The week started off with Labor Day weekend down the shore. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t really cooperate and I only really got a couple hours at the beach between rain showers. This was not exactly the way I wanted to end the season at the shore. I have the inability to sit still if I’m not sitting on the beach so I was feeling super restless pretty much all weekend.
The bright spot of the weekend was dinner at one off my favorite Cape May restaurants. The Merion Inn is old school, but always delicious. We hadn’t been there in a while so it was nice to get there before I start spending more time at home. As always my meal was totally worth the Weight Watchers points.
The next day things got even more delightful after sitting around in the rain. My mom got super sick and was stuck in bed with a stomach bug for two days. I got up and went for a run and felt pretty good til later in the day when I lost my appetite and started getting not so fun pains in my stomach too. My dad didn’t feel so hot either so we were a house full of grossness. It was lovely.
We were supposed to leave really early on Tuesday morning to go to work, but my mom was so sick we couldn’t leave her. I still felt crappy too so I didn’t really mind staying around and sleeping in. We waited for most of the day for my mom’s doctor from North Jersey to call back to tell her what to do so we could go out and get her medicine and supplies before we went home. Apparently she was super busy and didn’t call back until almost 5. My dad and I spent the whole day waiting and feeling crappy. Awesome.
Eventually, we got to head home and I was so happy to sleep in my own bed. I felt worse when I woke up the next day though. I tried to go to work, but only lasted about an hour before heading home to lay around for another day. Basically all week I was dealing with my little illness. Even when I felt better I was wiped out from being sick and couldn’t seem to get myself in gear. On Friday, I finally made it back to the gym but felt woozy after about a mile on the treadmill since I hadn’t been eating right.
You’d think having a stomach bug would have at least made for a good week on the scale. Well I only lost .4 lbs again. When I was actually eating I was just eating to get something in me and wasn’t paying attention to points and I didn’t even track for most of the week. So I’m not too upset about my weigh in even though I’ve been frustrated about how slow things have been going for the last month or so.
So I don’t make this a total Debbie Downer post I’ll end on a positive note: I got to go to my meeting at home this week! I really love the leader in Montclair and I was excited to go there instead of the dreaded shore meeting. I’m really looking forward to coming to this location more regularly now that summer is winding down. I’ll have one more weigh in at the shore this coming weekend, then I should be back home for a while except for when I travel to WDW.
I’ve got high hopes that being home more often will help me get back into a steady pattern of shedding weight. A routine and having time to prepare and plan should make a really big difference for me. So while this week was frustrating and (quite frankly) gross, I’m optimistic for things come. Wish me luck!