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Ick, too much rich food!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Today is my Dad's 86th birthday! We went to an Italian restaurant last night to celebrate. My Dad is very fit and in shape, but boy can the man eat! He and my Mom both are very slim and have never struggled with their weight. My 2 sisters and I all have struggled with it at different times in our lives. I attribute most of the reason that they've managed to stay slim is lifestyle. Neither one had "desk jobs". My Dad worked in a warehouse and my Mom worked retail and of course they didn't have the fast food and excessive processed food we have now.

Anyway, I mentioned before that I planned for this outing. I had all of my WW "activity & weekly points" saved up and I used minimal points yesterday before dinner.

As usual, we over ordered! The dinner was served in big plates and was passed around the tables. We had a couple of really good salads, so I ate plenty of the salad, one piece of bread and tried to minimize my portions on the pasta dishes. I had a "sampling" of a couple of the dishes and a bite of one of the desserts. Overall I didn't do too bad. However, I'm feeling the effects today. I think the food was really too "rich for my taste". I felt kind of yucky last night and still feel kind of yucky. I drank plenty of water with dinner and am already on my second bottle at work! I'm trying to "flush" out the extra garlic & sodium.

Anyway, I peeked at the scale this morning and although it didn't show a gain from last Wednesday, it was up over a pound from the weight on Sunday morning. Sunday morning, I had already lost 2 lbs. from Wednesday! I certainly know that the scale fluctuates and that's one of the reasons not to weigh everyday. However, it was a good gauge for me. One night of excessive calories is not going to derail me! We'll see what Wednesday shows as far as the scale is concerned.

I did pretty good with exercise. I took Friday as a rest day, ran on Saturday and did a 30 min. DVD workout Sunday morning.

DH said he wanted to run after work on Saturday (he got off at 6). I told him I would wait and run with him. I thought I had a free morning on Saturday, but DD#1 freaked out because she was not able to get online to buy Fall Out Boy tickets on Saturday morning. I had to rush her to the Ticketmaster counter at Publix. Come to find out, they weren't selling the tickets "retail", only online. All her friends (and boyfriend) were able to get tickets and she was having a "melt down" in the car on the way back home feverishly trying to buy tickets on her phone (ah 17 year old girls!) She was trying to buy a ticket for herself and DD#2, so I told her since everyone else was able to get a ticket, she should try buying "one at a time". Of course she thought my idea was stupid and I didn't know what I was talking about, but she tried it and guess what?! She got a ticket and then was able to go back online and buy DD#2's! Catastrophe averted, but that wasted a lot of my morning .

Anyway after dropping her off work later, DD#3 off at a friends and DD#2 at the gym for her last bball game, I was glad I had decided to run later, because I had no time at that point! DD#2 lost their last game by 2 points! She played really well so she wasn't too disappointed. She's really turned into a very aggressive player and I've had several parents comment how much she's improved (this is the 3rd year playing with some girls). By the time we got home from the game, DH was home and we went to run.

It was already dark and we had about 30 mins. before the indoor track was closing, so we decided to run on the outdoor track with lights. I thought I would change it up a little and see if I could run a mile straight. I couldn't quite get a mile in, but I ran 10 mins. straight, then did about 5 reps of the 1 min walk/4 min run (I'm not sure about the exact number because I kind of lost count), but I got in about 35 mins.

I'm a little disappointed I couldn't run a mile! I've been using that 1 min. walk as a "life line". Anyway, DD#2 wants to run tonight. She's done with basketball at school and her spring instructional league doesn't start for a couple of weeks, so she wants to make sure she stays in shape. Works for me because it's more motivation. I'm going to shoot for the mile straight again tonight. We have to run indoors because it's supposed to rain until Thursday!

So I'll have another busy week. DH works nights through Thursday and we leave Friday morning to go to visit his niece (with twins) in Florida. I should be able to run twice before then and get in a DVD workout.

We'll see how the scale reacts on Wednesday!

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    You could be feeling the effects of sodium - even in salad.
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