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    BETHGILLIGAN   48,449
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It's over and back to the routine

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

We had a wonderful Christmas! On Christmas Eve, we all went to dinner. Lots of laughs and fun. We were home fairly early. Christmas day I did cooking for "our Christmas" on the 26th. I finally finished up and we headed to daughter's to check out what Santa brought the kids. They were all very tired; still in jammies; house a wreck----you know, typical Christmas with little ones. We stayed for dinner; helped clean up a bit and headed home. Nice, quiet day. They all began arriving around 10 am on the 26th. I had some "traditional" breakfast goodies. Eventually, we began to open presents. Lots of surprises and laughs. What a great time! The little ones, of course, had a blast and loved everything they got. Gosh, kids make it such a fun day!! Soup, bread, cheese ball, and desserts. YUM!! And, I was tired!!!
I have weighed and measured myself. I have lost about a half pound; lost 1/4 inch off hips, added almost an inch to my thighs. What the heck?????? I have been "careful" with my eating but not tracking. We had very few (i.e., no) goodies laying around and at end of 26th I sent home almost everything with the kids. So that was not a temptation. It was non-routine eating though. I did no exercise the entire week. I am beginning to feel that, for sure. Feeling fat and tired. Back at it tomorrow. I finished putting away decorations and cleaned house, did laundry today. YAY!
I'm not feeling that usual January 1 excitement about exercise and food. In the past, I am full of enthusiasm and excitement about making new committments. This year I feel more solid, more dedicated to my program. Does that make any sense? I miss that excited feeling but I think this may be more realistic. I ordered some more warm walking clothes. I've done Leslie Sansone for years but just prefer to be outside. I feel better when I'm done. So I'm trying to make that decision to push my tush out the door. I don't like the wind but the cold is OK. My hero is NORAS_PAT who walks in the northeast no matter what the weather!!! I can do that!!! emoticon
I am looking forward to 2013. New grandbaby in February and new daughter in law in July! How exciting!!
I hope all of you have a wonderful, blessed 2013!!
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CELIAMINER 1/3/2013 10:52AM

    Congrats on getting through the holidays in such good shape! I held my own, but it was neither easy nor pretty at times.

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GINIEMIE 1/3/2013 8:15AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Great that you lost weight, but too bad about the additional -inch on the thighs.
I know what you mean about the excitement over a new year, I didn't experience it either.
Enjoy your new grandbaby and daughter-in-law. I'm going to be welcoming a new granddaughter in May.
A 3 H New Year.
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PINKNFITCARLA 1/2/2013 11:19PM

    Wishing you the best in 2013 also! I have a new grandbaby coming in April. So glad you had a nice holiday with your family.

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MEADSBAY 1/2/2013 4:47PM

    Ho-hum, another new year, another fresh start, another new beginning.
Sadly- I know exactly what you mean.
I am so not making resolutions and then feeling badly when I break them.
I will continue to do the best I can.
Sounds like you really enjoyed your family Christmas.
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GINGERHAWK 1/2/2013 9:17AM

    I'm with you - I don't think there is anything wrong with feeling more solid and less excited about these things. I think it's all part of the cycle and obviously dedication is key to success. Glad you had a great holiday with many things to look forward to in 2013. Let's make it great!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/1/2013 11:20PM

    Hubby and I went for a walk today in the snow. We avoided the icy parts. I'm tired of winter already.

I sure hope we both have a great 2013 but so far it's not starting out that well. LOL.

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JANEDOE12345 1/1/2013 7:17PM

    "I miss that excited feeling but I think this may be more realistic" is about where I am, too. I have zero excitement -- just this feeling like this weight must be dealt with. Sigh. I hope both of us (and all our fellow Sparkers) get this under control this year.

Happy New Year!
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VEENAS1 1/1/2013 6:18PM

    I am glad you had a nice holiday with family. Good luck with your goals in the New Year.

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/1/2013 4:41PM

    Congratulations on the half lb loss. It becomes a lifestyle and the excitement wears off and that is okay. I think it means we are doing good. Happy New Year Beth and thank you for being there for me in 2012. Here's to a great 2013.

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MOM2ACAT 1/1/2013 4:15PM

    I think having solid dedication is more important; pure excitement usually wears off to quickly. It sounds like you have realistic goals and I know you can do it!

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