Time to talk about something I'd rather not discuss. But this would not be an honest blog if I only shared the good without sharing the struggles and the not-so-good.
I mentioned before that I have trouble with the eats and treats while camping. This time I did not bring as much junky food with us. I packed a lot of fruit and some popcorn and Fiber One bars (thanks, Tricia!). And yet I still think I did not do too great with the eats. And I did have a couple of beers around the campfire. It was just so relaxing listening to some music playing lightly in the background and the crackle of the fire. The good news is that I was very active during the day so it probably evened out in the end.
When we got back from camping we went out to eat. Bad choices again. And I also had a couple of beers.
Yesterday was a very productive day. I did school with the kids until 2 then we headed to the library. Stayed there for an hour then went to the Y. Swam for 45 minutes there. WOW! Swimming is a great workout! My heart was pounding and I was breathing hard. I'm not sure how far I swam but it was a great workout.
We left the Y around 5:20 and every one was starving. I was pretty sure the kids were going to start eating their seat belts any moment. I still hadn't gone to the grocery store so Chuck suggested going out. I had a $25 gift certificate for a local restaurant so we decided to try it for the first time.
The restaurant was terrible. Service was slow. I ordered a Diet Coke that was nasty. Instead of just getting tea or water I ordered a glass of wine. It was only $2 for happy hour. I also had half of a fried chicken sandwich, a few fries (not many, really!), one cheese stick, and 2 slices of Rachel's pizza. Did I mention that I also had another glass of wine and a beer? No?
Speaking of pizza, Rachel's pizza did not come out until we had almost finished our food. Terrible service. Even though I have another gift certificate we probably won't be going back.
To end the evening on a worse note, I had a Cadbury creme egg. Stupid Easter candy! Why must you tempt me?
And after all of that I was feeling pretty craptastic. Ugh.
The good news (if you can find good news in all of that) is that I am not going to have any alcohol for a while and I am rededicating myself to healthy eating and living. This slipping business stops now. It's so easy to slip and slide back into bad habits. I will not do like I did last summer and gain back 20 pounds. Not going to happen. It's too hard to lose even though it's so easy to gain. Just when I thought I had everything figured out. Oh well. It's not the end of the world and it wasn't that bad. I just need to be diligent.
I also forgot to share a valuable lesson I learned while camping: denim chafes after 3 miles of use. Friday I was hiking all over the place. Sometimes I'd walk and sometimes a wild hair would make me start running the trails. I'd chase the kids or they'd chase me. Sometimes Chuck would chase after us. We'd run to get in front of each other. It was a lot of fun. Oh, except that I was wearing some cute denim capris. Why I did that I will never know. A momentary lapse of reason, I guess. By the end of the 8.13 miles I had some serious chafing. It was so bad that the chafed area was raised. I'm still recovering from that little episode. Cotton is rotten for running but denim will tear you up.
Hey, if you notice I'm slipping up please feel free to show some tough love. Hopefully that won't be necessary. :)