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Father's Day Blow Out

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

In my house, mother's day and father's day have become events. I have no idea why, but its a bit warming to think the kids are 100% into it - into celebrating a parent for the day....

And boy howdy - did we!

Truly, we have the full weekend to celebrate. You can imagine what kind of hit it did to my body (remember: I'm hyper-sensitive to sodium).

Saturday landed us eating out for lunch. The only reason we didn't eat out for dinner is because some round steak was put in the freezer incorrectly and I had to cook it or lose it (and I'm not going to lose 11$ in meat ... so stroganoff was had!). That night, we were going to head to the drive in theater, BUT - storms said no to that. Instead we stayed at home and watched a movie on the free HBO (We're the Millers) and a tree fall in our front yard. Thankfully, the movie was good and the tree missed all vital family things like electrical wires and cars.

The problem with Saturday night was that we had lots of snacks we were going to take to the drive in... so we sat and ate them at home.... all of them. OUCH!

Sunday we did get some good exercise in with removal of the tree (what fell AND what remained... now we simply have a stump). But I did make french toast for breakfast AND we had Olive Garden for dinner... AND ice cream cake.

So what didn't occur this last weekend was my tracking food and my getting 10K steps in for each day. What did happen was this: I didn't feel guilty. I accepted that I would have a weight gain but that I also knew it would be mostly sodium weight. I did have a great time and come Monday, I did start being good again.

I'm working at making believable and sustainable changes in my life - and one change that will not occur is that we are going to celebrate holidays and each other. Its all the days we aren't, I can change. And that is how I want it, actually. I don't want to think that I have to track every single calorie for every single moment of the rest of my life. That's a daunting thought - but I do know I'm going to have to track calories for the remainder of my years, but there will be days I will miss. So goes life, right?

As for my weight, as expected, Sunday night I was up 6 pounds from Friday morning. As of this morning, I'm only up 2 pounds. With some strong exercise and good eating this week, I am sure I'll be at the same as my last weigh in, if not a little less.

So... I just ate a banana and I will track it. I have planned out meals for the week and all is good. I even plan to go on a wander-walk this afternoon after I finish up with my meetings for the day. Perhaps I'll get those 10K steps in before 4pm.

I hope you all have a fantastic day.
Be well!
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    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. 10K steps great!
    2146 days ago
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    I like your thinking. Keep up the great attitude and your approach to the journey towards better health! Way to go!
    2146 days ago
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