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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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. emoticon

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! emoticon 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!!
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    Interesting, how different you and your father are! You are right, it's all about balancing, but I don't think you necessarily have to give up on life to live responsibly--but you do have to make choices. There are lots of things I enjoy doing that cost little or no money *grin* That being said, I do have hobbies/interests that are more expensive, and that's where balancing financial stability against doing things I enjoy doing.

    1429 days ago
    It is definitely a fine line between moderation and excess. Cheers to finding the balance between!
    1432 days ago
    That's very interesting that you turned out the way you did. I am also uber responsible and my mother and step dad are not so much. I mean they take care of things, but tend to do things that I wouldn't let myself do because of needing to be responsible with money. I am learning to cut loose a little bit and still stay within my goals, it's really quite nice. It seems so often we tend to be the opposite of our parents, so it really shouldn't surprise me that my children are more on the free spirit side of things. Oh if moderation only came easier for all of us!!!
    1433 days ago
    I think I understand one of the things you shared. Basically, you said you ate through the junk food you re-introduced into your home. I thoroughly disagree with you beating yourself up; however, I don't believe in eating through the bad food, either. If a person is trying to stop drinking and someone brings (and leaves) alcohol to his home, he should not drink the alcohol but pour it out to eliminate the temptation. Same for the food, don't eat through it give it or throw it away. You have more strength than you think you have.

    1433 days ago
    Yes, to happy balance, in all things!
    1433 days ago
    Mini vacations are meant to be fun! It sounds like you had a much needed break from reality!

    I think it's wonderful that you have both sides of the fence so close to home (a husband that has taught you the importance of planning & a father that has taught you the importance of living!)

    I think I needed the reminder today - we must make time for both!

    So glad you enjoyed your time "off"!
    1433 days ago
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