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The Sunday Salon: The After Christmas Edition

So Christmas came, and went. We spent Christmas Eve with my in-laws (pic above). We had a lovely dinner, opened some presents and then made it home in time for Santa to arrive. There was a little family mishap where a 40 something year-old fought with an 11-year-old over the last root beer in the fridge but I will save that story for another time. Ahem.

Christmas morning, we woke to more presents. The Hub and I did not exchange gifts, but I got bookish gift cards from some of my friends so I managed to get a few gifts of my own. We also saw the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. It was very cute.

In the pile:

The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Today is yet another lazy day for me. The sun is shining and I am totally relaxed. I went out into the craziness for a bit yesterday and quickly returned to my little oasis. I have been reading Under the Dome by Stephen King. It’s HUGE at 1100 pages but it’s going quickly and it’s the perfect read for my extended break. I am half-way through it and should be done within a day or two.

Tomorrow I am on the book tour for When She Flew. I really enjoyed that book as well and those of you that are interested in reading it, may want to stop by for the review. Hint, hint. Tomorrow is also Moby Dick Monday. I have to say, I am really enjoying it and I am so glad I decided to read it after all.

Right now my tummy is happy. I just had french toast and bacon. Two perfect foods. However, come Jan 4th I say goodbye to all things good. It’s time for another round of Game On and that means no bacon, no coffee, no anything… Well, that’s not true but it certainly feels like it for the first week or two.

As for the rest of the day, I have nothing planned and it feels wonderful!

Game On Diet: Update #3

I just completed my third week on the Game On plan and things are beginning to fall into place now. The five mini meals seem more like regular meals to me and the exercise is becoming a habit. I stalled this week as far as weight loss even though I did everything else that I was supposed to do. I had such large losses during the first two weeks that I think my body is adjusting now.

On a happier note, I am down two sizes! Now that’s something to celebrate. As we head into our last week, the Ding Dongs are hoping to reign supreme over those Twinkies and Ho Hos. Can we do it? I think so!

I was thinking the other day that I could eat this way normally. It has finally clicked for me and it doesn’t really seem like work. It’s just common sense really and the team part makes it fun and keeps you honest. Some of you have said that you are starting your own teams. If so, I would love to know how you are doing!

I am posting this early so I have yet to find out how our team did as far as scores for the week but I am hoping that we came out on top. I will post a comment to this post if that is the case.