Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Craziness

I always try so hard at this time of year to keep it simple and take care of myself and not stress out etc. Well, as always, it ends up even crazier than the last year. I have a huge family, plus my husbands family overseas so it seems like just a never ending stream of shopping, and mailing and then of course the baking! So much for keeping it simple.

I've been getting quite a bit of exercise but when it comes to eating everything is off schedule and I'm in "eat what I can when I can" mode. I don't understand how I can be such an organized person and a planner by nature but I still let it get the best of me.

I was at a party on Saturday afternoon that was pretty uncomfortable because we only really knew the hostess. The food was so good though that I was wishing for some time alone with it! The ONLY good thing about being the fattest girl in the room is that you don't want anyone to see you eating so you don't.

I've been getting up earlier and earlier with the intent of being a 6am workout person by the start of the year. As much as I have tried to figure out another option, it's the only way I can fit exercise into my schedule. I hate New Years resolutions because mine is always to lose weight so I thought I would approach it differently.

I will get through this time and things will settle down again. In the mean time I will keep exercising and maybe even make time to eat a vegetable again this week : )


  1. Tina,
    Too funny about wanting to be alone with the food. I know just what you mean, tho - I too am usually the largest one in the room and never want to be seen eating; hoping perhaps that people will reason I've got a glandular problem instead.

    Hope your stress subsides. Don't let it get the best of you.

  2. Tina - I loved your comment about wanting to be alone with the food. I am like you in that I'm a planner, organizer, type-A personality most of the time EXCEPT when it comes to food and weight loss. I, too, hate having the same darn resolution each January 1. Maybe "To Get Healthy" will be the new resolution. I need to get back in gear. I've been meaning to post about the latest "struggle" but haven't. See? Procrastination. I rarely procrastinate, but with weight...not a problem.

  3. I've also been thinking about New Year's resolutions. There's nothing wrong with them, per se, but I believe we have to concentrate more on our behaviors than our desired outcome. That's going to be my approach this New Year.

    Hope you get everything done!

  4. nice

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