Sunday, July 22, 2007

A bad weekend...

...not just food, but life in general. Let me start with the beginning of the weekend. Friday wasn't the greatest with the eating. But I got up Saturday and vowed it would be a good day. It was for the most part. I got in my 2nd workout of the couch to 5K and it felt good. I did good and I was proud. Saturday night we met Cee Cee to give DS to her for the week. We met her at Ruby Tuesday's and by the time we got there I was STARVED!!! That was my fault. So when I looked at the menu, I saw the Turkey Burger and I thought GREAT--a healthy choice burger. So I got the mini turkey burgers with the salad bar. They were good, the salad bar was good too. Did I mention the burgers came with fries? And I ate them. ALL of them. I was so hungry I didn't care. This morning I look up the points for the turkey burger--the minis aren't listed but the turkey burger is 19.5 points! WOWZA!!! So I gave myself 10 points for the mini burgers. Ouch!!!

Today (Sunday) started off GREAT. I did the last workout in week 1 of Ct5K. It was hard. Note to self: Don't do 2 workouts 2 days in a row. OUCH!!! I ate a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and then went shopping for a little bit this afternoon. All sounds good, right?

Here's where my world crashes down...Well as I am leaving Wal-Mart I get a phone call. My sister...no big deal, I talk to her all the time. No...she had bad news...my brother (Matthew, age 22) had been in a motorcycle accident. At that time, we knew NOTHING. We didn't know if he had his helmet on (he almost always does, but I figure this would be the one time he didn't), we didn't know if he had been life flighted, we didn't know anything! Waiting is the WORST!!! I swear I had to have earned some activity points tonight b/c of all the pacing I have been doing. So I get home and I am on the phone constantly. I break down in front of DH (who is NOT the most empathetic person in the world) and then just stay on the phone. My whole family is in Evansville or headed there while I am 3 hours from E'ville. UGH!!!! So little by little I find out things...he DID have his helmet on (HALLELUJAH, PRAISE GOD!!!), he hit a telephone pole, was thrown from the bike--all of this while trying to pop a wheelie. IDIOT!! He is going to be okay, thank the good lord, but he has a broken collar bone, bruised lungs and a severe concussion. He will spend tonight in the ICU and they will observe him throughout tomorrow at least, maybe longer. They thought he had a broken hip, but all the scans came up clear. The doctor told him and my family that if he didn't have that helmet on, we would have been planning a funeral. I am so relieved he is going to be okay, but he is going to be sore for a long while. I told my mom to tell him the next time she went back (only 3 people at a time and NO cell phones allowed) to tell him I love him and that I'm glad he's okay, but to enjoy the next few weeks b/c when I see him on August 10, I'm going to kill him! :) Maybe this will teach him a lesson. The bike, we think, is totaled. I am thrilled for that and am really hoping he won't get another one!!!

So how did I handle all of this stress and crying? Ice cream. A blizzard to be exact. I left here and went and got one. I made dinner--it took me 2 hours to do, but I did and it was sooo good. Creamy Lasagna (will post the recipe later, I'm tired) salad, and "fried" zucchini. It was all delicious. But I had to have the ice cream. See--this is why it's so hard to stay OP in the summer--ice cream! You want it, everyone has it and it's sooo good on a nice summer evening. But oh well. Tomorrow I move on and I will do better. I am just so relieved my brother is going to be okay.

Until tomorrow....Have a great Sunday night and a great OP Monday. I'm off to get some much needed sleep. :0)

9 comments:

Melanie said...

WOW! I'm glad that your brother is going to be okay. It is no fun being away from your family in times like that! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!

BB said...

If you can't have ice cream with major stress-then what's the point? I'm so glad your brother will be ok. I'm sure that was a helpless scary feeling. You deserved some comfort food. Tomorrow is another day. take care

Tina said...

I'm with ya on the stress eating...you don't even want to know what I've been up to foodwise the past couple of days...band of sisters baby! So good that your bro is gonna be okay! Don't kill him though cuz that's illegal in most states. :) You're in my thoughts girl! Hope your week gets better.

Colette said...

Thank God he had that helmet on!! Im so glad he will be ok, Maybe this will be the lesson he needs to get it in his head that he is not SUPERMAN! At 22 guys just are not mature like us girls are!!
I am sure you was majorly stressed with all that going on and if you only had that blizzard then you did good!! So don't beat yourself up about it, just move on!!

MMalloy said...

I am so glad to hear he is okay, your family is in my prayers. I know exactly how you feel about waiting to hear the news and feeling like there is nothing you can do.
Don't beat yourself up over the blizzard, sometimes you need to treat yourself.

NCChris said...

THANK GOD he's OK!!! My FIL was in a bad motorcycle accident a few years back and it was a terifying experience! It sounds like the Blizzard was a soul-soother - sometimes you just have to do what you have to do!
-Chris

BTW: I am totally loving CP25K - tough but in a good way!
BTW2: Ruby Tuesday is the devil - they take something that should be fairly healthy and inject it or something with pure fat! I love their food, but it never fails that I eat more points that I realize!
-Chris

Jynell said...

I'm SO glad to hear that you're brother is going to be ok. It could have been much, much worse... (took seeing a friend lose his leg to get my hubby to calm down his riding- b4 kids) At least your brother will fully recover. Hopefully this will be enough of a wake up call for him. Cut yourself some slack on the eating- it was a stressful night. I probably would have done much worse. Just back on track today- you'll be fine! :D

Candace said...

Glad to hear your brother is OK (Well, comparatively speaking). Hopefully he'll be recovered enough by the 10th so you can kill him good without feeling guilty about it.

THAT Veggie Girl said...

Glad your brother is okay, too. Wow how scary!!! Clearly I can relate to the stress eating (and mine was just an argument with the hubby).

I learned the hard way about back to back days running, too. Definetly don't do that again! I ran last Wednesday and then again on Friday. On Thursday I had a meeting at church and since it's about 1/4 mile from my house I thought I'd just run there and then back afterwards. It seemed like a great plan, but on Friday my actual "run" was SO hard to make it through. My muscles were just exhausted!