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South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 13 -- major in-law drama

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I knew when I woke up this morning that today would be different. I knew before my eyes even opened that something was just off about today. I had that little crying spell before my workout, and then learned something about my was a crazy, crazy day.

Husband and I have spent the better part of this afternoon and evening dealing with some crazy drama with the in-laws (not directed at involved the SILs that we do still have contact with, and my apparently insane FIL). It's an incredibly long story, and I don't want to get into all of it, except to say that the tables have turned, Husband and I are no longer the "outsiders" because everyone is finally seeing who the real trouble-makers are. It's very nice that everyone is finally seeing that we have been right all along about certain people. Basically, my FIL screamed his head off at his two daughters, their husbands, and ALL OF THEIR CHILDREN. Told them to leave, they weren't welcome in his house, etc. They said he was absolutely crazy.

MY OH MY, how the tables have turned.

So, this afternoon and evening was pretty stressful. Husband spent a very long time on the phone with his sister, talking to her about what happened. I was on the phone with the other sister, talking to her as well. We'd been starting to communicate with Husband's parents again, just a little bit (we haven't had anything to do with them in almost 5 years), and now that this has happened, we're done. Again. Forever. There is no excuse for what happened to them, and we want NOTHING to do with anyone who would treat other people that way...ESPECIALLY THEIR GRANDKIDS. That is inexcusable. I have officially washed my hands. Finished.


I didn't end up eating dinner because we were just dealing with all that craziness. I did have three bites of chicken. I just didn't have any kind of appetite at all. Over the course of several hours, I sipped on three cocktails (rum & diet coke) to help calm my nerves.

So, here's today's run-down:


Day 13


Breakfast: turkey bacon, apple, crunchy peanut butter, coffee with sugar-free French vanilla creamer and Truvia.

Lunch: one leftover portobello pizza.

Snacks: banana, three rum & diet cokes.

Dinner: three bites of grilled chicken.

Activity: 60 minutes of walking, jogging, stairs.


I'm really feeling pretty worn out and tired from everything, so I've turned on a funny movie and I'm turning in for the night. I want to do some major working out tomorrow. One of the biggest regrets and frustrations I've had in recent months is that I didn't use the past 4+ years to lose weight and get in shape. It would have been so amazing to be slim and healthy when my stupid SIL and MIL cornered me that day, after all that time. But I was much heavier than I'd been in years, and I gained even more weight after seeing them. I just hate the fact that I gained so much weight, AND THAT THEY COULD SEE IT. What sweet revenge it would be to be thin and healthy, on top of being happy. I know my life is so much better than theirs...but it would just be the icing on the cake to look fantastic, too.

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