Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pre Weekend Angst

I am a little nervous about this weekend. I am going to a symposium w/the natl. guard and the adjutant general for the state. (He is top dog of the air/army ntl guard). Anyway, I have been nominated for an award for the volunteer work I do with the families on the base. So exciting.
That is not why I am nervous.
I am nervous about eating. I am doing so well and seem to really be in a grove. The problem is, I am in an enviroment that I can control all the variables. At this conference, in a hotel I won't be in charge. I will eat what they have and when they have it. I know I can counter some of this by taking snacks and eating those, but really, we have all been to conferences and know what their lunches are like. I can handle breakfast and I think I can manage dinner okay but the lunches just might do me in.
Okay, so this is what I need to do. Focus. Relax. Count.
I can do that, right? If I focus on my goal it will help to keep things in perspetive. I need to relax some so that if I do have choices that aren't great, I won't just give up. I need to take a paper and pen and write all my points down and count them so I don't lose track.
Maybe I will take my gym shoes and work out gear and hit the tread mill...better yet, the beach. No, forget that. There will be no maybe. I will do it. I will make dh go with me to.
Alright. I think it might be okay...but could you all send me some happy weight watching, point counting, exercising vibes?
Thanks. :-)


Amanda said...

You have all the vibes I've got! ;) Take your work out shoes and clothes and make an effort to use the facilities. Make the BEST choices that you can with what you are given. It might be out of your control but YOU don't have to be out of control. I'll be thinking of ya!

Janice said...

I hear you, I know how hard it is! I know that is is possible to do it too. You can do it. :)

HappyBlogChick said...

OK, you're prepared, you have a plan, you're taking workout clothes - you're going to be fine.

Just remember, if you have one meal that isn't ideal, you don't have to treat it like a permission slip to eating many other meals that aren't so good. :-) That was my downfall in the past. It's a real mindset shift for me to realize that one bad decision doesn't mean I might as well eat other stuff, too. (You may already have that thinking down pat, but it's one I had to work on, personally.)

Congrats on your nomination!

Swizzlepop said...

Congrats on the award! It sounds like you will do fine. You totally have a plan which is the first step.
Have fun and don't forget to..