Hey ‘gurts fans! ‘Tis the season of finals, holidays, and a dangerous blend of stress and decadent holiday foods. I don’t know about you all, but I have definitely felt the physical effects of the season. That’s the thing about not being as overly-obsessed with my eating lately, sometimes my weight can fluctuate. But ya know, it is the holiday season. It is cold and dark and all we want to do is curl up somewhere warm, eat, and hibernate. It’s okay to indulge a bit. Just, try to pay attention to how frequently you do it. For instance, I have been making my fair share of excuses, which is why I have gone up a bit. First, I was in finals, and not just any finals – my final finals. So of course I was gonna cut myself slack that week (or two). Once I finished, well come on; I was DONE COLLEGE! I had earned some lazy days of just eating and not really moving…at all. In my head, it was kind of a week by week thing, but now I realize that I’ve been eating poorly and not moving for like a month…it creeps up on you.
Honestly though, it happens. I am hoping to start working in acting, and am very aware of my physical appearance, but I’m not letting it make me crazy anymore. I am spending the week with my family in California, and I’m not going to obsess over feeling bigger the entire time. I’ll try to keep the junk food in check, but I’ll still have fun food with my family as we celebrate Christmas and later New Year’s Eve. We have “resolution season” for a reason. Besides, no one really sees you under all that winter gear anyway.
I know it sucks. I know that you are more aware of your size than anyone else. I am eager to lose the weight I have put on, too. Just don’t let it wreck your holidays. The diet regime can wait (I promise that the extra pounds will still be there). Just make the smart choices when you can, and cut yourself some slack.* Meanwhile, my plans for this week include trying to be relatively active and the following:
Good luck, enjoy the holidays, and if I’m not back within the next two weeks – HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
*Feel free to do what I do, and befriend your food baby.**
**Mine is named “Meatball.” Adorable, I know.