Okay, I'm sure few... even myself... are anticipating it.
But I NEED it. Seriously. From October to December are horror months for me. First, we have Halloween. Can we say CHOCOLATE EVERYWHERE? It's all you see, smell, and unfortunately, all I taste sometimes. My belly is mad at me for my recent chocolate intake. Bad, Krista, Bad.
Then we have November, bring on the turkey, folks! Gobble Gobble! Turkey, really good bread, and PIES galore! Oh me, oh my!
Then, sigh. December ushers in Christmas. Not only is there the anticipated *day* in which we have fifteen billion meals at different relatives houses... but we also have everyone and their brother making Christmas goodies and bringing them to work (including myself!) Christmas parties for schools, stocking stuffer candy, and well, tis' the season!
All this to remind you, IT'S HARD TO LOSE WEIGHT! Especially in the next three months.
Personally, I don't try to lose weight from Thanksgiving to Christmas. My goal is to STAY even. To portion control.
Then January, New Year's Resolution, here I come.
But... from now until Thanksgiving, there's no reason we can't shed a few pounds right?
**for those who don't need to lose any weight, we that do request that you eat an extra serving of pie at Thanksgiving for us. Thanks!**
For all the weary weight loss that the next few months hold, I have GOOD NEWS to announce.
We had our annual Health Risk Assessment at work this week, and guess how many pounds I lost since last year?
13. WOOHOO for that right? Personally, I don't wonder if their scale isn't off a teensy bit because it weighed me a few pounds lighter than my one at home, but hey, beggars can't be choosy!
For those who are trying to lose weight with me, let's set a goal. We're at zero today. By Thanksgiving, what number can you commit to to be in the negative?
I want to give some big awesome number, but that would be foolish of me and I'd end up giving up. SO I'm going for 1 pound a week. There are 6 weeks left, so that's 6 pounds.
For those you aren't, feel free to cheer on us future skinny-minnie's kay? We need it!
OH OH OH! One more thing I encourage you to do, which I'll be doing. Take a picture of yourself. You know those before and after pictures you see on biggest loser? Okay, you don't' need to go spandex and sports bra, but push that belly out as far as you can and snap a picture. Then, later, when we've lost a good bit of weight, take a picture of your new self all dolled up (feel free to suck it in just a little in that picture... you know they all do it!) Before and after pictures are ALWAYS encouraging!