November 23, 2011

Game plan

One of the many contributing factors to my plateau has been my attempts to widen my social circle. It started when I was dating Matt - a skipped workout here and there, and then making excuses with my eating. This was the case with friends this summer, too - it was easy to meet up for lunch or frozen yogurt and hang out talking for hours. Do I regret it? Absolutely not. For someone who spent years upon years sitting on her couch, lying and making ridiculous excuses to friends about why I couldn't meet them here or there, this was a long overdue venture into some semblance of a social life.

Something I've honestly believed since starting to get healthier is that my living alone has been a major factor in my weight loss success. Whatever food is in the house is here because I have bought it; I can stick to a daily workout schedule there's no one around to convince me otherwise. This idea seems to have been especially true at holidays. The off-plan eating temptations don't worry me ... because there aren't any - no need for a huge holiday spread when there's no one else around.

Last year for Thanksgiving, I made a piece of chicken with salsa, broccoli, and reheated some leftover spaghetti squash with cheese - after walking an 8k race that morning, it was perfect.

This year, I am not racing (and I'm a little heartbroken). And - I will not be alone. Justin and I will be celebrating the holiday together - leaving tonight for a bit of a road trip. I'm not worried, though. We will be eating well and staying active, and we will still enjoy the holiday.

As for the details (the where and what of adventure), I'll reveal more when we return (late Friday, so an update Saturday, perhaps). I'm certainly excited to get away for a while, to not worry about all the things on my emotional plate right now (my dad was admitted to the hospital yesterday for something fairly serious).

Hope all the folks celebrating Thanksgiving enjoy it - and for everyone else, happy regular Thursday!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving! :)

Caron said...

Happy Thanksgiving and have a great trip. :)

Shannon said...

Have a great trip, Mary!

Denise said...

Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all goes well with your Dad.

Greg (Transformed and Scaled) said...

Have a great Thanksgiving, Mary!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Happy Thanksgiving, have a fun road trip and sending prayers for your dad.

Tim said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary. Have a fun trip :)

Maren said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Amy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope your dad is okay!!

Hyla said...

Have fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

Ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Can't wait to hear about your trip!! :)

Polar's Mom said...

Crossing fingers for your Dad!