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It's Christmas Eve Night and All Through The House...

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Mikeys are watching Shrek 3 and I'm online!

The day started with a great Christmas celebration at my in-laws. Then it was off to drop the older two kiddos off with their dad as he has them tonight and for the morning tomorrow. My husband, my three kids, my ex, his girlfriends 2 kids and I all ate lunch together and it was a good time! No shock, we have a very functional non traditional family-it works for us almost all the time. Then, we came home, played with some of the new toys that MJ got, he helped me start to organize one of his toy boxes and then it was off to nap time for him.

Dad and I each divided and conquered. I finished the toy box and the art desk in the one room before moving on to the other toy box while dad put in our new garbage disposal (since the other leaked!). We then even got some much needed hot tub time, snow style, together!

When MJ woke up we ate supper, dessert and other things. He colored me a ton of pictures and I browsed SparkRecipes...

I have ate horrible...very very horrible...since coming back from Jamaica. I have not worked out and I have not really cared. I stepped on the scale about a week ago and I was up almost 10 lbs. I know this, I'm accepting's part of the cycle of my year. Every year we go to Jamaica, we blow the rest of the year and then in January we get back to all of our healthy habits. So now, I'm gearing up!

January 1st I will weigh myself, Mike will measure me and I will take 'before' pictures for 2013. I am issuing a challenge to some of my friends at that time-because my husband had the great idea to issue a challenge to my best man friend so I stole the idea. The challenge will more like a bet, as there is a friendly wager. Whomever decides to take this challenge with me will make out their 'back to healthy' it a number on the scale, a different size clothes, drop in body fat, etc. We will give it a time frame and go from there. If I make my goal and my challenge buddy doesn't, they pay up...If they make their goal and I don't, I pay up...If both of us make our goal, no one pays and we celebrate! :D There will also be a stipulation of no 'get skinny quick' shakes, pills, hormones, plastic surgery, etc.

Right now, in this part of our year, we are at the point where we are counting down days to be healthy again. While eating all sorts of sugary goodness is yummy, it also makes us feel crappy and sluggish. We also spend WAY too much money eating out at this point in our cycle. Looking forward to clothes fitting better and my bank account taking a sigh of relief!

So it starts. I have plenty of recipes saved and my work out clothes waiting. I'm looking forward to cooking and trying new things!! I'm also looking forward to dancing my booty off at Zumba again! I'm not naive, I know there will be points where I just want to give up, especially during those first few weeks, that's where the challenge comes in. If I have someone I'm answering to, other than myself, I kick ass! So, in one more's on! :)

I hope this find everyone happy and healthy and enjoying an amazing Christmas!

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