Friday, December 26, 2008

Real Quick

Hey gang! Did you all have a good Christmas? Ours was good--nobody got sick, which is a big deal since there's a lot of stomach flu going around our town (just watch, tomorrow one of us is going to be puking our guts out). The kids got what they wanted, but we didn't go overboard.

To be honest, I'm just glad it's all over. I'm ready for normal life to return.

And I'm not waiting until January 1st to turn things around, diet wise. Vickie, you are too right. Another week of eating whatever I want could do another 5 pounds damage, and I'm just not going there. No, I am definitely not going to pull an Oprah on this. 10 pounds up from my lowest weight is where it stops. I'm reversing the upward trend, starting today.

I ran 5ish miles with niece Kate this morning. It was the first decent mileage run since....the last time I ran with Kate at Thanksgiving. She's so great. I very much enjoy running with someone else, especially when it's her.

So we have a get together with friends tonight. Probably another one this weekend with friends who live in London but came home for the holiday. And then next week we'll work some, visit friends out of town some, and party on New Year's some.

Hopefully I'll get more running in so I can meet my 500 mile goal. I still have 15 miles to get there. In one week. It's not impossible, but it's going to take some effort. But worthwhile endeavors take effort, so I'm planning on doing it.

I may not be around much until after New Year's. So don't worry about me if I don't post for a while.

Happy New Year!


Vickie said...

Yes, spinach is from Gordon's. They have a wide variety of flash frozen veggies and fruit.

LG said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I like how you wrote about the Old Normal and I'm afraid I've sunk into that substantially.

But hopefully I can get my ass in gear (if I can lift it off the ground...).

Have some wonderful time off and enjoy yourself. And stay healthy!

MCM Mama said...

Good luck getting those last miles in! "See" you in the New Year!

Cindy...154 said...

We think alike, I just did a quickie post on getting back to normal.......and I am ten up from my lowest, too. I am beginning to think we are twins. I, too am not waiting until after new year's. I am ready now!

Heather said...

glad you had a great xmas! I hear you....Im not allowing myself to continue eating like this until after new years. I dont think I can take one more day of these snug pants. happy new years!

Helen said...

The 10 that has crept back on me is leaving in January. It is NOT welcome. But, while I am not being HORRIBLE, I am not being perfect right now. I will be waiting until after Jan. 1 with everyone else. The only thing I'm being really good with is exercise. Right on schedule no matter how many cookies I've eaten. I feel VERY GOOD after going to the gym. :-)

Happy New Year!!