Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Dinner has come and gone...THANK GOODNESS!!

Okay so Christmas dinner is officially OVER! Thank goodness!! So,how did I do? How much damage? Well...I had 2 glasses of red wine (which was not that bad)!!!!!! That's it nothing else!! No desserts, no cheesy baked macaroni pie, NOTHING!! Considering all the food and choices of desserts,I'm quite pleased with my behaviour today! Just two glasses of red wine!!! Trust me when I say this , IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH, MUCH WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

This evening wasn't as bad as I thought. The baked mac and dessert were the biggest challenges for me. Patricia...you totally took one for the team BIG TIME today!! She stood up with me tonight. She DID NOT have any desserts even if it was killing her, she wanted the shortbread, but she past it up! Stood with me in solidarity!! Thanks Trish :)))It did make it a bit easier for me..this type of support is why I am so thankful !! She even agreed to work out with me one day before she leaves - I'm holding her to it. Thanks hon, it really does mean a lot to me!

Anyway, I was really good today! I survived Christmas dinner. I would have never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be at a Christmas dinner and not have desserts..NEVER!! Well it happened today and for me, that means a lot!!

Thanks for stopping by..All the best of the Holiday season to you and yours!
J

2 comments:

Janet said...

You rock Joania!!!! I know that this is the biggest challenge you have been through in your life!!! You are strong......you can do this!!!!

Patricia London Smith said...

All I can say is... Love you MORE than shortbread, lady! LOL... The Christmas feast you prepared was amazing and impressive; even more amazing and impressive was your strength/discipline making the right choices for what you chose to eat yourself...

You have always been held in high regard in my eyes, yet I rate you even more (if that's possible) for you making a decision to change your habits and lifestyle and actually sticking to it! You are inspiring!

I'm glad I could hang with you this weekend to get a jumpstart to a better new year, new lifestyle, and new me... I may not be as strict as you are on the regular, though I see from this Christmas dinner [resisting desserts] that I can make some tough choices more often and be stronger for it...

Yours in solidarity!

P.S. Joania, this workout this morning was brutal! Joania is a CHAMPION! I feel sooooooo tired, yet good too... Thanks for sharing your workout regimen with me! You're a STAR! You are soooooo STRONG! I was impressed with your performance [Totally different league than that schupid LG... LOL!] Keep it up...