I'm surprised how I feel today... I haven't done particularly great so far this week, but at the same time I could be doing worse. There's no guilt and even though the work is piling up, not really much stress either. Today I made two big plans that will help me to relax a little and enjoy life.
First, my buddy and I are organizing a poker night this weekend. Since we moved here I haven't had any "me" time so I'm excited to get with the guys for a little Texas Holdem. Yes there will be bad food there, but I won't be drinking since I already agreed to be the DD for another guy that lives near me.
Second, Mrs. FogDog and I agreed to take a trip right after Christmas. We're going to drop the kids off in NJ with the in-laws and then fly away to New Orleans. We haven't had a vacation alone for almost 3 years now, so I'm looking forward to it. The kids are thrilled too; they would rather stay with their grandparents for a week than go with us on a trip!
Anyway, I'm probably not losing weight this week, but my mind "feels" so much better right now. This is the one difference I'm noticing this time... In the past I would be filled with guilt over screwing up on the weekend, but now it's more about just working my way back up onto the wagon. I'm out of the ditch and climbing back up! Thanks to everyone who commented on my last few posts; it's great to have some support.
[Photo: Flickr / Viri G]