One of my biggest obstacles is dealing with eating in social situations. It makes me want to forget all my goals, just relax, and enjoy everything (food). This make things especially challenging for me when we are hosting guests from out of town.
October was jam packed full of house guests. My in-laws came for 2 weeks, then the day after they left, my parents came for a week. I truly love having people visit, but I just know it is harder for me to stay focused on being in my calorie range and it makes this process of getting to my goal weight even longer. I survived October really well considering. I didn't lose much, but I didn't gain which I was thrilled with. Especially when my in-laws were here (just because of the types of foods I knew we'd be eating).
This week I started to feel like I am back to normal again. I'm super focused, back to tracking my food, exercising a lot, making progress, and seeing my goal weight in sight. It felt good to get back into my own routine and have time for me...not to mention it was good to see the scale move in the right direction again.
A couple of months ago we had talked to my husband's cousin. Him and his family (wife and 3 boys) found some cheap tickets to come visit in October. Since we had other family coming at that time we had to tell them no, so they said they would look for the week of Thanksgiving. We hadn't heard from them so we figured they didn't find anything. Last night my husband called his cousin just to make sure. To our surprise he said, "Yeah I've been meaning to call you, we're coming on Thursday! We'll be there a week and a half."
I really am excited to see them, I know we always have a great time when they come, but I can't help but feel a little overwhelmed with company at the moment. I feel a little selfish for wanting my me time and my house to myself, especially since they are probably paying a lot of money to come see us (think 5 plane tickets). It is what it is though, and I just need to suck it up, but trying to stay focused with house guests is exhausting for me. I now need to gear myself up yet again to stay in the game while I have company in town.
That is just what I get living in Arizona in the fall, everyone wants to come at the same time when the weather is perfect. :)
Thinking in a positive note, I haven't seen them since this summer (probably 20 pounds ago) so it will be nice to see if they notice a change in how I look.