Week two, a time to catch up

Monday, July 09, 2012

Well, this past week was a kind of different, but worth every calorie and slippery slope.
We spent the week at our lake house, with our newly married daughter, her husband, and our son. For the first time it was all five of us just hanging out.
There was lots of laughing, and cooking and eating, and swimming and eating, and boating and eating and drinking and eating.... and on top of all that, this was a working vacation, so there was a little extra stress around each day. Did I mention that I'm a stress eater? Ya, that too.

We had good weather, except for the 4th got totally rained out, leaving us to sit around and play cards for the evening. Which was fun, but I lost all my pennies that night!

All in all, I'd say it was a fine week. Not perfect, but really very good.

I had a wonderful visit with my daughter and got to know my new son-in-law much better. They have now moved to California, so this was a special time for all of us.
I made very good meal choices at breakfast and lunch each day.
I ate more, and drank a bit more, than I probably should have each night, but I didn't obsess or even worry about it too much; just sort of went with the flow.
I felt like I was in control, as much as I wanted or needed to be.
I worked out 5 of the 7 days I was there, even without my beloved treadmill!
I got most of the work I needed to done. Well, mostly done. Ended up working late into the weekend after we got home and the kids left.
Ultimately, I weighed in this morning, and found that I neither lost nor gained any weight this week. I was surprised, and really pleased to see that!

It was an easy week to spend less time perusing the site and collecting Sparkpoints, because I wasn't following my program very closely, or tracking my diet or exercise. But now that I'm back, and will be home at least this week, I'd like to get back to tracking, and back to losing weight, rather than staying the same.

My goal for this week is to find a middle ground where I am using SP as I was at the beginning, and taking advantage of the control and benefits it has to offer, but not sitting in front of a computer screen for hours every day, when I should be more active and productive.

I feel like I know where I want to go, I'm just not sure how to get there. If anybody knows the way, I sure would appreciate directions.

Thanks Spark Friends!

~ Terri emoticon
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  • GUCCI9300
    Good job - and the great part is you had amazing family time emoticon
    2076 days ago
  • CROWLEY123
    Thanks Guys - I am trying! So far so good - and looking forward to the rest of the week.
    2076 days ago
    I try to limit my time on SP to lunch break at work and no more than an hour at night. That allows time to track my food & exercise, look at friend feeds for up to 24 hours, post a message or two in the teams page and either write a blog or read a few articles. It's all about balance. I spend all day on the computer and I'm not really excited to use it at night when I'm home.

    Congrats on not gaining! Sounds like a very nice time!
    2076 days ago
    Good job maintaining while on vacation, especially since it sounds like you could have very easily gotten carried away with the food. I hope you have a great week of getting back to the basics of SP!
    2076 days ago
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