Good morning, everyone... Wow, I can't believe another week has gone by - time flies when you're having fun, right? I'm finally getting used to the time change (yeah, it takes that long for me to adjust), but I sure don't like it because I'm not into having it get dark at 5:00 pm or earlier - yep, I'm a true "light lover". The only good thing is that we're headed for the shortest day of the year in a few weeks, then days will start getting longer again.
There hasn't been a lot going on here, this past week. We decided to take off and go on a little vacation. Sure, we left our 80° weather in Florida and headed, first, to the panhandle, Pensacola to begin with. My husband is a war buff and he wanted to go through the Naval Air Station Museum at Pensacola, so we did that. It was our second time there, but it's impossible to see it all in one trip unless you have lots of time. We left there and headed west to Biloxi, MS and hit the casinos for a day. We're not big gamblers, but it was fun for a change of pace. It was good to get back home on Friday afternoon...
Of course, being away and eating in restaurants for 4 days didn't do my diet any good, but I made the best choices I could. We did opt for buffets meals whenever possible, so that gave a choice of meats, veggies, etc. The biggest problem is that most food laid out on restaurant buffets is loaded with salt and fat (and you can bet it's probably not coconut or olive oil) to make them taste better. Add in the dessert bar, with soft serve ice cream and banana pudding - there's a recipe for disaster, for me... lol
On top of all that, we attended our first holiday feast of the season yesterday. It's the annual Thanksgiving gathering of our woodworking club that we have at the home of one of the members - potluck, of course, so everyone brings their signature dish and they're all delicious. :-)
Anyway, add that to almost no exercise for 4 days and I gained 2.2 pounds. Not really as bad as I thought it would be, but bad enough considering that we're coming up on the holidays and I'm going to have a double struggle as it is. I have 3 days before Thanksgiving to work on getting back into my normal routine before Thanksgiving. Hopefully, I can "not" derail too much in the coming week.
So - how about everyone else. How have you done? I hope you've met some goals or, at least, taken steps forward. Let us know what, if anything, we can do to help.
~~Have a wonderful, successful week~~