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#SoCS and JusJoJan 8th – Getting off to a good start for 2022

Hooray! It’s the weekend, and that means a joint venture between Stream of Consciousness Saturday (#SoCS) and JusJoJan annual January challenge. Thanks to Linda G Hill for hosting these weird and wonderful prompts. Today’s prompt is to use the words “In the…”. So here we go.


At the beginning of the year, just shortly after I stepped off the bathroom scales, I found myself in the depths of despair…. Again!

This is an annual event. Every November I try to get into racing-snake form before the season of overindulgence begins. I figure that dropping a few pounds before the big Ho Ho Ho, will give me more room for feasting and quality-testing my gin collection. And every year Christmas seems to sneak up on me while my waistbands are already feeling the strain.

So here we are, testing the breaking strain of jeans buttons and bemoaning my lack of self control. However, me being me, after a moment of sulking, came out of my corner ready to battle the bulge once more.

I’m pleased to report that in the first week of getting my head in the game and being more mindful of my nutritional intake, a few pesky pounds have left home. The jeans button is no longer threatening to launch itself at twice the speed of sound. Now comes the hard bit… staying on track and waving bye bye to more of those wee pounds!

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy 2022!

7 thoughts on “#SoCS and JusJoJan 8th – Getting off to a good start for 2022”

  1. I was at my lowest weight in a long time this past April and then it all fell apart through summer, autumn and the holidays. I need to lose several pounds by eating less and exercising more. It’s always difficult in the winter, but I hope to be back to “fighting weight” by spring.

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    1. You got there before. You can do it again. I printed off some signs to stick in the cookie jar and fridge, reminding me how much I want to fit my jeans, wear my swimming costume etc… and a list of other things I could do instead of chucking food in my mouth. I’m knitting for a friend’s baby, due in April🤪

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