Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays

It's been a while since I've posted, but I haven't forgotten about this blog.

I've not followed my dieting plan at all for some time, but I'm getting re-motivated and eagerly awaiting the New Year.

Why not now? There is just too much in the house in terms of goodies. I know they won't last long in this place, and I want to make sure they're out of here first. Plus Mom intends on taking us all out to celebrate the New Year by eating at the casino. Apparently they have an amazing buffet, and we all know what that means.

I spent many hours this past month baking. First was Thanksgiving, which I simply made home made pumpkin pies. Nothing from a can, except the evaporated milk.
Several, as a matter of fact.
Thankfully, not many stayed in the house. I gave one to a client of mine and the rest I brought to my mom's for the feast, and the two guests of hers whom she was working with at the time, took one home.

For Christmas I baked so many batches of cookies I pretty much lost all of my appetite. A fatty losing her appetite!? THAT'S hard to believe, I know, but it's true!

I also baked banana bread, pumpkin bread and sourdough bread.

I really have been busy.

Now here we are, day after Christmas, and we have one more holiday, in one week, where we shall eat til we hurt, and maybe even drink a bit.

I see why, now, so many people forget about diets come the holidays.

But the holidays are coming to an end, and so the feasts are winding down.

I am happy to report that after reluctantly stepping onto my scale today, I've only gained a total of 3.5 pounds since I halted my diet.

I say halt because I have not quit.

What's so exciting about getting back on to the weight loss program is that, not even expecting it, I got the 4 disk Zumba set for Christmas from my grandmother. I was so excited. Of course I wanted it. I have the demo Zumba and fell in love with it.

With my work schedule and now having to save up to move in the summer (which is for another day to blog about), I don't have the time nor money to go to Zumba classes. In all reality, though, I don't want to work out with or in front of other people because it's embarrassing.

It's embarrassing to admit this, but being so large with a big belly, sometimes with a jump or something, you get a weird sound. Just another reason I don't want to be with or in front of strangers. Shit, I don't even want to do this kind of stuff around family.

In short, I'm uber excited to have this set and can't wait to get the New Year's going. So much is going to occur in 2011. Getting back on the weight loss track, moving to a house of my own, my son will be starting school, I'm in the process of writing a book about being a single mother and also collecting my own recipes for delicious healthy meals and possibly publishing all of those as a cook book,  and of course, all of the unexpected things.

I truly am excited. So much. How fun.

I hope all of my readers find themselves as excited for their own experiences in 2011 as I am for mine. I hope all of you have had a wonder holiday season, no matter what you practice.

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