My little mini vacation screwed up my routines. I was totally unprepared for the temptations I introduced back into the house. They're nearly cleared out because I ate so much of it this weekend, but I'm recommitted. My plan is set and I'm working my plan.
Despite my poor choices, I managed to stay out of the 230s for the 2nd week in a row.
I was getting ready to enter my nutrition into My Fitness Pal around 9 am this morning and realized that I didn't eat breakfast. No bueno! How did I space out on that?! So, I had a serving of Rainier cherries. If you ever get a chance to try them, you will not be disappointed! They were almost $5/pound last week, but if I'm going to splurge, that's the kind of thing I like to splurge on.
The other thing that has thrown me off my game is my attitude. I was really depressed and feeling blue this morning and yesterday. Part of it might have been the junk food stupor I ate myself into, but the other part was my dad visiting, or leaving, rather. I miss my redneck family!
My dad might not be the most responsible or of the highest intelligence, but he's good people. The thing I like most about him is that he's LIVING! I mean, he is always doing something he enjoys, whether it's bowling, billiards, ping pong, fishing or blowing stuff up in the back 40, he loves life and can't stand not to live it. We could all take some tips from people like that.
I've grown to be ultra responsible, thanks in part to my conservative husband. There's definitely something to be said for thinking ahead and preparing for any eventuality. That is not my dad. He knows he will not be able to retire. He'll have to work until he can't work anymore and hopefully, social security is still around to pay the bills.
How you live your life and how you choose to manage your finances must also have an element of moderation. It's a balancing act, for sure. Do you live a life of moderation or one of extremes? Which do you prefer? I'm normally quiet and reserved, but I have to admit, I'm ready to cut loose once in awhile!
Here's to all of us finding that happy balance where we can enjoy life and truly be fully satisfied...and still responsible!!