Weigh-in was Christmas Morning and we are here in Utah, so it’s a different scale, but I like this scale. It shows that I lost 3 pounds! And the man lost 3 pounds! WOO HOO! Maybe when we get home we’ll find it’s not the same as our scale but for now we’ll take it!
Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of meeting one of my blogger friends in person for the first time. Lesia from “Here we go... Hold on Tight”.
It was so awesome to meet her and visit with her and her hubby. She is a total hoot and way cool woman! That was a real thrill for us. :)
It’s been a wonderful week here with our extended family. And it has NOT been easy to stay on plan. I think of all the comments my blogging friends have said to “be strong” and I have tried to do so. Out at dinner at a pizza place two nights ago, we both ordered grilled chicken and salad. We avoided the garlic bread all over the table.
Christmas Eve dinner was ham, potatoes, green been casserole... the hubs and I had chicken patties and roasted veggies. After the Christmas Eve Program.... all the kids had Christmas Cake that my sister made special. We had knox blox. My brother in law gave us a box of his famous chocolate toffee... Oh my. I have memories of eating this delicious treat in years past. I would eat almost the entire box. I have let myself be tempted to sneak a bite or two... it’s sitting on the table about 20 feet away from me right now. Is this hard? HECK YES!! I do feel a tad deprived, ya know! But you know what. I AM IN CONTROL NOW! I will choose and right now, I choose to keep losing this weight.
I absolutely LOVE being thinner. I love how I feel inside. I love that I am not a slave to food. I love that I don’t feel ashamed of how I look anymore. And I am sure that next Christmas, I will allow myself a little treat here or there in complete moderation. I will not be in “weight loss” mode forever.
It was 22 years ago this month that my man and I were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Every time we are here, I like to get a picture of us and our family because this is where our family really began.
There is nothing like visiting Temple Square around Christmas Time!!
We send each of you our warmest wishes this Christmas and New Year. Remember to Stay Strong, be gentle with yourself, and that LIFE IS GOOD so celebrate it!