Saturday, January 23, 2010
So today Jon and I took a drive out to Wisconsin! Our plan was to go to my dear friend, Debbie's, baby shower and then head over to see one of my best friends, Lisa, who lives in Kenosha.
Debbie lives in Neenah, Wisconsin which is about 3.5 hours one way from Chicago. We had the whole day planned.
Get up and get out by 9:00AM.
Get to Debbie's by 1:30PM (when the shower starts)
Hang there for awhile (I haven't seen her much and definitely not since she's gotten pregnant)
Then head back towards Kenosha and see Lisa, her family, and her boyfriend Ryan at the bowling alley.
The day started great. We were a little late (about 20 minutes) but nothing awful. Debbie was thrilled to see us. Then when everyone started to get going we decided to hang out for a while.
We planned to chat with them and then head out to see Lisa who just told us to let her know when we were in the 'hood.
We sort of cut our conversation short to ensure we'd make it to Kenosha at a decent hour when we texted her. Unfortunately we weren't able to make that meeting happen. For reasons I don't quite understand...
Why am I mentioning all this?
Well, I wanted to say that I handled something that was really upsetting in a different way than my normal way.
I used to get upset and then stuff down my emotional response to it. Usually I felt like I looked weak or too vulnerable to visibly show I am hurt by something. Easier to get angry about it, right?
While driving, I made it a point to take a breath and realize, and verbalize that I am very sad about this situation. I really was disappointed and I really wanted to see my friend and I was hurt that it was not able to happen.
I expressed those sad feelings. I did, also, express my angry and frustrated feelings. But the fact that I acknowledged my hurt ones is a big step for me.
I'm proud of that.
Maybe this over-haul on me is working...
I realized this morning that I completely forgot to do a weigh-in yesterday! All the filming excitement got to me!
So! Here are the results: Back down those 4 ounces I gained! YAY!
Weight-loss to date: 6.8 lbs! Yay!
Today's Goal: be careful with my choices at the shower! And if we get drinks with Lisa = SUCCESS! (I did have a bite of the awesome cake but it was totally budgeted in the calories. And, well, we never even saw Lisa to have drinks...)
Tomorrow's Goal: Back on the workout track!
Calories Consumed: 1053
Workout: NONE = recovery