Saturday, September 21, 2013
Happy to be home, and into a nurturing environment. It may be a while before I feel ready to make the trip to see my parents again. I am hoping my brothers' families will be able to check in on them often.
I didn't do as well as I hoped to with regard to eating and exercise while away. I had high expectations, which went out the window (thought there weren't actually binges happening) when faced with resurfacing feelings from my childhood. These are things I thought I had been able to recover from in these last several years. Granted I may have been in a weaker emotional state while there (having gone off that mood stabilizer just previous to the trip.) I feel fine now, so I see it as an emotional blip. I no longer feel depressed.
I also am picking up with reinstating my eating and exercise routine. I have not stepped on the scale, though my clothes are fitting the same and I look the same. Always after a vacation, I wait a good part of a week before stepping on a scale. There are things that upset weight balance while traveling, such as water weight gain, and maybe an actual pound gained, but it levels off after a few days of normal routine.
I have a little over two weeks before I have to pack up for my trip to Hawaii to see my son and his family. The especially wonderful thing about this trip is that we'll get to meet our latest grandson, Bjørn. He will be 4 months old by then. Big sister is 2 1/2. Can't wait to get on the floor and play. I can't wait to swim in the ocean and take walks.
Most difficult part of the upcoming trip is that we are taking my MIL, who is almost 85. She gets around well, but I think it will be strange sharing a room with my hubby's mom. I've never done that. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. I need to relax and enjoy the next two weeks of routine living.