The best gifts
Dec 26, 2014
The best gifts in life will never be found under the Christmas tree, the best gifts are the ones you love, family, friends, kids & pets...one of my best gifts this year was feeling great and being 86 pounds lighter than I was this time last year. Last year I was so tired and miserable and didn't allow any pictures of me to be taken. This year my husband took a picture of me for every gift that I opened and I didn't fuss. I still feel fat and have to look at myself in the mirror to be sure I'm not almost 300 pounds anymore. Every time I put on my size 14 jeans I still can't believe that they fit and say to myself "those won't fit you" and when they do each time I'm amazed. Last Christmas I was wearing a size 24. I have several New Year resolutions, one of them is to try and find my inner confidence and quit beating myself up mentally. Sometimes I like the pictures of me that are taken but other times I say "gee I'm still a fatty" I need to stop being so judgemental towards myself.
I've been holding steady around this current weight (196) for a while but I try to not get discouraged & stay on plan...I did have some egg nog, a few home-made gingerbread cookies and some tootsie rolls this Christmas so I did fall off but I'm back on track today. I baked the home-made cookies and my daughter decorated them, I baked cakes and didn't lick the icing or batter so that was a miracle for me. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas...May the spirit of Christmas last all year! Merry day after Christmas everyone, keep it in your heart all year & Happy New year too.
Me & my husband
Me & one of my dogs...wondering where her gifts were
Me & my daughter
Happy New Year everybody