Yesterday, April 26, kicked off three weeks of almost continuous celebration for my little family. Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, you see, and May 10 is our wedding anniversary, and May 15 is my birthday. It’s an especially big year for us, because it is our 10th wedding anniversary, and I am turning 40! OMG, I can’t believe I just said that out loud. I mean, on paper. I mean, where everyone can see. But now that we have a little one, we also have Mother’s Day in there to celebrate, and on May 19, I am a bridesmaid in a good friend’s wedding, so these 3 weeks in 2012 will be particularly joy-filled and frenetic. And filled with lots of going out to dinner, cake, and more going out to dinner.
Should I just kiss my hopes of losing weight goodbye? It hasn’t been going that well lately, by the way. I have yo-yo’d back up to my original weight after losing 3 pounds, and have just been too ashamed and discouraged to blog about it. I am sure that after partaking of my husband’s birthday dessert last night, my waistline has expanded even further. We have scheduled his real dinner for tonight, Friday, and a couple friends want to celebrate with us again – at the CHEESECAKE FACTORY – this Sunday. I am inclined to give myself a pass for these 3 weeks, but we all know that I am way too easy on myself when it comes to…well, just about everything.
Also, if I give myself a pass for these 3 weeks, AND for Thanksgiving, AND for Christmas, then that is a full 6 weeks out of the year when I do indulge, and I think that is just too much. What do YOU guys do to stay focused on weight loss and sticking to your healthy diets? I would love some tips.