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Holiday Update #2

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This Christmas, I have received my rite of passage and officially entered womanhood.

I GOT A KITCHENAIDE STAND MIXER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, y'all know how I like to cook scratch-made healthful meals and now I can step it up to next level. I'm so freaking excited!! I love my Mama. I thought I was going to have to wait until I got married to have this coveted piece of machinery, but now it's mine forever and ever.

Another intangible Christmas present that has been wonderful is something I got for myself... my weight loss! All my friends have been commenting left and right about how I look. For me, it's been so gradual that I couldn't really tell that I looked that differently unless I put on an old pair of pants or something. But all I've heard is how much weight I've lost.

My eating has been crap since I left. Sunday night I hit the beers and snack food pretty hard when were hanging out with old friends. Monday was the Seafood Feast with my parents, and I thoroughly indulged there too. Christmas day I had plenty of cookies, sausage balls, nuts, and leftover sushi. But today I'm definitely back on the wagon. I'm treating it as January 1st, a clean slate.

I'm looking forward to all the New Years resolution health-hype that's about to happen. It really makes it easy to eat well and exercise with constant reminders all around. Plus, no one will be pushing cookies in my face any longer.

I just took advantage of my parents' home gym. I did a workout that I could never do at my gym, circuit training with active recovery. I did five minutes on the treadmill, followed by five minutes of lower body dumbbell and resistance band exercises. Five more minutes of treadmill, then five minutes of stability ball ab work. Repeat 2x. Tomorrow I'll see if I can unearth the Bowflex from the dust tomb it's been living under. It's sad my parents don't use all this cool stuff they have. But honestly, if I had all of this equipment at my house, I probably wouldn't use it either. I get too distracted, I'm the type that needs to go to a gym to stay focused.

It's an awfully rainy day here by the coast. My nephew hasn't become bored of his Nintendo yet, but I imagine I'll have to come up with something entertaining for him to inside. And here he comes running up the stairs... toodles!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOLATURTLE 12/27/2012 11:49AM

    MIXER!! YAY! Congrats! I need to pull mine out in the new year for some fun things, I have all the fun attachments! Maybe I'll make pasta. emoticon

Enjoy the rest of your visit and have a safe trip back!

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TORTISE110 12/27/2012 7:04AM

    Sounds like your parents' gym was the ticket to holding your own over the holiday. Wonderful! And how exciting to have such a great tool at your disposal for preparing great meals.

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CATTUTT 12/26/2012 8:08PM

    Horray for a Kitchen AId mixer! That's awesome!

Probably almost as awesome as having everyone see and compliment your weight loss.


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BIGPAWSUP 12/26/2012 1:35PM

    Yes, I guess a stand mixer is an "all grown up" kind of gift! That is wonderful.

I'm so happy you had such a good holiday. We are both back at it as of today! Woo Hoo!

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ALICIA214 12/26/2012 12:58PM


Congrats on receiving your Kitchenaid I have the food processor and the food chopper
great tools.....Enjoy!!! emoticon

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PIPERJ4A 12/26/2012 12:46PM

  Kitchenaides rock.

I think most people indulged a bit over the Christmas season. But I'm getting a jump on the new year and am heading to the gym today.

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62NVON 12/26/2012 12:39PM

    I love your gift to yourself.

I went a little off the rails too, and like you, am recommitting today. We are getting a head-start on the New Year. =)

Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

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