My eating was TERRIBLE! And my workouts were non-existent!
It all started on Thursday. I worked out at lunch (swim practice) because I was having Girls’ Night In at my house. I made Raspberry Mojitos and we did a cupcake tasting. 6 cupcakes, 5 girls. Yum. Switched to Pelligrino at some point (after 2 mojitos, I believe). After the hubby came home (around 9:15 or so), the ladies headed out. I then busted out the computer to work on a presentation for a big meeting that occurred today, but the slides were due on Friday. Computer crashed a gazillion times, and I finally called it quits at 12:15 AM or so.
Woke up at 5 AM on Friday, to be at work by 6 AM. Worked for an hour, then had a teleconference with our travel agent for the Africa trip. It was so great — I cannot wait to go over her proposal in depth. At 8 AM, the run-though for today’s meeting started. Worked on that from 8 AM until 10:30 or so, then moved to a different room with my boss and one of the managers who reports to me. Worked more until about 1:30, when I realized I was STARVING. Grabbed a portabello mushroom wrap at the cafeteria. That afternoon we had a birthday shindig. Someone brought in some bars that have coconut :barf: and a twix Cheesecake (which I don’t like either), and a fruit tart. I had a small slice of the tart, and scraped off most of the gooey custart. So, I ate crust and fresh fruit. Not too bad. But then, since I was up so early, I had no desire to work out. Went home, sat on the couch, then hubby & I went to dinner with some friends. A few beers and grass-fed tenderloin medallions. Plus fries, but not a whole order. Super good.
The next morning we were planning on going cycling at 7 AM — woke up at 8:30 and hubby was crawling back into bed. We cuddled (slept) until 8:55 when he woke up again to go down & watch his football game. I kept gearing myself up to go cycling alone… next thing I knew, it was 10:30! Made breakfast, then got ready to pick up some friends for the Beer, Art & Music Festival in Santa Monica. No workout for me!
The fest was so much fun! Some of the art was just plain bad, but I really liked the work of one of the artists. The beers were actually really good flavors, and they had a food truck that sold Grass-fed beef burgers and vegan burgers. So we got 1 of each and split it. I liked the vegan burger best! After the fest, headed to Main Street to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Matt and I shared spring rolls (non-fried) and a margherita pizza. I was driving, so I was off beer, and on to iced tea.
Sunday, I woke up, read the paper and a few magazines, then headed to the mall, on a mission for a new outfit for today’s presentation. Didn’t really find anything that suited me. Clothes fit me oddly — I’m between sizes (which is a good thing, so I wasn’t upset or anything) — but I’m finding it difficult to shop because I used to know exactly where to go in Nordstrom’s or Macy’s — the Women’s section. But now, I have the whole freaking store, and I’m kind of lost! Where are is the mid-priced stuff? All I could find was CRAZY expensive ($180 for a shirt!). Boo! I did get a cute pair of shoes — but I already own the style. Just got the same ones in Red.
After striking out at clothes shopping, I headed out for food shopping. Went to Sprouts, Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s. I’m having difficulty with this natural food shopping — because I feel like I need to buy my meat at Whole Foods, but their other stuff is so expensive, and Trader Joe’s doesn’t have the variety of Sprouts. Aaarugh. I don’t want to go to 3 stores just to grocery shop!
Dinner last night was Queso dip & chips. Seriously. Ridiculous. It shows in my food diary too. TJs was sampling Vegetarian Chili mixed with Jalapeno flavored pub cheese. Really good, and would be OK at a party, but Matt & I ate the whole thing. In my defense, I indicated that it was for our beer tasting on Friday night, but he really wanted it. So I made it, but then only put a little in a bowl… He went back & filled up the bowl! Could have killed him — but I ate instead.