Monday, July 25, 2011

This Isn't My Home

Greetings from someone else's house! My good friend Stacy and her husband are on vacation this week and asked me to house/puppy dog-sit for them. Of course I obliged--their house has AC. Mine--well you know the story by now.

So far I've realized that staying in someone else's house is a little odd, especially for me. When Stacy & Jesse left, I got the whole "Help yourself to anything! Our house is your house for this week!" But what they don't know is that I'm so rigid in my ways. That being said, I brought my own food. I'm not entirely sure how long it will last, but protein powder, PB2, oats, almond milk, shaker bottle, chicken... No, no, I'm not crazy. Nor am I in prep right now. But I'm trying really hard not to go crazy with food.

Last week was a rough week because I went home (thank God because the temps were in the 90s but heat index in the 110s!), but of course home to my mom's is the only place where I stray from my nutrition plan. Sushi, P.F. Chang's, Menchie's (frozen yogurt, yet they were out of my fave topping, mochi--grrr!), more Menchies. Yeah, my stomach was F-U-L-L, full! Not to worry, that wasn't all in one day. Spread out over 3 days. Which meant 3 times more guilt. Although I can't say that I feel guilty over no-sugar-added, low carb, non-fat froyo. I'm not that ridiculous.

Anyway, I'm off to bed because I'm sticking to habit my 5am rise and shine gym schedule. But I just wanted to check in to let you know I'm alive! I'll post more about home, house/dog-sitting, and my progress with maintaing weight in the next couple of days. I need someone (or more than one) to keep me accountable! I find that if I post on Facebook my cardio plans for the next morning, I'm more likely to do it unless I accidentally turn off my alarm the night before and wake up when it's already too hot out.

Good night & sweet dreams in BlogLand!