I’d venture to say most of the weight loss type group meetings over this past week have been focused on What To Do About Thanksgiving and The Holidays.
As it turns out, I have a weekend filled with challenges, followed by a week filled with more.
Mr. Helen’s cousin, who is really more like another sister, is turning 60 and her son is throwing her a surprise party tonight. Number one, I’m challenged by what I’m going to wear. There is no theme (I wish there was as it always makes it easier if I can just get a costume!) so anything goes. I imagine people will be dressed in everything from jeans to dresses. Number two, it’s a PARTY. This means food, lots of it, and cake and beverages of the alcoholic variety. (Of course it will probably be a cash bar which makes it a whole lot easier to not overdo. Because I’m cheap.)
I know things like this can be seen as character building and an opportunity to Do The Right Thing. But really, if we could work it out, I’d prefer to build my character another way.
On the other hand, there is another type a challenge – the word challenge defined in a way that can be very, very good. This definition sometimes involves challenges that go around blogland that help folks get and stay motivated on their journey - like South Beach Steve's Hot 100. A couple of weeks ago, I have gave myself a mini challenge of weighing less on December 31 than I did on November 1. No particular number, just less. I know Kate decided that she wanted to do that too and has lost four pounds already!
And, I saw this. And I bought it.