Monday, April 19, 2010

Busy Weekend

Hello, world! Happy Monday :-)

This weekend was quite the busy one indeed, at least in terms of my usual boring life. Haha. On Friday, both parents took the day off because it was their 27th wedding anniversary! I felt kind of awkward tagging along on their day of fun, but they didn't seem to mind. First, we went and test-drove some cars because my mom wants to get a new car since her Toyota Camry is paid off. She looked at Volvos and Mercedes! I must admit, the 2008 silver Mercedes C350 was quite the treat!

Then, we drove into Baltimore and headed to the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was a lot of fun, and I hadn't been there since I was literally a baby! So...about 20 years! haha. There were some interesting exhibits, but of course it didn't even come close to any of the museums we visited in Paris. I suppose I was spoiled then...

After the museum, we headed to the Inner Harbor and walked around a bit. Here's Mom & Dad, still happy after 27 years:
We also browsed in Barnes & Noble (I got some great book ideas to check out of the library!), and then it was time for dinner at McCormick & Schmick's. All three of us ended up ordering the same thing because it was the chef's recommendation: trout in a berry/butter sauce with grilled vegetables. I also had some bread and a glass of 2007 Kenwood Pinot Noir, which I highly recommend! And I am usually a white wine gal! I was proud of myself because we also ordered dessert, which we all split.

After dinner, we headed home and my boy came to visit! He stayed from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, the 4 of us headed to Gettysburg to walk around, etc. Too bad it was windy and FREEZING outside! Crazy how the weather is so unpredictable this time of year.
We went to a fun lunch at the Dobbin House Tavern:
Then we walked/drove around the battlefields. By the time we got home, we were all exhausted! Mom made spaghetti and meatballs, and we all ate and then relaxed and watched "The Time Traveller's Wife", which I have seen twice now and definitely recommend.

On Sunday, my parents drove 4 hours to my grandparents' house in Pittsburgh for my Grandpap's birthday. I opted out since B was visiting, and I knew it would be too overwhelming for him to ride 4 hours there and 4 hours back, then drive 2 more hours home! So instead, B & I relaxed, had a heart to heart about my ED (he is very supportive!), and then went to lunch at O'Lordan's Irish Pub in town. I got the soup/sandwich/salad combo with Maryland Crab Soup and the Turkey & Cranberry sandwich. It was divine.

Then last night, my parents returned from their trip exhausted, so we just watched a movie and then headed to bed.


So now, today is Monday, and I am really trying to focus on weight gain and recovery. It is extremely difficult. I find it very hard mentally to convince myself to drink my supplements, even though I know it's what my body needs. B told me to think of it as gaining health, not just gaining weight. And he reassured me that he loves who I am, regardless of how thin or not thin I am. In fact, he liked me freshman year of college when I had some more "junk in my trunk" (his words exactly hahahaha).

I have another long day of therapy on Wednesday--family, then nutrition, then individual. I will also be weighed. I am nervous because supplement-wise, I've still been slacking. Meals have been good, but for some reason the supplements are hard to handle. I really need to get a handle on this thing, fast! If I lose weight this week, my parents will be very upset and I will likely have to consider dropping out of school and going into inpatient treatment. I need to get to my mini-goal by May 18th, or B & I won't be going on our romantic trip! I have been trying to remind myself of these things before every meal and supplement.

Hope you all are doing well, and thanks for your support!


  1. Gaining health! I like that. Just think if you want to be with someone for 27 YEARS you need to take good care of yourself.

    That fish sounded wonderful.

  2. girl you can do this. all that you ate this weekend sounds fabulous and if anything, let yourself go back to the weekend where it seemed like you didn't have any reservations about eating then! you want variety and life in your food, not just the same old same old. the trick is loving yourself for you, regardless of what you weigh and honestly it will probably be easier once you get over the initial stresser of gaining weight! all the best! -amanda

  3. Sounds like a great time!

    And my advice is to not think too much about the gaining and supplements. Accept the feelings (doubt, anger, frustration, uncertainty...) but don't let them determine your behavior. Do the right things and don't think too much about them, or afterwards...That helped me a lot!

    xxx Julia (taste of Living)

  4. Hey girl! I've been following your blog for a while, glad you're back in action! I know it's really easy to slip back into destructive habits - but just remember you've got so much support, it's amazing. I also go to Towson so if you ever need to talk or whatnot, let me know!! :)

  5. McCormick & Schmick's!!!!!!!!!! i have been there!!!!!!! i know the cook-chef guy... he is the brother of my old cheerleading coach!!!!! soo weird... place was AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGG. i am so jealous when i read here sometimes about baltimore, i miss home. inner harbor is gorgeous


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