V

Traci suggested that I write a post called V for the “victories” I’ve had lately, so Traci, this post is for you!

I have had some victories over the past week, and some even yesterday:

  • Last weekend, we went to my cousin’s house in Charlotte for a Christmas get together and ornament exchange, and there was some stress involved, to say the least. Dad was moving slow, so we were running late. We were also with Dad longer, and it’s always hard to see how he has changed with the dementia. On top of that, I was driving in rain, snow and dark, and I hate driving in rain and at night. Plus the general family dynamics that occur during the holidays. My victory was that I not only chose healthy foods from a smorgasbord of less healthy ones, but I made and took a healthy soup to eat and share while I was there.
  • OnTuesday, we had the Change for Change parking meter art show and sale. I was at 701 Whaley for part of day and through the evening, standing on concrete floors and working. I planned healthy options, and while I was exhausted at the end of the night, my healthy eating goals were intact.
  • Early Wednesday morning, I woke up exhausted. I was also having significant heel pain as my plantar fasciitis flared up from standing on concrete floors for so long. I initially thought that I couldn’t do the elliptical with a hurt heel and that I would skip my morning workout. Then I realized that I could ride the bike (I’ve moved from the recumbent to the upright one) and that I had a event that night that would prevent me from going later, so I got up and got in 30 minutes on the bike. (Traci thought this was quite significant.)
  • Yesterday, Sister and I had quite a bit of running around to do. I ate lunch before we went, but she had not. So by about 1:30 p.m., she was starving, and we were right by a Chick-Fil-A. So we went to Chick-Fil-A. And I got a fresh fruit cup and diet lemonade.
One Comment
  1. Yes, I'd say that the Wednesday Victory was really significant! As was resisting the waffle fries at the Chik-fil-A. Getting up and going when you're exhausted and hurty and doin' it anyway is a Big Thing, and you should be really proud of yourself!

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