Have a great time in Liechtenstein, Mamasana!
On Friday night we held our Christmas party. I was too busy playing hostess-in-heels to take many pics, but here are a few - mostly of the food, haha. We also had the BBQ going and lights strung up outside, but.. I hardly ventured out there!
I had intended to make some vegan cakes, but in the end, there was no time and I took the stress-free option of organic fruit plate, stuff from bags (organic biscuits, corn-chips, crackers, salad), fresh bread from the organic french baker and then I made some guacamole and hommus and loaded up on organic meat from the butcher (+ some vege ones for the non-meat-eater - yes, there was only one!), and threw a bunch of potatoes in the oven to bake.
Note how many times I used the word 'organic' in the previous paragraph? I hate that when other people do it, it sounds pretentious doesn't it? The wine was not organic and neither were the baked potatoes. :D Redeemed.
Needless to say, it was not the ideal week to be finishing up a fitness challenge, but I did my best:
F3 CHALLENGE - FINAL CHECK-IN
Speaking of which, is there anything better in life?
I faced the scales this morning for my final F3 Challenge, with a certain feeling of doom. I did a little weight check on Tuesday, after last weekend's munching and was back up to 58.5 (yikes!), but things have stabilised back at just under 58kg (57.9kg to be precise). So, that's a total challenge scale loss of exactly 1.5kg, or just over 200g a week. That's really ok :D
Even more important, I'm finding it easier this year to indulge without slipping into 'eat the world' mode and I'm doing some exercise without telling myself off for not doing more. These are both positive effects of the last 7 week's efforts.
However, I also seem to have managed to lose nine out of 11 fellow challengers! That's not so good and I feel unpopular, like people came to my party and left early because it was boring and the food was bad and I smell. Never mind, it's a crazy time of year, there's a lot going on. I'm sure it's not personal :-/
To anyone that checks in today, I adore you and thanks for sticking with me and making it a bit more fun. Please make your final check-in and let me know if you have any ideas for another joint blog fitness / nutrition challenge. January detox / junkfree challenges are popular. I'd be up for one, and probably well ready to ditch the bubbly and christmas cake by then!
Because this post really had to be today, I'll be back soon with the planned blog post about what arrived in the other sort of post. Hint: it won't be interesting to my vegetarian readers.
In the meantime, please have a fantastic xmas eve tomorrow, drive safely, enjoy yourselves and relax.
I'll be catching up on some sleep, doing a little 'must do' stuff (which might include blogging, depending on how the rest of it goes!) and resting up for the feat of endurance which is Christmas day. This year we have lunch with Sistaprogrammer and dinner at my uncle's place. Better pace myself.
What are your plans?