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I’m excited about Christmas this year! Q and I are HOPING for a Christmas run, BUT it might not happen since ALL of us have been bit by some kind of weird bug. The type that fills you with mucus. The kind that makes me happy that we aren’t traveling and that no one is traveling to us. I think this is my first Christmas ever away from my parents. It feels weird, but this way I will eat less 😉 Normally we walk in the front door and the house is FULL of Christmas and PILES of candy and cookies. And THEN Mom reminds us to eat as much as we want because she has 6 containers stacked high in the laundry room. THEN we have Christmas Eve eat fest. THEN we have Christmas Day eat fest. THEN we have New Years Eve eat fest. I WANT to lose weight, I WANT to be in the best shape for races BUT that seems to go out the window when I’m staring at white chocolate dipped pretzels and taco bean dip. So good. I just love it. SO, while doing my Body by Bethany yoga, the yogi gave a tip that I have found AMAZING – eat with your left hand. Have you tried dipping a nacho chip INTO taco bean dip WITH YOUR LEFT HAND??? It doesn’t work. And that is the point. I am forced to slow down…and eat less. I’ve also taped my goals all over the house. Seriously, in the face of guac I forget EVERYTHING. It is as if I have been taken over by a recently hibernated grizzly bear that has just awoken. Q does NOT understand this dilemma at all, so I wonder if it is a girl thing. But when my goal of running the half marathon is starring me in the face while I TRY to eat with my left hand, I realize that crappy foods are NOT going to get me there. So tell me, what are you secrets for eating less and BETTER over this amazing holiday?
I will miss my sister….a lot on Christmas. This whole her living in another country thing… AND we will miss her kids.
Why all the wedding photos? WELL, because I like them. And Q’s computer crashed with all our photos. AND now we have ALL our photos loaded on the computer and I’m enjoying looking back. 🙂 And I WILL miss my parents on Christmas.