You may think I am exaggerating...and maybe I am a little but not by much. I used to laugh at my mom when I was younger. I thought she was pretty silly, looking like an Eskimo all of the time. There are a lot of things that I have inherited from my lovely mama - lots of things that I am proud of...but I NEVER thought I would be COLD.
It's funny. I actually considered buying a Snuggie the other day...for myself. Ha! Since I have lost weight I have discovered that all along I have been cold too...I just had my own built-in heating unit. ;) Makes sense, right? A couple of nights ago I was lying in bed and I realized that I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, socks, and had a quilt and a comforter covering me...and I was still a little cold. I realized that in two weeks time I had bought myself two pair of fuzzy-lined slippers that went up to my knees. I realized that in the last several months our thermostat had jumped up 3 degrees. I had to laugh. I was becoming my mother - the Eskimo.
There are a lot of changes that I have gone through in the past several months - some good and some bad. Each one reminds me of how much I had let my body hold me back and about how much I abused it. I can cross my legs now. I don't have to worry about whether or not I will fit into a booth at a restaurant. I can shop in "regular" stores and for clothes without multiple "X"s. I can actually enjoy taking a bath. Those are just a few things - things most people take for granted, but things that were a struggle for me before. I don't know about you but, I think I'll take a Snuggie over insulin any day! :)
This week I lost 1.2 pounds bringing my total loss to 83.4 pounds. I'm slowly creeping toward that 100 pound mark! I have confidence that I will make it through the holidays without feeling deprived and without falling back into bad habits. I really love the way I eat now anyway and I have no desire to go back! What are your feelings as turkey day approaches?
I have a long list of new products that I have tried and loved lately. I am planning on a post sometime soon that will be packed full of my new grocery finds. Stay tuned! In the meantime, if you get a chance to try Quorn's Turk'y Roast, please do! It was very good and tasted a lot like turkey! Once I come up with a good gravy recipe (working on it this week), I will send it your way! Happy Thanksgiving!
Go ahead and buy a Snuggie (you know you want to)!