I'm not gonna lie. Last week was rough. 9 hours on the road. 6 kids. 8 days. Keeping my brother's house spotless for potential buyers. I'm grateful to be home.
The Good I went walking every day except one. Their backyard leads to a great walking trail, and I got out before the kids were up and moving. I stayed fairly consistent with water, fruits and veggies. And there was very little snacking going on after 8:30.
The Bad My emotional ties to food are VERY strong. Actually, I already knew that but the abundance of Halloween candy and stress of the week really got to me. Result: negative in the sweets category; fortunate not to be in the negative overall. I'd like a do-over... :)
The Good My brother's house sold on my first and only showing. They also found a perfect home in Arizona. Denise made a delicious meal of soup and rolls for my family so they didn't starve while I was gone. Your wonderful comments on this blog kept me going when I wanted to quit. I got back Saturday at 9pm to a clean house and a meal ready for Sunday, thanks to my wonderful husband. And as far as the challenge is concerned, I'm doing better with the sweets, I went walking this morning in below freezing temps even though my body screamed "NO!", and I've already downed 32 ounces of water. Things are looking really, really good.
Totally unrelated...I love Winnie-the-Pooh and here are two of my favorite quotes.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."