Don’t Make My Mistakes
By Meggan Larson
Last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas I got off track. Really off track. I basically couldn’t have gotten more off track if I tried (which apparently I did). I figured that it was almost the end of the year, some pretty awful things had happened to me in October, and I’d get back on track in January. I did get back on track on January 1st but the eight weeks I was off plan from November to the end of December resulted in…
A lot of weight gain. Embarrassingly enough, it was about 25lbs. I ate whatever I wanted and there were LOTS of opportunities to binge eat with parties, get togethers, coffee dates, Friday nights, you get the picture. Every meal and snack ended up being off plan in some way. Take out was ordered often. Sugary sweets and candies were purchased weekly and consumed almost daily. It was not a pretty sight. The scale, my clothes, and my attitude reflected my choices. I was miserable as I went up by more than one size and I was so embarrassed any time I ran into anyone who had seen me after I lost 60lbs. I then had an even bigger uphill battle on January 1st.
I tell you all of this in the hopes that if you’ve been having a hard time getting back on plan after Thanksgiving and you’re starting to think that maybe you’ll just get back on plan in January ~ you may want to rethink that idea. Take it from me; it’s not a good plan. You will end up regretting it and likely gaining a bunch of weight that will make you depressed and cause you to stuff your face even more during Christmas and New Year’s. If you haven’t been on plan since Thanksgiving just step away from the pumpkin pie, bread, off plan drinks etc, and get back on track. Don’t make my mistakes! Be good to yourself. You’re the only you there is.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…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!