Well, I had a great few days off. I just spent most of the time with my family. We cooked. We played board games. We ate. We saw a show. We visited. We watched football. What I didn't do was really spend anytime at all on the blog. For that I am sorry and yet not. It was nice to relax a few days. Spend it in the moment with the kids. But I opened my reader and I have 235 unread blogs. Holy Moly! You people are either really busy or I follow A LOT of blogs. I think it is the latter. So I will spend some time today catching up on blogs. I have A LOT of reading to do so I may not have time to do a lot of commenting. Just know I'm out here and thinking of you all.
I had a great holiday and although I spent a lot of it recovering from my illness, otherwise know as evil virus, I did well with my eating. Not so much with the exercise. Other than housework and there was a lot of it, I didn't get much in. Also, the rolling around and chasing of children and a couple of walks. On Friday I didn't leave the house except to run to the grocery store. I didn't partake of the shopping except on line. I looked through all the ads. I didn't see a single thing to motivate me to get up and out with the crowds by 4am.
Saturday morning I took the girls to see Disney Princess on Ice. They loved it, of course. They went all dressed in their princess outfits and tiaras. I'm sure glad they loved it because it cost a fortune between the tickets, souvenirs, cotton candy, snow cones, pictures with the princesses and the like. By the end they were covered in sticky and tired. Fell asleep in the car. SCORE! I was quite proud of myself as I didn't eat a thing at the show, just a coke zero. Although if I'd had my way I'd have had a nice beer. My mother thought sloshing it up at a kiddie show was somehow not appropriate. Whatever. I think it would have made the experience much more tolerable. On the bright side, I saved those calories.
Yesterday was spent cleaning house. Again. Geez. I'm almost glad I'm back at work today. Also, we finished up the tree. Our tree is......well a 3 day project. It is 12 feet tall. It takes me 1 day to get it up and fluff it out. Another to get the lights going and garland on. And yesterday we did the ornaments. Tonight I have to finish the rest of the house so that I can do the outside lights on Friday when I'm off. I took off Friday for Big sister's Christmas party. I KNOW already and I'm supposed to read to her class. We're also doing Little Dude's birthday party Friday night and Little sister's party is Sunday. Yep. That's my life. Busy.
I'm tired this morning as I didn't sleep well. Also, I stayed up WAY too late watching TIVO. We are totally hooked on this show on FX, Terriers. If you aren't watching it you are missing out. The story is great. The acting is great. And We just couldn't stop watching it. This is the danger of TIVO as you can keep going show after show and the story got so good we couldn't stop and NOW we have to wait until this week's to see the finale. Cliffhangers. Love 'em. Hate 'em.
So I weighed this am and I am down 1/2 a pound. I feel this is pretty good considering the holiday, the illness and the laying around I did all week when I didn't feel well. I also didn't get all my water in last week. I tried to, but my throat was sore and I was just not able to guzzle it the way I had been. So today I am already back on track and plan a work out at lunch. Even though I am sooooo tired. I am getting back to it. I made an appointment with my trainer for next Monday. I haven't worked out with him in like 8 weeks and I HAVE to make sure I am back at it with the cardio or I'll be screwed. Probably screwed anyway, but it'll be worth it and I HAVE to get back at it, even though a little part of me dreads it.
And so, I hope all of you did well with your holiday plans. The only blog I read was Allan's a little and I see he did great and a bunch of you did also. Sometimes I feel like a major under achiever even when I've come sooooooo far from a year ago when I ate and ate and ate and gained lord knows how much this time of year. And so I will, for once, be happy with MY work and try not to compare myself to others. That is extremely self defeating for me. But, also honest with myself and know I can do more. I can do better. And realizing this, I'm off to do just that. Time for a refill on the water.
Have a great day, all!