If you know me well, then you know that most of my weekends are busy. I have been lucky these last few months and have actually been home more, but this weekend was going to be full, full, full. A chance to get out of the house, see friends, spend a bit of time with family and get errands done. This is how it went for me this weekend......
After work on Friday some quick errands, then jumped in the car with my sister for clothes shopping and dinner. Yes, the trip was long, with dinner late, and we had a bit of a drive to a bigger selection gotta get it on sale location, so the night moved into a 12 am morning getting home affair - good deals and good time. I was charged up when I got home, so it was two loads of laundry, clean a bit of the house, put some ribs in the crock pot (before they went bad) and then finally head to bed.
Saturday - woke up to the sweet smell of ribs all cooked and the day was on. Cleaned more of the house, packed for my overnight trip to Mer's, more laundry, took a walk with my neighbor, finally was in the car heading to Mer's about 11:30. Ran a long errand on the way....got to Mer's just in time to visit the restroom, but then quickly off to a soccer game. Just when you thought it was safe to rest, the "ladies" headed off to dinner and an Amusement Park night of Halloween fun with 7 teenage girls. That was another 12 am to 1 am return home evening. (WE HAD A BLAST)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday was an early morning call time of 7 am to go to Mer's sister's Pilates studio. (Yes, we stopped for coffee on the way) and wow- what a workout. My arms are feeling it today. Off to Target to get birthday gifts for a 2 year old, home, shower, the Farmers Market (fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally are the best), birthday party celebration with many of Mer's family, and on my way home I made several stops to complete my "getting ready for the week" activities. Picked up my son, and before he headed to bed we calculated his FINAL popcorn sales - $2,870.00 sold - WOO HOO (yes, he sold more this weekend, but we are DONE and boy, that is a lot of popcorn)!!!!!! I think I finally crashed about 10 pm.
Phew - I am Tired, Dehydrated and a bit Bloated. Not enough water drinking this weekend. I do that on the weekends - I don't drink as much water. I am not sure if I do it because I am on the go more and don't want to "go" as much, but I should have done better this weekend. Two other factors is the fact that I ate too much and there will be a little "visitor" in a few days. I can feel the dehydration in my lips. This weekend was a good learning experience for me. No matter how busy I am, I need to drink water, drink water, drink water. Yes, I did too much, but that really is not how all my busy weekends go. I can make this work and need to make it work when I am going from here to there, to there to here. Too much good tempting stuff to eat, too many salty foods, not enough fruits and vegetables (wanted to eat all the fruit I saw at the Farmers Market). I am paying attention to my body more, I can feel that my body is changing and actually telling me what it is craving. This weekend I didn't listen and the craving for water should have been met. I will not dwell on the fact that I am tired and dehydrated, I will basque in the glow of the fact that I am making good changes to my body, and that I just need to make sure I keep making good choices on an everyday basis. I am not "starting over", just will make my week count and make sure that when the next weekend comes along I don't waiver from what I am trying to accomplish everyday - being the best I can be and continue to lose the weight that has followed me for years.
More details to share in the coming days.
Hope that your weekend was GRAND!!!
Keep up the good work.
Staying MOtivated Mo