I was really "bad" over the weekend, but i'm neither going to beat myself up over it, nor wail and mourn. No, i'll "pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again." :-) (i do enjoy those Rogers/Astaire movies...)
It was COLD for Texas! It dipped down into the thirties at night; the challenge is not having a warm bedroom when we hit the hay, but the fact that the wood-stove or kerosene-heater has cooled off by morning -- you wake up all warm in the woolen blankets, but your clothes are OVER THERE and are darned chilly against your skin.... I rarely plan ahead well enough to put my stockings, petticoat, and a shawl under the covers to pre-warm them, and it really isn't feasible to do with a dress because it wrinkles too much.
When it's cold you DO burn more fat keeping warm, and we do a lot of walking and physical work at "Cowboy Town" too -- I don't regret the rice i ate, but the hidden wheat and vegetable oils i "accidentally" ingested have me pretty bloated and inflamed. No, i indulged in restaurant foods with my eyes open, and have no one to blame but myself ... but i was HUNGRY! :-)
The most annoying and telltale symptom? Carpel tunnel! It completely went away when i went low-carb, and only reappears when i've committed sins against my villii. My hands and feet are uncomfortably puffy, and the discomfort in my gut has nothing to do with the corset i wore all weekend. My throat feels a little irritated, but that is likely just the result of breathing wood-smoke.
My daughter's first visit there went very well -- i think i can tempt her to go back for another visit! And after a couple of days of eating the way i really PREFER, i'll feel great again.