Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I'm a grinch
down 1.6lbs from last week
First & foremost, I hope everyone had a lovely, wonderful & happy Christmas. I have a confession - I'm a grinch. I've never particularly liked xmas. I'm not religious, I think its too much work & effort for just one day that usually ends up disappointing & overloaded with family drama. Not a great attitude to roll into the holidays with, I know.
Xmas last year was really lovely - I was recovering from surgery which gave me an excuse to nix all travel plans & ban all family visits. (although no one in my family knows about the WLS). Well last year's karma is catching up with me. This year, I had visitors *and* we are traveling. bah humbug.
My family is a mess & I've done my best to distance myself from them. But they caught up with me for the holidays. My father & brother came into town xmas eve. Thankfully my house is too small to support overnight guests so they stay at a hotel. I have nothing good to say about the visit so I'm not going to say anything. They left early Monday morning - thats the best thing I can say. sigh.
Hubs, kid & I did our own xmas gift exchange on xmas morning. That was lovely. My hubs is totally spoiled! I got him lots of goodies. The kid is not really into toys & already has tons of clothes so we are going to redecorate her bedroom. gonna be cute. Hubs knows that I'd rather have one or two really nice things than a bunch of stuff. quality over quantity. He got me a very luxe cashmere sweater and a sexy chemise. This was the first time in a looooong time I let him buy me clothes. I think he liked it.
Later on xmas night after my family had left & the kid was asleep, the hubs knew how wound up I was. We cuddled on the couch & then made love in front of the fire bathed in the glow of the xmas tree lights. best part of my holiday.
It gets better!!! I went to the gym on Monday morning - by the time I got home the hubs had already taken down the tree & put away most of the decorations. :) love that man!!!
He was so anxious to clean up because we are leaving at first light tomorrow to go see his family in Kansas. His family is absolutely lovely. I always enjoy my time with them but its a 12 hour drive across western Kansas to get there & we often get snowed in some little podunk town. Right now I am blogging instead of packing.
As for weight, I haven't been making the best food choices but I haven't been binging either. Still getting a lot of gym time in. I think I'm now hitting the gym more for my mental health rather than my physical health - especially after dealing with my father & brother! I think this latest weight loss has more to do with my usual post-period drop. I'll take it :)
I owe you guys a post on maintenance (the mere idea is totally freaking me out). Plus I need to come up with my word for 2012. hmmmmm.....