Merry Christmas to you and your family, as well as to your staff–both elfin and hooved. I hope you’re all doing well!
I’ve had a good year but not extra good, so my wish list this year is focused on things I think will help me manage my weight well. Or at least have more fun with the process. (You’ll also be getting letters from my sister AIM writers, and I hope you’ll be able to help them out
after you finish with my wishes!
My Weighty Christmas Wish List
Exercise Shoes – You might have seen my blog post earlier this year that highlighted the sad state of my walking shoes. Well, my gym shoes are almost as bad, only the holes are on top and not on the soles. I’ve “made do” with C9 walking shoes from Target, and while they’re great for short walks, they don’t do so well for the longer walks. I would love to find a pair of Asics walking shoes or gym shoes in my stocking. Either of these will do nicely:
Fitbit – I’m a fairly active person, as you know, but I can’t help but wonder if I’m as active as I think I am. (Does that make sense?) A Fitbit will help me keep track of my activity level. Any of the Fitbits would be nice, but I like the Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex the most. (Yes, I know I’ve been doing just fine without it,
Workout Shirts That Don’t Fit – You may not know this, but most women’s workout tops seem to be fitted and/or too short and/or cap-sleeved or sleeveless. The problem is that some of us don’t have bodies that suit that style of shirt, if you know what I mean. (I’m not judging!) As luck would have it, I recently saw a cute commercial for these longtail t-shirts that would fix the length problem, but they don’t have moisture wicking. And then there’s the C9 shirts from Target that are semi-fitted (meh) but look at those cap sleeves. All I want is a loose-fitting, short-sleeved (midway between elbow and shoulder) shirt that covers my squish belly. Any color will do. Except orange, because I don’t look cute in orange and we all know how important it is to look cute at the gym.
Kitchen Appliances – Do you remember the Easy Bake Oven you brought me back in 19-whatever? This wish is practically the same thing. (Btw, I loved that oven and frequently
blame credit you with my love of home-baked goods!)
This is my kitchen in its early reno phase. Yes, it’s functional, and YES, I’m fortunate to have it. I get that. But do I enjoy spending time in it? No, I don’t. Would I maybe enjoy making my healthy, home-cooked meals in an updated kitchen? Oh, yes!
But I’m not asking for the entire kitchen (unless, you know, you just wanted to gift me with that–see my Pinterest boards for ideas). I’d just like to get started with a new cooktop and double wall oven. And maybe a new over-the-counter microwave. I don’t even care if they’re previously owned if they’re in good condition! In fact, it occurs to me that you probably have access to Craigslists the world over!
If this list seems a wee bit
greedy ambitious, an alternate idea might be for you to hire me as one of your virtual assistants and then I can buy these items for myself! Just a thought!
And that’s my list, Santa. Only four items, unless you’re counting individual kitchen appliances and then the total is nine. (I threw in a new high-efficiency washer and dryer–candy apple red–to wash and dry my workout wear more efficiently.)
Did I mention that I’ve been good this year?
Thank you for indulging me in a bit of whimsy, Santa. In reality, I know that I already have everything I need to maintain my weight effectively, primarily a good mind, access to fresh, whole foods, and a body that works. Precious gifts, indeed!
But exercise shoes would really come in handy, too.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
I apologize again for the absence of cookies on your plate last year! I can’t imagine what happened to them!
AIM: Adventures in Maintenance is Lynn, Lori, Debby, Shelley, and Cammy, former weight-loss bloggers who now write about life in maintenance. We formed AIM to work together to turn up the volume on the issues facing people in weight maintenance. We publish a post on the same topic on the first Monday of each month. Let us know if there is a topic you’d like us to address!