Well, for fun, I tracked the food and points that I ate yesterday. 43 to my best accounting… but I thoroughly enjoyed what I ate, and had quite a bit of healthy stuff in between the not-so-healthy. And I am anxious to get back to ‘life as usual.’ Such a good feeling to know that I don’t want to continue eating all that other stuff. There are some great food ideas out there in blogland today. Vickie had some simple recipes that I am anxious to try, and Mizfit had a guest poster who loves food, but talked about damage control, and also about making a delicious soup today. Yumm!
Yesterday was one of the loveliest, most relaxing Christmases I can remember. It was SO NICE to be in my own home. As a single person, and also as someone whose career demands that you work on Christmas, that is just not something that happens much. But I think I will make sure that it happens more often.
My sister came up in time for dinner. And brought with her some of her famous lemon tarts, along with a whole pan full of cookie bars that are officially named “Debby’s Favorite Christmas Cookies.” I have to say that that is a true example of food = love. She cooked all day for her family on Christmas Eve, and then spent a good part of her Christmas day making these cookie bars.
But today is a new day, and most of the goodies will go home with her, if she will do me the favor of taking them. I think I will keep 4 of my ‘favorites’ in the freezer for a rainy day. The thing about the freezer is that for some reason it is a ‘safe zone’ for me. I actually had some fantastic pecan pie still in there that someone had made for me LAST Christmas.
I am looking forward to the next two weeks at home. My main focus will be reading and maybe writing, quilting, and really amping up the exercise. I am going to consult a personal trainer that a friend has highly recommended, and probably sign up for a group class that she is doing. Let’s all hit the New Year with a collective Bang!