Christmas Is Coming
by Meggan Larson
I think there are two kinds of people during the holidays. The first kind wants to stay focused and stay away from all of the sugar throughout the season. The second kind is planning to stuff their faces as full as possible with basically anything in sight and start over in the new year. I hold no judgment towards either camp because I have totally been in both BUT I do have some advice…
A few years ago I was really diligent throughout the holidays and I actually ended up losing weight while everyone around me gained. I thankfully had my sister on board so we made sure to bring lots of on plan items and enjoyed a very delicious feast. Last year I threw caution to the wind because I hadn’t been on plan for a while and I figured I may as well get it all out of my system and eat whatever I wanted. So that’s what I did. Literally until the stroke of midnight I stuffed my face with some ice creamy dessert and while everyone else counted down to midnight I shoveled food into my mouth as fast as I could. It was not a proud moment for me. I did manage to lose 20lbs in the first quarter of the year but that seemed to fill me with a false confidence and I ended up worse than where I started.
I’m finally back on track and at my lowest weight in about 2 years and I know what my plan is this Christmas. I’m not giving in. Sure it was delicious but I can make an equally delicious on plan treat for myself and not have the guilt and shame of going off plan. Not to mention the horrible brain fog and detox period. It’s just not worth it to me anymore! Having done both I would personally recommend staying strong. Research yummy desserts that you’ll love and stick to those! Make a bunch of extra and keep it in the freezer for quick snacks when you’re feeling the urge to cave. Make a plan and stick to it instead of winging it for the holidays and then you’ll go into the New Year with momentum instead of a food hangover. Trust me when I say, it’s not pleasant.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!