Well, there are really no excuses for not logging in my food or for skipping the exercises but I did miss four days. Although I didn't track the food on the computer, I stuck to my program which is good. Although I didn't exercise at all for two of the four days, I did go for long walks with our dog on the other two. Still, that is not my program and when looking back I realize that I often put the needs of others before my own. In this case, my friend's sister died and I offered to do the slide show and photo board plus a scrapbook album for the funeral. In addition I had paid a large sum of money to take two full days of watercolor workshops. Between the two, my watercolors and the funeral preparation, I felt too tired, too stressed and too short of time to do what I needed to do for me. Wrong! I see that now. I love painting but my years of art will depend somewhat on my health so I need to always put myself first so that there will be more years, not less. I also love my friend but the overcommitment of doing so much took its toll on me and my own personal program. No regrets but I have learned something about myself. I will do for others that which I would not do for myself. It's time to change that if I am to succeed in losing weight, regaining my health, and if I am to find some level of fitness at 60. The funeral was today but before I left I got on my treadmill and bike and did my 45 minutes of exercises, drank two bottles of water and then paid my respects. I went to the luncheon afterwards and chose a whole wheat bun, some pasta and salad but left the chicken, potato and dessert for others. Good choices for me and I feel back on track. Coach calls this a bump in the road and in the past this is all it would have taken for me to get off program for months or even years. Not this time. Today I slowly read my affirmations and goals and got back on so for that I am proud.