My daughter is working the whole weekend and my son has "other plans" so DH and I will be alone for the Holiday. I could be sad, but I'm not. Thankfully DH and I like being alone together and we are happy we have happy kids who spend time with us when they can - this Christmas just isn't one of those times. We have a tree with presents under it at the cabin and both kids and all the grandkids have already called us today so we will enjoy a quiet holiday together in our mountains with our critters and an extra pup we are sitting for a friend.
May all of you have a blessed holiday with joy in your hearts.
I hope I don't sound like a Scrooge, but I don't like the exchange of meaningless gifts with people I barely know, like at work. I love giving things to the people I love and think carefully about what would bring them joy, but I don't like Secret Santa exchanges and Christmas White Elephant games. So this year I didn't participate. I decided instead to give the gift of my honest words of appreciation to people at work. I found a few minutes to talk with each of them about all they do for the workplace and all they mean to me. It felt really good and specific and special for each person. I felt warm and giving and in return I received some of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen. People at work are not generally appreciated for what they do.
I wish each of you a Happy Holiday or Merry Christmas and I share with you my honest appreciation of your efforts to improve yourself and to support and love others who are doing the same.
I'm down 3 pounds this morning. That includes the 2 I gained last week and one new one!
I think I left them on the mountain this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday I went trekking for an hour. Wow, treking on the mountains in the snow isn't easy. I know I burned a lot of calories cause I was sweating profusely when I got back to the cabin.
I am so glad Christmas is here this week. I feel so blessed to be able to get out of the hustle and bustle of the town and the commercialism of the holiday and just enjoy God's serenity and contemplate the Gift He gave us in His Son.
May you all have a Blessed Holiday and enjoy the season in the way you value most.
I definitely learned that I need to track my food and exercise last week. When I don't track I underestimate my intake. I was way above my calories a couple of days last week and I feel the difference. The scale has me up 2 which I know is not really 2 pounds of fat but mostly water weight from my high salt intake. I still don't like the feeling of being off track. Well, yesterday I was back on track and will make it a good weekend.
It's been a stressful week. Not being able to access Spark People except for a few minutes at work and on my husband's old, old, slow, slow computer. All I could do was the absolute essentials - what I ate and my exercise. I often didn't get to put anything in for several days and then when I did I found out that I was over. So it hasn't been a good week calorie or weight wise. But I keep on keeping on.
The second stress was that I had to set up 4 H1N1 clinics in our local high schools. I had no idea how many people would show up and I ended up overplanning but I didn't want people to show up and not have any vaccine. So I exhaused myself planning, and packing and unpacking. I have gotten overtired and set off a fibro flare so I don't feel so hot. But again I just keep on keeping on.