...for a brief time of relaxation, enjoyment, memory making and fun. Between the 4 batches of gingerbread dough for houses and cookies along with the endless assortment of candy and the ever-revolving door from kids' friends stopping by AND the sweet relief of an occasional cocktail or glass of wine (or three) to smooth out the holiday stresses, I am in maintenance mode. Additional baking will continue through this week, along with impulsive last minute shopping that often results in impulsive let's get something awesome to eat while we're out and about. Holding steady in the 132's. (That weight is without clothes on- a friend at the gym accused me of cheating by weighing without clothes. That was weird.)
I will still keep a regimen of core strengthening/strength training and cardio a minimum of 5 days a week. This should keep weight from piling on if I balance fun with conscious healthy choices. I'll still eat the same damn thing for breakfast and lunch during the week to keep protein high and bad carbs and caloric intake low. But when the moment calls for indulgence, it's on like Donkey Kong in a Thong. Ok, maybe not quite... but you get the picture.
Let's see what happens!!!! Btw, a thin crisp gingerbread cookie tastes great when dipped in homemade butter cream frosting!