This weekend, I was looking glumly out my kitchen window when my wife asked me what was wrong.
"I'm just surprised ... at how much damage the holidays did to my healthy habits."
It's become crystal clear to me that month-long breaks from healthy habits are akin to pressing the reset button. A couple weeks of half-assing it trying to get them back isn't cutting it. I've actually gained a pound in those two weeks.
So back to basics. Start counting everything. Set some goals, work towards them, handle exceptions by the meal not by the day or, horrifically, by the week. The "this week is a mess anyway" may work between Christmas and New Years but writing off the entire time between your in-law's coming over for dinner and, say, the superbowl, is definitively awful.
Today's weight: 206.5
Next goal: 199.5
Summer goal: sub-190, maintained
Let's get cracking.