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Vacation Ends Tomorrow!


Friday, October 11, 2013

I would like to say that I stayed with my planned meals all week. I did up until yesterday. We had taken roses to throw in the ocean. It was for my sister that passed away. She was suppose to come on vacation with us. I was so sad afterwards and somewhat upset thinking about her. Hubbie decided to drive around to get our minds off of it. That wasn't planned. I didn't bring anything along. Not even water. I thought we were coming back to the apartment. We were out drive for hours. Then Hubbie wanted to go to Barefoot Landing. We hadn't eaten since breakfast. So I got really hungry. I tried to not look at all the restaurant. Then there it was, Maggie Moos. I thought just a little ice cream won't hurt. I had hubbie to get frozen yogurt. I figured it would be just a half of cup of the delicious stuff. He came back with a good size cup of chocolate and one of vanilla. We shared with each other. It was soooooooooooooooo good. I thought we were going to head home. I was feeling tired. Hubbie said, "Let's go back up Sea Mountain Highway and get some seafood. We really didn't know any of the places up there or who offered what. He pretty much stopped at the first one we came across. The Shack was the name of it. I told my husband to order for us and that I wanted mine broiled. I went out to check on our dog. We chose to eat out on the picnic tables so our dog could be out there with us. Hubbie ask what to get our dog. I didn't see anything but chicken wings, that he would eat. When they brought our order out it was all fried. Guess who got excited about the seafood and forgot to mention no fried. LOL I ate it anyway. Sooooooooooooooooo good!. Then later when we did get home I put it all in my tracker and took out what I had planned. Holy Moly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ate double my usual calories. My fats were shocking. I am suppose to weigh in tomorrow when I get home. I really dread getting on those scales. I will just have to take my consequences with eating things I shouldn't have. Believe it or not I still ate my planned snacks afterwards. Today, I did better. Well until supper time. I did eat more than I should have, even if it was healthy and planned. I promise myself that I will get back to normal healthy living when I get home. I joined the 5% Challenge and it starts tomorrow. I am so excited about it. I can't let them down or myself. Oh I have walked everyday several times a day since I came on vacation. I have blistered feet to prove it. At least I did that right.

We went to a little park off 53rd Ave here at the beach. There is a marsh and river there. Matter of fact it is part of the river marsh of the back side of where we are staying. It is so beautiful. I actually did a reference painting of a spot I picked out. Hubbie wants to frame it. It is just for reference when I paint a better one. I hadn't painted anything since 2009. I just had so many health issues, I didn't feel like dragging all my equipment out. Wished I had a room on the North side of the house just for that. That isn't going to happen. I really enjoyed painting again. I didn't know how much I missed it, until I got started.

Got to go and start packing up some of our stuff.
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ALIHIKES 10/12/2013 8:17PM

    I hope your vacation was restful and peaceful. I loved the way you remembered your sister. It is harder to stay with eating plans when traveling, but I don't think your weigh in will be that high. You've been exercising and trying to eat healthy most of the time! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 10/12/2013 10:36AM

  at times we have good excuses to over eat . Vacation time and loss of sister count as high stress . good for you

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AMURDOCK68 10/12/2013 6:49AM

    So neat to hear that you got your painting equipment out at the river marsh. I hope you will blog more about your painting and if you find that your desire to paint and energy to paint is coming back. (I need to look back at your older blog postings). I have had some challenges --of my own making -- with returning to a creative process. Maybe we can talk about that sometime.

I am sure many of us can identify with those days where plans change a bit, or our emotions get stirred and eating right becomes a challenge. However, what I read in your post was a person in touch with what was going on that day. You were feeling the emotion of loss, expressing the love you have for your sister. You were spending quality time with your spouse and it sounds like you really enjoyed the ice cream and seafood. Yum. Yes, the calorie count may have been high, but I do not see that derailing your healthy plans.

You are already a success. Joining the CATS team, planning your meals, walking, reflecting on your habits and goals...wow...that's just added success and momentum to build on.

I will be cheering you on! --Angie

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JFROGSPYDER 10/12/2013 5:48AM

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ILOVEMALI 10/12/2013 2:46AM

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BEHKHEKKHUN 10/11/2013 10:38PM

  Tough to lose someone who was a big part of your life.

Give yourself time and space.

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JUNEAU2010 10/11/2013 10:02PM

    emoticon I know how losing a sibling hurts! emoticon

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EMMACORY 10/11/2013 9:40PM

    Sorry about your sister...ritual of roses is a good one. emoticon

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