I’ll be honest. This week didn’t go precisely as I had planned it. It didn’t go horribly awry, but it wasn’t as good as I had hoped.
There were cookies… and vodka… and chips/salsa. I tracked everything, and I didn’t even dip into my weeklies on Christmas! It’s just that the quality of food wasn’t quite where it should be, which can be expected, in light of the holiday.
As a preventative measure, I stepped on the scale Christmas morning and saw that I had lost FIVE pounds since my Monday weigh-in. While part of me wanted to make sure I maintained that loss, another part of me said that another big loss like that was too much, and I’m losing weight too fast, and I need to let go of some of that control sometimes. So, Friday night, my husband and I played cards, and I indulged in caramel flavored vodka mixed with Sprite Zero. Oh, and I added some to coffee, which was delicious, too!
To be honest, I regret it. I had a headache yesterday, and I’m still retaining a ton of water! I don’t regret the time spent with my husband, but I didn’t need to drink as much as I did… especially when I’m not accustomed to drinking anymore!
I did hop on the scale this morning to see the potential damage, but I won’t spoil the results for you. I will say that I was disappointed.
In other news, we had our last Christmas function today at D’s grandmother’s house. It was just me, D, his brother, and grandma. It was so nice to just be able to sit down at the table and really talk to Grandma without a bajillion people running around everywhere. As for the rest of Christmas, D and I made out like bandits this year! I got no less than THREE cookbooks, a fancy new can opener, and a new Crockpot (since, as you’ve all heard, I HATE mine), among other things.
Rachael over at My Journey — One Day at a Time just posted a huge NSV for her, and I’d like to piggyback off that. She wrote about really seeing herself in a full-length reflection for the first time. I don’t have a full-length mirror either, and had a similar experience today. I was kind of amazed when I saw myself in the full-length mirror at D’s grandma’s house. I probably spent about 3 minutes staring at myself, totally in awe of the changes. Since I have a pear-shaped body, I carry most of my weight in my hips and thighs, and I couldn’t believe how my butt doesn’t look like it extends halfway up my back anymore! It was an Aha! moment, that THIS is why my body doesn’t hurt so much when I move now. THIS is why I can speed-walk and keep up with my long-legged husband. THIS is why said husband can’t keep his hands off me. THIS is why my knees don’t creak so much. THIS is worth it. THIS is why I’m having a sober New Year’s Eve.
Speaking of a sober New Year’s Eve, I finally broke down and ordered Cards Against Humanity. I am pretty pumped to play! But I have also been toying with the idea of going to the bowling alley to ring in the new year. I like the idea of actually getting up and doing something active instead of sitting around and playing cards. Maybe I can do both. I don’t think the bowling alley is opening until 10 pm for NYE.
What are your plans for ringing in the New Year? Will you keep it sober?