As you can see, that is a 9 pound gain. This isn't a total shock, but I'm not proud what I've done in just a few days. I know I'm recommitting tomorrow, but that does excuse the fact that I could of recommitted any day this week. I haven't made bad choices all the time, but enough to do this much damage I guess. I need to stop messing around, yo-yo-ing all over the place and get serious for my December goal!! That's about all I have to say because it's embarrassing, depressing, and frankly I'm tired of having you all read the same thing every week... first my losses, then my gains. It's got to stop. Tomorrow I'm moving on, starting fresh, and hopefully stopping this cycle of self destruction that I seem to like to do.
I woke up Saturday and remembered that Dominic was at school. It really is a different feeling after 27 years to not have any kids home. It's not bad, it's not good, it's just different. Because I didn't have to work, I was able to sit on The Sanctuary with Greg and have coffee!
I ended up sitting there reading for hours. It was wonderful and relaxing!!
Later in the day, daughter Blayne came over to help me redecorate a few rooms in the house. I've been buying things for awhile, and just waiting until Dominic left to Fall Clean and get a fresh start with our new routine...hoping it will help springboard a fresh start with my food and exercise routine as well. Things like that go hand in hand for me. If I'm organized in one area in my life, I am more apt to carry it over to other areas.
Anyway, here is a picture of my new living room wall.
This wall is almost finished. I just need a few more things to fill in :)
These are old frames that I purchased and Blayne painted them and we hung them in the hall going up the stairs. I still need a few more, but I wanted to get these ones up just to see where I am.
This is a picture from Pinterest that I saw and loved.
That is where I got the idea :)
I'm still working on another wall in my living room, along with my family room, kitchen and dining room. I just felt the need to revamp my house :)
So you may have read that I have been on vacation all week. Actually we call it a "stay-cation" because we didn't go anywhere. My sister and I wanted this week off to spend with our boys, and then to clean their living areas after they moved out :)
All in all it was a wonderful week, if I look past the over eating. Relaxing, stress free, I got things accomplished that I wanted to....just what a vacation should be :)
I'll leave you with two adorable pictures of my grand puppies while they were here this weekend :) We tend to nick name all our pets. I don't know why we even give them names, because they always get a few different ones once they've been around a few weeks :)
This is Stella.......
aka Button, Snap Dragon
or Vanilla Bean
aka Jo-Jo, Short Stack,
"A vacation is having nothing to do,
and all day to do it in."