a bad blog friend! Hope all is well with everyone!


Carolyn said...

Soo good to hear from you! It's been a long time.

Glad to hear that everything is going well and you've kept up the running and the weight maintenance. Sounds like you have a good plan going into the Holidays too!!

Kathy said...

I'm always happy to see an update from you. I was just mentioning to Noelle the other day that I miss Kate and Skinny Guy and within days you both post!
Glad you're doing well and hope you have a great Holiday...just in case you don't post for awhile...busy girl!!!

TB--Milwaukee said...

Good to check in every once in a while. Glad to hear it's all good.

WW has all new materials this week, so check out a meeting ;)

Kim said...

I'm so happy to hear that all is going well with you! I was getting worried. :)

Fatinah said...

so glad to see your update!
I knew you'd still be kicking butt - you brat!
I'm glad you're still posting - it is nice to read about life on the other side....gives me hope!!
I'm still running too - and just signed up for my first 1/2 marathon!!

noelle said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. Maintenance has been an interesting ride for me too. The past couple months I've seen how easy it is to go back to old habits...and gain weight again. I'm working on getting back to where I want to be.

Take One Stripper Pole said...

Hmmm who are you? Just kidding! I love to hear the updates and see how life is going in maintenance world ... someday I will be there too. :)

Sharon said...

Glad to hear things are going well. Enjoy your holidays!

Tina said...

I love baking during the holidays!