Monday, December 26, 2011
We had a very nice day yesterday. Lots of great gifts, lots of great food. Everyone had plenty of time to play and to relax. It was a quiet day with just the 4 of us because my ILs opted to stay in Texas (although we did invite them) and my parents didn't want to travel this far as my dad is still recovering from his bypass surgery. The only downer part of the day is that I never managed to connect with my parents as they left to visit my grandmother, great aunt, aunt & uncle, and cousins and got home after we were in bed. We chatted for a good long time this morning though and will visit at the end of the week so all is well.
Foodwise, I did track but I didn't restrict at all yesterday. I chose to eat 'whatever I wanted'. I ate well over 2 days' worth of calories - half of which was in Christmas cookies - and I don't regret it. I LOVE Christmas cookies. I used to eat dozens upon dozens. It was NOTHING for me to eat half a dozen cookies at a go and that behavior started as soon as I started baking and I baked for weeks. This year I have baked much less, frozen everything, and eaten *a* cookie, if that, a day. Yesterday was my day to have my fill. I did. They tasted AWESOME. But the sugar crash was pretty bad. So.... I got to enjoy eating the cookies but I am not at all tempted to do it again... maybe not even in another year.
Hubby spoiled me... as usual. I posted a picture of myself in the dress he bought me. His reaction was really funny. If he was more of a ham, I'd think he was goofing around. But, he's not a ham and I can tell that sometimes he is shocked by what I look like now... in a good way. Among the other gifts he got me were a new pair of trainers which I adore (so cute!), the New Rules of Lifting for Women, and a dried PB product - both peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter - so I can add PB protein/taste to my shakes without all the fat of PB. I looooove PB. I love the grin on my face in the picture with the sneakers. I have come a long, long way since last Christmas :-)