Reunion with fundraising walk

This morning I participated in a charity walk with friends/former and current co-workers to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

We came together this morning to honor a great man who left this world too soon.

Team Goldman ended up being No. 4 in fundraising.

We rallied at the end to get back to No. 3, where we had been during most of the fundraising months before the run/walk.

My team raised $6,244. I raised $1,393, which made me the No. 2 fundraiser on Team Goldman.

The only terrible thing today was that the walk started at 7:45 in San Francisco.

But the great part was I got a walk in, raised money for a great cause and got to have a reunion and hang out with fun people who I currently work with and some who no longer work there.

Oh, and there was a brunch cookout after, which included mimosas. So not too shabby.

Thank you to everyone who donated. You will be getting a thank-you note soon.

To stay on plan or to not stay on plan?

My mom comes into town tomorrow night. Curt is heading to Missouri for a high school reunion. So I invited my mom out here for a girls’ weekend.

I haven’t decided yet whether the time she is here I will be counting points and tracking my food.

I am gonna just go with the flow.

But seriously, with all the booze I bought in anticipation of my mom’s visit …

If I decide to not track and indulge I will. And I won’t feel guilty.

I can give myself permission to “slack off” because I know on Monday I will be back on plan.

This long weekend will be full of shopping, mani/pedis, brunches, lunches, lounging on the couch watching Lifetime and SVU, chatting, a yoga class or two, dinners, drinks, movies.

I can’t wait to hang out with my mom, my friend.

It’s OK to splurge once in a while. But it just can’t be done all the time. Picking and choosing events or times will help you keep things under control.

Next month Curt and I are heading to Mexico City. When I am on vacation I am not on plan. A big part of travel for me … Continue reading