Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weekend wrap up

Had a busy start to the weekend! Hoping today is a little more relaxing but know it won't be. 
I was up in time to take the boys to the farm for some cherry picking. They open at 8am and tend to get crazy busy. I'm not a fan of the heat (as you well know), add to that crowds and all bets are off. Needed to be there bright and early if Mamma was gonna make it out of there.  

We arrived at 8:20am. It was about a five minute walk to the cherry trees.  The boys didn't seem to mind, which is the one thing I was worried about. When we arrived the the picking area, there were only a small handful of other people getting their fill of fresh cherries. By the time we were finished and walking back though, the crowds were beginning to move in. 

The boys really wanted to do some strawberry picking too. I would have loved that but the strawberry fields were full of people as was the farm stand where you go to get your buckets to pick with. Instead, we just purchased a quart of fresh picked berries along with a couple of scones to have a nice treat after dinner. 

Normally we would have our strawberry shortcake loaded up with strawberries, shortcake, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. This time though I just bought the 2 scones, sliced them in half so everyone had a little and covered it with mashed berries. It was a nice treat to end the day and wasn't too calorie dense which was a plus. 

Speaking of calories. Saturday's calories ended up being over by more than they should have. I was about 500 calories over, which would leave me at a "maintenance" weight so I'm not too worried about it.  I didn't eat and eat because I felt like eating. I was hungry.  Really hungry. I tried holding off a few times but decided that it wasn't worth it. It was my own fault for sure. My meals weren't evenly spaced and planned.
I was a bit tired today.  It's been one of those days where I didn't (and still don't) know what to do with myself.  We were very busy yesterday with working around the house making it easier for today to just be a 'blah' kind of day.  

I'm still not happy with myself for my eating habits. Again today, I went over a bit. The weekends always seem rough for me. I really have to practice eating at the same time on the weekends that I do during the week. It's really a game-changer for me. 

I'm not worried though. It's just two days out of the seven in a week and I wasn't so over that it would cause a gain. In fact, my face is looking thinner and my ring is starting to fall off my finger when I'm not overheated. 

Tomorrow I'm going to work on meal planning for the week and will get to the store for some more healthy foods to have on hand and at the ready. 

Hope you had a great weekend! 


  1. Hi Jenn! At least you and the boys went cherry picking! I say every year I will go but seem to run out of time for some reason. Scones are something that I have to stay away from at least for now, but the portioning it out like that is a great idea! :-)

    1. Yea, I rarely have scones because they are just so dangerous. They do make for a good strawberry shortcake treat one in a while though.

  2. Hi Jenn! Love that your face is getting thinner. I thought that was really great when my face got more definition and I started to like more of the photos people take of me. Plus makeup is easier too.

    :-) Marion

    1. Oh how I wish I could wear make up! I'm allergic to it though. Oh well.

  3. Isn't it interesting and sad how we can be alone in a room.... hey, even a LIFE, that is full of people around us? Watching your progression makes me so happy because like it always comes down to, it's re-wiring the brain that leads to remodeling the house, so to speak. I'm really glad to see you settled into a lifestyle groove that is taking you to good places. I went the other direction for the past six years, and I'm fighting my way back. it is nice to be able to talk about this stuff with you. ;-)

    1. Thanks Kris! My brain needs a total rewire. Woking on that little by little.
      It would be so much easier if I was born with Gram's genes. LOL