01 January 2006
Hello everyone - can't wait to hear all your news
Happy New Year 2006
Hello Dears. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year's Eve.
We had a wonderful Christmas Day with all our Family. We had family for breakfast and lunch so just had a prawn cocktail for tea and too many champagnes! Consequently Boxing Day was very quiet for me - spent mainly on the couch! I then had an alcohol-free week until New Year's Eve.
We stayed at the Country Club Casino last night for New Year's Eve. Went swimming and had a spa and sauna before having a lovely meal and celelebration with bagpipes piping in the New Year. Lots of fun.
I haven't actually put on any weight during Christmas! I ate anything and everything and I am 63kgs. I lost about a kilo just before Christmas and it has stayed away so far! My YMCA gym closed Christmas week and won't be open again until the 13th of February. DH and I gave each other an exercise bike and a crosstrainer (Body Sculpture - from Kmart - cheaper than the York, but still quite OK) for Christmas, so I have been crosstraining and jogging on my tramp every other day and seem to have toned up more in the stomach! Can't believe it, as I spent 8 weeks or more at the gym and didn't seem to see much of a difference. I think it may be true that the body gets tricked into changing when we change our routine! Anyway I am quite happy with it all.
Seems to be great excitement in the WW world with the introduction of the No Count system. Sounds to me like a very sensible way of eating with just healthy foods mainly being eaten and keeping a limit of about 3 points a day on extras. I still just keep a rough mental count of points, but certainly don't stress so much over them now. I really think the points system taught me the right quantity of food for my needs, both while losing weight and now I am maintaining.
I will try to catch up with everyone soon. DH is still on holiday until the 9th, so we will be out and about a bit.