*Muesli mix: 1 packet (two bars) crushed up Nature Valley Oats N Honey granola bars, blueberries, wheat germ, slivered almonds, 2 tbsp of plain yogurt and a drizzling of honey.
*Wrap: Flat Out Light Italian Herb wrap, ½ a can of tuna, mustard, 5 bread & butter pickles, romaine lettuce, 1 LCL wedge.
*Handful of baby carrots
*sautéed yellow squash and zucchini
*Chicken melt: toasted Arnold’s Sandwich Thin, honey mustard, stringed-string cheese melted on top!
*Can of V8
So, The Family arrived today. I was getting kind of nervous at the airport and I had to repeat to myself over and over what I had written (my On The Lam post) the other day. It helped.
Um, also, can I point something out? When we got their luggage and started to go towards the car, the Matriarch said “…and I’ll get my big be-hind…” and then when we were in the car driving home she was telling us how she had to walk a ridiculously long way from the terminal to baggage claim, and then added “but it’s not like I didn’t need it”
I thought to myself, self-deprecating humor is one thing, but this felt like something else entirely. And, I’m not sure how to explain it, but something clicked and then I didn’t worry about if she was going to try and have a “talk” with me about my weight. She’s just as critical of herself – and I don’t mean to say she’s critical of me, but…I guess that she was criticizing her own fitness/body, it made me feel like I wasn’t the only recipient of that kind of attention. Like, it wasn’t just me.
It also made me SO appreciative of the weight-loss blogs that I read and how positive everyone is. (Speaking of which, thank you for the comments on my weigh-in post today! I Less Than Three You. - <3, get it??) And even when the humor is self-deprecating, it’s still very clearly done from a place of nurture; I think, anyway. And that’s really the way it needs to be done. You don’t need to beat yourself up or say mean things about yourself – in the long run that isn’t helping anyone.
PPS: No exercise today. But I have nothing planned tomorrow, so I definitely want to go to the gym.