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.