I recently returned from yet another trip. I didn't think I ate terribly during the trip; however, the scale, my enemy, tells me I gained 2 pounds. What's up with that? I tell you, that ramen was worth it...
And now I'm facing Thanksgiving this week. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, in case I forget to say it later!
So, is it possible to actually lose weight this week? Yes, I celebrate the traditional Thanksgiving, with turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes and pies and the whole nine yards. I love Thanksgiving. What can I do? I don't think it's possible to not gain weight this week. So I'll just have to work harder next week to lose it, right?
But I'd like to attempt to lose 2 pounds this week. I don't like to procrastinate. I want to get started right now on this weight loss thing. I have been working on losing about 15 pounds forever, for at least a year, maybe longer. I lose maybe 5 or ten pounds, but then I gain it all back. I go on crazy diets, remember my fruit and veggie diet? And then I eventually quit the diet and eat too many desserts. I love desserts. I love to bake, I love to eat them. It's my downfall.
I even am doing Insanity, a cardio weight loss program. I love it! I'm not losing weight, but I am getting in better shape, better condition, if I can stick to it. But when I do Insanity, I need to eat more for energy, if I don't eat I get very tired. When I first started Insanity I thought it's ok to eat anything, I'm working out like crazy. But a month later I found that's not true, I still need to watch my diet. I actually gained weight while doing Insanity. So now I'm doing Insanity and attempting to eat healthy. It's tough.
Those KitKats are always calling to me. Did you know they have over 200 flavors of KitKats in Japan? My goal is to try them all... Orange/citrus is my favorite, with hotcakes coming in second.
See? There's my problem, I love sweets! I was raised with Tastykakes (sorry Hostess, I don't love you, goodbye). I love to bake cupcakes and other desserts, I love to try out new recipes. And that means I need to eat the desserts, just to taste them, you see.
Do other people out there have this problem? Should I just stop baking? Baking makes me happy. I've slowed down drastically with baking, but Christmas is just around the corner, I see it coming fast. That means making Christmas cookies... There's so many kinds, I need to make them all, to see how they turn out... It cannot be avoided.
Is it possible to lose 2 pounds over Thanksgiving week? I'll let you know.