Monday, November 24, 2014
I missed the weekend, I am not going to post nine things for the 2 days I missed, but trust me there were at LEAST three things each day!
1. Grateful the snow has pretty much melted.
2. Grateful I didn't have any water leaks from the melting snow!
3. Grateful that when I stop and take a deep breath, common sense usually returns!
This weekend I went to the Santa Parade. I met my youngest granddaughters and son-in-law there. My oldest granddaughter and daughter were walking dogs from the Humane Society in the parade.
I haven't been to a Santa Parade in quite some time. My grandkids never seemed to want to go. It was a crappy, rainy morning --- which made for a bit of a sloppy mess --- but the magic was still there. It was so much fun to see the kids faces light up when Santa appeared.
Later that day I took the girls shopping for presents for the kids whose tags we selected from the Angel Tree. I let each girl pick out what they would want to get for Christmas --- and we bought those items for our "angels". We had lots of fun finding the gifts and now I have a good idea of what to get them too!
Sunday I got up and for the first time in a long time, put in 5 miles on the treadmill. I broke it up into three sessions - but I got 5 miles in!!!!! I also made a big pot of chicken veggie soup for lunches this week (yum), and bought lots of freggies.
I must say this Monday certainly started out better than last week. However, I did not get on my treadmill this morning. I will do that after work.
Still struggling with myself! I know what I need to do. I do it for a few days and then I stop and give in to the cravings. I lose sight of my goal and trade what I REALLY want for that quick feel good. Only to be disappointed in myself for falling for that AGAIN! I know if I can make it through those cravings I will FEEL better, instead of disappointed!
However, this is a tough week. I am holiday shopping with my granddaughters in Chicago on Wednesday. They want to go get deep dish pizza. I am going to do that. I know it is not on my meal plan and will contain two day's worth of calories. I can only hope that all the walking we will be doing will offset a few of those calories.
Then the next day is Thanksgiving. I am cooking this year. I think I can get through the day and be close to my calorie count. I am not a pumpkin pie eater - which is what we are having for desert - so that won't even tempt me. It will be the stuffing and gravy that could lead me astray.
I am going to do my best to stay focused and I am going to get on that treadmill while the turkey is roasting before everyone arrives! My goal is to make it through this weekend and not see more than a 1 lb weight gain.
I know it can be done. I know I CAN do it! Now the key will be TO do it!!!
Glad to be back into the groove and grateful!!!