Greetings, friends! Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. (I warned you it might be sporadic during the holiday season!) But today is our second day of being “iced” in our house, so I’ve got a little extra time on my hands to bring you up to speed on my progress…or lack thereof.
Thanksgiving got the best of me…I gained two pounds in the last two weeks! Oops. I had three Thanksgiving meals: one at work, one at church, and then of course, Thanksgiving Day. Also, we traveled to San Antonio for Thanksgiving to spend the weekend with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. Between Thanksgiving leftovers and having an Einstein Bagel Bros. right around the corner (my favorite!), I left myself splurge the whole time I was there. I’ve already lost one of those two pounds, so I hope to be back on track soon.
You know how everyone makes the big New Years Resolution to lose weight? (I have done this several times to no avail.) I’m resolving right now to be on good behavior for the month of December. It’s such a fun time of year, but oh, the temptations that come with it! My husband and I have several Christmas parties that we’ll be attending, and I know there will be tempting treats and sweets at each one. Today, I recommit my efforts to working out more and exhibiting more self-control at social events.
I have found that the best way for me to stick to my goals is to revisit The Dream. Thinking about my wedding dress in its box – which I will open sometime after the first of the year – reminds me how badly I want to wear it again. Looking online at Caribbean resorts I’d like to visit helps me visualize myself and my husband on the beach for our 15th wedding anniversary.
My goal is to lose 40 pounds, and I was hoping to be at the halfway point by the end of the year. I’ve lost about 15 pounds so far…and I can live with that. I don’t think I can lose 5 more pounds in the next three weeks with Christmas gatherings upon us. (Okay, maybe I can, but I don’t plan to!) So I’ll settle for not gaining anything this month. And if my resolution sticks, maybe even lose a pound or two. But I’m not holding my breath… ;)
I’ll leave you with a few pictures of the ice storm we survived. I am so grateful our electricity is still intact. I hope everyone stays safe and warm this winter. Love and peace to you!