Good morning and thank you for joining me on this Christmas Eve.
Last week was long yet great for me. It was long because of the lack of work. I’m usually the busiest from the beginning of the month to the middle, you see, and last week was neither the beginning or the middle. So I ended up researching about healthy foods and exercises on Pinterest.
I wouldn’t say that’s boring per se. Okay, it does get a little boring at times but let’s keep in mind that I am still getting paid.
My mindset took a turn last week as I felt my commitment to weight loss and staying healthy escalated. Everyday at lunch last week, once I finished eating, I went out and walked from the beginning of the street to the end. I started with two laps (about 2 miles) and increased to three after a few days. I walked an average of 14,000 steps per day last week.
I count all my calories too – every single one, except those that are impossible to count like when I eat out. Every night at dinner, my mom watched me weigh my food with a look that said, “Really? You’re that committed?”
Yes, really! That’s how committed I am.
Now, what else happened last week…
Oh yes, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I received a gift card from the bosses for Christmas. Well, I went shopping yesterday. When I returned, I could tell my mom wasn’t too pleased about the things I bought. Like I said, it’s my gift, I can do what I want with it. Anyway, I bought dumbbells, a curling-iron, and make-up.
She didn’t like the curling-iron and make-up. I could tell from the look she gave me. “What? You don’t think I’d look good with wavy hair?”
“No,” she snapped. Ouch.
“Why not? I’ve never curled my hair before.”
“I’ve known you my whole life, I know exactly what you look good and not good in.”
Okay, I don’t understand this. Shouldn’t she be happy because I decided on change, something she had been nagging me to do for years. “Clean yourself up, don’t look so sloppy. It’s why people don’t like you.” Her words, not mine. Instead, she gave me the stink eye all afternoon like I’m turning myself into an ugly beast or something. I have a feeling she thinks I grow up way too fast.
I can’t argue with that. Time is flying by way too fast. I am twenty-six and still under my mother’s control. I want to come out from underneath but she’s living in my house.
The people I know from middle school and high school, they’re all getting married and starting a family. I feel like a complete total loser. Maybe that’s why I want the change so I can be myself yet someone new at the same time but how can I tell her that with her constant criticism?
Okay, let’s think of something happy now. Tomorrow is Christmas! I am super duper grateful for Christmas because Christmas is usually the time I worry about the grades I received in my classes but not this year. This year, I’m all about the day-off and sleeping-in.
I am also grateful because it looks like Mother Nature is delivering a White Christmas. Thank you Mother Nature for making this Christmas extra beautiful! My mom is inviting friends to my home for hot pot and boy oh boy, I sure hope I won’t overeat.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and I will be back for #DSFWeeklyRewind next weekend.