Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year to all my blogging buddies.  Wishing you all the best for 2010!  You guys have been a big part of my life for this past year and I look forward to more of that this year.

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
I don't even want to think about how much of that I ate all by myself.  I know one day I had a "snack" or SIX peanut butter cookies!

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 :)

Goodnight all.........


Susan (All Things In Moderation) said...

UGH! It sucks to fall off the wagon ! I think most of us are in the same boat! Time (thankfully) to get back into the game! Happy 2010! We're gonna rock it!

Marcelle said...

Happy New Year Heidi...
I love the way you look in your photo...and thoe boots!!!!!!
Have noticed you were away.
Am not able to read the whole blog entry but enjoyed the pics, my eyes are taking such strain when I read..but will be better soon.
Managed to read a little here and there about your month away from Blog land.

Thanks for visit and message...means alot to me.

Tamara said...

Welcome back Heidi. Don't the holidays just jump up and bite us all in the ass. I'm glad I had fun but I'm soooooooooo glad they are over, too!

Lynsey said...

Welcome back. You look wonderful. That picture is great....cute outfit. Now get som sleep girl!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

whew - sounds like December was in deed a busy month! I have to admit, the word "accounting" makes my blood freeze. Or boil. Whatever sounds worse.

Can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for ya!

Fran said...

Happy New Year Heidi!

You've been extremely busy as I read so I can understand that eating and exercising wasn't your priority.

How beautiful Okanagan is!

Look forward to your plans for 2010.