The Mall, Cookies, and THANK YOU!! C-16
Sunday, December 09, 2012
I am just so thankful and humbled by all of the support and encouragement I receive from you all... my wonderful Sparkfriends! I honestly don't know what I would do without you! I still stumble and fall, but you are all there to reassure me and help pick me up, and give me the gentle nudge I need to keep going. And this journey would NOT be what it is without you!
The Mall yesterday was actually a great experience. The line for Santa wasn't even a half an hour long. There were TONS of samples but I had the motivation (thanks to y'all) to accept the samples and pass them on to my husband (who gobbles up anything and everything gladly:). Even the Great American Cookie Co and the samples they were handing out... it was hard but I said NO!!!
Making my contribution for the dreaded dinner/cookie exchange tonight was not so simple. All of that chocolate that I had to melt, and oreos that I had to crush. It was quite challenging. And, yes, I tasted one! I made Oreo Balls (because I came across a blog about them here on Spark, but I can't remember by whom). Here's the finished product...
This is my scale number this morning!!!!!
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER in my wildest dreams could I have imagined ever getting to a weight in the 140's... let ALONE the 130's!! It was a secret goal of mine to see a number in the 130's on the scale this morning and I can't believe that in the midst of PMS and my Mexican food and Kit Kat fiasco that I would actually achieve this!! I'm elated!!
~~~ C-16 ~~~
I'm excited about today because I'm visiting a new church. It's an Episcopalian congregation and I have never been to a worship service at an Anglican church before. I come from a Church of Christ background, so this move is both exciting and uncomfortable/unfamiliar! My temperament is such that I long for spiritual fulfillment, so if you're the praying type- pray that I find what I'm looking for. My husband will continue going to the Church of Christ while I seek other options. So this decision did not come with haste.
Tonight is my first Christmas event... the wine, the dinner, the cookies. I really loved all of your suggestions about what to do during the party and what to do with the cookies afterward! Again, I so appreciate all the tips and ideas!! To be perfectly honest, it never even crossed my mind that there was any other option than to binge on them! I guess I really do have a mental illness when it comes to food so I needed your rational and logical assessment of the situation. Sometimes I just can't think right!
Thanks again, friends!