ctlss's Journal, 11 February 2013


Saturday we did some chores around the house, then went to mom's for a game of Rummy. First we stopped and got gas, ran to the grocery store and picked up the flowers and cookies for church on Sunday, returned some movies, then stopped at the church to drop off previously mentioned cookies and flowers, along with the Valentine's goodies for the kiddos. We were a little later than usual getting to mom's, but we still had a great time. We played most of a Rummy game, and at this point the score is really close. We will finish it up on Wednesday. After we got home we watched a bit of TV while I got the coffee pots ready to go on Sunday morning, loaded my bag with the other things that need to go to church, and then had some supper. We got to bed around 12, which is pretty good. I set the alarm and the timer on our coffee pot so it would be ready for drinking when I got up in the morning.

Sunday morning, Dan woke me at 7:20! I had seriously overslept and only had 40 minutes to get ready, fill the coffee dispensers (thank goodness, Dan had awakened at 6 and started the big percolator), get dressed, and load the van. I had inadvertently set both my alarm to PM and forgotten to turn on the automatic timer on the drip pot, soooo overslept and no coffee made. I was really glad that the big pot was made and that I was able to grab a cup from there for Dan and I. Church service was awesome. I always learn so much from listening to Pastor Mark teach. The kids loved their Valentines and I got lots and lots of hugs! I LOVE THE KIDDOS!

Last night was ladies night out at church and we went to Olive Garden. Did I splurge? Yep...did I really blow it all out...meh, not really considering it is a pasta restaurant. I had grilled, herbed salmon with red peppers and broccoli, a small side salad with no dressing, a small bit of minestrone, and split an order of stuffed mushrooms 3 ways. Then came dessert...I love dessert and never eat it, but last night my friend Mary and I split a piece of raspberry swirl cheesecake...it was amazing! I had it with a cappuccino! It was a great time of fellowship with 13 of the ladies from church, who are truly awesome! Am I sorry that I splurged? NO! Life is to be lived, and this is where Pastor Mark's wife chose to have the dinner. I did, however, suggest that next time we go bowling! Exercise and food! :)

I got home about 9 pm, with leftovers for Dan...I only ate 1/2 the salmon and salad (only a couple of bites of soup, but couldn't bring it home for Dan). We watched a bit of TV and played a game of Rummy...Dan won! Then I decided I wanted some popcorn. I love stovetop popcorn. So I made some, ate about 3 cups, and bagged up the rest for Dan to munch on while he reads.

All in all it was a good weekend. I didn't do perfect with my food, but I did okay. Exercise was, as has been the norm as of late, just what I did around the house. Nothing structured.

Well, that's about all the news that's fit to print from my corner...hope all is well in yours!



Diet Calendar Entries for 11 February 2013:
1518 kcal Fat: 119.31g | Prot: 81.03g | Carb: 39.35g.   Breakfast: coffee, horizon heavy whipping cream, bratwurst. Lunch: Cream Cheese and Bacon Jalepeno Poppers, boneless skinless chicken thigh. Dinner: Seasoned Low Carb Breading, chicken, zucchini, lettuce, celery, cucumber, green onions, red wine vinegar, olive oil, chicken gizzard, Low Carb Cheddar-Garlic Biscuits, Low Carb Milk Gravy, Mashed "Faux"tatoes, Zesty italian salad dressing. Snacks/Other: Terra Mediterranean vegetable chips. more...
2409 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 16 hours. more...
on diet The Primal Blueprint  


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Yeah... Sounds like a great weekend. Nothing like some social interaction to get you motivated. 
11 Feb 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Pam, it was fun! I don't do a lot of those types of things, simply because my best friend is here at home. That being said, it was a really nice time, and I am really glad I went!  
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
Sounds like a great week-end Stef. You are doing great, in spirit and in body :) 
11 Feb 13 by member: sarahsmum
Lovely weekend Stef! Your meal at Olive Garden sounds delish, and I think you did pretty well considering what kind of temptation they have there! 
11 Feb 13 by member: barbabella
sounds like a wonderful weekend. I'd have chosen your exact dinner at Olive Garden. Hope you guys had great fun. Let us know about the rummy game on Wednesday. Something tells me it's in the cards for your mom. LOL 
11 Feb 13 by member: Helewis
Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I like that you are trying to lose weight but are living your life. You are right life is to be lived! 
11 Feb 13 by member: skwhite
Wow that does sound like a very nice weekend...Love Olive Garden..so glad its 50+ miles away or would have to eat there more..so its a real treat to do so....Love and Hugs.dear...:O) 
11 Feb 13 by member: BHA
It is hard for me to take your splurge too seriously!  
11 Feb 13 by member: BuffyBear
Great weekend! Love Olive garden salads! 
11 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella
Fun! It's been ages since I've been to an Olive Garden. We have a small Italian restaurant in town we love. The best garlic bread I've ever Haden's a fresh green bean salad I love! Life is to be loved and lived! 
11 Feb 13 by member: madaboutmoose
Sounds like a wonderful weekend and I really enjoy reading about it...you are a good writer. I agree with BuffyBear that you probably didn't splurge that much at all. Your church sounds wonderful. I am sure that you are quite a blessing to all. 
11 Feb 13 by member: 2227Gwen
Is, it was. I am getting there, slowly but surely...you know the old saying, "Fake it til you make it!" Love ya, Is...HUGS!!! 
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
Anne, I had a great time, and I thought I did well. I didn't eat the salad that has the house dressing or any breadsticks....that was really hard! Hope you are doing well!  
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
Heather, I really enjoyed the salmon and the cheesecake! I rarely eat out, and even more rarely at Olive Garden...I love pasta, but it really doesn't like me (carb wise). Last time was at a ladies night out for church in December 2011. LOL I will let you know about the Rummy game...I am sure mom will win. Hope all is well with you, in spite of the stress you have right now! HUGS!!  
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
sk, it was really nice. I don't do it often. Have a great week! 
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
Bren, it was a lovely weekend. I don't go often...about once a year! lol Love you, my friend...hugs!! 
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
LOL, Buffy...it was just a little one, and I am right back on track today. Have a great week! 
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
Bella, it was a great weekend! The salads there are excellent, but the house dressing is too high in carbs for my lifestyle, especially as much as I love salad and the amount I can eat! Have a great week! 
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
Carol, we just don't eat out much...too expensive. But boy did I enjoy myself. Life is to be loved and lived!!!! Hope you have a great week! Hugs and love, my friend! 
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss
Thank you so much Gwen. I really enjoyed the dinner out, and was happy that I had a controlled splurge! Control is not something I have been able to exert when it comes to food for most of my life. I love my church...it is filled with such wonderful people. Have a great week! 
11 Feb 13 by member: ctlss


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