I'm feeling the need to re-focus, again. I was sick a couple weeks back that got me out of the grove and since then I started walking again and watching the whole food thing, but not with the same vigor that showed me results. I haven't gained but I haven't lost any weight so basically, it's been a wash. Then, this weekend happened.
A went to a friend's all girl dinner party, and not an ordinary dinner party I tell you. There were 6 girls and we did a, wine-tasting (read: many bottles) with our appetizers, which totally rocked, especially those new red potatoes stuffed with sour cream, blue cheese and bacon, and prosciutto wrapped shrimp, and did I tell you about the gourmet cheese and cracker spread? oh hello... it felt like I was just slathering the fat back on me. We did the "blind" tasting with the appetizers and whoever brought the bottle the group liked best, by show of hands, won a prize, unfortunately, that wasn't me. After sitting there for a couple of hours nibbling away, oh those potatoes, and drinking, we proceeded with more wine and dinner. Salad, lasagna and garlic bread, need I say more? Oh and let's not forget, dessert which was of course dessert wine, ice cream and cupcakes.
We had such a great time, we talked about our intimate issues which, as a group, we're dealing with, divorce, weight, raising our kids, husbands, relationships, caring for our aging parents, siblings etc... everything. We all have issues and we were all looking for advise and more than that, support. Just to know we aren't alone in our challenges is huge. We have our families to go to but we also need friends and girlfriends offer an ear and perspective I often don't get from anyone else. And best of all we talked without judgement, with talked with care and spoke with respect for each other. Magic happened, the magic that happens when it's only the girls. I was once again reminded that women are smart, strong and extremely caring. There's something about us women. We are a force and we should all be reminded at how powerful we all can be.
The night ended with us plugging in the dance mix and all the girls shaking our money makers like we were teenagers again. All I have to say is, girls are fun.
So here is Monday, back to the program, back to the daily grind and back to reality. A night without The Husband and TLM were great. I was happy to see them the next day but realized I really need to focus again, get my mind on right and make things happen. Although it's been really warm the past few days, as a start, I've committed to a walk at lunch. Wish me luck this week.... I'm off to read your blogs to perk up even more motivation when I hear about all your successes.