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.