Monday, June 1, 2009

Another successful weekend

Happy to report that I managed another successful weekend and still had fun. I think I'm getting the hang of this although I was much more hungry this weekend than I have been. I blame that on pms and in a perfect world, that will all be over by weigh in Wednesday! I did over do it on the drinking but so far that hasn't shown up on the scale so maybe all the exercise has once again allowed me to splurge a little in the alcohol department.

Saturday we got up and walked a mile each way to our coffee place with the dogs instead of my usual sitting in front of the TV drinking coffee. It was an absolutely gorgeous morning and not a struggle at all to do the walk. I'm no longer afraid of exercise and that's a huge accomplishment for me! We did quite a bit of sweaty yard work and gardening too.

This week is going to be a bit of a challenge. Starting Wednesday I'm husband-less for a week. He's going to Scotland which was supposed to be a trip for both of us until the pay cut happened. When I booked the ticket I felt okay about it but I'm getting really sad as the time draws closer. He needs to go see his mom after losing his dad this past October so I guess I need to be happy that at least one of us can go. I would just love a vacation with my husband and I try to keep sane by telling myself this is a temporary situation.

I HAVE to keep control while he is away. I really enjoy my alone time but in the past have used it as an opportunity to eat disgusting amounts of food. I'm not going to be able to go to the gym at all since I have to get home to walk the dogs but I can make that a good workout if I really try! Writing this just now has made me realize I need to have a plan. I will work on that today!

I'm looking forward to a run tonight and the last few nights of my sweet husbands company. I hope everyone has a happy, successful week ahead!


  1. Ooh, the danger zone when the husband leaves - I totally understand that! To keep yourself honest, what if you blogged what you ate every day while he's gone? It might keep you out of trouble (or Taco Bell, if you're me). Just a thought.

    Glad you had such a good weekend, and I love the idea of walking to get coffee on a beautiful morning!

  2. What a great idea to walk for coffee instead of the usual sitting on the sofa.

    Good luck with being husband-less. It'll just be a week - you are so much stronger now. Just think of how far you've come and how you don't want to give any of that up. And we're always here for you should you need to vent or exert undue control over yourself.

  3. I,too, have difficulty when the hubs is out of town. Since he travels frequently, I have really had to buckle down and behave. I'm learning new behavior patterns every time he leaves. Keeping with my breakfast and lunch plan really helps, but around 5:00, visions of dinner plans and junk food seem to dance in my head. So, now that the weather is nice, I go outside and meander in the yard with a big glass of water. I don't come in 'til the water is gone, and by then I'm ready to fix a healthy meal. AND, I'm not famished, as the water has taken up space. It has been a struggle sometimes, but I'm improving each and every time.

    Good luck to you, I know you can do it.

    Don't forget your blogosphere pals, we're always ready to be of help, if we can.

  4. Good for you for making through the weekend. Those are always the hardest for me.

    I can understand your feelings of being husband-less for the week. You know that we're all "here" for you so to speak so feel free to use us as to be accountable. You seem to be in a good grove and I bet you won't have any problems.

  5. Just keep remembering how good it feels to post this, after a successful weekend! Can you imagine how great it will feel to have a successful week on your own? What would that post say? Whoa...

    And if you need a face-to-face intervention, I can be there in about an hour! :-) You can be anywhere in Atlanta in about an hour, right?

  6. Very happy to know about your successful week. Keep working on gym and workout with your pets.
    Don't think much as you will be husband less for a week. Enjoy your loneliness also. Good luck.
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