Thursday, December 22, 2011

Choice and Accountability

Well I can say I have made some not so great food choices this week and I feel it. My friends and neighbors have all been delivering scrumtious baked goods and I have sampled and resampled them all. We have had lots of goodies around the office.  Somehow I feel like I have to try them just know that feeling....Today, I was up a pound on the scale even though its not official weigh in day. This is the first time since being banded and I am trying not to beat myself up. I came to work to read this quote by my co-worker and it has made me feel better:

“Do the best you can in all aspects of your life, and then let go of it.  Regardless of how hard you try, you’re still going to make your share of mistakes.  Once you accept this fact of life and put more attention on your strengths than on your weaknesses, you’ll start having more fun than you ever dreamed possible.” – Anonymous

As I get ready to spend the Holidays with my Husbands family, I want to re-focus my efforts, remember my strengths that have helped me thus far on my journey, and most of all have lots of fun!!  Fun does not have to equate to too much food...I want to make good choices. I know I can...  


  1. That quote from Anonymous is SO true. We can only do the best we can, learn from less healthful decisions and move on!

    I took a page from Amanda Kiska (Blog is Amanda's Waning) that there are no good or bad foods, just food with more or less nutritional value.

  2. A pound isn't so bad. Even "normal" people might gain a pound during the holidays. A little taste probably kept you on track better than refusing, then binging later, which is what I'm famous for. Happy Holidays!

  3. I definitley think the way we react to things makes all the difference in the world.

    I like a more positive approach for sure. :)

  4. Remember when I freaked out because I gained a pound Thanksgiving week? Yup, I survived. Life goes on...just because you're banded doesn't mean you can't sample a few things ;) Say it with me....m o d e r a t i o n. :):)