So many things have gone through my head the last few weeks.
I don't know where to begin. Except I know that losing the weight is only the beginning. I am still the same person, with the same frustrations, the same inclinations, the same temptations as I was 100 lbs ago.
I know this because I have ventured off the MF path and indulged a bit -- not in bread, pasta, potatoes or corn on the cob... but in dark chocolate, and much larger portion sizes (which equals more calories and feeling more lethargic!). I also did indulge in 3 Luxury Mince Pies (they're the size of a small cupcake) made by Walkers that were wonderful. I didn't eat them all in one sitting...which was also very wonderful. And there were 6 in the box, and one I gave away; two himself got to enjoy.
I felt really crappy Monday night after eating a lot of sugary things Sunday and Monday. I will have sugar in my life, but it will have to be Oh-So-Worth-It, and very intentional.
I realize I HAVE to get back to blogging regularly. It was this that kept me honest and focused - and I need to put my time and energy back here where it belongs. Full Stop.
It has been a lovely break. I go back to weigh on January 7th -- and after the last dark chocolate covered almond with turbinado sugar and sea salt is gone (which it is now), I will be back to being 'good as gold' in the eating to lose weight Medifast Method.
Two things to consider as my 'new focus' in the new year --  Stop Complaining and  Put things away whether I'm done/finished or not.
Life is an amazing thing. If you're reading this, you're probably incredibly blessed too. Let's be grateful for what we have, and the gifts we've been given (talents, skills, abilities) -- and share.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. --Ralph Waldo Emerson