Louie, Welcome back. Good to see you posting again.
Robsia, I put on the pounds too (8 at the highest). They came back off pretty quickly though, and I'm sure yours will too. Your trip to Portugal will be a great incentive to get to your goal.
The scale was at ticker Friday, but is at 217 today. It will be nice to see it start moving below 215 again.
Linda, We don't have big plans. We'll be staying at home with the kids. I've got some snack foods prepared that we don't normally have, but it's all low calorie stuff that I'm going to work into my calories. I found a recipe for oatmeal cookies on one of the other threads that I'm going to make this afternoon. I haven't had oatmeal cookies in ages, and it's my favorite kind of cookie. (YUM!) The kids want to play some board games after dinner, which we will do. At midnight Evan (DH) and the kids will shoot off some fireworks. I'll just watch, I don't enjoy that part of it too much anymore.
Emily, It is so much easier for me when I get back into my routine too. I've been on vacation for the last two weeks, and I really DREAD going back to work. The only positive is that it will be easier to stick to plan.
I went shopping Friday, and I am happy to report that I am officially out of the plus sizes.
I've been in a 14/16 misses on top for a couple of months, but now I am wearing a 16 in misses for pants. It's feels so good to say that! I didn't buy anything yet, but I fit in them!! I'm really cheap and it pains me to spend money that I don't have to spend. So as long as my 18W don't fall off, I'll keep wearing them.
I hope you all have a wonderful new years eve and best wishes for a happy 2007!