“Don’t Make Me Raise My Voice!”

Tonight it took me an extra hour to drive home from work because of miserable snow and low visibility. There was a very small (well, 20 minute long) moment in time where I thought I would have to pull over and spend the night in my office…or my car. It was terrifying.

What was more upsetting about the whole thing was that TWO DAYS AGO I was sitting on a beach in a swimsuit concerned that I was going to get sunburned…and right in that moment in my car I was on the verge of tears because I had flashes of panic about ending up in a snowy ditch.

This past weekend, I finally got to go on my first ever Bus With Wings trip that my father has been organizing annually for 17 years. Essentially, it’s a big group (about 60) of Buffalo Bills fans who get together and fly to watch the Bills at an away game. This year it was in Tampa.

Naturally I won’t go into the specific details of the entire four day weekend, but some of the highlights include being yelled at by a flight attendant before the trip even really started, sitting on a beach in December, a boat tour, meeting TONS of new people, and drinking…lots of drinking.

From a healthy/weight loss standpoint, the trip was miserable. Drinking all the time, eating large meals, all that stuff. But, I at least chose the healthy-ish things, and went on a run…once. I had a hard time figuring out the line between “I’m on vacation” and “I’m trying to stay healthy” when I first landed, but by the end of the trip I had finally figured it out. It’s four days…nope, I won’t lose a ton (or any, most likely) of weight this weekend. Does that mean I can eat an entire chocolate cake? No, but can I have a reasonably sized slice – yes.

Weight loss is pretty easy when you’re on a schedule, but when you add in “life,” it’s a whole new challenge. There’s good and bad moments but you just have to keep rolling, and stay focused.

2 thoughts on ““Don’t Make Me Raise My Voice!”

    1. We were waiting in the gate and everyone was talking to each other, generating more noise than usual. Obviously, when you have 60 people in one space talking, it gets a little loud, especially when usually there isn’t much conversation in an airport gate. The woman at the desk was trying to make an “important announcement” regarding a missing kindle and that the plane was overbooked, and screamed “DON’T MAKE ME RAISE MY VOICE.” into…a microphone…with a volume knob…

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