Just over four weeks until Christmas at time of posting this. Where did the year go?! Are you finished with your shopping? Have you decorated already?
Growing up my family had a tradition of putting up the Christmas tree over Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve mostly kept to that tradition as an adult but this year I’m working 10am-9pm Thanksgiving Day and over Thanksgiving weekend as well…So I may put everything up tomorrow while I have a day off as I’ve only got like five days off between now and New Years. It’s just my son & I so I am ummming and ahhhing over whether to decorate or not. My son asked if we had to put the tree up. I think because my place is so small and I’ve still got ‘stuff’ here and there trying to sell, donate or throw thing away to make space (and money)…it can seem a bit much.
But last year I finally had my perfect, could’ve been taken from a magazine tree! So I think I will put it up tomorrow, just for me if anything else. I also have a lovely garland that hangs from atop the mirror in the hallway. Decorations I’ve always had in my mind to do one day if that makes sense. I think I’ll put on my Kasey Musgraves and Lady Antebellum Christmas music and get to it. Then when I’m finished, I’ll sit back to some more of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings on Netflix.
I’m finished with my shopping as I’ve only got my son to buy for apart from a work and friends’ Secret Santa. Just waiting for some of it to arrive from America. He doesn’t get as excited as he did when he was little and Christmas is full of magic and wishes, but he still loves things he gets and appreciates them. He knows I don’t have a lot of money to throw around and knows how much overtime I put in leading up to the holidays to make sure everything is taken care of. So he is definitely appreciative and that, for me, is a great gift. To have a son so aware of other people, of money and not being materialistic like a lot of people can be these days.
Moving on into 2020…I don’t think I have any resolutions as such, I never keep to them anyway. But I know I’ll be going into the new year as a better version of myself. I’m losing weight, forming new and better habits, feeling better about myself and in life in general. Still waiting for my winning lottery numbers to come in though, hehe.
This week I lost 3lbs after putting on 1.5lbs last week but I knew why. I had an ‘off plan’ weekend which ran into the week and then some stress eating as well. Last week I also switched from the known plan which is now called ‘Blue’ to the new ‘Purple’ plan which allows for carbs without having to point them. I’ve missed potatoes and such. You can have brown rices, wholewheat pasta and potatoes without pointing them but obviously you have to watch your portions. I think this has helped me get out of a 1lbs per week loss rut. Dont’ get me wrong, I was thrilled to keep losing a pound a week but sometimes you just want that bit more and feel you’ve worked off a bit more. So this was a GREAT week for me and I’m just half a pound away from losing my first stone! Very excited and proud of myself for my efforts. Given all of that, I definitely feel I’ll be starting the new year as a new, better me.
That’s all for now. I gotta get back to work!! 🙂