The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 56

Oh, but today was a long one. I spent 10 hours today trying to track down a missing cat unsuccessfully (called dogsfindingdogs, and they are coming tomorrow, please wish us luck, so that we can bring Jack home to his Momma!). Then I ran over to the hospital where one of my best friends was having a crisis with her 3 month old. They are alright. Needless to say, I wasn't good to myself today. I don't know how to draw my line yet. I did not go over my points: good day. I did not get in enough veggies: bad day. I did over 2 miles today including the gym (and I completed my circuit): good day. I broke my no eating after 2am rule: bad day. I broke my rule because at 1am I so few points eaten. I have just been really distracted, which I know isn't good enough, but I cant fret about it. I need to learn from it. I am never prepared for chaos. Also, I find that when I am highly distracted doing something I am deeply passionate about (cat rescue) I completely forget hunger. I need to get up, or just downstairs 15 minutes earlier on days like today so that I can pack a quick lunch and a snack, and I need to eat breakfast before I leave the house. I've never made enough time for myself, and I guess that it qualifies as "being good to myself". So I have my first be good aspiration: I want to make sure that I give myself enough time to have a day I wont worry about. This is a big one for me, as I don't recall ever doing this before. Time management has never been my forte.

1/2 Chili lime salad - 5
1 serving french onion soup au gratin: 4
1 serving ranch rice quakes: 2
2 servings cheesy chili mac: 11
2 servings ww cheese: 5
1 arnolds sandwich thin: 1
1 full serving nutella: 4
1 serving raspberry jam: 1
Total for the Day: 34/44
Leftover: 10

I know! I am having a critical time getting my points in this week. Tomorrow I will be more aware of my totals, and my food groups, especially veggies.

Also, just so everyone knows, I will be out of town from Friday to Sunday evening. I will try and make sure I can update every day, but I'm really worried about missing my Sunday meeting! Any suggestions? Should I call my leader and tell her I'm not going to be there? Should I pack my scale?


Patsy said...

Really hope you and your friend find her cat... I really am beside myself if any of mine go missing for longer than a few hours - and most cats are 'outdoors' cats in the UK, although only one of my 3 are. Mildred is the outdoors one, Moo can't go out because she's not healthy enough (she's a rescue cat who was very ill when I adopted her), Jasmine is agoraphobic (honestly!) and Maude can't be bothered to leave her radiator hammock!

I would definitely give your WW group leader a ring to ler her know you won't be attending the next weigh-in. Don't take the scales because a) they're going to be a pain in the bum to lug around and b) depending on what surface you place them on, your weight coule differ by several (or more) pounds either way, which wouldn't be a good thing... Always weigh yourself at the same time of the day in the same place! You can always weigh yourself when you get back.

Try not to stress about it too much...

Patsy x

Patsy said...

I meant to say one of my four cats... I'm going a bit bonkers in my old age and can't count properly... ;o)

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

I think you should end each of your posts with your great things you did each day :) Ex: Today I excercised and got all of my water in. That way you can focus on the pro's instead of the con's. I think its a rare day when anyone can say that they did 100% of the things 100% right. Just balance out the good and the bad. Youre doing amazing :)

Hope the kitty is found!

Rayne said...

No do not pack your scale. Tell your meeting leader that you will not be making the meeting just so they dont worry and see if they have any advice for you.