I think I really was ready again. I know it hasn't been quite a week since I thought I was ready so how could I know, but I have been completely in control. I don't know yet if I will see results, and I may not. We had a fabulous work Christmas party yesterday and I went into the day knowing full well that it would be bad, mostly due to the alcohol that I intended on consuming!
This coming week will prove to be a bit more challenging. I have a lunch "date" on Tuesday, a hockey game (which will involve a delightfully sinful hot dog) on Thursday, and then a dinner "date" on Friday. Tuesday and Thursday should be fairly easy to balance but Friday will be my bad day. I always allow myself one bad day so I am still feeling quite positive about this coming week.
I do suppose that the past work week was non-stressful, which was helpful. The real challenge will be when the stress level picks back up. . .and I hope that's a long way away. (I can dream, can't I?)