Family Matters

Happy Monday my friends – I am writing to you in my pj’s this morning as I have the day off from work today.  Is there anything lovelier that waking up on a Monday morning without your alarm screaming at you, knowing that the only commute you have to make is flipping from one side of the bed to the other, settle in, and drift back into a peaceful sleep?Hello My Name is Victoria

I spent this past weekend in Windsor, Ontario for a fun-time family reunion, so of course I had to take Monday off so I could recuperate. 😛  My brother and I drove down with my mom and dad to visit with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, cousins and more cousins!  It was a great time, which included lots of food (of course – with my family, that’s how we roll).

I wish I could say I totally behaved myself this weekend.  I was doing just fine, counting my points, really thinking about what I was putting in my mouth, but somewhere around Saturday night I started to fall off the rails a little bit.  Going away means a lot of eating out and I don’t know why, but somehow leaving the immediate vicinity of my home send off bells in my brain that says “YOU ARE AWAY FROM HOME…YOU NEED COMFORT…EAT EVERYTHING!

I decided when I got home last night that I would do a little “reset” today.  I got to bed early last night and got enough sleep, woke up today and had some water, ate a good breakfast, and took my vitamins.  So now I’ve set myself up for a good day, and even a good week.  Weather pending, I will get out and go for a walk today.

I didn’t write my normal Wednesday blog last week, but I did go to my weigh-in and my weight stayed the same.  I wasn’t completely happy with that, but I wasn’t really unhappy either.  There are going to be weeks that don’t go my way, it just means I going to have to step things up and try harder the next week. And the week after that, and the week after that…

A little side note:
Last week my Uncle Al passed away.  He was my grandmother’s brother and I remember him as being just the sweetest, warmest, funniest man.  We didn’t see each other often, but when we did he always took the time to check in with me.  When I started my first full-time job working for a bank, he used to ask me how things were going and give me advice on being a good employee, and how to work my way up.  I never forgot that.  I have come a long way in my career since then and I think I owe a little bit of that to Uncle Al.  Rest in peace, Sir, you will be missed.

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5 thoughts on “Family Matters

  1. Family reunions and points are a hard combination! I am from the south so our reunions involve a lot of fried food, pound cake and ooey-gooey casseroles. I attended on one Sunday-also my birthday-and worked really hard to stay on track. I feel your pain. :). It’s a new week-right? With a new set of points. WE CAN DO THIS!

    • Victoria says:

      Thank you for this! I’m almost at the end of my week as I way in on Wednesdays…but I’ll just pick up where I am and keep on going. WE CAN DEFINITELY DO THIS!!

  2. I hear you on the family functions! It is by far one of the hardest times when dieting…I’m not sure if its all the mingling, appetizers on every table, or perhaps all of the favorite dishes that people bring but I too cannot leave a family event without gaining at least a few and secretly walking around with my pants unbuttoned! The good thing is, that family reunions happen every once and awhile and we can always get back on track on Monday! Hope you have a great week!! 🙂

    • Victoria says:

      It was a buffet, which always ends up like a big free for all! And yes, definitely getting back on track…thanks Laura!!

  3. I think that for one weekend away you’re allowed to let yourself indulge a bit! If you can’t treat yourself at a big family reunion, then when can you? I think it’s especially hard because there are new, interesting foods to try as well as old favourites. Well done you for starting afresh on Monday 🙂
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Uncle. He sounds like a lovely person.

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