Monday, December 20, 2010

A Cip Christmas!

My SIL, Cassie, Livi, Me, Tracy and Mary


My girls~!

Had a great weekend. 1st of all let me say the yes indeed I can do anything for a week! 2nd of all I am so damn glad it's over. Tonight will be the 1st night sleeping in my own bed for over a week. Last night I did an overnight with my other lady. It was a breeze. Still, an air mattress is not my own bed.

Had great fun with my late hubs side of the family Saturday. They are wonderful to my kids. He is my son's father, but his entire family treat Cassie like she is blood. They are very sweet. Too bad I couldn't have appreciated them when my hubs was alive. Addiction, it robs you of LOTS. Anyway, that's what all the pics are from.

When I look at the pics I can see that 15 lbs I gained back from last year at this time. I also see a happy woman. Really happy. Genuinely happy. And grateful......you can't have one without the other. I woman who treat herself so much better then she used to. Even since last year. Even though I gained back some weight. I know how to get it off. I will. I have my son's wedding in March. I'd like to be slimmer for that. I also want to feel good both inside and out. So I am going to be sensible. I am going to make my intention not to be a size, but to feel healthier and better and kinder to me.


Got to run. I am having my Temple Lights/Soup Party. I think I am going to have a big bunch. It should be fun. Then I am done with parties till Christmas Eve. My sister will be flying in from Japan the 24th. Excited about that, but not going to stress over trying to be perfect. You either love me or you don't. Hope I can carry that attitude all the way through the end of the week.


keep the mood and the food real................

14 comments:

  1. You look beautiful, Dana. And as you said, happy and joyous. It just shines through in the photos.

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  2. I agree with Roxie. You look quite radiant. And I love that you said, "I know how to get it off." Absolutely. And feeling joy in the present moment is as good as it gets. Hope your party is a smashing success.

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  3. It's so good to see you smiling!! Have a great holiday :)

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  4. Loved seeing how happy you are, great pictures. It is so true it's about how we feel and how we are treating ourselves, not the scale. Hope you have a terrific time for Christmas and with family.

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  5. The awesome smile on your sweet face tells the whole story!
    Love it!

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  6. I see a happy woman too - a joyous woman! Have a wonderful time at your party.

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  7. You look fabulous, a wonderful radiant smile, a woman full of JOY. Love it xxx

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  8. I love reading the joy in your words..

    Love to you
    Kelly
    I've Become My Mother

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  9. Wonderful pictures, Dana - they made me smile!

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  10. So proud of your attitude. It's doesn't matter what size you are in, but that you are healthy and happy and happy you are momma. Lovely to see you are not stressing during this time of year either. Where is my mom and what have you done with her. I am so proud of you!! I love ya

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  11. oh yeah and why did you call everyone by name except Dan.... not SIL DAN!! ha ha ha

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  12. I know....I thought that same thing. It's only 3 letters....I'm weird.

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  13. Great picture - you look so happy!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  14. What a fine family! You look as happy as you well should. My hopes for 2011 are also filled with re-newed commitment.

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