So here is the long and short of it. I went off the reservation during my vacation, by reducing online connection, resting, resting, resting, and enjoying some valuable down time.
I also became lax on the eating guidelines from 12/24 until yesterday. I didn't do terribly, and tbh, I have no regrets or guilt. I think after having been 98% VLC, no sugar, no grains from Nov. 1 - Dec. 24, that one week of less restrictions is ok.
Lessons learned: I like fat better than sweets, sushi, or any other "treat". Many of these things also give me a tummy ache, and that sucks. I do not have guilt and WANT to eat healthy. When I let go of guilt, I am less likely to get caught in the trap of poor eating.
So back to it, I did 54 days the first time. I am shooting for 76 days until my bday, when I will buy an expensive chocolate and maybe a bottle of champagne.
The hubs and I are doing great. We are getting along, working together, and in a good space. He is having his resume rewritten professionally and seems to be really motivated to try different things to find a good job.
The play is going great. I forgot how much I like acting and that I am pretty good at it. We go up on Jan. 19, so the next few weeks are going to be amazing. This is the part of the work that gets good. My character is awesome and I am enjoying getting to know her.
I'll be revisiting journals over the next few days, but hope you all had a lovely holiday.