Now, just a few fun tidbits from the past few days ;)
Thursday, I as tradition dictates, I watched the Macy's Parade. I was a bit disappointed. Any more, it seems they are now constantly plugging new TV shows and Broadway plays. I remember noticing that last year as well and remember being irritated by it. Never the less, I watched it while preparing my Thanksgiving meal. This year my sister had my family, and our parents over for dinner. We each made a turkey with stuffing and gravy and then spit up the sides. Last year I made dinner for just my family and we all went over to my sister's for dessert, so it was wonderful for us all to eat together again. Our brothers family had dinner at their house, and then later, all joined us for desert :) We are just to big anymore for all of us to be at one table so this works really well.
This is me, Connie, and our Mom. Our friend went to Italy on a food tour and bottled this delicious wine and brought it home for us! Here we are toasting our thanks and love to Jeanie :)
Dominic and my nephew Paul, playing games with my great nephews :)
Connie, Julie, my SIL and I
Love her turkey hat!!
I am disappointed that I didn't get any picture of Blayne or Greg, but the day went by so fast!!
Saturday, Connie, my sister, daughter Blayne and I went to a craft show. It was in a beautiful old theater, in the "big city" near us :) I bought a few fun things, just for me, and we had a wonderful time!!
This is the venue.
The Erie Warner Theater. Just beautiful!!
Some of my purchases!
This, Blayne bought for me
for when I redo my bathroom Victorian!
Also for my bathroom :)
A cute little mitten ornament
for an ornament exchange later this week :)
And now....The not so fun stuff........
First off, I made a pact with myself that I would keep going to the gym throught this little vacaction from work. Every year it's the same thing. I think I can just stop all life stuff when I'm on vacation, but when that includes the gym, it's just that much more harder to go back. So, did I go? Nope! I feel terrible for it and so out of my routine, which doesn't help my eating at all! Grrr!!
On Friday, I had my WW meeting. I was so excited to go and get back on track after Wednesday and taste testing all my deserts that I made, and then Thursday just plain old over eating everything. My meeting was inspiring and motivating, and we had a free no weigh in pass which I opted for. I was determined to get back on track after leaving. I don't know what happened, or where it took a turn, but needless to say, as of last night, Saturday, I am still not back on track. Now, I know the old saying about not letting a few mistakes ruin your progress or whatever, but it does make me feel like a failure. I hate feeling like I've lost control and I wont ever get it back. I am afraid to step on the scale because of the damage I've done, and because I am afraid that it will just make me want to continue eating, because what the heck......Then, I think of my WW leader and all of my new friends there and it reminds me of all that I have accomplished and that I am not the only one who falls. I am hoping it will be enough to get me back on track today!!! Sigh! The struggles of a binge-er!!
As for today? I feel horrible for saying this, but I am not go to Mass this morning. I feel so gross. My fingers are swollen, and my stomach is crampy and touchy and I just don't feel like going. Is that bad? I know it is. I know it shouldn't matter, but when I am in this food fog, I don't really feel like doing anything. I know what I need to do! Get off the couch and go to the gym....Or at least a walk. I still need to do Alissa's Thankful Journey 5K!!! Geesh!! Later Blayne, my sister and I are going over to the salon to decorate for Christmas. I am hoping to be feeling more like Lori by then ;)
Send my your strength to get back on track today ;) I need it :)