How many fresh starts can a girl have in one month?

Seventeen days ago, I blogged all about my new Awesome August resolutions. About eating healthily, moderating my non-healthy food, looking at portion control, showing a little self control.

Not sure even turkey burgers can count as healthy?

Frankly, Awesome August never got started. Because sixteen days ago my parents arrived from the UK and we started on two fabulous, wonderful weeks of nice food, wine and Mum’s amazing flapjack, which is much better than mine. It was brilliant and despite some additional pounds in weight, a bloated stomach, an enlarged waist and a general feeling of lardiness, I don’t regret it. I see my darling parents twice a year, I wanted to have some fun with them. I did manage to keep up my running, and I’m really pleased about that.

Fun with parents in Wine Country

But yesterday, they left. It was horrible. I cried. They cried. The Dude cried. The Husband just hugged us. We came home to a quiet, empty house, to little gifts on their bed and to five long months till I see my favourite people again.

However, there is again a feeling of fresh starts. I need to clean the house, get paperwork back in order, catch up with my long-lost friends, send a million emails and start filling my poor, bloated, sweet-potato-fries filled body with vegetables, fruit, grains and yoghurt. It feels very much like January – that month of healthiness after four weeks of indulgence. Except that it’s sunny outside.

One of my all-time favourite images.
I feel just like her at the moment!

I HAVE to get serious with this healthy eating malarky. I’ve said before, the point of this blog is to hold me publicly accountable…hold me accountable, sole reader in cyberspace!!!

Bring on the Healthy Weekend…my body needs it!

About Cathryn

I'm from Wiltshire, a beautiful rural county in the south of England. My husband, son and I moved to California in August 2010 with my husband's job, whilst I stay at home with The Dude, our gorgeous five year old son. I love running and cycling. I'm a Christian. I am finally learning to cook (about time too). I'm loving exploring this new part of the world and meeting its wonderful people.
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5 Responses to How many fresh starts can a girl have in one month?

  1. Their visit was totally worth some down diet time. I’m very impressed you kept running through the visit. Not an easy task when people are hanging around having fun while you are out sweating.

  2. Cathryn says:

    I’m glad about the running too…diving back into the broccoli and the watermelon this evening!!

  3. Dana says:

    I’m with you, girlfriend! Post lots of healthy eating tips, OK?!!

    • Cathryn says:

      I wish I had some…but for me it’s all about portion control and self-control. One piece of cake instead of two. One slice of pizza instead of six. That kind of thing. Saw your oldest dude when I was out running today, don’t think he recognized me in my sweaty state 🙂

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