Some would think that a person who basically spends 24 x 7 (we work together) with her husband would welcome the break when he goes out of town. While I’ll admit that it is nice to have some extra time for reading or whatever I want to do when I want to do it, for the most part I miss the guy.
I miss our routine and I miss having him around to talk with at any given moment. He’ll be home Friday evening, so I have another week of cooking for myself. Oh did I not mention that I miss having the cook around too?
My goal for last week was to eat meals prepared at home for at least 75% of the time. I was successful. There were a lot of scrambled eggs, some dry chicken and some processed food (canned chili). I stopped for fast food three times. My plan this week is to not eat out at all through Thursday. I have meals planned, so I am pretty confident I can make this happen. Eating at home and drinking way more water than I normally do helped with the scale. Yesterday, I weighed in at 390 lbs which is down seven pounds for the week. I like that start but I’ve been here before. I must find a way to keep going and keep improving my eating habits.
This afternoon I spent some time playing with my just-turned five year old nephew. He has so much energy and is a great deal of fun. At one point, just out of the blue, he told me that I needed to lose weight. My sister did not like that and told him that he shouldn’t say things like that to people because it could hurt their feelings. I accepted his apology and told him that he was right and that I will work on it. I never want to be a source of embarrassment for him, but some days I worry that my size will do just that. Just one of the many reasons I need to stay focused on improving my health.