I am finally home after a very long, but oh-so-wonderful, weekend. Now, where do I start?
First, I am really excited about the exercising I did this weekend. I ran, okay, it was more of a jog, I am so not a runner. But on Saturday and Sunday morning, I actually got up and jogged. And, I jogged, with a little bit of walking, for a little more than two miles each day. I couldn’t believe it.
On Saturday morning, I did 2.17 miles in 29 minutes, which for me, is pretty darn good. On Sunday morning, I did 2.22 miles in 28 minutes. Seriously, this is a huge accomplishment for me. Both days, I jogged most of the way. I only walked to catch my breath a little, then it was right back to jogging again.
And the crazy part is that both days I was up and at ‘em by 6:30 a.m. Why can’t I do that on the weekends when I am at home? I guess maybe it was because I was trying to impress my family and also because I didn’t have a computer to sit my lazy butt down in front of!
As for the eating, I didn’t get to log anything, because of not having a computer, and I didn’t write anything down either. HOWEVER, I could, if I really, really wanted to, take the time to log it now because I can remember everything I ate. I actually did very well. I was impressed with myself…for the most part.
Oh, don’t let me fool you. I ate some chips and some really good chocolate chip zucchini bread/cake that my sister’s neighbor brought over fresh and hot out of the oven. But, I didn’t pig out. I did well. Really well. And I didn’t feel cheated. I didn’t feel guilty eating the Dubliner cheese my sister cut up for everyone (by the way, she works for Sargento Cheese…so not fair!). I skipped the crackers, summer sausage, cheese (except for the Dubilner because it is my FAV), creamy dips, chips and chocolate chip cookies.
For lunch on Saturday, my bro-in-law grilled hamburgers for everyone and I had him grill a Boca burger, which is a meatless soy burger, for me. I didn’t even care what anyone thought. I even brought my own buns.
I also ate tons of fruit and lots of fresh cucumbers and tomatoes out of my nephew’s garden. For breakfast both days, I had my yogurt, Fiber One cereal and VitaTop for breakfast instead of fried eggs, sausage and toast loaded with butter. Again, I didn’t care if my family thought I "weird" or different. This is my lifestyle. This is how I eat now.
When my sister was preparing supper on Saturday night, she asked me, "You are at least going to eat my supper, aren’t you?" I don’t think she was mad, maybe just little perturbed. At any rate, she made grilled teriyaki pork tenderloin, fresh green beans and a vinaigrette based coleslaw. I told her, "Yes! I couldn’t wait for supper." I then preceded to have a small helping of each thing, unlike what I would have done before, which would have been to totally pig out on everything…probably two or three helpings or more. For supper, I even ate TWO pieces of asiago cheese bread! It was delicious. But I also went for a walk after supper and even raced my 10-year-old niece. She whopped me, but it was fun and I could actually do it without much trouble.
So, that pretty much sums up my weekend. I ate. I exercised. I lived through it. And I topped it off this evening after upacking and straightening up the house with my favorite treat…a McDonald’s ice cream cone!