Guacamole - I think it's great re baking the cookies. I try to do that too, be honest with myself regarding whether buying something for my kids, like cookies, is really for me. 75% of the time, I out the cookies back on the shelf at the store.
Avalon Moon - it's great that you are dropping a size, especially in December! I love your new avatar photo
Plucky Pear - glad you are having fun!
Kelijpa - so glad that your jackets are getting looser! I love that roomy feel. Always a good reminder...
So here is an NSV for me. I shoveled the driveway today and felt great. I haven't shoveled for the past 2 winters,for fear of throwing my back out. So great to be feeling strong!