The Holidays were more fun than a squirrel in a nut factory. My kids are at just the right ages to keep us all entertained and young at heart. What a joy it was to have a happy and healthy time with my family and friends!
Many in my family just happen to be great cooks, and I must admit, though I thought I was eating carefully, I overdid it a little and gained a little weight. Okay, a lot of weight! In spring and summer 2009, I actually lost about 25 pounds. It was great to work toward a goal with diet and exercise. I got to the point that I missed going to the gym. No, not skipped, but longed to work out. I know! I had heard of people like that, but I never thought it would happen to me.
Turns out, slimming down was a great thing. Not only did I fit into my clothes better, but without a doubt, thanks to a little less padding, I was able to feel the lump in my left breast. Getting serious about my diet and exercise prolonged my life.
However, due to my chemotherapy treatment (the anti-nausea medication worked really well toward the end), I actually gained weight.
Now it's time to trim the fat. I am back in the workout saddle, and eating balanced meals and snacks (including fruits and veggies).
The good news to me is that I have apparently inspired my husband to get healthy with me, and he is starting to get that stir-crazy feeling when he doesn't make it to the gym regularly. Oh, yeah! Working my magic muscle-head mo-jo on him.
Who knows? This time next year, I might just be svelte (I've heard that's good). Now if I could just figure out how to put my manuscripts on an overhaul plan, maybe I could be published by this time next year too.