Sunday, January 9, 2011


Ugh. I'm not sure if I hate posting this because I'll disappoint you or if I don't want to admit it to myself. Oh well, let's rip off the band aid quickly... I gained. Again.

I am a smart woman. Why can't I conquer this? I make big plans and dream big dreams, but at the end of the day I crave - no, not the food - the numbness of eating in front of the television.

Let me paint a picture of the week for you. Last Tuesday I had a root canal on one tooth and a cavity and partial crown on another. Of course, this is on top of all the final preparations for Stampin' Up! leadership in Nashville, so I couldn't really take time off. As a matter of fact, lots of early mornings and late nights at work this week. Also, I've been fighting off a stubborn sinus infection and went back to the doctor on Friday because I wasn't feeling any better. After seeing the doc and filling my prescription, I went to work. I felt like toast (not eating it--hee hee), so I came home early and fell asleep watching Law and Order. I forgot to contact my friend Paula and cancel lunch plans, so she texted me at 2:45 to see if I wanted to pick her up or just meet her at the restaurant. Yikes! I bailed as gracefully as I could (she was gracious and understanding), then slept until 5:00 when it was time to tend the boys (Parker and Landon).

While that's not the worst week in the history of the universe (or even in my distant past), for some reason it really drained me. So much that all I could muster Saturday and Sunday was lots of recliner and television surfing time. On top of that I kept telling myself I was a drip and a loser. Harsh. I KNOW I'm not.

So it's time for me to be nice to myself. It's been a stressful, pain filled week and it's natural I would turn to a tried and true method for dealing with both things. I will feel better soon-the root canal pain is beginning to fade and I'm sure by tomorrow this antibiotic will kick in. I have a fun week ahead of me--lots of friends and hugs await in Nashville.

I'm not quitting!


  1. I feel your frustration. I too crave snacks as comfort: really pack your pantry with GFY (good for you) foods: raw almonds, dried apples, pretzels & sweet mustard dip. Intense flavors, protein or fruit, satisfying chewyness. These are my rescue foods. Keep at it!

  2. I feel your pain's not going to be easy....wish it was but YOU CAN DO IT!!!! Just don't give up.
    Hugs to you!
    Enjoy Leadership, so wish I was going....maybe next year!


  3. I have as many great, big hugs as you need - can't wait to share them with you! xoxoxo!
    Remember - YOU are awesome!

  4. Bonnie I think the crashing on the sofa watching TV all weeked was your body's way of telling you it needs a rest so don't feel bad ok? :-) We have a brand new channel over here and I'm spending way too much time just watching old favourite shows from my childhood - I have no excuse!