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Quiet Night after a Busy Month

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This month is about over and it was a good one for our family. Lots of great family gatherings. I faltered quite a bit with binges happening quite a bit, with all the stress the good times brought, but I'm only a few pounds up and will be able to concentrate on getting rid of them in March.

I had a potentially emotional day with my son and his family and my 21 year old son taking off to fly to Hawaii tonight. They have to spend 13 hours in the air plus a 12 hour layover overnight tonight. I am not too worried about them. I didn't get emotional when they left. My hubby drove them to the airport and there was no room for me in the car. So I went in the house and cleaned. Bathroom, laundered towels and sheets from three rooms, dishes, cleaned up all the little messes that come with having a 2 year old playing with toys and making messes at the table. It was a very effective way to avoid binging. I had told myself earlier today "I will NOT have a binge today!" I'm finishing up day 5 being on a binge free streak.

As soon as I was finished cleaning, my hubby came back from the airport and we had supper. I haven't had a 7pm snack the past several nights, as I'm only eating when hungry, and so far my suppers have held me till bedtime.

The house is nice and quiet now. Our month long visit with our oldest son (31 years old) and his wife and daughter was really special. I took lots of pictures and a few videos of little Ingrid. We will do iChat with them every couple of weeks, and then we will finally meet their new baby in August. He is due in late May so he'll be around 2 months old when we go meet him.

It's so quiet at nights now. We cancelled cable and my hubby has an iPad mini that he watches Netflix on. He uses headphones, so I sit next to him in the silence and read. Tonight I spent some time writing in two of my journals, and catching up on Spark.

Stressors will be low for a while now if there are no surprises. I suppose my daughter could surprise us and ask for us to babysit her 2 and 3 year olds this weekend sometime, and that can throw me off. But I hoping for the best!

New month starting tomorrow and I'm excited to get off on the right foot. Weekend is coming up and I wish you all a weekend (and month) with sane and healthy eating...good workouts, too!

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  • _JODI404
    That sounds like such a wonderful time with your family! Wow - a month, I hadn't realized they were there so long. It really sounds like you did a great job with managing stress/binges considering how hard having company can be (even company you thoroughly enjoy!)

    It feels so good to get your house picked back up and back in order after company leaves!

    Hope you are enjoying your evening quiet time -- it sounds like you are!

    Best wishes for an awesome, healthy, month ahead in March!!

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  • CHERYLA2012
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  • KANOE10
    It is hard to see family leave. I miss my kids also. Enjoy the quiet. March is a new month to stay healthy!
    1788 days ago
    Enjoy the QUIET!

    I like your goal of losing those pesky pounds in March. You are doing well with your no binge streak! I cant say the same!
    1788 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Well done with the streak. It sounds like you are overdue for a bit of peace and quiet - enjoy!
    1788 days ago
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