I didn’t get to spend much time with either of my grandmothers while I was growing up. My maternal grandmother passed away when I was barely a year old and I only met my paternal grandmother once when I was around 4 years old. She passed away soon after that. So it was wonderful for me to learn that my husband had a couple lovely grandmas I could now call my own!
The first Christmas I was in Germany his maternal grandma gifted us a box of homemade cookies. This lady could bake by God, she really knew her cookies! She was a lovely, wonderful lady and I was so pleased to have met her and called her Oma for the few, short years we spent together. Even now, years after she passed, I still miss the lovely tea and cake get togethers we had. She was the ultimate, charming lady who painted her memories and enjoyed life.
We received this box of delicious goodies from my husband’s step grandma today. I opened this immediately and tore into the chocolate like a fiend! She always sends us a box of chocolate goodies every year and we look forward to it.
The best in that box was this assorted box. They were soooooooo good I cannot even tell you. Vanilla almonds, hazelnut nougat, cappuccino crisp and caramel crisp. I had to force myself to stop!
On other news, I got a haircut today..yes! another one. I had my hair cut really short! The hairstylist styled it like a curly afro and I love it! It kind of deflated because I had to put on my beany hat and walk home in the freezing cold. It has been snowing here a lot and we have mountains of it everywhere! I think my haircut turned out super cute and I am ready to start the new year feeling great and looking great! I bought a killer pair of red platform heels I’m going to rock on New Year’s eve and I will show you all that once I have my outfit all ready to go. I have the perfect red lipstick and clutch purse. So excited to get all dolled up!
I know the weight loss isn’t really moving along right now but just living life every day, feeling more confident, enjoying the way my clothes fit and taking care of myself is doing wonders for me. I’m learning how to be comfortable with my body and to really embrace the changes that happened this past year. I hate to say it but this plateau is turning out to be a good thing in a way. I know I was crying about not losing weight or reaching the 199lb mark. But in all honesty, at this point I might even be there but I haven’t been obsessed with the scales to even know or care. I am going to enjoy this month, eat what I want, move as much as possible even if I don’t workout (a walk in the snow is a workout!..uff!) and greet the new year as the new me. If it takes me 5 years to reach goal so be it. I’m going to have the best time every day and embrace myself as I am. I’m sure eating healthy and continuing my fitness will do the rest.
Oh..I can now pull down my ‘skinny jeans’ without unzipping them..and I fit into a size 46 mini skirt..yeah..in yo face scale!