HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish nothing but the best for all of you in 2015. My year started with a kiss at midnight from my special sweetheart:
That’s Luna, my friend Tavi’s pooch. Tavi had a little gathering on New Year’s Eve, and I’ll get to that in a bit. First, though, it’s time for weigh-in results!
I only do weigh-ins once a month, so I don’t get obsessed over the numbers, and here’s what happened when I weighed myself at the start of this month:
DOWN ONE POUND! Take that, holidays!
I’m up a little bit from one year ago. I started 2014 weighing 241 pounds, so that’s a gain of 6 pounds since I last rang in the new year.
Six pounds is nothing, though – I’m nothing but proud of how I’ve done in 2014. After all, the big picture is still a mighty big, impressive picture. A weight of 247 pounds means I’ve lost and kept off 155 pounds. Hot damn! Here’s my whole weight loss chart:
Normally, in my weigh-in posts, I also share my monthly Workout Progress Report, but I’m gonna skip that for now. Because it’s the new year, instead of doing a monthly report, I’m working on my big year-end report that encompasses the past 12 months, so look for that, coming soon.
I do need to come clean, though: I did my weigh-in one day earlier than normal. I had a really active and successful Christmas trip, and I was excited to see if it paid off on the scale. So I weighed myself on December 31st, before heading out to the aforementioned New Year’s Eve get-together.
Weighing myself before a New Year’s Eve party instead of the morning after changed my attitude going into the party, and I ended up eating more than I probably would have otherwise. But I had a good time, and ate plenty of healthy food, along with the not-as-healthy options. The healthy food included lots of raw veggies, and some shrimp, which were my contribution to the festivities:
These shrimp were so huge they were an oxymoron: jumbo shrimp. Look at this guy!
Shrimp, though, are super lean and protein-packed, no matter the size. Three of these monsters were around 100 calories and 1 gram of fat (plus some extra calories for cocktail sauce).
Now for the non-healthy consumables. Tavi had made a ton of gingerbread (an ungodly amount, for a massive project, which is on his Instagram feed), so I had some gingerbread cookies. And some homemade caramel. And another guest brought bacon-wrapped dates, so I had some of those (probably too many, but those are one of my favorite all-time appetizers). And cheese. There was cheese.
I also drank, which I only mention not because it’s some huge violation, but because it’s so rare for me. Tavi made mulled wine, so I had a glass of that, and a glass of champagne at midnight. (It was only the third time I drank in 2014 – the first two times were at weddings.)
I have all month, though, to work the extra calories off, and lose even more on top of it, and that’s what I’m gonna do. I’m on a roll, having posted a loss for the past three months, and I will continue that streak!
Keep it up, David!
PS. Stay tuned: I have a couple fun announcements coming up… but my next post is actually going to be all about rejection. Eek.