50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 55,666

Day 17: Site Seeing Across CA, Stepping Away from the Calories!

Thursday, December 20, 2012 has been an interesting week to say the least. I have to go to WW to weigh in tomorrow, as I missed last week. My friend who is British, but has been living in Australia has come to visit. She asked if she could stay with me while here and I said yes. Again, still learning how to say No.

We have gone all over since Friday...Solvang, Hearst Castle, San Francisco, Alcatraz, Hollywood, Disneyland (I opted out here due to work, but drove her to and fro), San Diego yesterday, Warner Bros Tour this morning and dropped her at Universal Studios this afternoon. I am working still too, and am beat!

However, I think I was able to maintain and even lose during all of this! A victory in an of itself! I got on the scale this morning and it was showing I was about a pound down. We will see tomorrow or Saturday! Something interesting happened though...

As she was ordering all of this decadent, fat full food...I was watching and was somewhat turned off by it. Also, I have noticed that she has slept in the car, pretty much every trip and is always tired. I think it is a direct link to the foods she is fueling her body with and the exercise we are doing. It is just wiping her out. Now, I am not saying anything at all to her, it is her body, her money and her choices. But, in her, I have seen myself.

She lives a lot via computer and mobile phone, watches TV quite a bit and even though she has traveled the world, she seems to care more about the lives of celebrities than her own life, which I have learned is somewhat mundane. The reason I am mentioning this is not to throw her under the bus, but because I can see it is what I am doing (in a way) with my life.

That is NOT the life I want.

I don't want the highlight of my day to be found at the end of a fork. I don't want my life to be exciting because of pictures I post on FB. I don't want to be laid out for a nap because I cannot make good healthy decisions on what to fuel my body with. This trip has been very interesting and eye opening for me. There is still so much more I want to do with my life and that cannot be accomplished without a healthy body, healthy mind and positive attitude. I will not find any of these in a bowl of ice cream or a jar of cookies. It just isn't there.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • SWAZY33
    Great post!!
    GO YOU!!! for making healthy choices when it would have been easier to join your friend in not so great choices.

    All those places you mentioned are SO on my wish list. I have family in Cali and when my whole family had gone out there for one of my cousins weddings...I wasn't able to go and ever since I heard about their fun time...It's been on my wish list!

    1949 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by SHELLE13