Saturday, March 27, 2010
The adventure of the St. Louis trip has been wild. Friday when I got to Iowa City to pick up my daughter for lunch (at 2:00 PM), she couldn't join me, but her housemate was going to do weight training at the gym and offered to work with me. He was great and we did almost an hour with weights... I had never pressed with a barbell before. Then I did 30 min. of cardio on an elliptical and by the time I changed it was 4:30 and the last thing I had eaten was a power bar at 12:30. I was starved, not a good place to be. So i went to a nearby grocery and found some 0% fat Greek yogurt, a fresh pear and a South Beach Fiber fit bar (I ate 2.) About an hour later my daughter comes back and is starving for supper and we go to this great Middle Eastern place. I am semi-smart, I have chicken kebab, tomato and cucumber salad and red cabbage salad and ... a piece of baklava. Needless to say, I got in all my fat yesterday.
We finally decided that it is now 7:00, if we drive on to St.Louis we won't get there till 11. So we decide to sleep in and get up at 4:00 AM to leave about 4:30. Everything is going find this morning until we can't find the car keys... takes 45 mins. So we maintained or slightly exceeded the speed limit on the way. Meanwhile I have had a cup of tea and on more of my fiber bars. The shower starts at 10:00, eating starts about 10:30 and I am starved. But there are veggies and hummus dip, fresh fruit salad... and homemade scones and petit fours. Let's just say, I don't have many calories or fat left in my schedule for today. I learned a lot. I just need to say, I must have food every 3-4 hours or I will not make good choices. I am just hoping all the physical activity yesterday will helpl
The shower was wonderful, my niece was so appreciative of all the gifts and of course, we all ohhed an ahhed over how cute everything was. We are all now relaxing for the afternoon before a big family supper at 5:30. Water and hot tea here we come.