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The Lost Weekend

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I had friends staying with us this past weekend. And it was the last weekend on the island before returning home to much colder Denver (heading out this Friday).

I didn't have a plan. Well, that's not really true. My plan was that I was going to do what I wanted without worrying about things and I followed my plan to a the last letter. emoticon That emoticon represents just how I felt last night as I crawled into bed. Overstuffed and uncomfortable.

Of course, I'm back in the groove today. But when I analyze what I'm doing to myself when I make no effort (and I really didn't) to keep eating healthily, to make wise substitutions, to push my exercise, to do all those wonderful things that make me feel healthy and strong, I realize I have plenty of room to evolve on my journey.

What I could have done....

* Eaten the ONE soft shelled taco with chicken instead of both of them when I realized that they were huge. Taken the second one home.
* Ordered my fish grilled rather than taken the fried fish platter. I NEVER would have done that at home but for some reason I thought that would be better and said "screw it".
* Sat down at my computer to do some tracking over the weekend. There were "down times" and that would have forced me to look squarely at what I was doing. I know when I look squarely at something it makes an impact.
* Eaten half of my white chocolate pie served to me - and walked away from the rest.
* Taken an extra walk rather than just vegged by the pool (but I don't really mind this one so much as I never get to just rest poolside with friends - this one was worth it)

Anyway, I'm back and ready to get serious again. It's a journey but I'm very aware that I'm making some crazy choices that are slowing me down. Glad to be back after my lost weekend. emoticon
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    everybody gets to have a lost weekend once in a while, just to remind us of what we have to work against.
    1820 days ago
    Hey, good review of your actions. It really helps to take a good hard look at what was done and what can be done next time life gets in the way. But say good bye to the "off plan" week end and build strength in knowing that you know what to do now and just get it done!
    Have a great day.
    1820 days ago
    emoticon I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. As you noted you're were spending time with friends in a vacation environment. Plus, you have great self-awareness and know exactly how to go about getting back on track.
    1820 days ago
    I'm exactly where you are, struggling to make the best choices on any given day. I have amazing strength when I'm at home, in my little bubble, but I leave or let friends in and everything goes haywire. Left for a mini CA vacation on the 17th, and came home on the 20th 6 pounds heavier emoticon My in-laws had been staying at our house while we were away, and stayed a few extra days after we got home. I "knew" I wasn't making the best choices, but I still made them. We'll figure this out and find the right balance.
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    1821 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/26/2013 4:00:05 PM
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