good days and bad days

Thursday, June 18, 2015

so i got my son to graduation--or rather, he got himself there--and the thursday night before graduation he announces his college orientation is the monday after graduation, 3 hours away--with only friday to warn my job i will not be there.. grrr... so off i go to the 2 day orientation, where we spend the night in the dorm rooms, parents take tours, kids take tours, etc. and the food. a different cafeteria for 2 days.

i am very proud of how i did at the orientation. i ate EXCELLENTLY. was completely on task from the time i woke up to the time i went to bed. and then i got home, got mad at 2 of my kids because my house was trashed, and ate a bag of chips. sigh. and the day i get back, there is a food day i was not prepared for. and later that night, i had to cook, and i was way too tired to make one meal for them and one for me. so i ate what i made for "them".

today is my first day back on track. my weigh in day is saturday. i did 16k steps the first day of orientation. 2nd day i got 10k in, and the 3rd and 4th days at home here it is barely barely making it past 5k steps. i need to step it up. literally.
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    That's great!!!!
    2071 days ago
    Thanks for this blog. Sorry the chips got you. Though I learned years ago it is "progress not perfection" and you got right back on track. That really does deserve credit. That was crazy having to do orientation so suddenly. Lucky you could get off work. I wonder if there are going to be more bombshells waiting for you and if there is any way to learn about them from the college in advance?

    I have always been the type to give in to cravings under stress and so I am working on trying to open up a space between the thought "ice cream" and putting the spoon in the container and directly into my mouth. Practice. Practice. Practice. Next time you will resist. Because of course we know there will be a next time for both of us.
    2077 days ago
    You have done so well with the orientation and all the stress. When at home I think we all tend to let our guard down, but you realize the slip up and are now right back on track! Good for you! emoticon Now emoticon and realize that emoticon !! My kids are all grown, married and out of the house, but I remember the "trash the house" days! They can be very upsetting, especially when you are working too!
    2081 days ago
    2081 days ago
  • JIBBIE49

    I hope where ever it is that your child is going to college, he doesn't get into all the drinking. My two oldest boys went to Occidental College first in Los Angeles and then to Columbia U. in NYC to finish engineering school. At Occidental which was a great school, there was so much drinking. My sons weren't into drinking, thankfully, but it was really a horrible problem on campus. My sons both were there to study as the classes were difficult, but yet, so many of the students were into heavy drinking.
    2081 days ago
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