Have you noticed the amount of uncertainty there is in the process of weight loss? With uncertainty comes risk and with risk there is always the imperative to do something about the risk. Take the risk; don’t take the risk; minimize the risk; avoid the risk.
Take the case of: “I’ll be with my extended family for Christmas and I can’t be my careful self when I’m with them. What am I going to do about my weight loss routine?”
Living with uncertainty can put anyone through the ringer. But you could save yourself some stress and strain by thinking of the uncertainty of weight loss as an opportunity and not as all is lost. Because there is uncertainty in the weight loss process you have a chance to be creative. Staying on your diet as much as humanly possible for the big Christmas meal would certainly be a creative act. Wouldn’t you say so? You might even argue that going off your weight loss diet for Christmas is a creative act too, especially if you go off and the very next day you go back on again.
Yes, there is great uncertainty that you face when you are determined to lose your unwanted weight. Remember, though, with uncertainty (and risk) comes the opportunity to be creative. And Christmas with all the weight loss uncertainty tied to it is a bonafide chance to be as creative as you can.
Here's wishing you a very merry, creative Christmas!