So we rang in the New Year and what was I doing when the ball dropped in Times Square? Playing basketball with my sister! My brother has this indoor game where there are 2 baskets and 4 balls. You compete with a partner to see who can score the most baskets in the allotted time. It was down to seconds when we heard the others in the next room counting down along with Dick Clark. (Gheesh - the guys never ages!) And being the competitive sports we are - we couldn't stop till the time ran out. Which made us about 4 seconds late for New Years. No biggie- they were all still blowing noisemakers and trading hugs when we got in the room. Point to all of this is...I was doing something ACTIVE when 2008 arrived! Woohoo! Yippee for me!
This morning (we all slept at my brother's) we had breakfast and I portioned my helpings and I was okay. I didn't pile my plate high or go back for seconds. (Except for the coffee - had about 4 cups of that! Had to - we were up till almost 4am!)
I'm feeling in control. Part of it being I did a really, REALLY hard thing last night. I knew if I was going to suceed at this I needed to purge my cupboards of anything that might trip me up. Like the 25 bags of peanut M&M's my daughter gave me for Christmas. What a gift! I absolutely adore peanut M&M' so she bought me a bulk supply. When I opened them Christmas morning I felt sick inside as I feigned a smile and knew I would never get to indulge in them. I'm not saying I didn't consume a few bags between then and yesterday. but last night, I packed up the box (along with the box of chocolates our neighbors gave us) and brought them to my bro's. I handed the stash over to my niece and nephew and said "Enjoy! Just don't tell Rachel!" (my daughter.) They were delighted beyond words. I felt a little sad....
But now it's a new year and they are there and I am here! And that works for me. That was a mighty step for me. But I'm serious this time around. Very serious.
So Happy New year all my friends! May 2008 bring success for us all!
Stay tuned tomorrow! I'll be explaining the Filter For Good Banner on my site and how it relates to The Biggest Loser AND....the 3 really cool prizes I'll be awarding in the next contest I'm sponsoring in my blog!