A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Beginning of the End

I weigh 233.0 this morning for ANOTHER gain of 2 lbs.  I seriously thought about giving myself a Christmas present and skipping this weigh-in altogether.  But I changed my mind.  After all, I needed to know where I started from when I show a LOSS next week.  This is the end of the gaining.  I have no doubt about that.  I've spent all week mulling over the changes that I'll be starting tomorrow morning, honing my determination, gathering my focus.  I'm really looking forward to tomorrow morning. :)

I've got some Christmas pics I'm going to try to post.  We'll see how many of them came out.  I took some of my holiday baking, although not everything I made.  I tried my hand at making some homemade gifts this year.  I painted 4 different wooden items to give away as gifts last night.  The first one was a "Noel" sign that I tried to stencil.  It took me HOURS to fix the mistakes on it, so I threw out the stencils and decided to just free-hand the rest of them.  I kept the "Noel" sign for myself because I didn't think it was cute enough, and gave the other 3 items as gifts.  I have very little experience with painting so no laughing!!!  And I've got a couple of pics from Christmas Eve dinner at Mom's house, although none of them include me.  :)

I have a lot more pics to show you but I'll save them til the next post since there's already a lot here.  I'm going to my sister's house this afternoon for Christmas Day dinner with the family.  I'll be taking more pics there also.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful, magical time with their families.  :)


  1. Love the pics! And I love your determination to go forward and downward! You have the power my friend!!!

    Merry Christmas

  2. Merry Christmas - Love you XOXOXOXOXO

  3. Merry Christmas - love the pics and the painted gifts look great.
    It's great you decided to weigh yourself and have a plan to move forward.

    Your cookies all look yummy too, I could not bake all that without snacking LOL

  4. Hi Tammy. I always think handmade gifts mean so much more than bought ones. And you know your painting ain't half bad ... I love the way you've done those - great ideas there. Online business possibility?! ;)

    Looks like a great big family Christmas do! I hope they all appreciated your baking ... it all looks delicious!

    Have a great day,
    Bearfriend xx

  5. Merry Christmas, Tammy!

  6. Merry Christmas Tammy! I loved your homemade gifts. Yummy looking cookies too. I'm sure you'll get back on track. Next will will be a lose for sure.

  7. Hi Tammy

    Good for you for facing up to the scales, I'm not game to myself, but I think I need to follow your example! How cute is Scarlette in the santa costume!! I'm happy to see that you look like you managed to enjoy a family Christmas inspite of the difficult times you have been experiencing. Onward and downward, right? Best wishes, Lesley

  8. I think your hand-painted stuff turned out lovely! And Scarlette is just about the cutest thing ever in that Santa outfit. :) Merry Christmas!

  9. Merry Christmas! Love all the photos, everything looked great. Including the things you made. They look awesome!
    And good for you on facing that scale. I'm going to have to do that myself very soon, as I know I've gained a couple more pounds with all the "free for all holiday eating" that's been going on in my house. Ugh. But, I'll be thinking of how brave you were, so I'll face up to my fears and DO it!
    Here's to an awesome 2010!!

  10. Nice to meet you!

    I am on a weight loss journey too! I have a 6 month challenge starting Jan 1, 2010 if you wanna join in on the fun:



  11. Your crafts look awesome!!! You have nice handwriting (much better than mine)!
    I was almost afraid to click on your blog when I read your title. Don't sweat it, I also gained another pound last week. I don't have the holidays figured out yet, but at least it's not 10 pounds in a week like I used to gain.
    Scarlette is so precious in her coat, red is her color!!

  12. Merry Christmas! Scarlette looks so cute!