Some random observations about Thanksgiving/Christmas time. These wouldn't be thoughts a normal person wouldhave, I'm sure. But being that I'm on my Skinny Emmie journey, things are sticking out to me more.
- For the first time ever, I ate low carb for Thanksgiving. No stuffing, gravy, yeast rolls, pies, cakes or jellies. While the rest of hubs' family went to crash on the couch and go to sleep blaming it on the turkey, I washed all the dishes by hand and was ready to play a game. My pants didn't feel tight, I didn't want to call dibs on the recliner, I just felt normal. And it felt good.
- Usually on holiday weekends I go to sleep late and then sleep half the day away. Not any more! I woke up all weekend feeling refreshed and ready to go at 8:30am. Not that I had anything to do, but it surely made it feel like I wasn't wasting the day away asleep!
- I love Christmas trees, but loathe putting it up. Hubs and I never, ever fight (he simply doesn't fight and is always calm, cool and collected- drives me bonkers sometimes!), but the last 2 big fights we had were over the Christmas tree. I used to find it such a chore to separate all the branches, fluff them out, then put them in the appropriate slots. Then to haul the ornaments up, mess with the lights, and get exhausted while getting it all together. This year? No worries! Went smoothly and pleasantly and the only thing that changed was that I wasn't in a food coma and cranky from the sugar. And without the 52 pounds on me that I had last Christmas, circling around the tree and lifting things here and there to arrange wasn't the least bit tiring. Ridiculous how the little things make the difference!
I hope that the next few weeks leading up to Christmas go smoothly. Trying to make sure that the stress of a new job and new people don't affect my eating, and that my attitude stays positive as well.
Ok, enough of the rambling jabber over myself. Off to catch up on my Google Reader. I'm way behind!