February 24, 2010

Red Lobster Victory and house stress.

I'm still hanging in there with week 3!  Had a small victory on Monday.  We were taking care of some banking issues, so met my inlaws for lunch at Red Lobster.  In the past, this definitely would have meant a chance for me to go off my eating plan.  But I didn't!  Instead, I said to myself, "Oh well!  You won't be having all of that buttery stuff.  But you can still have a great meal."  And I did--yummy!  I limited myself to one cheese biscuit and made really wise choices (won't bore you with the details).

It's turned into a crazy week!  It turns out we have decided to move forward (at least gathering up all of the information needed--which is a lot) in deciding to buy a new home and sell our current home.

We have found a great home with double the space in our same elementary school boundary area.  If we can make the finances work, we are going to move forward.  That mean preparing to sell our home.  And if we want to be elegible for the tax credit, we need to move fast in order to have it sold (purchase order in place by 4/30).

So what does this all mean to me?  STRESS!  And in the past, stress meant -- time to eat!  But not this time!  I'm a little worried about how this is all going to play out and affect my sticking to my goals.  But I'm pretty positive about sticking to my plan--hell or high water.  I feel really strong and confident when I say that!  I don't want to return to the stress eating.  It's going to be a few challenging months.  We'll just have to wait and see and take it one day at a time.  I feel calm in the fact that I know I can do it!

I still haven't really added the E word in to my life yet!  Feels like there's no room for it--I know--total cop out!  If I am really serious about my goals, I have to (and I want to) more forward with some activity.  I will do this!  I will make it part of my routine!  It is probably not happening this week (or by the weekend at the earliest).

Life is good Jen!  You are gaining so much by staying the course!  How awesome is that!


  1. Keep hanging in there and don't try to do too much at once. Exercise can come eventually, for now focus on the food! As the saying goes, it's a marathon not a sprint!

  2. Congrats on the decision to upgrade your house! And congrats on keeping true to your goals and course. You are right, you don't need all that buttery stuff. :)


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