It kind of saddens me that you are viewing what should be seen as a wonderful holiday/celebration of new life enjoyed with family - which includes enjoying food - as "unfortunate" & a "downfall of successful dieting." Why isn't a non-gain successful in that situation?
I get that you had set a goal to lose X lbs by Y date, but 10 years from now what will matter most when you remember Fathers' Day Weekend 2012: that it was a beautiful occasion when your granddaughter came into the world, or that you didn't meet an arbitrary weight goal?
Successful weight loss is about managing your intake & activity level along with living your life. If I have a special occasion I prefer not to spend my mental energy planning & tracking my food so I can give that energy to my loved ones. If it takes me a few extra days, weeks, or even months to hit my ultimate goal because of it, so what? My loved ones are worth it.
| NO EXCUSES, JUST RESULTS
| Next milestone - 256: 60 lbs lost2013:
still up from 1/1, but coming back down...2010:
50.4 lbs lost | 2011:
17 lbs lost | 2012:
1 lb gained
How I did it: http://stubbysticks.wordpress.com/weight-loss-summary-by-month/