Weight Loss Journey Day 30

green apples

Apple pie on the way!

Thanksgiving! (Remember, these posts were written a couple of months ago.)

Today is not about counting calories, even though I do.

I don’t count to stay within a plan, I count to make it up later, so I can even out my week on other days.

Apple pie. Cinnamon rolls. (And let me tell you, I make the best!) Turkey and dressing.

I enjoy it all.

But . . . I don’t eat until my stomach hurts, and this is maybe a first EVER on Thanksgiving.

Real Time Update:

I love that I continued to lose weight through the holidays without feeling deprived. My BeNew did its job. I kept walking. When I indulged in food that was heavier than usual, I savored every bite–then was more intentional to eat well the next meal or the next day. The weight kept dropping off.

That’s one of the best lessons I’m learning–to enjoy my food without becoming over full and to balance a turkey and dressing day with a day of lots of fruit and veggies. For me, weight loss can’t be about deprivation. I can’t live that way long term. But (barring catastrophe) I can eat healthier and move more for the rest of my life.

This is about life change, not just dropping a few pounds to look good in a mother-of-the-bride dress. When that happens, it will just be a fringe benefit.

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6 thoughts on “Weight Loss Journey Day 30

  1. Rosemary Donahoo January 30, 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    Very good Paula I really like this one, sounds like more of yourself. I did the same on Thanksgiving and Xmas but it didn’t seem to hurt a thing. I never was a sweet eater so I didn’t have the problem with all the pies, whip cream, etc. I just love the turkey, dressing and gravy hehehe. Good job. Have a great week!!!

  2. mariekeates January 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm Reply

    We don’t have Thanksgiving here so it’s one less big eating festival to worry about. You’re right about making a sustainable change for good though and that includes the odd treat or holiday meal. I used to eat until I could t move over Christmas but the last few years I’ve reigned it in a lot without giving up the enjoyment of the festive treats.

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 31, 2013 at 2:49 am Reply

      Thank you, Marie! I know you’ve been at this longer than I have so it helps to hear your perspective. I’m encouraged that you agree!

  3. Melanie January 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm Reply

    I love your sensible, “real life” approach to weight loss! Thanks for the inspiration and words of wisdom. 😉

  4. Paula Moldenhauer January 31, 2013 at 2:49 am Reply

    Thanks, Melanie! I appreciate your kind words!

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