This was me on Friday…
You would have thought it would have ended there but I was in a complete shame spiral. The madness continued off and on throughout the weekend.
This tends to happen to me a couple of times a year. I’ll eat bad because I feel bad in one form or another. (Last week it was because I had a cold.) Then I feel bad for eating bad and so I eat some more bad stuff…
You get the idea.
Even though I didn’t necessarily choose to eat the healthiest stuff this weekend my time wasn’t spent wallowing about it. Who’s got time for that during Fall? The colorful leaves only hang on for so long! Before we know it we’ll be left with barren trees and frigid weather. You can cry over your love handles later. In the mean time, you need to get out there and enjoy it!
So that’s what I did. On Friday after my mini melt down I went outside to play… even though I was determined to stay home in my jammies. I was so glad I did. The bad mood went away instantly as soon as I got some fresh air. While Bridget was at school Penelope had a pumpkin patch play date with her BFF from the womb, Lucy.
It’s a tradition that dates back to… well, last year.
This year Andrea (Lucy’s mom) busted out the big guns and brought her professional camera for the event instead of my rickety Powershot!
There are perks to being BFF’s with a photographer 😉
Andrea owns Life DuLuxe Art Photography and if you are in the Denver area you might be interested to know that she’s offering mini family sessions for $65 on October 20th and 27th from 5-7 pm. It’s the perfect opportunity to take care of your Christmas card photos. The location will be determined depending on the areas with the best Fall colors. If you want more information you can email Andrea using this link.
The next day we went to another pumpkin patch but this time we took the whole family with us. Unfortunately, Andrea wasn’t with us so we just had to make do without her 😉
This trip took place at the Littleton Museum where we got to play with all of the farm animals… It was such a great day!
This week has definitely started off a lot better than last week since Penelope and I are both well again. I’m back on track and I can’t believe how quick I can get back into gear. I’ve had practice, you know.
At the same time I’m really worried about the weight I gained. I haven’t stepped on the scale since and it’s nagging at me. If I worry about it too much it takes away from how good I feel in the moment. I wouldn’t even know to be upset if I hadn’t stepped on the scale so I’m contemplating limiting my weigh-ins to once a month.
I feel like I live for Friday when I have my weigh-in and then I think “Phew got that over with, let’s eat naughty today! I don’t have to worry about another weigh in for 7 days.” Then the bad eating kind of creeps throughout the entire weekend.
That needs to stop because I can ruin everything I’ve done in a week with one weekend and I can ruin everything I’ve done in a month with one week. If I were being honest with myself I would acknowledge that I’m not being consistent enough. But I’m still debating on whether or not I want to be honest.
I’m also debating on whether or not I need to document what I’m eating for your viewing pleasure. The only problem is that I don’t want to take pictures of my food I want to eat it. So we’ll see.
I would love to hear you thoughts on both fronts. Weekly weigh-in or monthly weigh-in? Food journal or no food journal? It’s all quite boring in my opinion. I would rather talk about inappropriate things and then cringe about it later wondering if I’ve over shared or not. That’s more my style.