Saturday, December 13, 2008

First "Christmas Party" Temptation Resisted...

Well, tonight is my husband's staff Christmas party. Every year my husband treats his staff to a catered all you can eat and drink (not just soda - EVERYTHING) buffet ... Well, tonight, I'm sitting at home. :) I declined my husband's invite and sent him off!! I am so proud of myself for not caving in, especially so early in my journey.

As I sit here, I have to be honest, I am thinking of all that food, and wine and beer...can't help it. This is exactly why I did not go. I know I am not yet strong enough to resist such powerful temptations!! Sitting here thinking about it causes no damage baby!! Yet another milestone! Whooohooo!!

My own staff Christmas party is set for next Wednesday. That will be the end of my first week on this journey and there is no way in hell that I'm going to mess that up!! I will be able to exercise control because it is not a buffet, nothing will be tempting me - I could choose exactly what I need to eat in order to keep me on track. I'm not worried about Wednesday!!

A few times I've thought to myself, "Why didn't you start this journey AFTER Christmas?" It's simple really. Every year for the past 15 plus years, I would make the same New Year's resolution, "This year I'm going to lose this weight!" Well we all know how that turned out. This year, I want New Years to roll around and I would have already started, actually well on my way to losing the weight and at that point my resolution could be, no MY RESOLUTION WILL BE to "Keep on Keeping ON!!" on this journey.

Good things ahead....2009 Will be MINE!!!!!!!!! :))))))

BTW, for cardio today, i went for a 25 min walk/jog outside in the cold...I tried walking for a bit, then jogging for a bit. I did a lot more brisk walking than jogging but hey, it's progressive!! :P

J

2 comments:

Patricia London Smith said...

I'm proud of you! Keep on keeping on! One day and one step at a time! I need to be sure to carve some exercise time in for me today... I will let you know later what I did. Smooches!

Anonymous said...

Joania...

I can't believe you had that much drive to miss a Christmas Party with unlimited booze....you are the rock! Keep going girl...doing a great job!

Tanya