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Survived, Even Thrived

Monday, December 10, 2012

I've just come back from 7 days of torture. A business trip of 3 days, that ended with me walking home from the bus at 1 am. The next morning, I took off in a rental car to get mum and head to a family wedding.

On Friday, the rental got a flat in the rain and I couldn't get cell reception. So, I started to change the tire and a Good Samaritan stopped. Then, I went to a tire place for a replacement since I didn't want to drive on the tiny spare.

Made it to the hotel in time for the rehearsal dinner, but was so tired, angry at mum (who kept insisting I was going the wrong way), that I stayed in and used the terrible gym at the hotel.

The day of the wedding, I was at the gym in the next town at 6 am and got in 2 hours so I had the endorphins to get thru the day with my family. I got thru the reception and entire week without succumbing to food temptations --- and there were many,

I kept reminding myself that eating whatever was the latest temptation wouldn't make a bit of difference in the current situation and would only get me down on myself when I came home.

Took the nearly 10-hour drive home yesterday, won my discussion with the rental company for the reimbursement on the new tire, and am now getting back into my world.

I came home not having lost any weight, but also without gaining. Considering the week, I'm really happy. Perhaps I'm finally getting a handle on the emotional eating.

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MRE1956 12/20/2012 7:24AM


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HDHAWK 12/11/2012 9:51PM

    Wow! You did great on the trip!

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GOPINTOS 12/11/2012 7:22PM

    Thanks for sharing!


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JLPEASE 12/11/2012 2:32PM

    Major success. Disruptions in my routine are really hard for me to overcome when it comes to eating.
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PEACEPOET 12/10/2012 10:48PM

    I think that's a major success, considering all the stress you had to deal with! I am so glad you put taking care of yourself so high on your priority list even while dealing with family pressures.

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/10/2012 10:43PM

    I had to look twice when I saw a blog from you! It's been awhile! LOL

I'm glad the rental car place is reimbursing the tire cost.

So glad you made it through the week without a gain! Good job Carrie!!!

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CM_GARDNER78 12/10/2012 2:01PM

    Carrie - not gaining weight on vacation, especially considering all the stress you were under, is a HUGE success!!! :-) Glad you're home. It does sound like you are getting that emotional eating monster under control! Good job! :-)

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GREENGENES 12/10/2012 10:29AM

    Way to persevere. I certainly would not have handled those kinds of things well, especially on limited sleep.

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