Oh the places you'll go ... and find food!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This weekend was incredibly challenging in my journey towards weight loss. We had a LOT of family parties/outings/bbqs and there were a LOT of temptations. Combine that with the fact we were on the go so much that if the party food wasn't the choice, it was fast food. I did okay - better than I would have been if I wasn't making an effort to be a concious eater - but I know I could have done much better. I really slipped up on Monday night, ironically, at a big family BBQ. I think that was more of a challenge because it was Monday - the weekend was over and I was getting back onto my regular schedule and then ::POOF:: the tempting food was there.
Yesterday, however, I was VERY good and made some excellent choices so I feel very good about that and also feel very good about the choices I'm making today. Go me ;o)
The other big thing going on right now is that Chris's Grandmother went home from the hospital for the last time yesterday. She's now on end-of-life hospice care. She's 84 and has been in poor health for quite some time, so it's one of those very difficult situations where you know the end is coming and you try to prepare yourself, but I know that no matter how hard you try to get ready it's still going to be hard when the time comes and Nana moves past this life. I've never been on this side of things before (having your partner go through a loss), but I'm going to do my best to just make sure he knows I'm here whenever he needs to talk or even if he just wants to sit on the couch and hold hands and not say anything at all. I've already reminded him a few times that whatever he feels is the right thing for him and he seems to be hearing that well. He's just a sweet and tender heart I hate to see him go through this.
Knowing that we likely have some very serious family obligations coming up, I'm going to make an even bigger effort to make sure that I have healthy food on-hand and some easy-to-make meals/snacks nearby so that when the time comes and the stress hits, we'll be able to take care of ourselves and be concious of what we eat even when our hearts are hurting. I've already looked up a few casserole-type recipes that would last us for a few days/meals if needed and I'm going to hit the grocery store tonight go get a few staples that we'll be able to use in a pinch.
Hug your loved ones!