Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Good afternoon! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (or whatever you do or don't celebrate) and you're happy and smiling today. I am basking in the joy of another holiday with my family and all the fun traditions and time we have gotten to spend together. Today is a day to just relax, drink coffee, and enjoy a quiet day at home.

For my weight update, I have to say I have done a lot of baking and cooking this week and indulged in some high carb foods... certainly not as much as I used to, but I sampled some cookies, candy and fudge we made together over the last week, and my days were a lot higher in carbs than they've been the last few months. Breads, potatoes, crackers and tamales were on the menu in portions that exceeded my usual 15-20 grams of carbs at a sitting. Today's the last day of that, though. After tonight's ham, scalloped potatoes, dinner rolls, and green bean casserole, I am back to my low calorie, low carb plan to remove the bit of weight I have gained. On Sunday I weighed in at 219 pounds, which is a pound up from the prior week. I figure that plus a few fresh pounds will come back off this week as I go back to my now-normal way of eating.

Is anyone doing New Year's resolutions? I've thought about it, and mine is to cook more often for my family. I have a whole recipe box of handwritten recipes on index cards that I have collected since I was 18 years old. Many of the recipes haven't been made in years! I would like to make every recipe in that box in 2018 and see which ones are going to be new family favorites. I might have to skip eating some of them myself (like most of the baked goods) but my boys are getting older, buying homes and getting married and asking for recipes and I want to add some of these to the tried-and-true ones I make all the time. I love to cook, so it'll be fun!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and may you be blessed in the new year!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! One pound is nothing. Good job! I gained 5 over Thanksgiving and another 7 in December. My NYE resolution is to lose 75 pounds in 2018. I start Jan 1.

Elaine Marcius said...

I like your resolution. Wouldn't it be fun to take pictures of the finished recipe, type the recipe on pretty recipe cards (take a pic of each) and create a family cookbook on Shutterfly. There are so many possibilities!

Lyn said...


Thanks! You can do it :)


What a great idea. I will definitely take pictures. One of my sons asked me to make a family cookbook for Christmas this year but I didn't have time to get that done in one month! So it would be a fun project for next Christmas.