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Week 62 – Amsterdam – 62 kilos AT GOAL – December 23, 2012

Lit-treeThis morning we get on a train and cross the snow-covered Alps bound for Switzerland to spend the holidays the way they should be celebrated—with those you love.

Most likely you are busy getting ready to have family or friends over for the holidays or on your way to visit others. For some, this is a difficult or sad time of year; if you know someone struggling to make it through the holidays, try and reach out to them.

Many of you are about to be sleeved, recently sleeved, or like me, a year or so out at this point. From my vantage point, I think most of us can focus on spending time with loved ones and not worry as much about all the food that’s around, but for others it will be harder with all the temptations. For me and many others, we’re no longer worried about how much weight we will gain this Christmas and how we will lose it when we make that inevitable New Year’s resolution to lose weight! Another reason to be grateful this season!

Since many of us are busy and have lots of holiday letters to read, I will keep this short and share two lovely holiday items with you that we received this week. One is a wish that we received from a local Dutch artist and its simple message touched my heart. I don’t think he would mind if I shared it with all of you:

For 2013 we wish you:

Good health

The happiness of satisfaction


Wonderful holidays and trips

Beautiful views

Stunning architecture

Surprising encounters

Warm love

Beautiful moments of reflection

Pleasing eye contact

Fine conversations

Delicious food & drinks

Shared body warmth

Moving music

Unforgettable art experiences

A good mood

Tailwind, sometimes a bit counter current

Invigorating walks


A shining sun!


Dance_of_the_Sugar_Plum_Fairy_by_AiobhanLastly, I will leave you with this:    Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” played on a glass harp. (CLICK ON LINK.) It’s only 2 minutes long and I hope you will take the time to listen to it; it’s quite moving and a lovely sentiment of the season. I loved watching their gentle hands glide over the glasses… I hope you enjoy it as much as my husband and I did.


As I wind down my weekly posts, I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me (and each other) over the past 14 months. I sincerely wish you a wonderful and joyous Christmas (or whatever you celebrate with loved ones).



4 Responses
  • swizzly
    December 22, 2012

    Have fun!! A very happy xmas to you and your family and friends!! I will think of you as we’re passing by (ish?) to go to Zurich today. 🙂

  • Andrea
    December 23, 2012

    Merry Christmas to you and your husband. Thank you for taking the time to post all your lovely blogs. You are a very talented writer and have such an expressive way of getting the message out. I’m at the end of my weight loss journey and have 10 stubborn pounds to go. I was sleeved on 1-18-12 and cannot believe the transformation. My friends (and especially my husband) are just blown away. Shopping for clothes is now actually fun. In an effort to drop the final ten I’m trying something new: cottage cheese twice a day instead of breakfast and lunch and a normal dinner. I’m a 10 trying to get into an 8. So I hope this works. Happy holidays and enjoy the ride thru the alps. Sounds wonderful (and very cold). We live in Florida and have zero cold tollerance now!

  • Joni
    December 23, 2012

    Thank you for the warm wishes. I hope you and loved ones have a beautiful and safe holiday season too. The listened to the glass harp which was wonderful – thanks for sharing it! Don’t forget to post some pics of Switzerland!!

  • Carla
    December 25, 2012

    Merry Christmas!

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