Today was our last segment of “Cut the Creep” on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, (except Carson Daly filled in for Kathie Lee today).
First the bad news. The scale lied again claiming I gained 3.5 lbs this week. Oh-em-gee! I think I was subconsciously making up for the 2 lbs I lost after that flipping stomach virus the week before. But the good news is, overall I lost 0.3 lbs since starting my weigh ins before Thanksgiving. Great thing I started out strong, otherwise I would have been in trouble this week.
So, long story short, despite the weight gain this past week I am pleased to have brought in the New Year a little lighter than I was pre-holiday season. Go me, go me, go me…
It was a delight working with Kathy Abruzzo, Madelyn Fernstrom, Chemene Pelzer, Hoda, Kathy Lee and everyone else we worked with at the Today Show. Everyone was super sweet! Special thanks to the miracle workers in hair and makeup. I got sooo many compliments on how great I looked. A constant reminder of how awful I must have looked before. Ha, ha, ha…no, really.
I was so happy one of my favorite people, Notoya Green was able to join me today at the show. We had so much fun! But we always manage to do that when we get together, hehe.
Five Lessons Learned
1. Make a plan going into the holidays to fit in exercise. Even if it’s just walking, find a way to keep moving. The pedometer they gave us was helpful because it made me more mindful to keep moving throughout each day.
2. Weight yourself at least weekly. Don’t let yourself go beyond 2-3 lbs weight gains each week. Make a plan to lose before the month is out.
3. Don’t deprive yourself. It’s not worth it. Life is too short. Just remember to get back on track with diet and exercise.
4. If you struggle with “liquid” calories like me be sure to take into account those added calories when deciding to eat. On the days I knew I would hit the eggnog hard I would stick with lean meat (fish/chicken) and load up on vegetables, no carbs.
5. Load up on water. This is definitely one of my problem areas. But trust, it really helps with maintaining weight, without a doubt.