The weekend

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!

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4 thoughts on “The weekend

  1. Dear Alias,
    Had some busy week ends myself after loosing about 128pounds now but it feels GREAT! Lapband has worked wonders!
    Your Friend, Ann G.

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  2. Hey girl, just finished reading ALL your blog…WOW! I appreciate you for sharing your raw and honest path, not to mention several excellent tips. I can relate to much of what you wrote about. You have worked so hard (mentally and physically) to make better, life long, choices. CONGRATULATIONS, Celeste! Just know I’m beaming you support to stay on track, one day, and one decision, at a time. =)

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  3. Hey girl, just finished reading ALL your blog…WOW! I appreciate you for sharing your raw and honest path, not to mention several excellent tips. I can relate to much of what you wrote about. You have worked so hard (mentally and physically) to make better, life long, choices. CONGRATULATIONS, Celeste! Just know I’m beaming you support to stay on track, one day, and one decision, at a time. =)

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  4. Hola Celeste,
    Great post! I am impressed with your discipline in all areas, but especially in portion control. That is really hard. I’m battling a few pounds right now and that’s the hard part for me. I have adopted Mary’s Scandinavian fork and knife eating etiquette which, being very clumsy with it, slows me down enough to let my stomach talk to my brain which has helped a lot. I miss our workouts too, you were fun to train, you were a quick study and you trained hard. Keep up the good work and I look forward to your next post.
    Saludos,
    Bruce

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