2.20.2008

HYC Check in

After a super indulgent weekend with 4 of my best friends, and battling TOM, I am thrilled to weigh in at 229.4 today. I only missed one workout this week due to conflict – so slowly I’m getting back to normal.

Did you know that when you’re shopping for your first annual “Christmas in February” weekend getaway, and you bring to the cashier 3 bars of Cadbury chocolate, 1 box of shortbread and a box of tampons, the cashier will remark “Are you having a sweet craving?”. Said cashier will also not believe you when you tell her it is to share amongst 5 women for 3 days. When you put 5 women in a beach house for the weekend, they will consume 3.5 loaves of artisan bread, 1.5 pounds of cheese, and 6 ounces of chocolate, laugh and talk until they are hoarse, walk on the beach, make meals together and celebrate their hunt for agates. We’ve never gone away for the weekend together before, but I insisted this year that we each take 2.5 days where we can just be by ourselves sans significant others, kids and obligations. It was glorious!

Now I’m back to reality – I’ve swapped my brie for oatmeal, fruit for chocolate. A weekend of indulgences is just what the doctor ordered, in my book. The difference between the old Sara and the new Sara is that now I know how to get back to plan, rather than just saying okay, eat better now, I know which foods and behaviors my body needs to save me from cheese retribution, and that feels so good to know. I feel in control and powerful. Raar!

9 comments:

HappyBlogChick said...

That sounds like a spectacular weekend. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!

And yay for powerful and in control. That's wonderful.

Scale Junkie said...

Sounds like a great weekend, bread, chocolate, cheese, great friends, the beach, what a great combination! So glad you were able to treat yourself and renew your soul!

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

There is nothing like a little "me" time to feed your soul. Sounds like a perfect time.

Lidian said...

Have a wonderful time Sara!

That cashier sounds a little cheeky to me - I would've been really annoyed - not that she'd have known, but my family would've later! :)

Heather said...

glad your weigh in went really well!

your grocery shopping experience is halarious!

Hanlie said...

I like the new Sara!

Sounds like a great weekend!

Ready to Shrink said...

Weekend sounded like a BLAST!

Glad you had a good time!

Chubby Chick said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Yippee! :)

Cherry Dolphin said...

Ooooh what a great weekend!! Glad you enjoyed yourself - you've worked so hard and deserve it!