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Losing weight?

I met a woman today who was featured in the March issue of Shape Magazine for losing 266 pounds. She’s the daughter of one of my coworkers, and she used to work for Smoak’s Bakery back when they were still open. By watching her fat intake and portion sizes, she has kept the weight off for 7 years. When my coworker made fudge the other night, this lady came in, leaned over it, inhaled deeply, and said, “Ah, that’s good.” She never ate any of it.

She said today that she works out 5-6 days a week.

Obviously, diet and exercise are the keys. I just need to get back on the horse. These past couple of weeks have been bad. Parties at work, cookie-baking at home…I’ve started to just snack and snack and snack, and since it’s been cold, I haven’t been biking. Here’s the graph of my weight for the duration of my diet, since it started on October 3:

As you can see, I’ve sort of stalled. I need to start working out more, and not wussing out when it’s cold. There’s a workout room over at the apartment office; I can go there.

And I need to stop snacking :P My coworker’s daughter said in Shape that TV was causing her to overeat out of boredom, so she stopped watching it and started reading instead. I need to cut down on the habits that cause me to eat out of boredom, too.

Today at work was really bad…I had nothing to do after finishing up my work (I got done in like an hour and a half), and I had to sit there smelling the gingerbread house. When my coworkers all brought in food for another party, I just kept nibbling and nibbling. I even drank punch instead of water. I don’t know how much pumpernickel bread and spinach dip I ate; I know I ate way too many sugar cookies.

I’ve tried to put it all in DietPower. Hopefully I was close. If I am, I ate something like 1300 calories. (Eeep.)

I want to say that it’ll be good when the holidays are over, because then I won’t have all the temptation…but to be honest, I can’t just count on that. I have to make a permanent change within myself. After all, Christmas happens every year. ;P