My scale was playing with my emotions this morning. When I first stepped on, it was 300.8. Second time, 301. Third time 299.8! I almost passed out when I saw the (2) as the first number. So I got on about five more times over the next several minutes, and it still said 299.8. I am freaking out a little on the inside. My scale is usually accurate, so I don't know what is up with the different numbers. But I know damn well that I will continue to stay on track so that number will stick!
I haven't been blogging over the past several days because my Spring Break got to be more busy (and fun) than I expected. My BFF and her four boys stayed with me from Wed through yesterday, and we have been having so much fun. We have been grilling out, going to the park, and just having a blast with the warmer weather. It's so good to have a friend here. But through it all I have been staying on track with eating! Funny thing, when I am happy and busy my mind is not constantly on food. And since we have been eating a lot of grilled food and cooking at home, it's easier to make good choices.
I have been drinking more alcohol than usual, but it's usually at night, and I make it a point to never eat and drink at the same time. I'll have a cocktail after dinner, and will not let myself snack during or after the cocktail. I even asked my friends to help me with this, but so far I haven't even had the urge to lose control. I have been figuring in the calories/points into my daily allowance so I will not go over. But since I am not a "drinker", it is easy to stop at one or two, depending on what I allow myself.
Seeing the numbers on the scale this morning let me know that I have been doing a good job, and that the tracking and though I have put into my food this past week have worked. I was unable to walk or get on the elliptical as much as I wanted, but I still stayed very active and made a point to move as much as possible. I've got one more week of Spring Break to take advantage of. Right now the kiddos and I are about to go on a walk around the neighborhood before it rains this afternoon. We might even go to the park, too.