Well, not actually New York City, but Long Island, New York--which is good enough for me.
When I think of New York, this is what comes to mind:
Bagels with lox and cream cheese =)
And pizza =)
There is nothing as good as New York bagels and pizza, haha. When my mom called me on Friday morning to ask if I wanted to drive with her and my sister Sara to New York, I gave her my conditions--pizza and bagels. I am happy to report that she met up to her end of the bargain =)
Overall, the trip was fun. It was nice to catch up with my mom and sister on the long car ride and to see my huge, Italian extended family. I have 20 first cousins on my Mom's side and now most of them have children so you can imagine how big (and loud!) family gatherings are when we visit her family. I hadn't seen them in over two years because I've been living in Richmond so it was nice to see everyone. My little second cousins are getting so old!
While this past weekend was fun, it had a couple of drawbacks. One, my house is an absolute disaster and I haven't gone food shopping so my meals today (at work) are going to consist of what I have: a banana, apple, and sweet potato, haha. Also, my diet is seriously out of whack. Once again, I feel like a bloated whale and none of my clothes are fitting as well as they ought to. Boo. Also, I'm feeling stressed out because there are so many things I've let slip in the past week--laundry, cleaning, bills, car maintenance, etc...which is making it really hard for me to take care of myself the way I need to. When I'm feeling overwhelmed, I'm often tempted to binge on food or drink too much.
But I know what I need to do. I need to make a list, set small managable goals, and try to get back on track with being healthy TODAY. Here are my tiny goals for the day:
- Go to work (haha, I was really tempted to sleep past my alarm today) check!
- Straighten my house
- Do one load of laundry
- Eat meals--no grazing!
- Change my sheets
- Go to bed at a decent hour
- No alcohol
- No BINGING
Well, today is a new day and I'm determined to make it a success. Wish me luck!