A Fresh Start
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Well, it's the end of another weekend and onto another work week. The weekend went pretty well for me, I got a lot done and got to spend some time with friends I haven't seen in awhile. On Friday I posted a list of five items I wanted to get done this weekend, and I'm very proud to say, I did it!! I cleaned, read, spent time with my husband, gave the dog a bath, and had my first attempt of a Jamaican bread called Easter Bun.
As my husband is from Jamaica, I wanted to bring a little 'home' to him this Holiday and he loved it! I can honestly say that was probably my most favorite part of the weekend for me. To see his face when he saw what I did for him brought to tears to my eyes. I can't imagine what it would be like to be in a totally different country than your family. We are about 3.5 hours away from mine, and sometimes I have a hard time with that!
This year, I regret to say, we didn't really do anything to 'celebrate' Easter. With my husband's job, he works nights, weekends, and holidays. I had the option to make the drive myself to have Easter with all of my family....aunts, uncles, cousins.....all of them! I thought about it for awhile, this was my niece's first Easter, but I didn't want to give up what little time I did have to see my husband. I don't regret it, but I do find myself looking at pictures my family has already posted on facebook, wishing we were there. Hopefully next year!
I have to make a confession, I was NOT good this weekend with my journey to a better me! I'm a little embarrassed how far off I was this weekend, but I also look to learn from it.
I started Saturday actually pretty good, AJ, my husband, and I made it to the gym for a great workout. We came back just in time for me to try a new recipe I found online. I got my cleaning in while lunch was baking and got to sit down and enjoy it with AJ. So far, so good! Well, he went to work in the afternoon, I was exhausted, so I took a little nap.....which felt great! I woke up realizing I needed to take care of some much needed birthday shopping for AJ. I went on a quest around town trying to find the perfect gifts for him. I have almost completed my shopping a week before his birthday and am very excited for that! I got home a little later than I had wanted to Saturday night and realized I needed to still make the Easter Bun. I got that going, and while that was baking, I gave the dog a bath. A friend came over and we enjoyed a glass of wine....or two and got caught up. By this time, it's 11:00pm and I have realized I have not eaten anything since lunch and was starving! I helped myself to a turkey sandwich, which wasn't so bad for me. It's what I ate next......french fries!! AAHHH!!! I found some stuffed in the back of the freezer and decided the bag was almost done, so I might as well finish it. But oh.....they were so good!! I realized I had slipped, but knew it was ok and just enjoyed them for what they were.
This morning, well, this was a story all in itself! AJ and I decided to make a 'big' breakfast for just the two of us.....our little way of doing something special for the Holiday. We made French Toast (which was from a recipe I found on SparkPeople), pancakes (which in no way shape or form were 'healthy') and turkey sausages. We then proceeded to have mimosas while cooking breakfast together. While it was no means the best breakfast I could've chosen, it was the perfect one for us spending time together in the kitchen.
Lunch, it was more a light lunch for us as we still a little full from breakfast. I made Baked Egg Cups from SparkPeople and they were a hit for the both of us!!
My dinner was alone, and it wasn't too bad, I had two MorningStar Veggie Dogs and a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich.
I think what hurt me the most today, was the jelly beans that just kept calling my name! I love jelly beans this time of the year and they just tasted so good! I tried to allow myself just a few, but then it turned into more and more. Thankfully, I haven't finished the bags.....I would really be worried if I did! I'm tempted to just through them away, but then again, I don't like to be wasteful! I might just have to stick them in my husbands work bag so he can have them :).
Tomorrow is a new day though, so I'm not going to stress on this, I'm going to let it go, hold my head up and move forward. I have my fruit ready to go to work with me tomorrow and it's going to be a good week!
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and a wonderful Holiday! I'll try and post all the new recipes I tried this weekend late in the week. Here's to a new week and a good week!!