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Life sidetracks!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We've been home a week today. I left Ohio with good intentions...I know, I know the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
I got home and broke my flossing streak, right after bragging...
I got home 4 pounds heavier, not funny especially since I mowed my brother's yard to stay active, swept their house and helped with cooking and laundry. Those were my choices, I was not asked to work. I also worked on my great-nephew's hat, my grand-daughter's receiving blanket and started on my great nieces too.
I visited an elderly friend (87+) of the family and took her out to lunch, as I did with my elderly cousin (81). We took them to lunch, neither of which fit into my daily caloric allotment. I went to my sister's FIL's wake and funeral as well as the church provided luncheon.

On the road home I was moderately more careful, but after all the cook-outs and the hours of sitting I should be happy it was only four pounds. Erik got sick at the end ; was grumpy and not caring what he ate-that gave me more options!
So, I was going to be good, start Spark Solutions, to find out I don't know how to flip to different chapters on my Kindle so that I can research the recipes as well as follow other guidelines.
Then on Wednesday night Erik's friend (also my friend of 40 years eldest son) texted to ask aunt Ginie if they could crash Friday night here(him, his lovely wife and their adorable four children). So I really did burn some energy Thursday & Friday cleaning house, and I actually got some (key-word some) receipts recorded on my spread sheet. I haven't even worked on Erik's.
So Saturday after they left I was going to mow my lawn-it rained and my eldest son came over "to help clean the garage". Now mind you that wasn't on MY agenda. We did get some stuff cleared out and his wife and I took the recycling to the bin.
Afterwards we went to a Chinese Restaurant...oops on the calories again.
Somewhere during that lovely Saturday I lost my Fitbit. I've searched high and low, called the restaurant, checked around the recycling bin at church and checked the parking lot at the grocery store as well as asked inside if anyone found it. NO LUCK.
Yesterday it rained a lot and I couldn't mow, and I had a chiropractor appointment-that went well. Today the ground is still soaking wet so I went to knitting club.
The good things are: I stayed w/in my calorie range yesterday and I think I'm doing well today.
I've flossed for 4 days again,
and am keeping my house picked up.
Okay, tomorrow I'm taking Chicken Enchilada's to my youngest son's and I'm meeting for the first time (now that Erik's well) my newest grand-daughter Elenore Rose.

So my friends, I'm picking up the pieces and starting again....and I'll continue to do so until I get this new lifestyle down pat.
Hugs to all, especially those of you riding in my boat! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/19/2013 10:59PM

    It sounds like you gave it a good effort and tried. Vacations are hard. You are back on plan again and that is what matters.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/14/2013 11:42AM

    So we BOTH returned home 4 lbs heavier. Once back to a normal routine it will be gone. I hope you find that fitbit.

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WILLOWBEE63 6/13/2013 11:58AM

    All in all, not so bad Gini!!!! Main thing is yourself back on track!!!! Life does seem to get in the way of our best laid out plans!!!!! Keep up the good work GF, your doing great!!!!!! emoticon

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ANHELIC 6/11/2013 11:55PM

    Great trip. It's always nice to come home.

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JULESJET 6/11/2013 11:10PM

    It sounds like you've been busy!

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MILLISMA 6/11/2013 6:00PM

    Yes, life happens and we move on. I bet the 4 pounds will be gone fast. Just all the driving you did can add on. Glad you'll be getting to meet your newest grand daughter. I love her name. Have a great time.

hugs...Mary Anne

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MARTYLYNN1 6/11/2013 3:44PM

    Life happens and we get side tracked. The good thing is you are being accountable and getting back on track. Enjoy that sweet new granddaughter.

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JANET552 6/11/2013 3:35PM

    First, you'll probably find those four pounds come off pretty quickly as you get back to your normal routine. Second, emoticon on getting back to flossing. Third, enjoy your time tomorrow meeting Elenore Rose (such a pretty name),

Last, emoticon and know that I am right there alongside you.

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SUECHRIS50 6/11/2013 3:19PM

    at least it was ONLY 4 lbs it coulve been 5 emoticon

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