Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope everyone is having a good week thus far. I was promptly reminded last week that the best laid plans don't always make it to fruition. I did really well last week moving and getting some 30 minute workouts in, meals were tracked and I had blue dot days. Then Thursday, my rib popped out of place and everything got thrown off. My food has not been great since then because I've not really been able to do much. For Monday, I used the remains of a salad kit and some spinach, grape tomatoes, fat free feta cheese, Greek dressing, Kalamata olives and some roasted chickpeas for lunch. Mostly it was a lot of measuring. With my sweet husband's help, I made an easy chicken pot pie recipe. Tonight we will honor my Mom's birthday by having dinner at Red Lobster. Most years, she asked to go to Red Lobster so this is one of the things we do to honor her. For those of you that my Mom in person, she was something special. She was a "Mom" to many and she loved and was loved by many people. Some days being without her is simply overwhelming. I am so thankful for that time with her and the many lessons that she taught me.
After my rib popping out, I was reminded that I can only focus on the things that I CAN control instead of worrying about all the things that I cannot control. I have heard people make the statement after they had their specific plans that God laughed. Sometimes I feel that way about this weight loss journey, but the fact is that life is always changing. Everyday isn't going to be perfect or go according to my best laid plans, but I will still go into each week/each day with some sort of plan. Some days we can only take one step at a time and control what we can. I have found this especially during my weight loss journey and will leave you with the following: