Before I left home, I weighed in at 165.2 on my scale…We returned
Sunday night, so I weighed myself Monday morning……165.3. I vowed
not to gain 10lbs and I won. I gained a tenth of a pound, yes. But
I'm pretty sure THAT won't be a problem…..
….Thanksgiving was a blast for me! My mother's house was packed with 40+ people for dinner. I saw cousins, aunts, uncles, and familiar faces that I've not seen in 5 years or more. It was great! The best part of it, with all of my family around- not one argument. The true reason for us all coming together was for the sake of my grandmother's memory. She was our true link and the only reason why some of my family members even chose to speak to each other. She said she wanted peace, she wanted our family to behave as one, and speak on a regular basis-not just in times of tragedy. So far, our matriarch's last request has been honored.
After all the hugs, kisses, and oohs and aahs over how great/tall/cute/fat/thin everyone looks or has gotten- I threw in a hand with a little cooking(and yes-I can cook), it was time to eat. There was TONS of food, and only 2 pies and one carton of ice cream. With the number of desserts on the table, I realized instantly that my family members have all made some healthier decisions in the past few months.
As it turns out, we didn't need a family walk after dinner(we wouldn't have done it anyway because it was like 50°-too cold for us Floridians). While dinner was cooking anyone who wasn't in the kitchen was outside-doing everything!
We had some friendly competition going on outside……ping pong, foosball, relay races, football, soccer and basketball… the most interesting had to be the "Dunk Contest" with my cousins and brothers(ages 10 to 18, heights ranging between 5'2" and 6'7"). At the end of that competition the backboard was completely broken and everyone was near tears with laughter. In any case-we all had a good time.
After dinner we still had leftovers(for 3 whole days we at Thanksgiving dinner). I'm pleased to say that I've met my goal for Thanksgiving and will continue to maintain or lose more weight in the coming months. Christmas dinner is usually not a weight challenge for me, so I think I've made it already. YAY!!!