My family was in town visiting me over Memorial Day, which is why you didn’t see much of me during that time. My parents are not the type to share when they are on vacation, so out of respect for them, I kept it on the DL here and didn’t share pics in my social media accounts either. 🙂 Now that everyone is safely back home, I’ll be sharing pics from the trip and some restaurant reviews on Thursday. But before I jump into June, I wanted to recap May because there were some good stuff I wanted to share with you.
A Crazy Busy Month for Me
My brother bought our parents and his family plane tickets to see me this May as Christmas presents, which was awesome and I was so excited for everyone to come visit me. And May also seemed soooooooooo far away in December, so I could just be giddy. And in January and February too. March was still far enough away that I could pretend there was still plenty of time to prepare. I stuck my head in the sand in April and did nothing. May rolled around and panic set in, but because I can be the ultimate procrastinator, I waited until the weekend before they arrived to do everything. I. Am. Exhausted. But happy.
A Sneak Peek
I’ll go more into the trip on Thursday but here’s one picture of my nephews and niece. We, of course, had to visit Disneyland.
Funny Cat Memes
Seriously, this is my happy place. I cannot be sad, mad or cranky when I look at a cat pictures or memes. The cartoon on the top right is the story of my life.
El Gato para Presidente
Ummmmm … my cat, Max, has decided to run for President. You can learn about his platform at my sister blog, Eat Laugh Purr. He would really appreciate your vote this November.
Getting healthy is my big goal this year and I’ll be honest: it’s going so-so. I’m not pleased by where I’m at and I’m also not completely frustrated. Why? Because I listening (my focus word this year) and really paying attention to my resistance. I’ve wanted to get healthy for years and never really have. There have pounds lost and regained and lost and regained. I want to end that vicious cycle but haven’t been able to do so. There is still a piece of me — a large piece of me — that keeps hoping for an easy solution. There really isn’t one and I am begrudgingly accepting this. It boils down to discipline, which I lack. It’s also something I’m committed to changing.
What I’m Eating
I’m trying to find a balance where I eat healthy and good-for-you food most of the time, while allowing the occasional indulgence. I have not mastered this but am learning what works and what doesn’t for me. A hungry Tanya will always make bad food choices, so I’m trying not to let myself get to that point where I gobble-up everything in sight. I’m good at meal planning but making meals takes time, which I don’t always have. So now I’ve added monthly/weekly meal prep in addition to meal planning because ready-made meals help me eat yummy and healthy food. I need to keep things simple and easy.
What I’m Reading
These are the posts I enjoyed the most this past month. Enjoy!
- Optimization Actually: My Definition of Tolerance. A must-read people.
- Jana Says: Interview with a Depressive
- TexErin in Sydneyland: Letter to Editor
- The Random Path: What If
- Budget and the Beach: Stacking the Decks in Your Favor
- Life According to Steph: Friday Fatassery on a Tuesday: Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts These look amazing and now I’m on the hunt for a donut pan. They also fit my get healthy plans because baked donuts, not fried. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
That’s a wrap for May. Here’s hoping June treats you and me well!