Wow, it seems like forever since I’ve been able to offer an update. The Thanksgiving holiday and work travel really provided a few whirlwind weeks for Lacey and I. And if I’m being honest, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster with our weight loss journey also. Nothing too crazy or dramatic, but there were some ups and downs with scale. Through it all though, we were able to come out the other side and still push our weight to lower than it was before.
I can’t tell you how much this means to me because, historically, this is the time of year I put on my winter weight and enter into a vegetative state where I’ll mindlessly done out on Christmas movies while snuggling up to a side of Christmas goodies to keep me company.
But this year something is different, something special.
This year I have priority.
Understanding “Priority” is one of the things that I’ve always struggled with. Whether it’s weight loss, finances, devotions, or any of a hundred other things, it’s just always been easier for me to go on autopilot and assume that my hopes and dreams will accomplish themselves.
For me, having the discipline to go after what it is I REALLY want in life is the change in behavior and attitude I needed. Discipline and Priority are the two most difficult words I’ve had to embrace so far on this journey, but, if I’m being honest, they’ve also been the two greatest “Weight Loss Secrets” that Jeremy has shown me.
During Thanksgiving, I was really able to test my new mentality as the holidays are always my biggest challenge (and my particular weakness). It wasn’t so much big snacks or full plates of giant portions, but rather, the constant pressure to graze. The ever present desire to nibble on something. Jeremy’s game plan was great, but I also have to give Lacey a huge shout out for keeping me accountable and thus keeping me from gorging myself day in and day out.
But, now that that chaos of Thanksgiving has died down, Lacey and I can push hard through to the end of the month! We’re going to stay disciplined and make our long term goal the priority of our holiday season. And, most importantly, we’re going to focus on the true reason for the holiday and rather than using Christmas as an opportunity to over eat, I’m going to use it as an opportunity to be over thankful for what is and what is yet to come.
Here’s to our best December ever!
Well, clearly Tim is making it an awesome December. While he hasn’t posted for a few weeks, he is 5.3 pounds smaller than when he was last here. Great job Tim! Thats an overall weight loss of 25 pounds in 12 weeks. Great Job Tim!