Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Holiday Let Down

I'm so glad that the holidays are over. I have had my holiday let down or to much of it and had a  little melt- down. Yesterday, without an actual hang-over , I went to bed in the afternoon and woke up in the wee hours of the morning. I think I slept like 10 hours. I also did the same thing the 27th of December where I didn't even try to get out of bed all day and watched TV and just drifted back and forth from sleep.

I read so many blogs. I don't know where I actually read this  but I read it is even common for normal people to get to much holidays and have a let down. Just reading that made me feel a little better about not keeping my mood at a normal scale. I don't know what normal is anyway but try my best at doing the things normal people do during the holidays even if mine where excessive this year. I really tried my hardest to be "normal".

I have scrubbed the house of any decoration or reminder of x-mas except for some candy that I need to put up. I also downloaded a book during the x-mas season on losing weight. From Fat to Fit: How I lost 100 lbs. by Alyssa Reyans. I suggest you join her mailing list as I got this book for free. It is only 3.00 though if you had to purchase it. She also suffers from bipolar and survived many forms of abuse. I suggest to check out her books and web-sight.

Have no idea why my font has changed. I think I will start the book this week-end. I really need to get serious about losing about 20lbs. I just need to be healthier and I think this book might help. A lot of just getting off my ass would help also. I have never been this big and I don't like it. I also hate my clothes being tight. Winter is hard but it is harder for me not being active and puts me more into a rut. My excuse yesterday for not taking a walk was it was to cold. I just need to bundle up and not be so lazy. I also have that treadmill that I bought a year ago that isn't assembled yet. On my list to do this month. I did manage to hook up and assemble everything that was bought for x-mas this year.  Even called out the cable guy to hook some HD box up and clear everything in the bedroom to put the old standard tv out in it. The bummer is nothing works now with the HD tv. I have had to order cords that will make it work. I had to look that crap up on You-tube. It about wracked the little brain I have left. I'm still waiting on the hook-ups that should be here today or tomorrow. Also, saved a lot of money on hdmi cables as they say their is no need to buy anything that cost over 15 bucks and the stores charge from anywhere from 35-over a hundred. I know a lot of people have already moved in the 21st century with HD tv but I haven't until now. It makes me feel old with new technology . I do manage though. Also got rid of our old tv and microwave. Not letting the old junk sit around till I feel like doing it. It has been a work out for my back though. It hurt pretty good around x-mas to present moving dressers and old big tv's and also hauling out the old. It is times like those I wish for a huge burly man to do my bidding. I often thing when I haul out the old to send J to the dump by herself as they always help her. If I'm with J they look at me like it is my problem dumping anything. I seen another lady just bat her eyelashes and get the whole back end of her truck unloaded while  I lumped all the trash and appliances by myself. It leaves me a little bitter at times. But not bitter enough to grow my hair out , bat my eyelashes and wear skinny jeans.

Anyway, time to take a shower and get ready to take the kitten to the vet. Maybe, venture to the grocery store today as I'm craving tons of veggies.


  1. I am fortunate that I don't have holiday letdowns because I don't get all excited about the damn thing. I just do what has to be done, get over with and go back to my computer and tv. It is much easier that way.

  2. I have to agree with Coffeypot's technique. That is exactly how I was this year. It just didn't phase me. I almost feel like I missed .....wait wait, I did have a cold from Christmas till now so that is probably why I don't feel the letdown. In fact I feel kinda revived. So maybe the trick is to get sick with the flu during the holidays so when you get well it will leave u with a sense of refreshment. lol IDK. I hope you feel better soon girl. xoxo

  3. Yes I think it is common for people to have these type of reactions after big events like Christmas it is like the body says ok now I can rest and rest I

  4. I need to work on losing weight too, this year! The obnoxious thing is that I like to run/walk, just don't have the motivation to do so.

    I'm off to check out the book you've suggested - I hope it helps!

    Have a good week!