Friday, August 7, 2009

Bless Me Followers For I Have Sinned...

It has been 10 days since my last weigh in, and during that time I have------(insert sins here).
The actual sins being too numerous to mention, I will highlight (low light?) only my dietary and exercise sins here today. It was a dark and stormy night..... no wait, that's not how it goes.

It all began last Friday with the arrival of the Primary Child and his family. They came for a visit that coincided with the Saturday arrival of the Perfect Child from Phoenix. The Perfect Child coming to town to participate in two golf tournaments. One, a parent-child (and yes, they do allow older children to play in what is called the "alumni" flight) with her father on Sunday afternoon. The other tournament, a two day event with me is "what done me in!!! The tournament theme was "Pardon My French" and all things French were included....including cream sauces, butter and probably lard somewhere or another. To everyone's delight, booze is included in the price of this event, so that was another hurdle I was unable to hop over, or go around.

All was going well until Monday morning when Hubby Dearest, The Perfect Child and I went to play a practice round of golf. Up to this point, we had eaten sensibly and been reasonable in our "exposure" to alcohol. Well, that all went up in smoke on Monday!!! I don't know how or why it seemed like such a good idea to eat and drink our way around the course, but it did. Then we went out for dinner because it was the only night Kris and I were not obligated by tournament "doin's". I chose the special of the evening.....ribs!! I ate them all without a care in the world, then 10 min. after getting in the car to come home, I had great eater's remorse. With that remorse came the promise to myself to do better in the next few days. Sh**!!! Who was I fooling?

Had a party at our house with friends participating in the tournament Tuesday night. We did burgers and turkey burgers while others brought pot luck side dishes. Lots of mayo sitting on my kitchen island!! So what??? Yep, I ate a sample of each and every dish. Wanted to be a polite hostess, ya know. This party was after our first day of play, so there was a little "Oh poor us" drinking involved as well.

So, it should be clear to you by now, that this behavior went on for a few days (and nights) so I'm really not looking forward to this Wednesday Weigh In. After a preliminary peek yesterday, I am quite certain the numbers will not be pleasing to my naked eye.

Now, as with all good confessions, comes the penance. The Perfect Child and I have another challenge. The last one, we decided would end in a tie. The challenge is really more for her than for me, but after this last week, I need a kick in the butt, too. Until her brother's birthday (Sept. 15) she must eat healthily 3 days of the work week, must make one healthy meal on the weekend, and must on one weekend in the month make food that can be taken out of the freezer to help in preparing a healthy weekday meal. She's been working at the gym and also with a trainer, but her cooking evening meals has suffered because of time constraints. I hate to see her slip into bad habits, so hopefully this challenge will kick us both up a notch. COLD HARD CASH is her incentive.....and believe me, there is nothing she loves more than that!! Well, maybe her family, but little more than that. I am going to stick to the same challenge rules, however, I will be doing it because I have forgotten those rules for a little bit, and need a refresher, so I will be doing it as my penance rather than for the money.

And now, my followers, I am ready to do penance, and am contrite. Amen!!!


  1. Well, it all sounds pretty darned fun to me. And tasty. Ribs? Yum.

    Have a cocktail. You'll feel better. :)

  2. Give me ten Scale Marys and don't do it anymore.

  3. To both of the above. Done! and Done!

  4. Hopefully you'll enjoy the penance as much as the sin that earned you that penance. :-)

    I think the challenge with the perfect child is wonderful. Because it not only focus' on healthy eating, but it also helps to work out a plan to fit in this healthy lifestyle (with the one weekend preparing a meal for the freezer.) Great challenge!

  5. Getting back up and admitting your sins is a huge part of the process. Hope the new challenge helps for the both of you.

  6. I have been sinning right along with ya V. Hope your weigh in goes better than expected!

  7. Very funny post! Glad you are back in a challenge! Hopefully that will get you back on the straight and narrow, you heathen! ;-)

  8. I just found your blog through Cranky Fitness' post at: and I thought I would say hello. I just started my own weight loss blog today so I will be popping back to see what you've been up to and see if I can pick up any tips or lend support. I hope you get back on track with minimal effort... I have a feeling that you are going to be really successful in your weight loss journey!


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