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Holiday Recap

Sunday, December 30, 2012


I've got the post-vacation blues. I miss my family and my friends already. I couldn't help but take notice of how fortunate I am this Christmas. I have some amazing people in my life.

My nephew and I hung out all day long Weds, Thurs, and Fri. He was there when I did my indoor rainy day workout, and the next day he asked if he could get on the treadmill. He had a blast challenging himself to go faster and put the incline as high as it would go. He ended up staying on it for 30 minutes, and he went over 1.5 miles. Not bad for a 7-year-old! He pretended that he was doing an "exercise show". He was saying "Now, if you have any broken bones, I wouldn't recommend you get on a treadmill." And, "Ok, we're all warmed up, let's take it up to 4." It was a riot!! He got off and asked for a snack, then found a fruit cup and asked if it was healthy. I almost did a backflip, I'm so proud of him.

Somehow after going out drinking every night for a week, indulging in Christmas cookies and candies, eating a seafood feast, eating 8 slices of pizza, and having a huge fast food burger tray, I managed to lose weight this trip.

Before I left I was 118.2, now I'm 116.8. I cannot wrap my head around it. I knew I would see a gain, but I LOST?

I'm thinking of revamping my maintanence plan. Perhaps get willy-nilly and stop tracking my food. I'll have to do some planning and tinkering to try and get a better balance of calories in/out.

I've christened my Kitchenaid mixer, and the Orange Pecan skillet cake is in the oven. We'll have it after my Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples that I'm about to whip up:

Oh! And I've already made my New Years Resolution, and it's NOT to lose weight! When was the last time I didn't resolve to lose weight??? Five years ago? My resolution is to keep a grocery budget. I spend more on groceries than I do on my car, and I know I can scale it back by putting in some work.

Healthy New Year Everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SDLEE514 12/31/2012 10:42AM

    aww your nephew sounds adorable! as for losing weight, I don't know how you did it, wish that happened to me! But, regardless, its awesome that your goal is to not lose weight and be more mindful on your food budget. Looking forward to tips on that! wishing you the best in the new year ~ emoticon

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TORTISE110 12/30/2012 6:58PM

    Hard to figure. What do you need to track to stay in maintenance? I think that's the question. Maybe no so much, but maybe something? emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/30/2012 3:50PM

    sounds wonderful! I understand missing family but you'll get back to normal. I'm proud of you for all you've accomplished. Just keep plugging.

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ELRIDDICK 12/30/2012 3:29PM

  Thanks for sharing

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