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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Morning After

Here I am on Monday with absolutely no motivation to be at work. I'm still tired from all the fun over the weekend and I wish I could go home for a nap. It didn't help that I dropped my coffee getting in the car this morning so my driveway got the caffeine I was supposed to have. And it was Jamaican Blue Mountain so I'm pretty pissed.

Diet wise and weight wise I ended OK. I was 203 yesterday am, up a pound from mid week, but still a loss of a pound for the week. I am back on track this morning. I had a glass of wine, maybe 2 at dinner on Saturday and I can tell you without fail I gain a pound anytime I drink any amount of alcohol. I don't know if it's water retention or what. Plus I know I haven't been getting all my water in. When my routine is different sometimes I'm not good about getting it all in. I'm drinking fluids, but I do better when I drink the water.  I have to admit I didn't track my calories on Saturday. I have a pretty good idea of how many I had and it wasn't 1200. More like 1600, which is still not horrible for Christmas Day.

My in-inlaws will be leaving tomorrow and my BFF and her kids will arrive. I am looking forward to that visit. We always spend New Year together and we do our Christmas with them on New Year's Day.  It is less pressure. No big meal to cook. No tons of people in and out. Just hanging out and some fun.

I had a great Christmas. The kids were all very pleased with their gifts. in fact, I hardly heard a peep from any of them the last couple of days. We played their new games and they were happy.  I got a neat alarm clock for my iphone a few new OU clothes that fit, Biggest Loser for the new Xbox Kinect which I haven't tried yet, mainly because my son is too busy playing the thing.  I got a lot of great gifts, but mostly I got a great Christmas with friends and family and that's all I really wanted anyway.

Right now, I just want to get through this day. So...back to work. Yawn.  Maybe I better find some coffee. Have a great day, All!


  1. Hi Dr. F. I'm back on the grid, so to speak. Hope you had a great Christmas. I'll be reading/catching up on your blog soon! Oh, and yes, that is a COFFEE EMERGENCY!

  2. I think I would have cried when I spilled the coffee first thing in the morning..

    Glad you had a good Christmas!

  3. Good Morning! Oh yeah - wasted coffee, especially the good stuff, would make me spill a tear or two as well. Hope the rest of your day is better.

    Since misery loves company, I'm at work, too, while the rest of my family is at home playing, napping and planning an afternoon seeing TRON. Bah!

  4. I hear the Kinect is supposed to be awesome. We just ventured into the land of Wii users this Xmas...

  5. I hear ya with the no motivation, cripes, I just want to nap all day. I'm the same way when it comes to booze. Anything and I'll gain a pound or two. Glad your holiday went well, isn't it nice that it's over now?

  6. Hoping the sick people don't bring you down. Keep on healing the sick and making the world a better place! happy 2nd xmas this weekend.

  7. All of the holiday hubub can leave us a bit flat. But our energy levels will return, along with our motivation. I just got back on track today. I'm glad the holidays are over. We had a great time getting together with family and friends, but there's lots of stress, work, food, and planning that goes into two days of fun! It sounds like you actually did very well with your food, and good for you!

  8. Sounds like a great holiday and I so get your not wanting to be back at work! I've never had Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee but now feel I must track some down! :)

  9. Doc, I not only did not track calories, I took all my restriction off! I have to admit, it was empowering AND I make better choices by default! I know I was way over my usual 1500 calories on Christmas Day, but I allowed it to happen, it didn't affect my mood, and it didn't bring my world crashing down. I actually looked at it as what a normal skinny person does! I ate normal and healthy for 99% of the year, let myself indulge for Christmas day, and now I am back to my normal eating habits and exercising too. It is pretty freakin' cool to take the power of food away!


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