My last thumb twiddling post was such a great way for me to update you on the happenings in my life, that I thought I’d do it again. So here goes…
Thumbs up: Hubby and I got in four bike rides last week for a total of just under 100 miles. We’ll keep pedaling as long as the weather cooperates:)
Thumbs down: Summer. Where did it go?! I certainly did not take advantage of the quick passage of time to get back on track with my eating; I should have accomplished more during my summer challenge. There will be no proud “What I did on my summer vacation” essay.
Thumbs every which way: I am craving bread again in the evenings when I most fight the snack demons, thanks to a moment of weakness when I lustily ate several slices one day last week. But on a positive note, since that little bread binge, I have not succumbed to the siren’s call.
Thumbs up: I discovered what it means to be a Gleek! Just in time for my husband’s trip out-of-town, a copy of Glee was waiting for me at the local library. (I had reserved it ages ago, curious to see what all the fuss was about.) Now I’m hooked and can’t wait to finish season one and pick up with season two when it starts later this month. The perfect calorie-free guilty pleasure:)
Thumbs wrestling: My husband and I went out to lunch for our anniversary last week. We chose a favorite restaurant where we have gone many anniversaries before. They are known for their oatmeal biscuits and I ate three. Yep, three. I enjoyed every bite and do not feel the least bit guilty about eating them. Well, maybe just a little guilty. It was three, after all. But then again, I had to eat something since I didn’t finish my crab cakes after, major thumbs down, finding a hair in them! Thumbs up: our meal was comped. Thumbs down: I may never eat crab cakes again.
Thumbs down: Ragweed.
Thumbs up: No peanut butter for two weeks! No jars in the house; no spoonfuls in my mouth. Do I miss it? Yes. Can I live without it? For now. Does my thumb want to change direction at the fact that I have had to resort to banishing a food from my life? Yes. But better a banishment than a binge:)
Thumbs down, down, down: Speaking of binges, I went on a book club eating bender. The best laid plans… so to speak. (A literary reference seems so apropos when talking about book club.) Sigh. And it really wasn’t that night that did me in. It was the long day leading up to it when I had that whole “I’m probably going to eat something bad later so I might as well eat something bad now too and go big or go home” mentality. More sighing.
Thumbs up: Book club and my anniversary are behind me and my eating has been pretty much on track and in control since the start of September. Finally!
Where is Thumbkin? Did any of you wonder what happened to my summer goal setting? Me too! Somehow it just never happened last week. Was it a Freudian slip because I really didn’t want the restriction of goals? Or was it a subconscious response to the fact that I had not fully met my goals in weeks?! Regardless, I am not convinced that goal setting is helping me right now. But, I must admit a few good things have come from it: I did curtail evening eating and TV/reading snacking when I had good goals in place. So for now, I think I will try goal setting a bit longer. If you are interested, you can find them under the goals tab.
Sitting on my thumbs: I have been quite remiss in doing anything with the blog award that Lesia bestowed on me so long ago now that I can’t even remember when! I love blog awards – just have not found the time to meet the “requirements” since it is one I have gotten before. So for now, a special thank you to Lesia and wishes to her for a speedy recovery!
What’s going on with you lately?