Sunday, July 28, 2013
Our drive across the desert went well. Twelve hours the first day, eight hours the second (with a huge detour to see the ruins at Chaco Canyon) and twelve hours on the final day...put us in Berkeley in time for dinner on Friday night. Tom left out this morning so I am on my own for the duration of this trip. That should be interesting. On the one hand, I am happy that I won't have to worry if Tom is bored or unhappy...on the other hand, Tom is my partner and it doesn't feel entirely "real" to be spending 6 weeks apart by choice.
I will be here for a week before I fly to Sydney on Saturday. I am settling into a good routine with my walking and eating. I have gotten up early yesterday and today to get my fitness walk done before the day really begins. Five miles yesterday....then on to my daughter's baby shower and four miles this morning...then on to mass. I have been staying in control with my eating especially at the shower and today, I got back on track with my snacks. Being away from my scale is a challenge. As I mentioned in a previous post, my maintenance strategy includes weighing daily and making adjustments accordingly. I know that I don't have an accurate estimation of my weight without the scale. I often feel like I am gaining when I am not and not gaining when I am....so, for me, the scale is essential. I actually broke down and payed a quarter at a truck stop bathroom along the road to check my weight. My daughter has a scale and, although I'm not sure how accurate it is, it is better than nothing.
So...here's to rolling with the punches!