Monday, December 25, 2006


It's been here and gone. In typical fashion it was hectic and a tad stressful, but I really enjoyed our kids this year. Sophie was so cute and excited about Santa. Luke was a hoot with how he was into everything *but* his presents. Mark has had a hard time with the holidays, since it's the first of them without his mom. She's noticeably absent and I even miss her. She'd have loved the Tickle Me Elmo we got Luke, and she always got Sophie such sweet gifts.

So, diet wise--HA! Now that Christmas is over and I have no more excuses to eat, I suppose I have to get back on the wagon. It's gonna be tough with the work stress and family stress. Where am I gonna get my comfort? Who's gonna be my best friend, if I don't have comfy soft foods to eat? Gotta change my mind set, I know. First thing is to get back to the gym. That will help things fall back into place.

A big shout out to Vickie! You are so sweet to check in on me and to let me know you're out there. You are why I posted tonight. I am blessed to have you in my life and hope to have time to learn from you and your successes.


Vickie said...

Glad to hear from you and know that you enjoyed the holidays - please keep posting - I miss you!!!!!!

jen said...

Glad to hear you had a good Christmas, Laura. :)

Lori said...

I''m glad you had a good Christmas holiday. I'm sorry about your mother in law; I know Mark missed his mother and this was a hard year for him.

Giving up our comfy soft foods is hard; I wish I could tell you that exercise and clean living makes up for losing our "friends" but it doesn't. But after a while, you'll realize that these aren't our friends and we'll realize that eating those things don't solve the big issues in our lives.

I know you will be fine and back on the exercise/food cycle. You've always been an inspiration with your running to me. Maybe one day I'll lose enough weight to consider doing that. (My knees just jumped up and slapped for that thought.) ;-)

xoxo for the New Year, Laura.

Vickie said...

I am back to checking in here every day . . .Have a safe and wonderful New Years!!!