I’m so glad Christmas is over! At least as far as my weight loss journey goes! It’s hard having my hands in my “vices” and seeing and smelling it EVERYWHERE I go! Earlier this week I weighed myself and I was back up to 189. I wasn’t too discouraged because I still was holding to my original goal of being 190 by Christmas. Well, we (Mr. Taffy and I) got busy and stopped eating so much and when I weighed in today at 186.4! Sweet!
I have had some exercise this week too. Not the typical exercise that you are thinking of, but I painted a room this week and according to Spark’s People painting for 2 hours burns upwards of 600 calories! I was painting longer than 2 hours! It’s been a very busy week, putting my house back together after the holidays and doing some big organization projects. It’s not done yet either!
Before I go to bed tonight I am going to set up my two crock-pots each with a whole chicken in it. Then in the morning I’m going to make 22 quarts of chicken soup. That will be good eatin’ for a good long while! Soup is really an awesome option for us. It’s filling and loaded with nutrients and low-cal, not to mention warm. I can eat it without crackers or bread, I do like to add some brown rice though.
I’d like to get to 180 by Valentine’s Day. We have a break from celebrations until February, then we have two birthday’s in a row. One of those children wants a triple decker chocolate cake. Yeah right!
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!!
Joyfully eating less,