What a wonderful weekend. I am really happy DH and I accepted my daughter's invitation to go to Texas on the spur of the moment. Before SP I would have thought "It's too much trouble. I don't have anything ready. I need time to think about it." Now, I had all the energy I needed to jump up at 8 pm Thursday and pack (including food) and take off early Thursday morning for an amazing 4 day weekend.
That is why this program is not a diet! It is a lifestyle. I am now living an energetic, happy fun filled life. When I was on diets, I obsessed about food all the time. Now I spend time planning my food, tracking my food, eating my food and purchasing it, but no time obsessing over it. All because of Spark and the decision I made to do it!
Yesterday morning my DD and I went to the gym. She does a Pump class which sounded to high impact for me, so I went to a deep water aerobics class while she did her pump class. Then we both worked on the weight machines together for about 30 minutes before going home.
At 4 we went to the Amarillo Civic Center for the Panhandle all regional choir concert which my oldest DGD was in. I was extremely surprised at how well they sang. We heard 1 1/2 hours of beautiful music by 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. She was so happy and excited. She loves to sing!
We went to a steak house after and I had a 6 oz sirlorin, small lettuce salad with vinagraitte dressing, brocolli and a roll. The whole weekend has been great family and food!
We had a great day. Went to a step class with my DD and had a ball. I usually only do aerobics for 30 min so the 1 hour class was a challenge. for the last 10 minutes I didn't use the step but I never stopped moving?
After showers, DD and I went shopping together and had a lot of fun. I got a bunch of things I never have time to get when I'm at home.
We had lunch at Subway and I had a healthful sub and even remembered to have the girl pull out the bread in the center of the sub.
When the girls got home from school, we went to the Halloween store and got pieces for their costumes - a witches hat and black tights and a poodle skirt. What a lot of fun!
After supper, we went to Halloween Fun Farm and went thru a regular maze, a Farmageddon scary maze and a Hay Ride to a Pumpkin Patch. We had a ball.
It is so nice to be with a young, healthy, family.
We had a nice drive to Texas and went into the town where DD works. She toured us thru her workplace and we met some of her co workers, came home, had steak and brocolli and spent the whole evening catching up. My DD looks healthy and happy and the DGDs are great. It's nice to see everyone.
I was actually a little low on calories yesterday but I was also low on exercise and steps so it probably was ok.
My DD called last night and suggested a spur of the moment visit to Amarillo. My oldest GDD is singing in a concert at the Civic Center and my DD wondered if we wanted to come. She didn't have to ask twice. I called my boss at home and asked for Thursday off. She knows how hard I have been working and didn't hesitate to say yes. So we are off bright and early for an 8 hour drive and a long weekend with my DD and her family. My DD has just spent a year at the Police Academy and now as a rookie police officer so we haven't seen each other in that time (except when dropping off the girls after their week in Colorado) so I am really excited. My biggest concern is that this is the first time I have taken my Spark People Program "on the road". My DD is a wonderful wife and mother but she is an old fashioned cook and I hope I can stay within my calorie range while I am there. I will do my best and take some food with me (fruit, yogurt, whole wheat bread) and buy some other things at her local grocery.