Sunday, December 26, 2010

Coming off Christmas

I hope everyone had a good Christmas, or if you don't celebrate - a peaceful and relaxing Saturday.  We had a lovely holiday with many laughs, thoughtful gifts, an hour skype chat with our daughter, and lots of food.  LOTS.  And when I say food, know that includes far too much sugar and simple carby stuff.  Can you spell

Ugh - I woke up this morning feeling like dough - puffy and mushy; craving lettuce and simple vegetables not covered in a melange of butter, cheese and what not.  Karen mentioned the other day that after a point, the food stops even tasting that good.  So true.  Too much is enough.  Much less would have been more than enough and still enjoyable.  I overshot enjoyment and even really tasting food by Friday afternoon.

So Post Christmas Day 1 becomes recovery day.  Only agenda item was going to the grocery and getting some salad fixings for a chef salad for dinner, along with zucchini, tomatoes and onion and steamed green beans.  Doesn't that sound good?  I couldn't even eat breakfast because of NO appetite, and for lunch had 2 eggs + 1 egg white with 2 slices WW toast.  I'm infusing mass quantities of water, which I had totally stopped for the last few days.  And the fog slowly lifts.  A 45 minute walk with a friend in the first snow flakes helped.

Other than above food prep, today is R&R.  I got the Kindle I asked for and will be reading the tome that is the "User Guide" as my maiden Kindle voyage.  We're expecting blizzard conditions from 3pm-12noon tomorrow, so that will allow some sanctioned (and woefully needed) down time.  The Eagles/Vikings game that was happening tonight actually got postponed til Tuesday because of the weather.  I didn't know they ever cancelled football!

That's it from me.  I just wanted to pop in and say hi.  After the many weeks of anticipation, it feels like Christmas is suddenly over with a thud!  But I'm ready for the new year coming up and am going to be reflecting on 2010 and what I've learned, so I can contemplate 2011 and consider where I want to focus my intentions.  Naturally my waistline will be one of the places!


  1. Merry Christmas Leslie! 2011 is going to be a GREAT year :)

  2. It is mid-afternoon here and I just snacked on green beans. I have had lots of tea to drink and only healthy food today. I am asking myself why I didn't do this months ago when I started sliding down the slippery and steep slope of weight regain. I've seen other bloggers reflect back on 2010; I am pretty sure I don't want to think about it. Sigh.

    P.S. I guess you must be in PA. That's where my son goes to college and I am glad that he is not traveling back until later in the week!

  3. Uh-hmm. Me, too. To all of the food related stuff. I woke up this morning with CHF from the salt and an additional 4 inches around my waist from celiac related ascites. :( I am seriously having Recovery Day #1 today.

    We'll do this thing, Leslie! We are going to get to our goal weights this year.

    Good luck with the blizzard!


  4. I got a Kindle too. I've found that looking up books and downloading samples and reading through them has helped me the most in learning how to use the thing.

    Ditto ditto on the food stuff

  5. Hope the snow goes easy on you there- we got dumped with about 5 inches of new stuff overnight here.

  6. Wow - it doesn't taste good to start with sometimes. And gets worse from there. *sigh*

  7. Thank God for that THUD, lol....I'm so over the December eating...and yes, it lasted a full month down here in Dixie. Glad you had a good worked out that I was able to see my family Christmas Eve, and went to Dwayne's Mom's Christmas Day. Just sucks that I have to go back to work tomorrow, lol...but routine can be a good thing. Love you! :)

  8. I like the recovery day - and at least we know enough to start back with that! Have a good snow day, complete with healthy eats and your new Kindle! Sounds like a great day to me. :)

  9. I'm finally getting my recovery day because of that snow storm...boss told me I didn't have to come in today. After 3 non-stop days of partying it feels good to be still and do nothing more important than clear up my magazine backlog and eat 'normal' food!

  10. You got a Kindle!! I'm still torn if I want to jump on the Kindle train or not, but they are looking better and better to me (I like the idea of having many many books at my fingertips in a small space).
    I actually did very good over the holidays eating right, and I am still craving veggies! We are having grilled chicken salads for dinner actually lol. I am really missing my garden and being able to go out and pick it all fresh.
    Looks like you guys got snowed in over night..hope you can safely stay home and enjoy it from a warm living room window!

  11. Welcome to the World of Kindle! I just 'bought' 9 free books on Amazon this morning! Love it! Glad you had a great holiday. Eager to see what 2011 holds in store for all of us! :)