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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I'm smiling today. I'm at work, and I'm smiling. Kinda sorta odd, eh?

I've had the last two days off to spend with my Mom, who arrived way-too-early Monday morning. We've done our first and second round of shopping (the woman is a shopping champion!) and have gotten most of our gifts out of the way, including buying for each other. She sees something she likes, I get it for her, and vice versa LOL It's nutty, but it works.

I've managed to get my fitness minutes in so far. I ran and did core ST Monday morning, I did my kettlebell DVD yesterday morning, and I got up at 4 a.m. (!!!) this morning to run again. We're supposed to go out to eat for dinner tonight, so I didn't want to get home, go down and run on the treadmill, then have to shower to go out, and make dinner much later than usual. I will have to do my upper body ST this evening, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Eating has been going well. We've gotten snacks and treats, mostly on the healthy side, and I'm not having trouble avoiding those that aren't.

For instance.. Costco chocolate chip cookies have 210 cals. each. Now, these are some delish cookies, but I don't want to blow that many calories on one cookie.
Instead, we made whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, and they're 90 cals. each. Yea, a very nice alternative!

Today and tomorrow, I work. I'm off Friday, and my daughter and her boyfriend arrive by Greyhound that morning, and then we're off to the all-inclusive Bailey-clan Christmas Eve gathering at the step-ex-wife's house.

Oh! Lindsay, our middle-child (youngest step-daughter) is pregnant, and just found out yesterday that she's having a boy. We'll have a new grandson (my first baby grandchild) in May.

So yea, I am smiling. It's been a great week so far. I'm balancing everything out pretty well, not going too far overboard in any one particular direction, and enjoying this time with our family. I hope your week is going just as well, and will be just as great!

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    You are doing so great. Give your self a big pat on the back. I'm impressed! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    3824 days ago
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    Ooooooo, do enjoy the time with your mom. I'm so envious. I miss the days when my mom lived in the US and we could go shopping together. At least you know you will have a gift you want and will actually use if you two buy what the other picks out! And congrats on the upcoming grandbaby! How exciting!

    I'm proud of you for staying on track and doing so well during this busy time when there are so many things that keep us from doing our exercise and eating right. Way to go on the chocolate chip cookies! emoticon Out of all the goodies in this world, chocolate chip cookies and brownies are my 2 biggest weaknesses! I'll have to get you to send me the recipe when you have time.

    emoticon and emoticon to you Candy. And just in case I don't get back on here in the next couple of days, Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family and your blessings!
    3824 days ago
    I see why you are smiling! sweet! I haven't any yet and want to wait for awhile but still...sweet lil' things aren't they?
    Have a very merry Christmas!
    3825 days ago
    Wow! I am most definitely impressed! You are doing super fantastic, staying in control and getting in all your fitness. Yup! Quite admirable. Great job. (Soooooooo jealous of that grandchild business!)
    3825 days ago
    It really sounds like you are having a great week and a smile it required for such a lovely time!
    3825 days ago
    It makes me smile to know that your smiling! emoticon
    You see ...... It's contageous.... soooo Thank You for SMILING! I'm glad you are having a great week before Christmas! Cheers! emoticon
    3825 days ago
    Glad to see you are smiling; I wouldn't be smiling at 4am unless I was still awake from the night before :)
    Sounds like you have many wonderful blessings!! Nice to see you can keep up with the healthy life changes as you are enjoying. Have a nice weekend and Merry Christmas!!
    3825 days ago
    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, up at 4? I am impressed.
    3825 days ago
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