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?
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.