We’re back!

July 7, 2008 at 7:35 am 1 comment

My BF and I just got back from a trip to the opposite coast to see/meet my folks.  It was a whirlwind adventure as usual, a four-day jaunt that was wonderfully emotional and exciting.

We brought the Greens to Go, single-serving cups of Kashi and the always-fabulous ZBars, but we still faced some eating challenges.  All in all, I think we did pretty well.  My BF went a little more “off the wagon” than I did, but he still kept track of everything he ate in his PDA using the software he’s been working with for about 2 weeks now.  I ate fresh fruit (in small amounts) and fresh veggies (in generous quantities) every day, focusing on high quality protein like eggwhites, skipping starches and drinking black tea and water.  I did, however,  indulge myself in a special treat or two.  I accounted for it all as best I could in my food journal, but I think I still overate.  When you’re playing the restaurant game, it’s hard to tell exactly how much you’re consuming.  Didn’t get too much exercise other than walking around.

I did try some nifty new items like raw “chips and dip”, raw chocolate mousse, and asparagus fries.  I’ll be posting pics and details soon. 

The best part of the whole thing was seeing my folks after three years away and having them meet my amazingly terrific BF.  They really enjoyed him and commented on the “good vibes” between us.  I was so proud and happy to have them get to know him in person, rather than just over the phone or through my descriptions.  We did a bit of sight seeing, but it was primarily about family, and at the end of the day, that’s what matters the most.


Entry filed under: about me, food review, relationships.

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  • 1. Six Years Ago « Sassy Sexy Shapely  |  September 1, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    […] I recently took my BF back home with me for a visit.  I hadn’t seen my family in three years, and they were amazed at my transformation.  Not so much with my smaller size but my spirit.  My mother told me that my ex-husband wouldn’t recognize me now, and not because my hair is dark and I’m slimmer.  She saw a freedom, a happiness, in me she said she hasn’t seen in decades.  Her heart was filled with joy over it.  And, my dad, who’s not big on throwing out praise, said I was the most self-confident and comfortable in my own skin than he’s ever seen me.  That’s BIG.  He wrote that to me in an e-mail, and I’ve been re-reading it regularly to really absorb it.  […]


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