Back from St. Louis
Sunday, March 24, 2013
I'm back from the weekend chaperoning a bus trip to St. Louis. The kids were good and the weather was bad. I was off the grid and although I didn't go hog wild, I had more heavy food, less exercise, and less sleep than usual. The best eating & exercise was at the museum, where I had a Greek tuna with a side of jalapeno coleslaw, and walked for a few hours. It was great to do stairs with ease.
Well, I'm not beating myself over it. Even this people go off the reservation now & then. And I did eat better than the other chaperones. And I walked around the museum more. 2 moms just sat at a table and drank soda for 3 hours!
Tomorrow is Passover, so there will be lots of traditional foods. And I'll miss my session with my personal trainer.
A week from tomorrow is April 1, which means measurements. So I want to get back to diligent gym & calorie range routine ASAP.
A rope walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we don't serve your kind here." So the rope goes outside, ties himself into a knot, dishevels his hair and goes back in. The bartender says, "Aren't you that rope I just threw out?"
"No," he replies, "I'm a frayed knot!"
I was really afraid of the buffet, I think being afraid helped me, because it made me aware of the challenge that buffets offer. I would definitely avoid Golden Corral when I have a choice. We had only 35 min to get in, eat & get out, so I didn't have enough time to get myself in trouble. I had steak, salad, peppers & onion. The latter was glistening with oil. I also tried a friend's fried okra, because I never tried it before. Later had stomach ache. Was it that little piece of fried okra? Fried foods don't agree with me, but sit in my stomach like lead.
We went to the St Louis Symphony. It was wonderful! Our kids were ladies & gentlemen. One girl was sick to her stomach in the bathroom. (was it the buffet?)
I didn't bring my computer, or log my foods. I wrote down what I ate. but now that I'm home, I don't think I'll enter it in. I'm just going to jump back in where I am. I'm still not going to weigh in until Thursday. It's going to be a surprise if I lose anything, considering.
Note to self: don't get all OCD over the scale. It's about living a healthy lifestyle or eating, exercise & being kind to myself. Weight loss is a long process.
Does everyone have Passover & Easter challenges coming up this weekend? Are you allowing yourself a lot of latitude or do you have strict plans to handle the challenges?