Getting ready for Christmas!

by Christine on December 21st, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates

First of all, I want to say thank you for everyone that has left such wonderful comments on my last two posts as well as on my facebook page.  Hearing “congratulations” is really what I wanted to hear, and it filled my heart with happiness. I actually saved every single one of the comments in a special folder in my email, so if I’m ever feeling down again, I can re-read the comments and get lifted up. Thank you very much!

The last few days have been uneventful but good. On Sunday my in-laws came over. We have an hand-made advent calendar that my husband’s grandmother made a lonnng time ago. We had his parents come over to hang the next ornament on the advent calendar. I made a nice dinner and decorated the table. Dinner was a pork loin cooked in a red wine sauce, along with steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, crescent rolls, and chocolate cake for desert. I had bought my in-laws a Peppermint Pig to break (read the story here; breaking a peppermint pig brings you good luck in the coming year!)  and we had a little bit of that as well. Even my cat Arya dressed up for the occasion!

Despite the fact that I’m trying hard not to count my calories and grapple with “maintenance,” I have lost even more weight! I weighed in at 123 yesterday!

Today and tomorrow are laundry and packing days. We are preparing to go to Illinois to visit my family for Christmas. My cat seems to understand that the suitcase means that we are going away, and she has been glaring at me all day.

Yesterday’s intake:

Breakfast: (slept late) Coffee with cream (60 calories)
Snack: Almonds (100 calories)
Lunch: Some salty onion soup (watered down pork loin marinade, really): (50??)
Dinner: Not-quite half a salad from the Outback Steakhouse with honey mustard (350), 1 margarita (150)
Snack: 1 small Turtle chocolate (70)
Total Calories:  780 calories, pretty much right on target

I will update again soon!

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  • Lapbandgal

    I love the dressed up kitty…have you seen my cat’s blog? She dresses up too. The link is: adventureswithpemberley.blogspot.com Merry Christmas!

  • Patrick

    Huh, never heard of the Peppermint Pig tradition. Checked out the link which leaves me to ask; did you hammer at Clarence, Noel or Holly?