Thursday, November 12, 2009

I have a plan

Well, since last week I have a plan for the holidays. We have all agreed on a minimalist Christmas since none of us have a lot of money this year. I have a gift list created for everyone and have about half of the stuff ordered.

The new washer and dryer come tomorrow. Tomorrow morning will be spent trying to create a path for the delivery guys to get through. I meant to get that garage cleaned out but, um, it didn't happen. Now I pay for my laziness. On the bright side, I'll have a dryer that doesn't make ghastly grinding noises.

I created my Christmas cards on Shutterfly this week and they've already arrived. Lots of pictures of baby Rowan and his adoring family :-) I even have the mailing labels printed and ready to apply. I might just get those puppies about by Thanksgiving so I can forget about them.

Had a great time in Phoenix last weekend. We ate Thai, Chinese Dim Sum and Nicole's boyfriend made us Chicken Marsala. I am pleased to announce that despite the gluttony, I still lost .8 lbs. this week. I'm at about the 18 lbs point in my weight loss (we won't discuss how far I have to go). People are starting to notice, which is always affirming. I'm happy if I make it through the holidays without gaining and hit it hard again in January.

I got a lecture from my physician today about eating less carbs and exercising more. This man truly believes a life without carbs and sugar is worth living! I already know I won't maintain a lifestyle of chicken, fish and veggies so I'm not going to make myself crazy trying. He's been giving me that same speech for about 20 years and hasn't worked yet. What is it they say about taking the same action and expecting a different result :-)


Experience Ghana with Briana :) said...

Wow, I didn't know you had lost so much, quite an accomplishment! I can't wait to see you guys, any requests from Africa? A mask some beads?

Donna Lee said...

They call that insanity. 18 lbs is a good bit. Three and a half bags of sugar (that's how I envision my weight, in bags of sugar). The holidays are tough because of all the carbs. What would Thanksgiving be without stuffing?

KnitTech said...

Don't have to cut the carbs out completely, just not as much. But you are so right. I'd rather have a Reisen, then a salad.

Amy Lane said...

Good for you w/the weight loss! I'm gonna kick it into gear next week... and definitely congrats on the drier-- SO wonderful having dependable appliances.