Edited to add: it is now Tuesday night and I’ve been asleep practically since I’ve been home, unless I was working. After a major traffic jam and detour over a REALLY bad bridge (I HATE bridges!) we finally made it home after 16 hours in the car!
This has been a whirlwind weekend. As I type this, Ian and I are traveling back home on Monday morning (Ian is driving, duh!).
Ian and I left at about 530 Friday morning to make the journey to Florida for my nephew’s 1st birthday party. When I woke up about 430, it was storming very bad. I am not a relaxed traveler so traveling in that kind of weather would make it worse. I looked at the radar and we would be riding in that weather for about 6 hours. I seriously contemplated not going. In the end, I put on my big girl panties and got ready. The radar did not lie and we were in seriously bad weather from our house to almost the Alabama/Florida line. When I finally let Ian take over at that point, I had been so tense, I felt like I had a knife sticking under my right shoulder blade. It is still knotted. I did get some Tiger Balm, however, I never used it. Turns out, it doesn’t work if it remains in the tub you buy it in. Imagine that!
Despite the bad weather, we had a really good travel experience. Not traffic back ups and we only past one accident and that wasn’t even in the bad weather area. Pretty amazing if you ask me. We also made really good time. It took us no longer than normal to make the trip (12 hours).
I did begin the long weekend on a semi-healthy note, I packed tons of water and nuts, protein bars, and had a PLAN. We did stop at a casino in Biloxi, MS for breakfast. I tracked all of my food and had my plan for dinner, which I stuck to. Even though I never traced my dinner, I’m sure I only went over my calorie budget but a little. I shared an entrée with my mom and had a salad. Saturday morning began another story. Lack of sleep and time led to way too many bad food choices but I do not regret a bite. I enjoyed it, made good choices when possible and did what I went to do: had an absolute amazing time with an absolutely amazing little 1 year old angel baby!
I did take a few pictures of some food, but for the most part, I took pictures of family, about a million of the birthday boy, and was virtually absent from social media all weekend.
In order that I remember, I consumed:
Saturday breakfast was an egg mcmuffin, hashbrown and diet coke from McDonalds, a venti non-fat caramel macchiato from Starbucks. I was running on about 4 hours sleep for the second night in a row, so a few hours later when I was running errands, I got an iced venti non-fat caramel macchiato, a piece of beef jerky and some Skinny Pop pop corn. That stuff is good! I found it at Sams but didn’t get any. When I ran into the store to pick up something for the party, I saw it and grabbed it. Good choice!! Later that afternoon, Everyone was hungry for lunch but hadn’t taken the chance to eat because we were in party-prep mode, so Ian went to Wendy’s and grabbed us lunch. I had a grilled chicken sandwich and about 1/2 order of fries. I also had another diet coke. I was on a 3 week stretch of no soda until this weekend. Boo! At the party I had a slawdog and some potato salad. Before going to bed, I had a hamburger that I had saved from the party. I was starving!
Sunday morning, I enjoyed a piece of birthday cake. It was delicious and made by Jaspers mommy’s mommy. It was pretty, too! My mommy also made us breakfast of fried eggs, grits and bacon. I enjoyed 2 eggs, about 1/2 c of grits and 2 pieces of bacon. I didn’t eat again until dinner, where we enjoyed (I use that term loosely because it was a terrible restaurant experience!) a seafood meal. I ordered a fried oyster basket. I had the oysters and 2 hush puppies, none of the fries and a side salad.
I didn’t eat a LOT of food, but I ate nothing healthy. This morning, we did enjoy breakfast at Chick-Fil-A because, well, Chick-Fil-A. Nuff said, yes? We also enjoyed (needed!!) my standard (see above) coffee at starbucks, as well as a Kind bar.
We are going to stop at the National Naval Aviation Museum for a bit and then have lunch at Moe’s. I’m craving veggies. Imagine that! We may need another coffee. Again, we had very little sleep this weekend. There was too much to do and too many babies to play with! Hopefully, I am now back on track!
Tomorrow with be fruit, veggies and exercise!
Edited to add: I am PARTIALLY back on track. I will be 100% back tomorrow!
Do you find it easy to get back on track after you’ve had an indulgent weekend?
I use to not be able to get back on track at all. That is definitely one of the positive changes I’ve made in my life, learning to enjoy and let go!
Do you get stressed when you indulge? I am, fortunately, learning to not let it stress me, again, to enjoy and let go!