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A missed opportunityÖ.Never again.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

My first Blog.
I had my first blog all planned out. I was going to write it s from my families 4th of July get together today at Bass Lake. Our family has a place there as long as I have been alive. That cottage is my favorite place in the world. I have gone every summer to this cottage and I havenít missed many 4th of July gatherings either. But I missed today. Now I am crying for my missed opportunity. All because I wanted to sleep, and I didnít feel that great and I had a headache. All these excuses that got me nowhere!
Earlier this week I wasnít keen on going- just because. Because if was a hassle with my work schedule, getting there (it is about an hour away), I have so much to do around the house and I didnít want to be tempted by all the wonderful food.

Ha! Now that is stupid because I have temptation staring at me everyday I go to work.
I work at one of the best buffets I have ever been to. (While we donít have super fancy food everyday like prime rib and shrimp we do have a great selection of hundreds of different items every day). Yep thatís right HUNDREDS of items to choose from everyday. And I couldnít go to a family get together where there would be maybe 20 -30 different items. How chicken is that?? Was the food going to be better? Some of it may have been. The difference here was I could have a meal and then I could munch. And then munch some more. And I just wasnít up for the challenge.

So for my first blog I wanted to write from there saying I was being successful! That I took healthy food options and choose mainly healthy food options. I had planned on this being my one indulgence day for the week. I just wasnít going to go overboard in doing so.
Instead, I ran away from the challenge and missed seeing my wonderful extended family in the process.

My mom said earlier this week that I didnít want to miss it because you never know whether it will be the last time you might see some of these people again. Which is true a very true statement. But I really hate it because she is right so much of the time!

So I missed a great time with family. I didnít accomplish anything except for being mad at myself. Never again am I going to miss an opportunity where I know I would be happy.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEALTHYOTTER 7/8/2012 12:02PM

    You're on a journey to change yourself. Sometimes the path is clear. Other times it's not. You listened to your gut: take it easy, stay home. Maybe next time, you'll make a different choice. Believe in yourself! emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/8/2012 9:05AM

    Holidays are rough. We have never had a 4th family celebration, but Thanksgiving and Christmas start my hardest time of the year. I love summer weight loss and I can understand your fear if you see a hurdle ahead. Every day on track is one thing. Family time on track is another. Maybe you will just have to do it and pay the cost until you have more confidence to be on track with them. emoticon emoticon

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IMREITE 7/8/2012 1:23AM

    i live 3 hours from family and it is unpleasant to not see them as often. i have learned to bake muffins or cookies out of whole grain flours or use applesauce instead of oil and then take them along so i can much and know i am getting something that is good. i also put my energy in visiting and not helping as much around the kitchen.

some of your relatives may also have food issues. maybe you can team up next time to bring healthier dishes or plan some physical activity to burn some calories.

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JAZZ20 7/7/2012 11:39PM

  Don't beat yourself up. Learn from and have success in the future. (You need to know I am saying this as a hypocrite, I do it to myself all to often. Anyway it is true).
Good luck

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BONDMANUS2002 7/7/2012 11:34PM

  listen to your Mom

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