Staying the Course
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Today is a busy day for me -- I have a lot to catch up on at work.
However, my meals are planned and I'll exercise before I go in.
Today I'll continue to work on leaving food on my plate and eating slowly and mindfully. I'll set the timer at dinner and NOT leave the table before 20 minutes is up. I'll work my WARRVESTS strategy.
Late last night we got a call from my brother-in-law and it looks like my husband is going to have to go to Michigan to help his parents after his dad has a heart operation. TC doesn't want to go and I don't want him to go. There are three siblings and their spouses who live right there in town, not to mention numerous adult grandchildren. It seems weird that the person who lives 1000 miles away is being asked to drive Mom back and forth to the hospital during the week Dad spends in the hospital.
After the phone call I immediately felt the need to EAT but I was able to wrestle the thought down. Honestly, I even got out of bed and headed to the kitchen -- but then I said to myself, "COME ON, THIS ISN'T ABOUT FOOD AND YOU KNOW IT." So I turned around and got back in bed.
The main reason I'm not happy is I don't do well when TC's gone. Last time he had to go to Michigan for a week I had a major meltdown FOR THE WHOLE WEEK! I'm not sure I'm strong enough to get through it this time either.
However TC and I have brainstormed and come up with several alternatives, so TC will call his brother today to see if something else can be arranged.
Well, the DREADMILL CALLS!