Last Week and This Week
Monday, September 25, 2017
I don’t feel like I have a lot to give myself credit for, but it is better than beating myself up. Last week was challenging.
DH and I traveled to Oregon to move his daughter into the dorms for her freshman year of college. She was excited but more than a little freaked out and it spilled over on me. Such a lovely young woman, she has come such a long way in dealing with her depression and anxiety but gives herself no credit. We made sure that she knows she has a support system in place - the school was wonderfully helpful in very practical ways - but it was hard work.
DH and I also celebrated our first anniversary, which was beyond lovely. We drove around southern Oregon wine country, seeing the sights and sipping wine and enjoying the scenery… just wonderful!
And throughout all of this, I made a plan every day, allowing myself extra calories for the celebration. But every day, I gave in to my cravings and ate more than I had planned. Sigh.
I exercised every day, mostly yoga, which is helping my neck to heal.
I got a few good walks in.
Most of my consumption was on the healthy side. Whole grains, high protein, good food.
I kept at it, planning and tracking. It might have been worse if I hadn’t kept an eye on it.
I am discouraged that I wasn’t able to do better, but it is not making me feel like giving up. It makes me want to do better.
So, this week, I am back on track. I am reading my response cards, making plans and managing my stress level. I made a doctor's appointment to figure out next steps on my neck pain, which is not improving as much as I had hoped it would. I am researching chiropractors. I am determined to do better … more yoga, more deep breathing, more meditation. Less consumption, less worry.
I can do this.