by Lillian Csernica on December 28, 2017
This has been the year I got serious about weight loss. 80 pounds gone! A great relief, both to my joints and to my various doctors. I knew the holiday season would present an obstacle course of temptations and trials. It would also bring many lovely gifts from the people who know me too well. A life without books, cats, and chocolate would not be worth living.
Here, then, is an account of all the goodies bestowed upon me.
My Christmas stocking: (Yes, I’m about to turn 52 and my mother still stuffs my stocking.)
- Nutella with pretzel sticks.
- Necco wafersNecco wafers
- European solid chocolate Christmas ornaments.
- Two milk chocolate elves
Homemade Ghirardelli brownies
A box of Mrs. Fields cookies.
A big red metal bucket full of four dozen Mrs. Fields cookies.
A Ferrerro Rocher Chocolate Set, dark, hazelnut, and coconut. (18 candies total.)
A Russell Stover Box, the Nuts & Chews.
Homemade Christmas cookies and a bag of homemade spiced nuts.
A Ghirardelli gift set.
Another box of Moose Munch.
Have I eaten all of this? Good heavens, no! Have I put a dent in some of it? You bet. Those Ghirardelli brownies didn’t last 24 hours. My husband and younger son did have their share. I confess the Moose Munch is all gone. We watch a lot of movies during winter break, and Moose Munch is the perfect snack.
Soon I must go back on the wagon. Last January saw me commit to the California Medical Weight Management Program. This January I shall continue that commitment. It’s fine to whoop it up during the holiday season, especially when my friends and family were kind enough to give me the really good stuff!