Wednesday, December 26, 2007

What? The Grinch?

so, it's's come and gone. and i 'bout you? we still have festivities planned with family including a trip to utah but the main deal is over. christmas is over.

and how did i fare??? i did NOT want to check the scale today. i have NOT been good...not to mention, my exercise has been NOT where i want it to be. swizzle's exercise challenge did not go as well as planned. to bad it was during december....but there's always january and a NEW YEAR, right? BUT i got a late christmas gift today...down one more pound. so, incase you are not counting, that's down 8 pounds so far!! yippee and hooray! i don't know how i did it. i tried not to stuff myself at family gatherings so that was good. but i DID allow myself one dessert every day. every day. and still lost one pound!!

many people ask "what did you get" for christmas...right? well, i decided this year i was going to ask, "what did you give?" i gave a lot of gifts...great ones and not so great ones (we had 2 white elephant parties, ha ha). but one thing i did not intend to give...

my family has a tradition of going up to Buca di Beppo's during the season to eat and enjoy. the food is very yummy and not low fat at all. makes me smack my lips just thinkin' about it. it's a fun atmosphere and we love it. however, tonight i unintentionally gave away almost my whole christmas. our car was broken into. me and a few of my siblings had been up in seattle shopping, returning gifts, spending christmas money and gift cards...and i had basically bought almost my entire christmas. and my siblings lost quite a bit tonight also. it was gone when we came out of the restaurant. so, what did I GIVE? ha! everything. i have a pit in my stomach as i write this. i'm just glad i am not the person who steals from others to "get by." i would hate to make others feel the way i feel tonight. my things can be replaced. i'm just thankful to have my family intact and the true spirit of christmas in my heart...still.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

i LOVE these BOOTS

and thanks to my brother, keith, they are mine!! thanks for the giftie cardie for my bday brother! you are awesome and now, so are my feet!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Dear Santa,

AAARG it's Christmas!

YES! I LOVE CHRISTMAS! i love christmas trees, lights, stockings, holly, carolers, nativity scenes, cookies(duh!), everything about christmas...except the LACK of extra hours in the day! i have been doing so good, so great with my NEW ME, new weight-loss, new exercise program. make that HAD been doing do great. and now i am bombarded with too many things to accomplish in a day to get to my ME time. i am not saying i want christmas to go away. i just want santa to bring me some extra time...slip it silently into my stocking (which usually is filled on christmas eve with just candy and nuts). i wish i could keep working out 3 days a week. i had hoped that december would not only bring me christmas joy but also 5 DAYS OF WORKOUTS PER WEEK, weight loss AND more muscle tone.

how many of us work really hard at making sure our families enjoy the christmas holiday and have the perfect book of memories at the end of it all? sacrificing ourselves along the way. i don't think it's WRONG to do so...but, how can we DO IT ALL?

so, today i'm at the gym thinking about all the things i could be getting done at my house. and as my ipod is shuffling through my music, "be yourself" by audioslave comes on while i'm doing my situps and i start to think "to be yourself is all that you can do..." and i resolved to just be myself. it is what it is.

i just wish santa could give me a little time to workout EVERY DAY this month--that's what i want for christmas. or, i'd settle for world peace.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

the non-blogger

i have been slacking lately...

my only excuse is that i have been trying to get some sleep. the boy is now sleeping (sometimes) 6 hours at a time at night. so, instead of staying up on the internet, i am hitting the pillow. much better for me!

but i do need to report...i lost another fact, i am now down 5 pounds total. yippee!!

and, if you are interested, my sister-in-law is now a blogger so check her out...

she's trying to lose weight also...and has been inspired by all of you WW ladies!! so, thanks to you, she's getting on track! much love to ya!