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Merry Christmas! And the diet resumes today

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Doug and I went overboard on the eating yesterday and on Christmas eve too.

But its Christmas! Regardless of my injury I would have eaten. You can’t avoid it. But I don’t need to wait until New Years to change my new habit. The diet resumes today. We still have sweets in the house, but I do know how to eat in moderation.

We had a great Christmas and I hope everyone who reads this did too. We traveled last week to Doug’s parents and spent a lot of good quality time with them. Since we weren’t traveling this week it really made the holiday nice and relaxing (and despite the bad weather we drove in last Sunday, that was way better than what we would have dealt with this week). It was nice to hang out at home on Christmas Eve. I set up my new coffee maker and we went to my parents’ house.

It was really great being there with everyone. Christmas Eve is about the only time we ALL are together at the same time anymore, though we weren’t all there, because Jarrod didn’t have his kids til Christmas Day. I got to meet my newest niece, Katie, though I forgot to bring my camera. So I’m hoping I get some email copies of pictures.

On Christmas Day, Doug helped make the pumpkin pie that was dessert to our dinner later that evening. Then we opened presents. We both loved everything we got! The highlight of Doug’s presents was the NFL football I finally got him. He’s been asking for it for years. Doug got me lots of great presents, among them a gift card for Fleet Feet Sports. I can’t wait til I can run again so I can spend it. The real highlight was Guitar Hero, which I’ve been begging for almost as long as Doug has been begging for that football. Its definitely been a lot of fun to play. We played it all day! Then we went to a movie and came home and made dinner.

I was forced to confront the consequences of my recent dietary choices this week. My tightest pair of jeans is uncomfortably so now. Truthfully, I had avoided wearing them because I knew what was going on. But I had to do laundry and those jeans were the only one left. It was hard to squeeze them on and after I took them off I was unfortunately more aware of my expanding stomach.

I couldn’t get it off my mind, so I weighed myself on Wednesday morning. I hadn’t gotten on the scale in a month. I weigh 177.2. My normal weight has been between 164 and 169 for several months now. So I’ve gained 8 to 13 pounds. It could definitely be worse, but I am by no means happy about this.

This isn’t permanent, I know that. But I am a bit upset now that I am confronting it. But I know I can fix it. Even in eating more, I’m not super hungry. So I think my body is trying to stay at my lower weight, maybe where it is more comfortable now?

I still managed to lose a couple pounds after I got hurt when I was still trying. Then I had about a week after I was diagnosed where I just ate. After that though it got to my birthday and into the holidays. So I tried to eat well when I could, which I am sure helped.

Perhaps with starting the diet again and when I start exercising more normally I will get off the plateau I had been on before the injury.

So the diet resumes today. We’ll see what happens.

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Author: Jessica

I am a running working mama. We work hard and play hard and I have a lot to share along the way.

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