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Success at the Holiday Party

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I was so nervous about going to my family Christmas party. Like I said in my last blog I have not seen some of these people since 40 pounds ago (last Christmas). Of course everyone noticed. I really felt reasured about my progress. The best compliment of all came from two people. I have two cousins that are absolute health nuts.

The one has tried to give me advice on diet and exercise since I first started gaining weight 5 or 6 years ago. He looked at me and said "Wow." I don't know why but this one compliment made me feel really, really good. Not that I need his validation it is just that he doesn't compliment too many people about anything, and the fact that he complimented me was amazing.

My other health nut cousin pretty much cornered me to tell me in private how amazing I look. I was kind of caught off guard because I didnt really expect a compliment from him, he is not as vocal as my other cousin and has never tried to give me unwarranted advice, which I have always appreciated.

I told them about my intentions for toning up this year and opened up a conversation that I have never had with them. (they work out together in the ones home gym) I felt like I had joined a private club. lol.

I was also surprised at myself for not being tempted with all of the high fat, high calorie food that was available. Apparantly I have conditioned myself well. These foods just didn't seem appealing to me. I chose salmon and lots of greens with just a tablespoon of sweet potatoes.
The other stuff just didn't look yummy, although of course I treated myself to a chocolate drizzled pretzel and a few cocktails, but I didn't over do anything.

Today I am making sugar cookie cut outs with the kids for gifts and a Christmas Eve party at my moms tomorrow. And for the first time I am confident that I can enjoy a cookie without being tempted to eat a half dozen more as well.

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    It is hard not to see your progress. You look fabulous.
    1943 days ago
    A sincere compliment is so precious!

    What I love the most about your blog today is that you can tell you walked away from the party feeling good about yourself, and that is priceless!

    Merry Christmas!
    1946 days ago
    It's great that they noticed!!! Love it when hard work pays off. Merry Christmas!
    1946 days ago
  • TONYA46
    Hello Diva,

    Its a good feeling to feel that you can eat without over indulging...........Kudos to you.

    I think I understand about the compliments coming from your relatives, there are always the one or two who seem to always want to have to say something about your weight, whenever they see you, my sister is the same way, has been skinny all of her life, but she is also military, and always wants to dig into me about my weight......I love her so much, but I constantly tell her, I'm on a healthy journey of exercising and eating correctly, and if I lose weight along the way then I will, if not, I am still healthy.... she just laughs and says, I know, I see the difference.........but what she really need to do is talk to her husband who is overweight, has asthma and can't even keep up with their two children, ages 5 & 6...........I just shake my head.........lol.......it's really fascinating on how someone will say something to you, but not their own partner.......go figure!!!!!!!

    Anyhow, never let others undermine your happiness, always be proud of "you".....

    Keep Sparkin' and happy holidays to you and yours.....
    1946 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/23/2012 8:05:42 AM
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