Thursday, December 23, 2010

On The Eve of Christmas Eve

How is your diet going?

I told Katie this morning to keep that resolve going, and remember, naughty or nice - it is onward and downward post-Christmas. I think the new year will boost a lot of sagging motivations. We ALL fight that battle this time of year!

I'm not cooking this year - too much going on between Dad and hubby (medically speaking).  The big Christmas get-together is tomorrow evening (Christmas Eve).  For my part, I'm bringing a hearty homemade soup to Christmas dinner this year, and plenty of it.  My thinking is that no matter what is served, I have something yummy, filling and on plan to eat.

The plethora of homemade baked goodies are going to be another issue, but I fight those battles one at a time.

We had dinner out with friends last night.  The other couple doesn't know I am dieting, but they haven't seen me in almost 1.5 months and nearly fell out of their chairs when we arrived at the restaurant.  Fun!  hehehe   I think I can safely say the weight loss is FINALLY starting to show, even to those who don't normally pay attention to those sorts of things.  It will be interesting to see the relatives' reactions tomorrow, as there will be a good many out-of-towners there. 


The rare (medically necessary - ahem) cheese I had yestderday did the trick this morning, for this lactose intolerant gal.  I feel SO much better.  I think I've been a little too efficient in reducing fat from the diet.  All things in moderation, right?  Balance is important.

Today, I crave NO cheese, and there is none in the house at this point, so I'm good. 


We have LOTS to do today, including shopping for the soup ingredients.  Dad has another infusion, but so far his body is responding to the antibiotics, which is a good thing.  We thought, for a while, that the two of us would be spending Christmas in the hospital (Dad admitted for sepsis, and me to keep him company bedsoide).  We hope the infection will soon be cleared enough to resume cancer treatment.


Enjoy the day, and have a happy holiday weekend!  It looks like I'll be posting again tomorrow morning, but I know a lot of you are signing off for the weekend today.  Enjoy!!


  1. Believe it or not i have the same problem, i don't always get enough oils in my daily eats! So i've started taking a fish oil supplement and making sure i get at least 1 tsp of another oil in every day. Have a great Christmas!

  2. That's another good thing about LoCarb (for me)
    I don't have to worry about too little essential fatty acids!
    Have a great Christmas, Ann!
    You deserve every good thing!

  3. I can't wait to here the family's reaction! :)
    Hope your Dad and hubby are well. Keep up the good work!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi. I do plan to lose weight over the holiday season but I only have 2 major danger points.

    Lunch on Christmas Day. I intend to eat so much Turkey I can't fit too much extra. Later in the afternoon I think there are drinks and eats or BBQ. I'm pretty sure I can handle that. I'm allowing myself strawberries and cream and maybe pavlova which is loaded with sugar so .... handle with care.

    My 3rd danger point, as I discovered yesterday is baking. I am a tester and then I become a nibbler. Again becoming aware of all that I put in my mouth is going to be essential as it doesn't take much to lose the plot entirely.

    Here's to a great time with family and friends and safe eating and drinking.

  5. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts! I can't wait to read about your relatives' reactions to the transforming Ann. Your friends' reactions had to feel great. What kind of soup are you bringing tomorrow? Soup is always delicious! The baked goods are my tough spot, too. I know you'll do well. :) Enjoy yourself!!