Monday, April 26, 2010
I knew I wouldn't be perfect this weekend. With two grown-up nights out planned, I figured my eating (and drinking) wouldn't be the best. I really didn't do too bad for taking a break.
Friday morning, I got a full workout in. That made four full workouts for last week. Friday evening some friends of mine were in town for a convention. Brian and I met up with them at the Upstream Brewing Co. for dinner. I didn't know most of the group, but three friends had come into town, Dawn being a really close friend (my matron of honor) whom I haven't seen in about five years. Brian, Dawn, and I were able to sit at a table together and had a wonderful visit and dinner. I ordered crab & spinach stuffed shrimp with a red bell pepper & cream sauce over juliened carrots, squash, & onion. The shrimp was NOT breaded!! This was actually a low-carb gourmet entree. It was WONDERFUL!!! I also enjoyed my raspberry ale. I decided on beer for the weekend for two reasons: less expensive, and lower carb than the fruity mixed drinks.
Saturday night we went out with couples from the twins play group. Again, I was good (had a drive-thru hamburger earlier that day) and ordered salad with pulled pork on top. Not much meat with this dish, so I was happy Brian had ordered too many ribs for himself and shared. Again I had beer, light beer this time. We went to a movie with everyone after that and yes, I had some popcorn.
Sunday, Brian and I actually went out to lunch together. We were in the city again and ended up at Fat Burger. I really enjoyed the entire burger, bun and all! What I didn't do all weekend was totally sabotage my eating. I had no desire for dessert or french fries, and although I would have enjoyed the taste of the fruity mixed drinks, all that sugar would not agree with me. I feel like I made good decisions to enjoy the weekend and keep the damage to a minimum. I also didn't over indulge on the drinks (like Valentine's weekend). No hangovers! I'm too old to party like I'm still in college.
I also had a couple victories with my wardrobe. My nice capri pants that I wear on couples' nights fit better than they did last fall. I also got into a blouse I ordered on-line, but never quite fit. It was always close, but this weekend, it fit nicely.
I woke up today feeling pretty good. I'm glad to be back on track. I've eaten well today and got a full workout in: 45 min elliptical, then weights & stretching. Stretching was a little hard, after taking two days off from exercise.
Oh, for anyone who read my last blog, I did look "hot" both Friday night and Saturday night.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I'm sitting here on Spark People logging in my exercise for the day. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, then the weight machine and stretching. I definitely look like I just worked out. My four-year old twins were asking why their big brother was going to babysit them tonight. I said that mommy and daddy are going on a date.
Sean laughed, "But mommy, you don't look hot."
How does a four-year old know when a woman looks "hot"? Where exactly did he learn that? Lots of things for me to ponder.
The twins agreed to help me get "hot" for daddy.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I've been avoiding the long walk since I started on Spark People. I finally tackled it today. It's three miles, with some hard hills. I've avoided it because I usually can't walk without taking the twins, my four year old twins that together weight 80lbs. The morning was beautiful, and I decided to get out before getting on the computer. That was a good choice. It took me 53 minutes. Going uphill was a great workout. I kind of did lunges. I even jogged here and there, mostly downhill. It was easier to go faster with the stroller than to try to hold it back.
I can't believe I made it! I still have energy to finish my workout with my weights and stretching.
Have a great day everyone! Thanks for keeping me motivated!
Monday, April 19, 2010
It was an interesting weekend, to say the least. Friday was an okay evening at work. Saturday was kind of weird. Our computer system got an "update" that took six hours. Since we knew about it ahead of time, we were pretty organized. Our technology pharmacist is awesome. He was there all day and evening Saturday keeping an eye on things. It's hard running a hospital without computers. I can't imagine how they kept track of med orders before them. I was scheduled for an eight hour shift, but the computers came back up around 9:30 pm (I usually clock out at 10:30). I ended up staying till after midnight to get orders caught up. Sunday went much smoother. All and all, not a bad weekend.
I ate well all weekend. I bring all my meals and snacks to work. I turned down free pizza again. I heard everyone else complaining later about their stomachs. The sausage was a little too spicy.
I'm tired today, but doing okay. I'll take it easy this morning, but will hopefully exercise later. I got in one workout over the weekend. I went on a 50 min walk with my 10 year old daughter. We were in our small town walking on the sidewalks when I heard two terriers barking. They came from about 1/2 a block away down an alley. Somehow I had the sense to face the dogs. They kept a few feet away and snarled and growled. I had my hand on my pepper spray, had Mary back up across the street slowly, and I followed, slowly. My husband was supposed to file the police report since I had to go in to work. He didn't get around to it. I absolutely HATE how people don't keep their dogs on leashes or chains. Their are a lot of walkers in our town of all ages and far too many irresponsible dog owners. One of my best friends was attacked last year by a dog. That happened in another town, but I can sure imagine it happening here.
Well, that's my weekend in a nut shell. Hope to get off to a good start today.
Have a good week everyone!
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