Two weeks, six pounds

We made it!  Two weeks, complete.

I did eat out on occasion, and Jimmy Johns for lunch on a Saturday is too hard to pass up.
I did have a few glasses of wine, but most nights were doused with ice water.
I did have some holiday treats, but only because I'm sure Santa would have been disappointed had I not.
I did use the walking stations at work, but not every day like I planned to.
I did make smarter food choices, and even with my occasional "slips" on the bad habits, I managed to stay within my allotted calorie target for the day.

And, most importantly (cue the fan fare) I did manage to cut six pounds off the scale.  Not the ten the book said was the tops to expect, but then again, I didn't follow things to a T.  What could I expect!

I have more to go to hit my target, but I know that I'm actually making progress.

On Wednesday, a co-worker said that my skinny jeans looked saggy on me.  I was thrilled.  Well, first I was embarrassed because I didn't want to go from having clothes that were too tight and "muffin-top making" to too loose and looking like a hobo.  But things were fitting better!  I'm noticing it myself, but it was nice to hear from an outsider.

Now today, we splurged.  Meeting J&J&R at Champps for lunch to exchange the LEAP PAD that Jacob had found for us on Amazon (at regular retail price, no less!) I did order the table the waffle fries and seasoned sour cream.  It's just something you have to do when you're there.  It's like going to visit Rome and NOT having any pasta while you're there.  Stupid not to.

But can I just go back to the Leap Pad for a second.  It's what Liv has been asking for since her birthday in September.  Now instead of buying one THEN and saving it, we figured we could get it when it was closer to Christmas.  How were we to know it was going to be the hottest toy out there.  Not wanting to spend $300 on one through Amazon or eBay, we put out and ABP to the family to help us find one.  Jacob came through!

We are going to be the best parents ever.

Or Santa will be.  But he's a good friend of ours so we'll take some credit.

The next seven days between now and Christmas will be the test.  And let's be honest, when we visit the Hattons in Geneva over New Years weekend, there's no way I'm not going to eat a Portillos hot dog, deep dish pizza of any variety and a whole lot of wine.  But I'll do my best to make smart choices ASIDE from those little treats.  And there's always January 1st to start again!

Merry Christmas to you all!

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