Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Flicks

Hello Everybody,

I want to start my post today thanking everybody that left me comments yesterday congratulating me about the weight loss, trust me, it is a very important and vital part of taking on such a commitment, the support from friends and family, so it's greatly appreciated!

But, I do have to say that I am still a "work in progress", meaning my diet is not over yet, on the contrary now I am on the next phase which is called the "Maintenance Phase" and it's 4 weeks of still watching everything I eat but not with any restrictions of calorie as long as I don't each carbs or sugar.

According to the doctor, this phase is very important as it gives the body the time to settle on it's new weight and by doing this next phase correctly I will have a higher chance of not gaining the weight back... So I will continue to report on how I do.

On another note... As I said yesterday, I am feeling great and looking good too, my back issues have improved and I am finally full on back to the gym, so that should help with the weight control (but I am not looking into loosing any more as I am already in my healthy weight for my age and height)

So anyway, since it's that time of the year again, meaning Christmas time and I am not really looking forward to all the signing and the eating, I do have to have another way to celebrate the holidays, so today I decided to post about my top five favorite Christmas movies, which by the way I plan to watch at some point starting this weekend (and every weekend until Christmas day!)

Of course there are many more than just 5 great Christmas movies that I can think of, but today I am going to focus on my very favorite ones. I am going to count backwards from 5 and starting with, a classic.

A Christmas Story
This heartwarming story is set in the 1940's and tells the story of Ralphie and his family. It is filled with innocence, mischief and his desire to own Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. It is a story for adults and kids that will stay with you forever!

Home Alone
This is a great family Christmas comedy which tells the story of Kevin, a young boy that is left (by mistake) home alone during the holidays. But being alone is not the only thing Kevin has to worry about during Christmas at home alone. A must see film if you are looking for laughs and even some tenderness!

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Oh how I love Chevy Chase and his humor and in this movie he is just brilliant. This Christmas comedy will make you laugh at all of the peculiarities that families have and what some have to put up with during the holiday, awesome movie!

The Holiday
If what you are looking for is a romantic comedy with a Christmas twist, this is the perfect movie for that. It is a nice, entertaining story of a few people at once, all going through different stages in their lives but looking for love. It is one of my favorite movies and I can watch it anytime, anywhere. Besides, Kate Winslet and Jack Black are two of my favorite actors and they have great rolls in this movie.

And for my favorite Christmas Movie... [insert drum roll here]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
To me this movie is pure Christmas magic, starting with the fact that it's based on the famous Dr. Seuss story (which is fabulous) but also it's got all of the elements of a good Christmas movie; holiday spirit, family values, laughs, great special effect/decorations, plus even the greed that still exists during the holidays. Jim Carrey does a fabulous job as the Grinch and Max (his dog) is my favorite character of them all!!!

But of course, I cannot help but make an honorable mention to the Original Dr. Seuss "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Cartoon movie, that is also very good and a classic!

So, which is you favorite Christmas movie? Are a classic kind of person, or perhaps prefer the romantic comedies? 

On a different note, tonight is my husband's company Christmas Party, it's going to be fun to meet some of the people he works with (I have met a couple) since he's only been there from Oct. 1st... Hopefully I will take some photos and share next week.

Happy Friday everybody, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Throwback (that weight) Thursday!

Although I feel very proud and very good of my accomplished weight loss of 20 lbs, I am not so sure feel the exact same about sharing the before and after photos.

But, since it's Thursday, meaning Throwback time, I can't really think of a better way to share a picture of my past weight...

So here they are, along with all my courage!

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that is very difficult to reproduce exact photos, I tried my best to keep the same exact format, thanks!
Left Side

Front Side

Right Side
Yesterday was my doctor appointment for the weight in and measurement, I have officially lost 23 lbs (counting the three I gain on the "load up phase of the diet") or 20 lbs from my initial weight and I have lost over 10 inches all over!

I feel very good and I think even my confidence has boost up with this very much needed change, even my face skin has improved tremendously!

Now, feel like sharing a photo from your past... it's your turn, please do so and link back to me here!

Happy Thursday!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

No direction, all directions

No matter how much I try, I don't seem to be able to put together my thoughts in my mind to actually come up with a post, it's like my brain it's there but refuses to give out information.

The worst part of this "mental" deal is that, soon work is going to start getting pretty busy and the same for the road with the whole Christmas rush.

And believe me, although I live on an island which is only about 102 sq miles, during the month of December cars seem to multiply and the roads simply CANNOT handle all the Christmas traffic, so it's not fun to be out there trying to get to places.

How is the traffic during this season where you live? Does it get crazy or just the same?

Sometimes I envy my husband that rides a scooter because sitting in traffic is just not my description of fun!

In other news, it's Wednesday, so that means the week is half full already, perhaps another weekend will get "the juices" of my mind flowing... So that's it for today, short and sweet...

Hope I am able to work out this weird labyrinth in head and get some inspiration to share wonderful things with y'all!!! So stay tuned...

Happy Hump Day! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Success at its best!

Happy Monday everybody!

Did you know success comes in every shape and form. To some success means getting recognized for their efforts in an specific field/job, for others is the amount of financial stability that they can attain.

For me, today and for the past few weeks, success comes in the form of 20 lbs less!!!!

Tomorrow is the last official day of my calorie controlled diet and I have lost 20 lbs and about 8 inches overall!

I feel and look great, but mostly I feel lighter, healthier and so very ready to keep it up and never go back to those extra pounds that I was carrying.

I do have some before and after photos but not with me today... Will post some in the next few day!

What is success for you lately? Please do share!

Hope everybody had a nice weekend!


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