Saturday, July 05, 2008

Report on the festive, shindig, eating event.

First and foremost let me answer a question that was asked about my pics that I posted earlier. I recently bought myself a Canon Digital Rebel XSI as a reward for a weight loss accomplishment. I'm having a blast taking pictures in a variety of different locations, lighting and whatnot. I was quite happy with my fireworks pics from last night.

Well, best laid plans. Well, I can honestly say that I probably would have done worse in previous years. NOt that that is any consolation. But that's all I can say. I'm thinking that I'm going to simply ignore the scales until Tuesday morning and just focus on keeping myself on track with my eating. Oh yeah...and exercise like a banshee!!!! I don't even want to go into what I ate...all though I will say that the 'jello cake' was scrumptious. I have been so hungry for one for a while. It was one of my grandmothers favorites. A jello cake......take a regular cake in a pan, poke holes in it. Prepare a box of jello as directed on the package and pour the unjelled jello over the cake. Put in refridge. Cover with cool whip. SO, I got the bright idea that I could make the diet coke cake. Then going one step further I could use fat free/sugar free jello. ANd of course I used fat free cool whip. I was a bit nervous because there are a few things that the fat free and sugar free stuff just doesn't cut it. BUT this was soooo goood! Yeah, I ate a little bit too much cake.

More Fireworks

Mindless Ramble

Well, the fourth of July for the year 2008 is officially over. Todd and I worked around the house all day. I spent much of my time cleaning the house and working in the kitchen on the food for tonight's festivities at our house. Yesterday it started to rain at around 3 pm. By the time we left the house at 4:45 or so, it had already rained an inch. I didn't look to see how much rain we got by the time we got home...or even this morning. It is still raining on and off today. We'll see about tonight. Our party is in conjunction with the Antietam Battlefield Celebration...which is tonight. However, in recent years, most of our guests have actually ignored the battlefield activities. So, even though we moved (very close to the other place...but further away from the battlefield) we are still holding our party. Our party is rain or shine. We were originally planning on having the food outside on that newly re screened porch...but I'm scrambling...I'm thinking that I'll probably end up setting up the food tables inside. We'll have to see. (I'd rather have it outside...but I don't think the weather will cooperate)

Oh yes...the pictures posted above. Last night we went to dinner at mom and dad's. Dinner was yummy. We had a nice evening with my parents. And then we watched the fireworks that they set off in Hagerstown. They have pretty decent fireworks..which I find somewhat amazing...we are talking about Hagerstown. :-) I took my camera and played a bit. I dumped my pics onto my computer this morning early...and quickly chose 4 to stick on here. I'll take a closer look at all of them when I get home from work.

Ok, I guess it's obvious that I'm dragging my feet about talking about the weight thing. Lets say first of all that I really didn't eat too awfully bad yesterday.....I was actually right at my points allotment. Using one or two flex points at most. BUT, this morning I was up on the scales. ARRGGHHH

Yesterday I knocked out a 21 mile I did at least I can say that I did exercise. This morning I also got up and rode. It was difficult this morning. For some reason, they started the fireworks last night an hour late. So they were not even done until after 11. And then of course getting our stuff from mom and dad's house...and getting out of town and home....We didn't get home until midnight or later (didn't look at the clock when I got home). SO this morning when the alarm went off at 5:30 in order for me to just wasn't happening. I laid in bed for about a half hour or so.....and then decided that enough was enough. I got up and did a short ride on the exercise bike.....7 miles or there abouts. So at least something was done today.

The big question is about tonight. We will have TONS of food at the house. Will I be able to resist the temptation of the yummy fattening things? Should I simply ignore the bad stuff...knowing that to start eating will trigger my desire for more...and trigger that uncontrollable eating? Or should I stay firm and eat the healthy options and ignore the bad stuff?

I was talking to Julie the other day about temptations of food and how she was just not able to stay away from the chips and taco dip at a potluck at her job. I realized suddenly that for me, once I get the taste, I can't stop. I'll keep going back for 'one more' until I realize that I've had like 5 million chips (ok, so I exaggerate..but you get the point) Where as if I simply do not indulge in that first bite, I am ok. I have more willpower BEFORE I taste the food. Once I taste, it's not a losing's a LOST battle! Tis better for me to just not partake.

Back to that gain...what's up with this today? I worked HARD yesterday. I drank a fair amount of water (ok, probably close to a gallon). I know that in the middle of the night I was thirsty...and thirst was my first thought this maybe it's water weight. Not sure......but that means I have to be more careful tonight!

And here is the final thought for this entry. What a messed up entry. I feel as if I've not kept one thought in my head for more than a brief second. Oh well................