Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wherein I Celebrate My First WW Christmas (and Weigh-in)

After a gorge-fest weekend I am happy to report a .2-pound loss. That’s not bad considering it was my first Christmas on WW. For me, Christmas is always more food-laden than Thanksgiving. It’s not so much the main meal on Christmas Day as it is the cookies and snacks that linger on afterwards. My family is a stocking-stuffer family. At the bottom of my stocking there is always a 4-inch thick layer of sweets. This year, I saved four small Dove bar minis and put the rest of the treats in a bag for Clay to take to work with him. I hate to give away those tiny gifts from my family, but it’s better than consuming them all.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was pretty fantastic. I didn’t track on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I put a few things in my eTools that I knew I would be eating, but I didn’t plan out my meal the way I did for Thanksgiving. We spent Christmas Eve at Clay’s sister’s house. I ate a hot dog with some sauerkraut, a piece of pizza, and a few cookies. Not bad, right? Right. But then I saw the cheese tray. And the mini hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. Shut. Your. Face. I ate a decent share, then retired to the living room so I wouldn’t be further tempted.
Christmas Day offered the traditional meal and some chocolate pie and cookies (so many cookies this year!). I knew there would be more food to consume yesterday, but I tried my best to stay on point for the last day of my holiday vacation. Clay and I tried out a new sushi restaurant in Monroeville. It’s been open for three weeks and I’m happy to say it was a pretty good place (Yamato Hibachi & Sushi Bar). The miso soup fell short, as did Clay’s pad thai, but the sushi was excellent. I had a spicy crab roll, a sweet potato roll, and a vegetable roll. I ended up taking most of the sweet potato roll home with me.
Also, I got my scale! Here’s a picture I found of it online: 
It’s pretty fantastic so far. I programmed it late last night, so I haven’t had time to play around with it much, but it does everything you can imagine a scale could do – body fat, caloric intake for maintenance, caloric intake for weight loss, bone density, water weight, etc. Soon it’ll be making dinner for me and brushing the neighbor’s dog. Today was my first at-home weigh-in. I have one more WW meeting next week then I’m officially on my own indefinitely.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and you got exactly what you asked for. I didn’t ask for this little guy, but Clay apparently thought I needed one (and I’m glad he thought that because I love it):
Weight loss this week: -.2 pounds
Total weight loss: 36.4 pounds

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