First off, I have to say that I have, without a doubt, THE best mom and grandmas in the world. I am so lucky to be related to these ladies.
On Mother’s Day, I was able to see two of the three. My dad’s mom lives in Arkansas, and I miss her a lot. She was diagnosed with cancer last fall, and she is on my mind all the time. I wish we lived closer. My mom’s mom lives in Chicago, so we see her pretty frequently. I am so fortunate to have her, especially since there have been many health scares over the last few years. She is turning 85 next week and is absolutely hilarious.
My dad, brothers and Jon were busy, so Mom and I had a nice girls’ afternoon. We decided to drive into the city in her silver Mustang with the top down, and I felt like a law-abiding version of Thelma and Louise. It was so much fun!
Walking into my grandma’s house, the first thing I heard from her was, “Wow, you look so much thinner!” This, after a very crappy weekend of eating, made my day. I love that woman. 🙂
See that drink of Bailey’s in her hand? I don’t drink much–especially Bailey’s–and I accidentally poured her a full 12 oz. glass at first. She happily accepted it and started drinking–until my mom saw it and asked me if I was trying to put my grandma into an alcohol-induced coma. Whoops. 🙂
While we were there, my mom’s four brothers also stopped by. We had a great afternoon with family and made plans for my grandma’s luau birthday bash on the 22nd.
We also ate–chips and dip and spinach dip, along with a banana cupcake. I didn’t eat lunch beforehand and that, in a nutshell, is why I am not doing well right now. I’m not PLANNING like I was, and I would say that planning was 90% of the reason behind my success.
I am going to use my time in Florida to really plan out my game plan for when I get home. Tomorrow, I’m checking out some clean eating books from the library and getting a workout plan from my trainer that I can do at home. I’ll also be starting one-day-a-week workouts with Michelle when I get back. I can’t wait. I am so ready to get back on track!
Today’s Oprah show was on weight loss and Bob Greene noted that, like an alcohol addict, food addicts must wake up every single day of their lives and make the decision to be healthy. At first, that depressed me. But then I realized, if I make the wrong decisions one day, it does not doom me to failure or mean I’ve lost the battle. I just lost one step of the very long journey. We are all going to have missteps, but what matters is that we get back on the path as quickly as possible and keep on trekking in the right direction.