Wednesday, December 26, 2007

What? The Grinch?

so, it's over...christmas...it's come and gone. and i survived...how '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.

10 comments:

KariAnn said...

You must feel so violated. I'm so sorry for your losses. A few years ago I accidentally sold my favorite pants at a garage sale. I still think about them...

And what's this minor detail -- YOU'RE COMING TO UTAH!! What...who...when...how??

And most importantly, congrats on the holiday weight loss. You are truly the envy of the entire weight loss blogging community! Well done.

Swizzlepop said...

My challenge worked, I knew December would be tough but at least all of us were active the first 2 weeks AND you are the only one who reported week 3 so you get extra WOOHOOS. 8 pounds down is AWESOME, desserts and all you are kicking ass! Buca di Beppo, my family likes that place too, yummy, fun and OMG fattening, but at least it's a good fun family place right?!
And OMG I can't believe someone broke into your car and took your stuff. My heart goes out to you as I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel, but you do seem to have a great attitude about it. I've had random stuff stolen in the past (pants from my hotel room, purse contents) and my mom would always try and make me feel better by saying "just hope that the person/people who took your things needed them more than you do and you can always replace them." It sounds better when she says it but I think you get the point. Not sure it's possible but I hope that your things miraculously reappear. I hope Karma gets those people!

julie said...

it's hard to believe what people do! i can't imagine how you must feel--i'm so sorry!

Brandon mentioned you were considering coming to Utah. So is it set? If so, I'm so excited! We can't wait to see the little guy (and his big sister)!

And congrats on another pound. there was a time a few short weeks ago when i had lost weight...but i seem to have found it again. oh well, i shall begin again!

Liza said...

Ahh man!!! That makes me sad. I have never had a car break in but have worried about it. I have had clothes stolen at school and stuff like that and that alone ticks me off. I had a friend who went on her honeymoon to Hawaii and their rental car was broken into and they lost all their vacation stuff! Imagine a honeymoon vacation in HI with no luggage! Find out who these are and I'll take care of them! Looking forward to seeing you guys!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

That just sucks! I hate those people. And yeah, like Kariann said... Utah... WHEN??

oh snap said...

OH Anna- I am so sorry. How lame. IS that bad that I want to wish bad Karma on the thievers? Well I do! I am sorry you had to lose your things. THANK GOODNESS you had your wallet with you and you are avoiding that nightmare.
And so sad we will miss each other. We are leaving UT tomorrow (Sunday). When are you coming? Bring a coat, sister- it's freaking cold.

oh snap said...

Sorry- It's Andrea...I keep using my family's computers and I am logged in as them.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

You're right- I di-int... It was a joke. The good news is that my scale is already back down to what it was before my gain, which means I've just got 8 lbs left to go before WASHINGTON baby!

a public diet said...

Yes, its over, i am sooo glad its over. thank-you goddes the whole !#@#$%^&* is over

Given Grace said...

So sorry to hear about your ordeal...you must still be feeling just sick about it! It is one of those things that show us the true meaning of Christmas and what is really important. I too am thankful that you and your family are safe.

Hoping you have a great New Year! And congrats on the 8 pounds...that is awesome! Keep up the good work!