Cinderella Syndrome and Consistency
Friday, July 26, 2013
For a while now, I've identified with Cinderella on the rare occasions that I plan to go do something fun with a friend or family member, without my kids. I usually do a pretty good job keeping up on housework, but I'm nowhere near perfect. So, when I'm going to be away for an evening or weekend, I absolutely bust my hump making sure that the house is clean, laundry is done, dinner is ready to be served for those left behind, and all of the loose ends tied. It ends up becoming such a stressful process that I either forget to eat/drink water, don't take the time to track what I do eat - which is usually less healthy options than when my time/attention are more focused on my health rather than the state of my household. And, when I come back from my 'fun' time, no one has picked up after themselves and the house is a wreck again. Very annoying.
Yesterday was one of those days. I realized as I was driving to meet my sister to go out to dinner that I was really thirsty - that I hadn't had any water all day. And, I was hungry, as the only thing I had eaten after breakfast was the leftover odds and ends from my kids' lunches. Those were pretty healthy odds and ends, but it probably was not enough calorie-wise.
When I was finally able to sit and relax, I had 2 beers, 1/2 of a huge honkin' sandwich on white bread with cheese, avocado, and some really yummy tasting mayo type dressing, a healthy mound of french fries with BBQ sauce (I was charged 50 cents for that small cup of BBQ sauce...that kinda aggravated me), and cole slaw.
To my credit, I also had 2 glasses of water during that meal, and had run 3 miles first thing in the morning.
But, I also came home and finished off the other half of the sandwich, at 10:00 pm, and didn't log anything for the day.
So - I'm thinking that, since the house always ends up a wreck again, and trying to make it not a wreck before I leave is encroaching on my ability to make good decisions, I'm not going to bust my hump so much any more.
And that is THAT.
So decrees BOMBSHELLY.