Judy, sounds very yummy. the shrimp and dessert. My dau took me mall-walking. You got to feel good, too that you didn't over eat or eat any food you didn't want. If I have a choice, I never want to go to a buffet, especially on a holiday, too much money and I don't want to eat alot at one time. I much rather get a regular meal and pack 1/2 and add more veggies at home.
BTW, the Chinese food I got yesterday was take-out. This restaurant had a buffet and there was a huge line for it. All these ladies wearing these super high heels waiting in line.....sort of a torture, really......very slow line, too.
Kim, the important thing about eating out and "food splurges", is to get back on your plan and deal with those gains. I weigh daily and noticed I was above maintenance weight 3 days this month (May). I am back in maintenance weight, but would not be if I didn't track my 2-3 or more "splurge meal/snack" gains.
I did the Chinese splurge meal, too. I almost never have it and it is a treat. I did that yesterday and have some of it leftover and will let my dau eat it today. I got a break on the scale, though and stayed in maintenance range.
Here's to your Paleo Plan.....eat clean, train mean! String a few of these days together and you will knock off that gain. The reverse works, too, string enough of those high sodium over-carb restaurant meals and we put it back on, too.
Celeste, I would read and read the posts here BEFORE I started my journey and think about what these people were doing and I would wonder IF I could actually do this as a journey....that is quite a committment!
I think what turned the corner for me was the postings about how this IS a struggle. BUT we do have the power to eat healthy and to fight those emotions and boredom and mindless eating, also to move more each day and forgive ourselves when we don't.
JUDY is right, it is getting your "frame of mind" focused on what choices will get you further on YOUR journey.
Good that you got that taken care of, never know what could have happened if not. My dau had some pre-cancerous treatment that they could not numb and it hurt like h--l, but needed to be done. I used to get a cyst in a delicate area, too. Anyway, never TMI if we can share info that helps others.
Good to see you are positive about birthdays, CELESTE. Some people are "oh another year, getting older", just a negative twist. Nice that you are looking to get back in the game, too, and making a new game plan. We can learn from the past but important to not stay there....move on. Each day is a new day to make better choices.
Hope this new year for YOU is a good one!
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Judy, you are grieving and combined with that lengthy car trip, you were placed in a vulnerable place. Sometimes it is the combination of emotions and weariness that will make us weak. Seriously, I don't think any amount of healthy snacks would get you/me through this tough time. When I go on my road trips I am not usually emotionally stressed. But when I was dealing with my house (home of over 30 yrs.) I went through some melancholy days. Sounds like going to that funeral put you back in time....when I would go to my house to work to get it ready to sell, I would go back in time, when we were a happy family and it would set off some melancholia ....depression. A feeling of powerlessness.
I know you can get through this hard time. You are just being human and need to grieve. I think your husband was happy to see you with the ice cream because he knew you were sad over the loss of your niece and he felt powerless to change that.
I'm sure you are dealing with the frustration of the niece passing away at only 54. I had a knee appt. yesterday and the doc told me he repaired the knee of a 92 yr. old. The 92 yr. old wanted it done so he could compete better in the senior ice skating (pair) figure skating competitions. He was paired with a gal in her 60's. So, Judy, you had a slip. Going to funerals is like a trip down memory lane....some good thoughts and some painful reflections. My oldest brother passed away in 2012 and I went down "memory lane", too.
Lately I have been dealing with my "chip demons". Hard to fight when I get tired, late at night. But you know my DH will have them out and about and I got to be strong.....pick myself up . One bad night does not mean I need to repeat. Forgive self and do something positive.
Sending you a big hug. Talk it out here. You will get through this tough time.