Ruhu's Journal, 30 March 2014

It's been a good weekend & I'm continuing to live and learn along the way/weigh! DH & I went out to dinner after mass yesterday & had a great conversation about his unannounced arrival home from work. As many of you, so wisely & helpfully suspected, he was trying to be funny & really didn't think it was any big deal to come home early. And, I think he was a bit hopeful/disappointed that I wasn't happy to see him. (I'll have to work on that, even if it means faking it until I feel it - LOL! My weekday routine is sacred to me, but an area of my rigidity that I am working on.) He is appreciative of all I do, but a bit envious of the free time I have too as he still works such long hours & travels, and is ready to retire which he should be able to do in the next 5-6 years at the latest. It was a great conversation & again we're closer because of it.

Even though I stayed my course gluten, lactose & sugar free, I overate again on Fri night finding myself home alone as DS was out with friends & DH stuck in Chicago much later than planned. I'm finding I'm overeating at some point most weekends, which is a pattern I want to look at with curiosity, as I don't want this habit to continue. This time in hindsight, I'm realizing that I let myself get too hungry earlier in the day, then had a less than satisfying dinner -- soup that didn't taste that good, which I should have just thrown away rather than eat anyway & want something more, which lead to more than I needed. So, for my future weekend opportunities, I'm thinking in addition to staying curious, I'll try to keep an awareness journal -- we received various types on the retreat to identify what's going on with the weekend overeating. I also realize its been a way of eating for a very long time & the habit alone will take time to re-wire. Even in my youth, I remember restricting my diet during the week, so I could splurge more on the weekends. Again, my goal is to just find a better balance there… a smaller arc as mindful eating refers to it. Progress, right?

I'm off to workout soon (HIIT again) & DH is joining me, then dinner tonight with a few girlfriends for a birthday which I'm really looking forward to as these are some friends I enjoy being with. But, first, I'll pray --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

And, for this one day, and each one meal, moment, bite, thought & emotion, I'll pray, breathe, log, journal & express my way. I'm so grateful for each of extra special you, my family & IRL friends, and having the health & wealth to live this life I love! xoxox

Diet Calendar Entries for 30 March 2014:
1411 kcal Fat: 55.00g | Prot: 136.00g | Carb: 109.00g.   Breakfast: Primal Nutrition Primal Fuel - Vanilla Coconut Creme, Spectrum Naturals Organic Coconut Oil, Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water, Lactaid 100% Lactose Free Fat Free Milk. Lunch: Isagenix IsaLean Bar - Natural Oatmeal Raisin. Dinner: Olive Garden Herb-Grilled Salmon (Dinner), Best Yet Mixed Berries. Snacks/Other: Evolve Greek Kefir, Ralphs Whole Raw Almonds, Whole Foods Market Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing, Mann's Sunny Shores Rainbow Salad. more...
1738 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 15 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours, Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 1 hour. more...
on diet Ruhu's own diet  

Great job on talking it out Ruth. You're a good wife. 
30 Mar 14 by member: Helewis
Glad you are having a good weekend. It really helps to eat things that taste good. If I don't eat for dinner tastes really good I'm hunting for something to eat till I go to bed. It doesn't seem to if I'm full or not, I still want something good. Soups can be really filling or not depending on the soup.  
30 Mar 14 by member: wholefoodnut
Great journal, Ru!  
30 Mar 14 by member: Mom2Boxers
I'm with you on the weekend eating. Hope we can find a solution. 
31 Mar 14 by member: Neptunebch
Hi Ruth, hope you enjoyed your work out. So pleased that you and DH are communicating so much better. By the time he retires you will be back in honeymoon mode - lol. 
31 Mar 14 by member: sarahsmum


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