Penelope--Have an awesome trip! I'm glad your DH is feeling a tiny bit better, and I'm glad that your kids came up with a reasonable request for when you are gone. Cookies every day? What a marvelous idea for comfort!
Jo--I'm sorry your eating is feeling out of control. I hope that you'll be able to get back on track.
Nic--Are all of the vitamins helping at all?
I did manage to squeeze in a run today; I volunteered in DD's first grade classroom from 10 to 10:30 where DD, who hated my guts this morning when I made her wake up and eat breakfast and comb her hair, was sunny and delightful and gave me a big hug. Ah, to be six years old and not have learned how to hold a grudge yet.
Then I had to get DS from preschool at 11:30, so I had just under an hour to run. I did just over forty minutes, just over four miles, and felt good about that. Tomorrow I may flail around in the water again for awhile at the gym. Maybe lift some weights, too. Any recommendations for triceps?
Speaking of crappy eating, DH heard that his favorite fancyish restaurant is closing down within the next week, so we trekked nearly an hour there tonight for dinner. When I told DD where we were going, she stomped around saying "I HATE that place!" When I told her that it was closing down and she'd never have to go there again after tonight, she gave a resounding "GOOD." I bribed her with ginger ale at dinner, instead of her usual water, didn't try to make her eat anything except french fries, and I brought a bunch of stickers and a little notebook for her and DS, and things went very smoothly. DS was delighted with his chicken fingers resting on their garnish of greenery: "They put my chicken on top of little leaves!" Yep, buddy, that's classy for ya.
Food was good, but too rich and too much. Once again, our healthy eating resolution is put on hold.
Now I'm sitting in front of the fire, feeling bloated, reluctant to move. I hope by tomorrow I'll have found some new motivation.