"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Good Balance

I got home from my brother's Friday evening and we've been busy ever since. I didn't have access to a scale regularly at my brother's house, so I didn't worry about weighing myself until I got home.

I'm happy to say that I pretty much maintained while I was there. I'm keeping track again of daily weigh-ins and will have an updated average next Saturday morning.

Though he had a fitness center at his apartments I ended up not using it. We spent many hours talking and then with me doing some cleaning and cooking it just didn't fit in easily to my days. Yes, I said "easily", because I know I could've made it work, and even thought of getting up early on some days to do it. However, the late nights talking or even just hanging out were something I didn't want to cut short so that I'd have the energy needed to get up early to workout. I didn't sleep as much as I did as it was.

I was careful about my eating (except the day after I made chocolate chip cookies and they kept calling my name..argh...) and so I feel I found a good balance. There were no days of major overeating like I found myself doing at my mom's when I visited her in June. My mission for being there with my brother and his wife was fulfilled and I knew that I'd be back to my normal routine when I got home.

My trip was another reality in this weight loss journey of mine of things I'll have to deal with and I'm content with how it went. It was a great time with him and I wouldn't change a thing.


  1. There is absolutely no better feeling than contentment. If you are content with how you did, that is ALL that matters. Glad you are back home safe!

  2. It is so nice to not have to live with regret, good for you!

  3. Great job on maintaining while away from home. I am so glad you had such a great time with your brother and I loved to read that you wouldn't have changed a thing.

  4. I am glad that you got to go spend time with your brother. I hope he is doing okay. I'm so proud that you just took the visit in stride and your weight was perfectly fine. Great news Leah!