Saturday we are heading to Michigan to visit my family for a week.
Good news: we're sharing a beach house with my siblings and their families, so there will be lots of swimming, walking, hiking, boating to do. Gem will have a BALL with her cousins. She's the youngest of the bunch, and the darling of them all. My dad is getting older, and can barely see and hear, and is on oxygen. But he's all excited about seeing her. He's even pushed his doctor's timeframe so he can get his new hearing aids in time for our visit.
Bad news: Four days of travel with little opportunity to exercise and only restaurant food to eat. No computer access, so no updates or Fitday or shoulders to lean on when tempted. No privacy for Hunter and me when it comes time to do the Baby Dance. A week of being the weird (we like sci-fi fantasy, and do medieval reenacting), conservative religious ones in the family, and biting our tongues when conversations turn to political or religious topics.
write down what I eat, then post it here and on Fitday when I return
Strive to move every day -- walking and swimming are things I can easily do
Choose the healthiest foods, even if the options may not be what I would prefer
Allow myself to sample some ice cream and fudge, so I don't feel deprived
Take a deep breath before plunging into a conversation I'm uncomfortable with.
If Hunter gets into it with my brother, leave the room.
See you in a week!!