theaspiringlife (theaspiringlife) wrote in _weightwatchers,

The holiday "season" is upon us...

I posted this in another forum in response to someone who was struggling with keeping motivation up during the holiday season. I think that the holiday struggle applies to all of us, so I thought I would share it here too.

When January comes, would you rather look back at your holiday season with regret, or with pride? This whole idea that the holidays are a season that starts at Halloween and ends at New Year's Day is why so many people struggle at this time of year. Thanksgiving is only one day. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are two days. With planning you can enjoy your favorite holiday indulgences on these days and still be on plan! The first Christmas that I was on Weight Watchers I actually changed my weigh in day so that my WPA would reset on Christmas Day, since both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are big events in my family. (I should add that I would absolutely not recommend making this a regular practice, because it is sort of cheating the program. However, if it helps you stay on plan I think it is acceptable to do once a year. I never consider this an option for planning for other events throughout the year.) Only you can decide how you will feel when you wake up on New Year's Day. Will you be excited to continue down the healthy path you are on? Or will you join countless others in putting losing the holiday weight at the top of your resolution list?

  • New!

    Name: Jenna Age: 32 Height: 5'7" SW (starting weight): 267 CW (current weight): 264 GW (goal weight): 150 Hi everyone! I'm brand new to this…

  • First week!

    I have done weight watchers in the past with success, but difficult life circumstances and using food as comfort have led me to start again. This was…

  • how did they know i would come back?

    I started Weight Watchers in September 2011. I jumped out of Weight Watchers in October 2012. I lost what I wanted, but I joined a new YMCA and…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic