I’m back from our first family camping trip and it was everything I wanted it to be — a weekend with a whole lot of this…
The kids made friends, as expected, and did what kids do…
They even got a chance to do some trick-or-treating.
The Husband unexpectedly enjoyed himself.
(That face is in lieu of his famous finger)
I actually just relaxed — my plan all along and it worked! I had the absolute best time doing nothing! Well, I did make everyone breakfast, grill burgers and carve pumpkins…
… but it was all on my terms and I loved being outside all day with no messy house or computers calling my name.
I hope we are able to make this a yearly tradition. It’s a great way to kick off the end of the year holiday season. Speaking of…
I’m on a mission this year and I’m calling it Operation Overboard Prevention.
It’s October 31 and that means we have 2 months until the end of the year. Two months of holidays, celebrations, and parties, which means food, food and more food! For Pete’s sake I have two Thanksgivings this year. TWO! Not to mention our annual ugly sweater party, our office Christmas party and the hordes of candy that will be in my house from the double trick-or-treating we’re doing this year.
I know myself and I can easily see myself overeating for the next two months, leading to some unrealistic New Year’s resolution that lasts a few days and then the yo-yo dieting cycle of hell will be in full effect as we kick off 2017.
No. No. No…. I’m not going down that path again.
Operation Overboard Prevention isn’t about setting some unrealistic weight loss goals. It’s not about taking measurements, getting on the scale every day or obsessing over numbers — I’ve been there, done that and I’m over it.
Nope, Operation Overboard Prevention is about finding the balance between staying accountable and enjoying myself this holiday season with no guilt, not regrets and no stress. I want to stop the cycle before it starts and enjoy the next two months while feeling good about myself and my choices.
Operation Overboard Prevention — The Details
- Keep a detailed food journal.
- Focus on nutritious, light food choices.
- Take special days/holidays off from food journaling and ENJOY yourself guilt free, returning to your food journal the very next day.
- Be consciously active for at least 15 minutes a day, every day, even holidays.
- Check in on blog or social media at least once a day.
Simple, right? This is my very #wycwyc way of getting through the holiday season.
Like I said, I have no crazy weight loss goals in mind. I just want to not feel like a total slug by the end of the year, and based on how I felt after one weekend eating my weight in Halloween candy and pumpkin muffins, that’s exactly what’s going to happen if I don’t put myself in check.
With my schedule I can’t promise to blog daily like I used to, but I know myself and I know how important that extra push of accountability is so I’ll be making an effort. My plan is to keep food journals off line and then share them all when I can. On the days I can’t I’ll check in on Facebook at least.
So… who’s down with OOP? <– you know I had to do it. Come on. Let me know in the comments below or give me a shout out on social media.