Whoa! What a long weekend... It didn't fly by like I expected it to (thankfully). I ended up working 10 A - 2 P on Thursday and Friday. Turkey day at his folks was alright - I arrived around 3 pm and got home around 10 P. I didn't over indulge. I had one small (1/3 - 1/2 C) of real mashed potatoes and some sweet corn. Funny enough, I ate ham and no turkey! heh heh I didn't eat any stuffing (not crazy about it) or cranberry sauce. I did have a small helping of sweet potato souffle (sp?). There were all kinds of pies, but I limited myself to 2 cookies for dessert. I did eat a lot of fresh veggies (tray) and used some spinach artichoke dip. Overall, I think I did good. I never felt "stuffed".
Friday, well, I don't typically participate in Black Friday shopping sprees. However, Wal-Mart had some good deals, and well, I got my butt up at 4:30 am and arrived at Wal-Mart at 5:05 am. I got everything I wanted, plus some... Spent a chunk of change, but now that I did that, I'm almost done Christmas shopping. Just a few small things left now. I was home by 7:30 am. We went to dinner and a play on Friday night. The meal was served to us: cesar salad (croutons went to DH), beef w/ gravy, green beans and mashed potatoes. (small portions). I drank coffee and water. For dessert, I split my spice cake with DH and he gave me some of his banana cream pie (fruit, right?
). We stopped at a bar afterwards and I had one drink: vodka and cranberry juice.
Saturday was LONG, BUSY and a little weird, but it worked out okay. I got up early with DH (who hunted) and actually EXERCISED! Oh, did it feel great! I also started straightening/cleaning the house, as I hosted my family for the "non-traditional" holiday experience. My sister and her hubby, who were bringing lunch, arrived around 12:30. We had lasagne made with WW noodles and loaded with fresh squash, zucchini, mushrooms, etc. We also made salads. It was DE-LISH! Then, while they all snoozed, I went to work.
I made home made steak house bread (similar to Outback's bread - half bread flour half WW flour) and Autumn Harvest Cake (WW flour, Splenda, chopped peacans, grated carrots, granny smith apples, zucchini). I was responsible for dinner, so I made it an Autumn theme. Apple-Butternut Squash soup (SBD cookbook), steak house bread w/ Splenda brown sugar and cinnamon Smart Balance EVOO butter and seasoned baked chicken halves. I made the pumkin custard recipe (on this site from Dolly) for dessert along with the Autumn Havest Cake. My Dad brought barbequed meatballs and lil smokies. I had a glass of black and blue wine (berries). My sister decorated sugar cookies with DS earlier that day, so I did have 1 of those.
Sunday, I finished putting up my Christmas tree. It turned out gorgeous! (Part of my Wal-Mart bill was for some new decorations for the tree...
) It's done in silver and teal with the cool white LED lights. If I can take a nice picture, maybe I'll post it. Anyway, I was busy, so I didn't eat much. Autumn cake for breakfast, leftover fish/peas/pinto beans from dinner last week and some (not much) chips and salsa in the afternoon. We watched the Browns v. Bengals game (WHO DEY!) and then around 5 pm we cleaned the car and got our recycling ready to drop off. I ordered pizza and breadsticks and off we went. Unloaded the recylcing and picked up the pizza. I had 1 breadstick and about 5 pieces of pizza (square cut). It was good, but this morning, I am back on track.
After all that, I gained 1 lb. Not bad, considering. As long as I stay under 160, for now, I'm good.
I got up and exercised this morning. (Yay, twice in the past 3 days!) For $10 at Wal-Mart, I bought a Walk Away the Pounds DVD. OMG - I am in love! That's what I did Saturday morning and again this morning. In approximately 30 minutes, I "walked" 2 miles in the comfort of my own home! It's really nice because it's easy on the joints and it goes FAST. They also incorporate arm movements into the routine, so when I used my hand weights, I got arm exercise too. I bought the DVD that has 5 different routines on it. One is 18 min long, one is 20 min long and the other 3 are approx 30 min long. (Michelle, if and when you read this, I think you might actually enjoy this one...and the price is right!) If I'm feeling good, I might try to get some yoga in tonight - I'm missing it.
Well, I'm writing a novela here, so I better get going. I'm going to go check on some other journals and see what's up.
Have a great day!11/30/2009Breakie
1 C Fiber One cereal
1/3 C Blueberries
6 oz FF milkMorning Snack
8 oz V8
1 Hard boiled eggLunch
2 TB LF Zesty Italian dressing
Can of Hearts of Palm - Not bad for me, but the entire can?!?! Afternoon Snack
1 LF Mozarella string cheese
Zucchini & Cucumber Rounds
2 Pieces left over pizza (squares)
2-3 C Apple-Butternut Squash soup
Half a can of green peas
Piece of Autumn Harvest cake w/ butter
Piece of Steak House bread w/ butter
1 Cookies 'n Cream candy thingy