It has really been a while since I’ve posted, photographed or updated. There’s something going on every day and it usually entails keeping Cameron’s social life on track! Basketball is underway, confirmation each week, violin lessons and the miscellaneous shopping trips to keep her in style! Don’t get me wrong, I really wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’ve managed to fit in some fun for ourselves too, of course. Had a fabulous dinner out at Maggianos with Sandy, Kathy and Julia. Beef tenderloin that was oh so wonderful… but I have to say I am getting a little skittish of steak - - two times in a row I’ve had dumping syndrome following that type of food. I’ll have to try again and see if it was just coincidence or if there’s something about beef in particular. I eat beef so rarely so I am not sure.
We had Nathan, my niece’s husband, visiting for a night while he did some work with Joe’s company. He is a really wonderful young man. I can see where he and Nicole would truly complement each other.
Christmas get-together at Marilyn & Pete’s on Saturday was really nice. Their home was decorated in the usual warm and colorful Department 56 style. Too bad for them (and us) that the Pete’s Dept 56days come to a close in a couple more months. He seems ready to move on to something new after all the politics there lately – I hope he soon finds a great new place.
I’ve not been 100% happy with my eating – knowing that I still could make better choices. Occasionally drinking pop, which is a habit that is decidedly not one for me to get back in to. I am going to need to give my self a specific limit on those types of ‘treats’ and stick to it. I am still full after small portions, which is very good. Need to keep an eye on the snacking, particularly as the holidays have snacks lurking around every corner. Have found that I can eat some bread now (darn, I was really hoping that would be a problem forever!!). I am missing the summer produce. Have been making some soups – which are not a great choice according to the nutritionist, because the liquids go through you easier keeping you less full. But, I’ve been making them of the heartier variety, like stew, and they’re a great way to get in black beans, chicken, vegetables and other great things for me.
Exercise??? Well, I can’t say that any of that is happening – but I continue to walk faster everywhere I go, stand for longer periods of time (such as for six hours working at the Santa Shop this weekend) and generally be able to bend, stretch and turn better.
I weighed myself today and have lost a few more pounds. Just shy of 114 lost.
And the greatest news… my BMI is now under 50. Just need to get it down by 10 more points and I would be in the category that no longer would qualify for weight loss surgery… so that is something to drive for.