Wednesday, August 4, 2010

50 in 50 #10

I'm posting this on Wednesday instead of Thursday because I'll be in Colorado on a brief vacation with my Bryner family (my sister Annette's family) in Durango from Thursday to Sunday. I am looking forward to some baby holding, book reading, game playing and loud laughing. This is the family I spend Christmas with. As Annette's kids have grown up and married, I treasure my time with them even more. My sister Linnea was always the favorite aunt when they were younger (with good reason, she was generous with her time and money and made them a priority) and I know if she were still alive she would take advantage of being with them. I love watching them relate to one another as adults; I love watching them be parents and spouses. They are remarkable people.

So, I'm prepared. I've stocked 3 point snacks in baggies so I can keep track of my car food and stay on track. I really don't know what else to do. I can't plan ahead because I don't know what we'll be eating. I will make sure to fill up on veggies when possible. Other than that, it's going to be mental. I can enjoy myself without junk food, can't I? Maybe I should always offer to hold the baby during meals so I can pace myself to eat slowly. Hmm. Food for thought (pun intended).

My friend Sam's comments on my last post have given me another tool for success during this little vacation. I'm going to keep a list of my NSV's (non-scale victories) and post them in my next post. I hope to have 20 NSV's to report!

My next post will be Monday morning so I can update my weight (I won't be home 'til late Sunday and don't want to weigh Sunday night--hellooo!).

Thanks for caring! I really appreciate your comments and support.


  1. Planning ahead is a great move Bonnie - you will be fine!

    Re the junk food, I think it's about switching around the mentality of what is treating ourselves. The times I have had most success with weight loss are when I have treated myself in other ways (lets face it junk food isn't really treating ourselves is it :( ) - things like a some 'just for Mum' treats in the shopping - smoked salmon, fresh mango, seafood.Even non food treats like a pretty notebook to record your holiday, a magazine, a bunch of flowers. You are so worth it! You are inspiring me too!

  2. Fit an extra walk in here and there and that should smooth things out a bit .... and remember these are obstacles that will hit you throughout your life so you can't be expected to know what to do about all of it ... Go Bonnie! Have a fab break - and thanks for inspiring me too xx

  3. Wow. You have been quite the little blogger since last I perused. You go, girly! Hope your trip to CO is fun. Maybe you could start doing some Zumba with that big green fan from convention. Keep it up!
    P.S.: I don't know why Parker's name is on here as the sender of this note. I have no idea how to fix, just know it's me. Parker would be very pleased, however, to know that he is part of our cyberchat.