December, as most of us know, is brutal on the waistline.  Especially the last week.  Unfortunately, this week's weight update is going rather the wrong direction.  Thankfully, my family has a tradition of kicking off the new year with a long hike, which should help to oust a week of indulgent eating.

Current Weight: 140.8 lbs
At Last Weigh-in: 138.6 lbs
Starting Weight: 144 lbs
Weight Loss to Date:  3.2 lbs

I had a delightful New Year's Eve celebration with my family and some friends, and we taught Doug to play charades.  I've also been taking full advantage of it being my birthday-week and stretching out the celebrations as long as possible.  I had friends over on my birthday proper, and my parents made me a cake and gave me presents on New Year's Eve, and Doug took me out for brunch and some shopping yesterday... and he's going to make me a cake once he has all the presents he wants to give me.

And speaking of presents...

One of my Christmas presents from Doug was a pair of deep ruby red Daniel Green slippers!  Aren't they gorgeous?  I've been enjoying them immensely.  I was wearing them for New Year's Eve (they matched my lipstick!) but I didn't get a good picture of them as part of the outfit.

Hair flowers: Various
Gold and rhinestone clip earrings: Originally my Busia's?
Black cardigan: Christmas present
Black lace dress with gold embroidery: Goodwill
Goldtone scale belt: Grandma
Gold wristwatch: Grandma
Claret Daniel Green slippers: Christmas present from Doug