Oh man. Thanks Melissa for making me feel like a very bad aunt!!
Something else very important happened yesterday. I have a new niece. Her name is Cooper. She's very, very, very cute and I can't wait to meet her in person.
Her sisters are the two cutest things I've ever seen so she has a lot to live up to.
It's been so crazy here I can't believe I neglected to mention it!
I was up pretty early today as I am heading out around 1 to catch the bus to the east end. It's gloomy today. I went out to CVS to grab a few things this morning and there's this thing that happens when I go to CVS. I pass this other place where I often stop for breakfast.
It takes every fiber of my being not to order the chicken biscuit. Really. I have to stop myself from saying it when I get to the counter. I have rules now. Rules that I am letting slip a little bit lately but basically I can eat at McDonald's if all I order is Egg McMuffins, Grilled Chipotle Chicken Snack Wraps or a small fry.
I cannot have Southern Chicken Biscuits or Quarter Pounders.
Those are my rules and I'm trying desperately to stick to them.
I have gained about 6 lbs over the summer. All things considered it's not terrible. My clothes still fit and I've been enjoying myself. But I really need to get back to journaling and exercising. And when I eat out leaving half of what I order on my plate.
I think that's really the key.
But...even as I say that I'm looking forward to a weekend of food and wine. :)
I'll be back with more details soon enough.