Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wednesday with the family

Well, it seems as if I was busy all day long...but when I look back upon my day, I don't have many items that I've completed.

I woke up at about 5 and just wanted to groan. I did not want to wake up. I've been exhausted lately. I wanted to sleep in until at least 6:30. I forced myself to lay there quietly, trying to force myself back to sleep. And whadya know? I did it. It took me a half hour or so...but I slept until 8AM. WEEEEEE! Of course I woke up at 8 and then panicked because I had told my family that we would be to my mom's house by about 10. Well, figure out the math. Get breakfast, drive to town (thirty minutes), visit to the gym (cardio and strength training day), and showers after the gym. Figure up the map...it just wasn't gonna happen. I quickly threw on my gym clothes and while Todd's coffee was brewing I ran through as many of my strength training exercises that I could do (which is actually a good many as I have multiple sets of dumbells, a stability ball, etc etc etc). After I did that, I had my breakfast (toast and a banana today). So when we got to the gym, I actually only had about 15 minutes of my strength stuff to still do. I cut down my cardio to 45 minutes from my planned 60 minutes....and took my shower at my parents house. We got to mom and dad's at about 11:15....a little late. I showered and ate lunch. I'm very proud of myself. Once again, I packed my own food and ate my packed lunch at my moms. (green beans, sauerkraut, carrots, pineapple and a butter and jelly sandwich on low cal/high fiber bread) Yeah, I would have DIED to have some chips and dip (they also had chips and salsa...which I would have loved), ham, turkey, ho-ho's , tasty cake cupcakes, just plain and simple yummy stuff. But I resisted. Not even a bite! I had taken along some of my zero point cookies...so I had two of those (still zero points) for a dessert while everyone else was eating the tasty cake stuff. After lunch we hopped in the cars and off we went. we drove up to Paw Paw and walked on the canal for a couple miles. We went through the tunnel with the kids and just had some fun. And then drove on home. I was in the car with my brother and two of the kids. We stopped in Berkeley Springs because he wanted to see the springs. And then homeward. We had dinner at moms. Spaghetti. I did partake of that. I had the points for it, even for the yummy bread. So I'm not tooo concerned. We stayed a bit after dinner...but then we came home to get some stuff done around the house.

Todd and I are both off work tomorrow. We are all going to go to a small amusement part that's about an hour and a half away. SO I've packed my old camera (not taking the new one to an amusement park) and my bag. Along with extra clothes in case we get rained upon. SO I'm ready for tomorrow.

Sooo there is my day in a nutshell. I got a nice amount of activity in today! That's great. Tomorrow I'm planning on getting up early and riding the exercise bike for a half hour. Nothing strenuous...but to get something in. Then I'll be walking all day at the park. The problem...I'll be eating at the park also. So I want to get as much activity as possible!

3 comments:

Donna B said...

Great job with your exercise, and I have to give you a 100 pat on the backs for taking your own lunch to your parents house. I don't know if I could do that. I tend to just plan to eat smaller portions when I am out with family, but then they are more health conscious than they use to be. Have fun at the park today!

Deborah said...

Hmmm...I've been thinking lately about your visits to Mom's and the food battles you have.

I wonder if my Mom were still around if it would be the same for me. She was always wanting me to lose weight and I wonder if she would have cooked something that she knew I could eat or just the regular stuff that I LOVED? She would have probably cooked the regular stuff and I would have had to pack my meals too, as I think on it. And she would have probably said, "this one meal won't hurt you." Course Mom never had a weight problem (why didn't I get her genes?)

I'm really proud of you for packing healthy stuff so that you can indulge a little on Mom's home cooking.

Shosh said...

That all sounds great! It's hard to bring your own food but you're dedicated to the plan.

Are you going to ride all the rides at the park?? Sounds cool.