End of Week 79 – Thanksgiving Break…

I didn’t weigh this week.  Thanksgiving was Thursday, and it seems to me that anyone who wants to know how much they weigh after eating a Thanksgiving dinner and a couple of days out of the gym is a glutton for punishment!  There isn’t a thing wrong with taking a short break from the scale under exceptional circumstances, like Thanksgiving, as long as you know you can get back to normal once the circumstances pass.  I will get back to the gym on Monday and keep my better eating habits going and see what I weigh next Friday or Saturday.  I will be happy if I hold my own or lose.

I am a stress eater.  I’ve said this before, but it helps to remind myself when stressful times arrive, and in my opinion it doesn’t come any more stressful than December.  December is our busiest time at work and Christmas shopping is the worst.  Couple that with the fact that this is the first holiday season without Mom, and, frankly, if I could wish myself into January I would.

However, we can’t (and probably shouldn’t) wish time away.  I’ll just have to push through, try to get things done early, and try to give myself as much relaxation time as possible.  I’m hoping to be able to listen to a lot of classic Christmas music this year.  Not the secular, commercial stuff – the old, traditional classics.  I know they are mostly religious, which I am not, but it is the music of the season and since our society has become so politically correct, it is not played enough.  I want less Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and more Oh, Holy Night, Silent Night, and Angels We Have Heard On High.  I’m sure I’ll have to get some CDs, or load some on my iPod.  That’s fine, I’ll do it.

It will be ok.  We will be successful this season!

Until next week….

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