January 1st was my date to do measurements again.
Was I looking forward to these? Yes and No.
Yes...because it was another month where I worked hard and I was anxious to see if I gained any weight or if my measurements had changed at all.
No...because it is the month of post-Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations galore. I tried to eat healthy but I had a lot of days where I didn't. My food journal was put to the side as I was focused more on Christmas and everything that I needed to do for this holiday. I was enthralled with the kids and their needs and was just ready for vacation and to spend time with my family on our days off. I was also sick 2 full weeks of December. When I am sick I don't stick to eating healthy...I just eat what I can.
My results. I didn't gain weight. I didn't lose weight either. My measurements are the same.
After I measured everything I did have some disappointment. I won't lie. Then the reality hit me that this is the month where I have heard people gain 5 lbs...just from eating all the crappy food that is out there for the holidays. I didn't!
What I learned. I need to follow through with food journal and with the form that I have been asked to fill out for my plan. When I don't keep tabs on what I am eating things get out of control...mainly, me.
As I lift up my bottle of water...here is to a New Year. Here is to drinking more water. Here is to eating healthier. Here is to following the plan and trying to get the fat loss percentage to decrease.