Christmas Dress Challenge – Week Eleven – Celebrations!!

Week Eleven ended with Thanksgiving Day, one of my most favorite holidays. I love taking  time away from work and spending my hours with family and friends.  The Pea Family had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. The kids were off of school, Mr. Pea and I took several days off of work, Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Twyla and the cousins came down to visit, Cherry Ames was home from college, and the weather was grand.  We have so much to be thankful for.

Tuesday I won second place in a Chili CookOff.  With vegetarian chili.  Seriously! No meat!  Shocking, I know, especially to the hardcore chili chefs in our office.  My veggie version is made with lentils and black beans, Very Tasty Indeed.

Sunday was my parents’ 48th Wedding Anniversary! Forty Eight Years!  My sisters and I spent some time on Thursday afternoon tossing out ideas on how we can celebrate their 50th.  So far the plan involves contacting someone at their church and getting their congregation involved, contacting family members far and wide and having everyone show up as a surprise and champagne.  We still have plenty of time to plan, right?

Oh!  On my time off, I finally finished working through several years of photographs, getting everything organized and ready for making scrapbooks. I found a picture or two of myself when I was heavy.


Before:  not the most attractive angle.  This picture was snapped by The Architect during a field trip to the zoo…I think he was in fourth grade at the time. 🙂


After:  also taken by The Architect a few months ago at the parish Fall Festival.  More than 60 pounds lighter, and a bazillion percent healthier!

This week I weighed in at 156.9 pounds.  One tenth of a pound up from before Thanksgiving.  Here’s the rest of the wrap up for the week.

DO-IT:  The Dress.Done.

DO-IT: My  Weight Watchers points. I used up all of my weekly points on Thanksgiving Day for a glass (or two or three) of wine and some yummy goat cheese with pear preserves.  I skipped dessert – honestly, I didn’t miss it, but only because it didn’t involve chocolate.

DO-IT: Earn 50 activity points a week. Yes! Yes!  I’m finally feeling better.  The entire family went mountain biking twice this week, I got lots of walking in and a few rounds of weight training.

DO-IT: Consistency. Routine, other than Thanksgiving Day, which was celebratory!

DO-IT: Hydrate.  Done.

DO-IT:Read a Book.  Oops.  Didn’t even look at it.  I’m still miffed over the side swipe with the primitive eating theories.

DO-IT: One update post a week. Oh sadness.  I didn’t make it this week.

DO-IT: Link up to your weekly updates.  Done for sure, this week!

DO-IT:  Be supportive. Yes!  And I’ll visit you all this week, too!

Celebrate Life!  Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

11 thoughts on “Christmas Dress Challenge – Week Eleven – Celebrations!!

  1. “I’m still miffed over the side swipe with the primitive eating theories.”

    Can I have an explanation to that. What primitive eating theories?

  2. Good morning and thank you for stopping by. It will be a great week, it will be!! You are doing awesome and you are so right, Thanksgiving is for our blessings and then some food. We are truly blessed.
    Off to work I go, exercise done at 5:30-7:30 this morning, shower done, dishes done, our turkey is in the oven and now wee one wants me. Take care and God Bless!!

  3. I did a little scrapbooking before I had kids. They are still so young that I haven’t gotten back into it. Trying to take stuff out and do it is a recipe for disaster with little fingers and people wanting to “help”. Sounds like you had a good week.

  4. Man, you had a fun week!! Congrats on the chili. Chili is one of my fave foods on earth–with meat, without meat. But I have it less these days as I try not to eat legumes much. I adore em, and chili without beans, for me, just isn’t as fun.

    I like the primitive eating theories. I told hubby, “Sounds like Genesis to me. First, we only got to eat fruits/veggies. Then God said we could eat meat/all animals in the Noahic covenant. Meat, fowl, fish, vegetables, fruit. Very primitive and Biblical. Bread is a late intro…and ancient wheat ain’t modern wheat, neither. But in Eden…we were all vegans. Course, we didn’t have sin nature/degradation of Earth/disease/etc. Eden was perfect, so we could all live on fresh freggies. hahahaha

    I do think humans have an environment in which we are meant to live. Modern society with processed stuff..this ain’t it. We’ve moved a heckuva way away from Eden..or even East of Eden. We’re in some weird nowoman’s land with weird food that makes us nuts. Sigh.

  5. How nice to have time off at Thanksgiving! Congrats on winning the chili cookoff – sharing the recipe with anyone? You did well with your eating, too. Great week!

  6. 48 years, excellent!! Have fun planning that 50th:-). Great work on everything & thanks for always being supportive:-)

  7. I’m miffed too… and on my blog this very day… I decided to just eat good food.
    THAT. IS . ALL!!!
    So Un-miffify ourselves! And HugS

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