Day Thirty-Four…

Things are going really well. I’m blogging to you live from a Dunkin Donuts. The ride has been scenic and it’s so nice to have downtime with my family.  It seems obvious but it’s worth saying, this is the reason why it’s good to go away.

So far I have used 4sp:

  • 2oz chicken – 1 sp (satisfying)
  • 1 pear (very sweet)
  • 1 oz Turkey Pepperoni (it takes a long time to eat)
  • Cut up Vegetables 0sp
  • Cracker Barrel 2% Cheddar Cheese (satisfying)

I keep thinking about lifelines… Oprah’s theme is all about self-care. Taking that time to prepare my foods, is an expression of self-care. I am not feeling deprived or like I’m craving anything and that is sort of empowering.

More tomorrow…


Day Thirty-Three…

We are going away to Vermont for Columbus Day Weekend! My brother has a remote cabin that is home to many happy memories and family get-togethers. It’s hard to describe how beautiful it is, you travel along a mountain road until it turns to dirt. Then you go over a bridge and hug the side of the fire-road until you come to a clearing and there is Bear Town. I will be sure to take a lot of pictures.

A little housekeeping…

I will be blogging every day, as this is part of my commitment to make getting to goal a priority in my life.  However, my brother’s cabin is so remote there is no WiFi up there, and no cell service either (and this is also part of the appeal). I will be going into town, and when I do, I will attempt to post but I can’t guarantee that I will be able to make that happen. I will do my best.

So there is a lot to do, to get ready for the trip. We each take turns making a meal. Everyone likes my homemade Mac & Cheese. I can’t tell you how many points that would cost. I am also making pulled pork, baked beans, and tossed salad. This is life, and I will figure it out when the time comes. I bought regular and light rolls.

I also packed many smart choices…

The big part of going away is getting a chance to spend time with my family. It’s late and I have more to do, so that is it for now. Wish me luck.