Another week in the books. I’m at the point now in this process (2.5 weeks in), where it all feels very routine, and it’s largely stopped being a pain to do. Last week I had lost 2 pounds over the week. This week, it was down to 1.2. Still, 1.2 pounds down is better than no pounds down (or any pounds up), so that’s definitely something. At this rate, if I kept things up, I’d be at my goal weight by the end of April.
Of course, the debate with the diet that’s hardest to solve is always (for me) what to do about holidays. I already dieted straight through Denisa’s birthday without really paying the day any notice. You’d think that would be an easy thing, but I’m not really crazy about doing it. Not because it’s hard, but because a lot of our family traditions involve food, for better or worse. Imagine sitting down to a nice Thanksgiving dinner, except your dad skips it, because he’s on a diet and knows how hard it’ll be for him to be there and not eat anything. That just doesn’t sit right with me.
Easter’s not exactly to Thanksgiving level proportions in my house, from a meal standpoint, but then again, it’s still a very noteworthy holiday, and I don’t think I want to just diet my way through it. So we’ll see if I can somehow manage to eat my way sparingly through the day. (Not the easiest thing for me to, speaking from historical experience.) Still, once day isn’t going to kill me, though it will likely make the diet go on longer. (And then at the end of the month, my father is coming into town for a visit. Again, that’s not the easiest thing to just diet your way through. My immediate family is very understanding of my diet, and it’s not like my father would be mad or anything for me dieting while they’re here. But it’s a chance to celebrate and enjoy life a bit for a few days. I don’t think I really want to miss out on that.)
Which likely explains why diets end up taking me longer than I anticipate. There’s always some reason to celebrate something, right? Even during a pandemic. (Especially during a pandemic.) I just have to remind myself I’m in this for the long haul, and it’s more a resetting of my lifestyle than a temporary restriction on what I eat. The ultimate goal is to live a life where I just don’t put on weight. I’m getting better at that, but I clearly still need practice . . .
Anyway. One more week in the books. Bring on the next!
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