I have been completely MIA from blogland for quite some time now. December ended up being an insanely hectic month for me. I actually feel like I've been MIA from life for the past month and it's all a bit of a blur.
I finally got my bookkeeping nightmare for our business in order. I had a deadline to file the GST (taxes) by December 31st and yesterday we drove out to the tax office to drop it off. From Boxing Day on I spent almost the entire day until late at night everyday to get this done. This meant no exercising, no real cooking and a lot of mindless snacking.
Earlier in the month (while avoiding facing my bookkeeping nightmare) I went into bakers overload. This is just a minor portion of what I ended up cooking (and eating). I made:
- 8 dozen decorated gingerbread cookies
- 14 dozen peanut butter cookies
- 6 dozen almond crescents
- 8 dozen mexican wedding cake cookies
- 1 - 8x13 tray of the MOST DELICIOUS cheesecake cookie squares
- 2 - 4 x 7 trays of sickenly sweet peanut butter fudge
- 1 cookie sheet of almond roca
Susan posted the other day about waking up in the middle of the night to have Tums and I can totally relate. That's such a sick feeling to know that you've over eaten, and mostly with unhealthy foods, so much that it wakes you up at night. Gross!
We also went to a couple of Christmas parties. I bought this shirt a few weeks ago, a size 6 (though I think a large size 6), and I love the color. This is my father-in-law, me & my husband. Unfortunately since that picture was taken I've been eating like crazy and now have a little tire around my waist that isn't very appealing in that shirt.
Then an improtu trip up to the Okanagan that, while wonderful to get away and see family up there, really cut into my time that I needed to be doing other things.
Saw a little wildlife....
and my little girl got to visit with her cousins....
I created this crazy time crunch for myself and got majorly stressed out! I haven't been sleeping much at all.
Throughout the month of December I did very, very little exercising and really didn't pay any attention to my diet at all. At the end of November I was sitting at around 145 - 145.6 (that 143.6 was a fleeting moment unfortunately). Right now I can be anywhere between 147 and 149, though mostly under 148. I guess considering all that has gone on my gain isn't too bad, but I feel gross. I'm very soft compared to where I was. And I know I've lost some fitness.
I can probably count on one hand how many times I ran in December, and most of them were 5K or less and a very slow pace.
On December 30th at 11 PM I finished my bookkeeping, went to bed with the intention of forgetting about it all for a few days ... and didn't sleep all night. Then went out and about all the next day, then celebrated New Years Eve with friends (no alcohol though so that was good) and stayed out until 2 AM. Had to get up at 8 AM this morning. So at the moment I'm running on less than 8 hrs sleep in the last 48 hours. Way too little for me!
But January 1st marks a new start!
And that .... I shall blog about tomorrow :)