We can sometimes pick up a neighbor’s wireless at mom’s condo, but usually I have to get all my emailing. etc. done at my sister’s house, so it’ll be light posting this week as well.
Got back from San Antonio on Saturday & we’re heading to MA for Thanksgiving in a few hours. It’s going to be great to see my family, but there are a lot of activities built around food this time (and every time if I think about it). I’m the largest marge in my family, but that’s because most of them barely eat in any given day. They just save up for when hubby & I are there. They’re like camels. Camels who never really worry about their weight. Camels who wear size 8s & 10s. If they weren’t my camels, I’d probably hate them for this!
Sorry, lost on a tangent there. So in addition to turkey, mom’s bought a leg of lamb, and she’s planning a Saturday brunch with the extended family that includes ham & quiches. Hubby & I will do most of the cooking, so I just have to keep him from adding butter to everything. Of course, I have that tendency too & when I’m cooking for these people, I really like to make it nice since it happens only twice a year.
So. I. need. a. strategy!
No unnecessary eating. Walking, walking, walking. Pushups & situps in the morning. Light on the butter (everyone has high cholesterol, so that’s how I should show the love), light on the chocolate, light on the dips. Walking, walking, walking.
Boot camp starts up again when I get back. I’m trying to decide if I should sign up again since it’ll run right up to the week of Christmas. Hubby says we don’t even have to go to his folks for Christmas (his family celebrates on New Year’s Day since his sister’s family is around then, we usually go up for Christmas & stay until new years, but we could put it off), so it’s doable & boot camp would be a great way to survive the holidays. But it’s expensive, so I need to think about it. Hell, I love it so much…I’m not sure what I’ll do without it!
Okay, time to get ready to fly. I’m at least in better shape this week than I was last week.
Thanks for the cold remedies & tips! I tried out all of them (except the zicam, which figured I was too far into the cold to use & the crazy Chinese pills :)). I’m not sure why, but I’m attributing the fact that I was able to survive the trip to massive doses of vitamin C, pineapple, hot showers, and sleep. Oh, chips & salsa too…I took chips & salsa in liberal amounts for many days, but only because of their obvious medicinal value.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the American Chicks out there! & Happy Week Everyone Else!