First a great trip to North Carolina ... no weight gained although there were LOTS of opportunities to overdo it. A week at home, no gain - no loss. This past week, oh Lordy !
My dear friend, Susie, from Seattle came to visit. We have been friends for over 30 years. Through thick and thin, hers and mine. She has been 'thin' for 10 years, since she married at 46. Just prior to meeting the love of her life, she'd gone on Jenny Craig, lost 25 lbs. and kept it off.
Susie and I did healthy things. We went to a village about 20 miles away, New Salem, where Abraham Lincoln lived before moving to Springfield. We walked the village, the barns, the sheds, and even circled the parking lot for exercise. We went to two wonderful yoga classes. We hiked Lincoln Gardens, (nature trails). We walked all over the downtown area. Are you getting a picture here?
The problem... in those 5 days I ate two 'guacamole' burgers with fries, 2 giant cinnamon rolls with frosting, shared two ice cream brownies and drank lemonade. I haven't had a french fry in years ! I refuse to feel too bad about this feeding frenzy, but I sure don't feel good about it either. It has derailed my streak and upset the balance I was maintaining.
I discovered that if I am with healthy friends, I can easily pass on the goodies. It appears if I am with a friend who eats ( excuse me for saying it out loud), crap, then I will eat it too. Tsk, Tsk... eating this way is not loving myself. In yoga we learn to love our bodies ( and I do ), to respect them as temples ( I do some of the time) and to do things thoughtfully and slowly ( I set the land speed record for wolfing down those burgers !)
The moral of the story is ........ ?