Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Taking a Break

So, after another somewhat disappointing loss this week (0.6), I have decided that I need to take a break from counting points and obsessing over every calorie. By chance, this coincides with Thanksgiving and my trip to visit my family (Wed-Sun). So, in my opinion, that's a pretty good time to ease up a little bit on the plan so that I can enjoy the family gatherings and not obsess if I have an extra glass of wine or a slice of birthday cake or pumpkin pie.

I will, however, focus on making healthy choices and exercising. I am running the 5K tomorrow and I'm a mixture of excited and nervous. I'll let you know how it goes and maybe I'll even be able to post some photos =) In the past, I've been so worried about taking breaks because I felt it would get me off course and distract me from my goal. But, this time, I have to view what I'm doing as a lifestyle change, and throughout life you occasionally need breaks. And after sobbing my heart out on the phone to both of my parents, I recognize that I have hit that wall and desperately need a break. Further, I did some research on WL plateaus and it's possible that I am not eating enough--which might be stunting my WL efforts. So a week of increased eating might do both my mood and metabolism a bit of good. Importantly, however, I am not going to cut back on my activity because I like exercise and it makes me feel good.

So wish me luck on the race tomorrow and I'll let you know how it goes. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Hey Katie, I made a blog now! YAY! First of all, there's no need to be sad about only losing .6- at least you didn't GAIN that amount! I know sometimes when I plateau it's because I'm not eating enough. Maybe that's your deal? Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Hi Katie! I wish you wouldn't get so upset over small losses... :( Makes me worry about you and your state of mind when it comes to food.

    Remember: Eating right and exercising is the RIGHT thing to do for your body! Even if you never weighed yourself again and continued to eat right and exercise, you are still doing GREAT THINGS!!!!

    Sending Loooooooove: