It’s been a while.
More specifically it’s been nearly a week since I posted last. I am pretty sure I mentioned heading to Virginia for my sisters wedding. I think I talked a bit about the challenges of living somewhere other than home for the better part of a week. I may have even mentioned the fact that one of my weaknesses is North Carolina style BBQ sandwiches.
If not, then consider yourself informed.
So I had a slightly different set of challenges this week, the way to go about it is the same right?
This week it was less a matter of making the best possible choices and more a matter of making the best choices from the options available to me at the time. Did I have the BBQ? Um, yes. I get to this part of the country perhaps once every two years or so. I was not going to miss the opportunity. Did I have the wedding cake? Um, yes. I did however limit myself to one piece.
Overall it was great. Seeing folks I rarely get to see. I had an absolute blast. The question, as always, for the weekly report is how did I do health wise. Did the lifestyle changes hold?
The short answer is mostly.
I am still recovering from the knee issue that has been plaguing me for the last few weeks. The only working out I have managed to get in is swimming in my aunts pool. I suppose I could consider helping with the wedding a bit of a workout, running to and fro trying to help make things go smoothly. Then again, all that happened this weekend. Since my week starts on Saturday I will be claiming that swimming next week.
I consider this one a successful failure. I may not have gotten to the gym, but I also managed to not aggravate my knee too much. It would have been hard to do everything I did this weekend if I could hardly walk. Priorities I guess. Making sure I could function while I was down here came first.
Counting points? Well, I am in Virginia and my books are in Wisconsin. Add that to the fact that I have been eating at restaurants and family pot luck events for a solid five days now and I would have to say no.
I have tried (mostly with success) to simply make better choices and limit portion sizes. I give myself a D- on this one. I did make an attempt, but without measuring I don’t really know how I did. The whole point was to track it and monitor it. That part I failed to do.
Well, once again, I am sitting about a thousand miles away from my Wii fit. I did not weigh myself before I left on Thursday and since I am writing this before I leave to go home I won’t know until tonight. Maybe not till tomorrow, who knows. Once I find it out I’ll add it to the post. Honestly though, I don’t expect good news.
Whatever it says though, as I get home and get back to normal things will start to improve again. As always I will have things that get in the way. Whether real situations or simply convenient excuses to fail. I just have to keep on keeping on. If I can have more good days than bad I will succeed in the long run.
As my sister just said (talking about something completely different) “It’s time to get my head back in the game.” She is absolutely right.
Now I am off to pack my junk and start working my way home.
Catch you on the flip side.