I realized today that Christmas is coming. Yes, it's not a real surprise considering that my shopping is done and the calendar states the date quite clearly. What I hadn't considered was how hard this is going to be during the season-of-many-feasts. Candy canes, sugar cookies, shortbread, chocolates, appetizers loaded with bread and cheese... these are a few of my favorite things!! I've just succeeded in making my stomach growl and I'm not even exposed to the temptation yet! I'm going to have to develop some iron-clad willpower before the festivities commence!
I managed to stay away from all yeast, sugar, and wheat today. In fact, it was a really good day thanks to the fact that I knew I was going to have to get on here and confess if it wasn't, and even if nobody reads this, I still have to confess!! My headache was present again today, a niggling one that seemed to echo the dull gnawing hunger in my stomach. A friend suggested probiotics to help with the cravings. I hunted around in my fridge and found some with a best before date of 2009, so I took some extra in case they've lost their potency.
My kids watched while I sweated along to my 'extra-size movie'. I encouraged them to join in, and they did a bit of arm waving and leg manipulation, but then sat back on the couch and snuggled in under a blanket to watch the stick-thin ladies on the screen perform the program in perfect unison. Occasionally they would glance my way to see if I was managing to work it like the ladies on the screen, and to contribute by way of constructive criticism. I'd like to think I received it well.
I'm thankful for a good day. I may celebrate with a small piece of dark chocolate. For medicinal purposes. :)