Christmas Day and Boxing day are now over so I can sit back, relax, deep breath and reflect on how things went.
Despite being surrounded by food from the moment I awoke on Christmas morning to the evening of Boxing day I coped pretty well. Being surrounded by the positivity and support of those closest to me helped.
I had made sensible choices around what food was on offer and also planned what I was going to eat beforehand. Even though I had rather a lot of bubbly (would be rude not to!) the urge to overeat was not there. I even woke up this morning not thinking about what I could or could not eat today!!!
Granted my pattern of eating may have been erratic but given the circumstances I think this acceptable.
I so want to wake up tomorrow feeling the same way.
Santa was very good to be this year. I received a huge amount of cupcake related gifts, shower-cap, mugs, cake stand, soap and the compulsory Christmas socks :)
My highlight had to be Boxing Day when I opened a gift from two of my closest friends. I opened a box which said 'extreme' on the front. This was from the same couple that last year had bought me a sphering/zorbing experience. My face was a picture when I opened the box and began to read out the letter...'You will be attending a charity bungee jump event where you will jumping from Clifton suspension bridge!!' Absolute horror, I hate heights, hate flying and struggle to walk over bridges. Panic was now setting in. All eyes were on me when I was told to look at the web link to register my gift..firstname.lastname@example.org. I had been well and truly had. I can honestly say I have never been so happy to have NOT received a gift before. The look on my face was priceless.
I hope you have all had a good and stress free Christmas time. For those of you continuing the fight stay strong and be positive.