Monday, August 11, 2008

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach
them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try
to follow where they lead."

-- Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American Writer

I hope everyone had good weekends!

I had a pretty good weekend, both eating wise and just in general.

Lets see, Friday was my normal laid back night. I went for a run, grocery shopped, and came home and flicked back and fourth between the Olympics and the Tigers baseball game. It amazes me how many small countries there are throughout the world that participate in the Olympics, I honestly had no idea that some of them even existed. Boggles my mind.

Saturday was good too. I didn't do anything too exciting, I got up and had breakfast, watched the Olympics for a bit and did some running around. Later in the day I went with Tech to a Baseball Game, and I'm glad to report Date number 3 went remarkably well, and there will be more in the near future, in fact date 4 will be tonight (more on this later!).

Sunday was uneventful, but good. I woke up, and went for a run. Did 5.5 miles, and it went great. When I set out it was actually a bit cold out. I almost had to go back inside and put on more clothes, but remembered they always say to dress like it's 10 degrees warmer than it actually is when running. I'm glad I stayed in just shorts and a tank, cause I still sweat'd pretty good! After that did crunches and pushups and had breakfast and hung out most of the day. I did make myself some yummy (and healthy!) french toast yesterday. I just made it with milk and egg beaters and light bread, and it was fantastic! It's been A LONG time since I had french toast, yum! I also had a bit of an NSV, made some chocolate chip cookies for the guys at work, and I had one! Just one! Wasn't even tempted. Which is pretty good for me, normally I avoid making cookies, or trying to have just one, because I can't.

So otherwise, a great weekend on my part.

I did weigh in yesterday at 142.8lbs, which is the same I weighed last week, which is good! I was up this morning, but it seems I usually am on Mondays...I'm thinking it's because I don't drink enough water on Sundays so I retain a bit more!

Food Choices were pretty good all weekend. Friday was fine. Saturday I was faced with eating "ballpark" food for dinner, but we went to a coney island that is in the ballpark, and I had a greek salad with dressing on the side. I picked off a majority of the feta cheese, and didn't use alot of dressing, so I was pretty happy with that choice.

Sunday, I did well, I did have a bit of an incident sunday night. I had some ice cream with a vitatop for dessert, and for some reason, I started eating some sherbert out of the container in the freezer. I have no idea why! I did stop, and I probably only ate a 1/2 cup, maybe a cup, but still, kicked myself. Didn't need it, but that mindless eating took over.

Other than that maintenance has been going pretty good. Last Year when I went off weight watchers, I don't think I was quite ready for it. I remember eating alot. Alot more than I should have been. This time is different, I'm making healthy choices, and I'm fitting things into a healthy lifestyle. Sure there are days where I eat a bit too much, but then there are days where I don't quite eat enough to balance it. I'm sure there will be times when I have to really watch it to drop a pound or two, but I realize now, that's all part of the game. Maintenance isn't about being perfect all the time, and never gaining a pound, it's about staying within a range. I feel more prepared this time.

Anybody been watching the Olympics? Any favorite events?

As far as tonight, I'm gonna go for a short run when I get home, and then eat a quick dinner, and I'm meeting Tech to play some mini golf. It should be fun, and it's a 4th date...I haven't made it this far in quite sometime!

My new addiction food-wise? Hummus! I've been loving it lately, and it's such a healthy snack. I've been making Hummus and turkey sandwiches for lunch everyday, just using the hummus in place of something less healthy...say mayo? Very yummy, very filling. It's been my lunch for awhile now!

I'm really looking forward to my runs this week, they are all relatively short, and the weather is suppose to be gorgeous (and cool!). It's really getting a hint of "fall in the air". I love it.

Anyways, I'm being chatty-kate again, so I will get back to work, but I will be updating on said date tomorrow :)


P.O.M. said...

I love Hummus too - Trader joes has a jalepeno cilantro hummes that is to DIE for!

Andrew is getting fit said...

It sounds like you had a really great weekend.


I've been enjoying the swimming at the olympics. And the weightlifting.

Mary (A Merry Life) said...

I am glad you had a good weekend. I have been watching the Olympics! Every four years (well 2, but its not as intense in the winter) I get obsessed with the Olympics. I really am enjoying swimming - and the amazing American men relay swimmers - and the gymnastics. And there is more to come so I am excited. :)

Kathy said...

Loved the quote!
Love hummus!
The Olympics have proven to me that I can get interested in any sport if I watch long enough! They do an excellent job of acquainting you with the participants and the sport so you are hooked from the beginning!

Creepy how they want to insist those little Chinese girls are 16!!! PLEASE!!!

CaRoLyN said...

I just made some hummus the other day! I LOVE it! What recipe do you use? I have been using the one out of ESBM, it calls for fat free sour cream which I find really lightens it up. Yum!

Glad you are getting in your runs. I find it to be pretty addictive lately too and have been running at least 3 times a week!

I'm so anxious to follow along with you and the Tech! haha I have to live vicariously through you since I've been married for 4 years this month!

Oh, and I know what you mean about the sherbert....I can't even keep that stuff in the house it's soo good. Last night I ate frozen Cool Whip out of the container! It tastes just like ice cream to me!