Saturday, November 09, 2013
The holiday season is here and all I want to do is bake. I love so many apple, pumpkin, and cookie recipes and want to make (and eat) them all! Unfortunately, my husband and two boys do not share my love of most baked things - they're good with chocolate chip cookies and apple pies but there is so much more out there in my love of baked goods!
I'm seriously considering trying to get a job at a bakery. My teen years were full of working at food places and I stayed so skinny because after serving all that food all day, I really didn't want to eat it. Then I left the food world and started working in an office, sitting on my bottom most of the day. It feels even worse working from home sometimes - I work harder at home and have to push myself to get up and take a break sometimes. So, I've put on all this lovely weight but I've lost almost 50 pounds since May and I am DETERMINED not to let the holidays get the best of me this year. I know I can splurge and have that pie or a second helping of stuffing - every now and again. That's my joy in watching my calories. I can eat (pretty much) what I want. I don't need to eat the whole bag of chocolates or the whole pie - just being able to get a bite or two of something decadent is enough for me.
That's why this is great motivation for me. I have one marble per pound I want to lose in these two cups. They all started out on the left side and look at me go! This sits in my living room where I can see it every day - and yes, from where I sit on my bottom working every day! And, boy do I feel guilty on those weeks that I've had to move marbles back from the right cup into the left cup - thankfully it's only been a few weeks.
I will beat these holidays this year and still enjoy them!!