I hope everyone out there had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the long weekend if you're lucky enough to be getting one!
My Thanksgiving started with the 5K Turkey Trot. It was packed there! There were a total of 777 runners and an additional 700+ walkers!!! I came in 148th place overall with a time of 24:12 and was the second fastest female in my age group. So I wasn't thrilled, but wasn't disappointed either.
As for dinner, well I did exactly what I planned - I ate whatever I wanted and as much as I wanted. Which meant that I ate too much. Which I was and still am totally okay with. The scale is showing me WAY up - about 5 pounds. It'll take a few days to know where I really stand.
Friday night I braved the crowds and went shopping. I scored some FANTASTIC deals. I've been wanting to get a new, expensive, high thread count sheet set since I hit goal in July and there was such a great deal going on at Kohl's that I couldn't resist. OH WOW! It was like sleeping on a cloud last night!
Yesterday I spent the whole day cleaning and then putting up the Xmas tree. I still have some more Xmas stuff that I need to get put up, but the tree and lights are the most time consuming, and I'm glad I got those done.
Marc added some lights to the front entryway...
Here is the tree:
And I bought a lighted garland thing during my Black Friday shopping and decorated our mantle for the first time:
I ate about 90% on track yesterday. But I didn't exercise. Weirdly, I'm almost proud of myself. On my journey down the scale, a day of overeating followed by a day of no exercise would have put me into an extreme state of anxiety and overwhelming guilt. But I'm not feeling that at all.
I believe that this weekend in maintenance is a learning experience for me. I got a lot accomplished yesterday which I feel great about. And I am going to do a workout video this morning and will eat on track the rest of this weekend. And if my weight is still up a few days from now, I know that I really have to buckle down.
I hope and believe that this is a healthy mindset. I believe the borderline obsessive behavior on the way down might have been somewhat unhealthy, but it definitely led to success. Now I'm learning - I hope - how to act to maintain this lifestyle change for the rest of my life!