There is a funny thing we weight losers do.  If we should find ourselves gaining weight (and who hasn’t) we find ourselves saying “I have gained a few pounds.”  Or, we will detach the weight loss from ourselves by saying “the weight won’t come off.”  As if it is a separate entity.

So, I am here to say that I have gained 15 pounds.  Not a “few” pounds.  Not “some” weight.  But, let’s be exact here.  15.  Fifteen.  One-five.  I have decided that it is important to say that.  I know I am not alone.  I want to show some courage here and acknowledge it.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why.  Just scan through Janet Eats.  The excess poundage came on in chunks on my many vacations.  Those celebrations of the food on my travels.  I am not here to say, the object of this lesson is ‘don’t eat on vacation.’  Au contraire:  Don’t even DIET on vacation!!  Bottom line:  sacrifice doesn’t work.  I had the option when returning from each one of my trips to moderate my eating again.  I did not.

My blog has evolved from “how I lost fifty pounds.”  Thank God I changed the tagline.  If I hadn’t, I would have to go in and refresh it all the time.  Because at this point, it would have to say “how I lost 35 pounds.”

Really – isn’t that the point?  I have lost 35 pounds.  That is remarkable.  I should celebrate that!   We have many choices when we gain weight.  Giving up is one of them, sure.  But, we don’t have to make THAT choice.  The thinking “oh, I’m just going to be fat again” is not an option if you want to live a healthful life.  I do.

Eating with moderation and exercising is the best option.  Getting back to the ritual is a choice.  Eating whatever you want, in a reasonable way and taking a walk.  That works.  Cooking wonderful healthful meals.  Good idea.

I hope this helps.  It certainly has helped me.  I am back on track.  I am happy about it.  I still look fabulous to myself.  I should.  I have lost 35 pounds!