Food on the Fourth

My last blog post was about my eating habits at the “Lake Place” and how sometimes I can’t control myself. Here’s why:

Food on the Fourth! (And this wasn't all of it!)

As you can see, there is plenty to choose from. By looking at the picture, can you guess what I brought? Yes, of course, the big bowl of fruit and the colorful veggie tray. I made the veggie dip with fat-free sour cream and people actually ate it. I don’t think I heard one complaint.

So, are you wondering how I did? Well, let’s just say it’s a good thing I played several games of volleyball and hopefully worked off at least one of the pieces of cake I ate and at least one of the deliciously good bars I ate! Yes, I ate more than one of each. Oh, and I guess it was a good thing I ran a 5K race Saturday morning, which was the day of our Fourth party.

Yes, I got up early and ran the Shalom Lutheran Church 5K race at 8 a.m. The church is about four blocks from our house, so it was a no-brainer that I would do it. I mean, c’mon, it was THAT close to my house. I wasn’t going to NOT do it. And I am glad I did…it was my best time yet this year. My official time was 31:27. Oh, and if you’re wondering, no, my husband did not run it with me. He slept in. (Him and his college buddy, Dean, may have stayed up a little bit late on Friday night!)

During the party, I also ate lots of fruit and lots of veggies, which by the way, I realized people must not like veggies very much…or at least the veggies I had on my tray. I had red, yellow and green bell peppers, carrots, celery, cucumbers and grape tomatoes. I think all the carrots were gone, but that was about it. I was happy, actually, because I had leftover veggies for the next three days!

But I also realized that people love fruit. I had about a small Cool Whip container left of fruit, which of course, I ate the next morning for breakfast!

All-in-all, I was “okay” with my eating at the Fourth party, but only because of the fact that I got my exercise in. It made me feel much better knowing that I ran and I played tons of volleyball. Because if I didn’t, those four or so pieces of cake I ate would have made me feel a whole heck of a lot guiltier! Plus, my weight probably would have been up more than the .4 (point four) pounds that it was on Wednesday when I weighed in!!!!!!

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