I am scheduled to work straight through the holidays. I really do not mind. My work is interesting. There is a lot to break things up and keep it interesting for Lorena and the kids, too. We have at least three, one or two day visitors between now and the end of the year. There is a special meeting for all the churches in the area on December 28 so we can get together with some of our friends. We plan to go see a play. We bought and got started on our second 750 piece puzzle last night. It is all good!
Yesterday was a very fun and eventful day. I found a new diet book that describes a program that is very similar to what I am doing now. Like most good books about diet, it describes lifestyle and habits more than just weight loss and losing inches. It incorporates a lot of recent (and not so recent) research on the influence of different kinds of fats on appetite and LDL/HDL cholesterol. It has lots of interesting recipes, success stories, and useful data. The name of the book is Flat Belly Diet. Kelly read the first couple of chapters aloud in the car on the way home from CostCo yesterday. The book advocates a fairly structured 32 day program to get started. Kelly and I are going to try to do the things recommended in the book between now and when we go back to school and work after the holidays. Then we will want to strictly follow the 32 day program to see how we do with it.
In that regard, I am going to check with my weight-loss death match buddies (Bryan, Brad, Lyle, and Warren) with the idea that we will finish the first (2008) chart and leave it posted with a note on how everyone did fir the year, then start a new (2009) chart so we can all start afresh.