Monday, December 03, 2007

Day 284 - 152.4 Weekend in Review

Weekends are proving to be fatal for my diet. It's like I become a different person from Friday night until Monday morning, eating whatever I want and not writing anything down in my food journal. I even had half a Moe's burrito Saturday, which is filled with sodium and fat (but it was SO good....I love Moe's and haven't had a burrito since before my diet started in February). The way the calendar is shaping up for the rest of the month and all the stuff we have to go to every weekend in December, I don't foresee things improving much.

No running Friday, due to a bunch of work I had to get done before I left the office, which wasn't until 5:30. And since Evil Laura takes over on Saturday and Sunday, no running over the weekend either. I only ran twice last week. Pitiful!

It was a busy weekend for the family--I got all the decorations out of the garage and I put up the Christmas tree on Friday night. I had bought lights at Target but when I got them out, I saw I had bought white wire instead of green wire (DOH!) so DH had to go buy new lights Saturday.

Sophie woke up Saturday morning feeling sick to her stomach, and sure enough she had a stomach bug that lasted about 4 hours. So my morning was spent comforting my little girl, holding her head while she threw up. After she slept a couple of hours around lunch time, she woke up feeling fine, thank goodness.

I put the lights on the tree while she and Luke took naps, then she helped me put the ornaments and icicles on in the afternoon. We watched Christmas movies and listened to Christmas music, and around 4 p.m. we all went outside and put up the outside decorations. A good time was had by all (heh).

DH and Sophie made a gingerbread house Saturday night. They are so cute together--they're both artists and have a flair for that kind of thing.

The dining room table is piled with the remaining decorations that go in the living room and the kids' rooms (they each get a little tree). I'm hoping to get that done during the week.

Sunday was church in the morning, lunch at Hooters (the kids love it there, and we get to watch football), a nap (yes, I take naps on Sunday whenever I can), and then the Advent program at church from 6 - 8 p.m. It was rainy, windy, and cold, but we went anyway, and I'm glad we did. It was a soup & sandwich dinner, followed by a lesson about Christmas, singing carols, and a craft. DH & I took turns chasing Luke (he is such a 2 year old), and Sophie had fun playing with her friend Annie. It was a late night, but a good way to start the Season.

This morning it was in the upper 20s, and it's only getting to 40 today for the high. I've packed my cold-weather running stuff and am going to get out there, even if it's only 3 miles. 3 is better than zero. Food is back on track. Hopefully I can erase the weekend damage in a few days.


Grumpy Chair said...

My kids have a small 3 foot tree in their rooms also. I like to buy each special ornaments each year for their own collection.

P.O.M. said...

I have weekend trouble too. Going out to dinners and drinking. We even go out to breakfast sometimes. Weekends are all about food it seems. My only saving grace is that i have more time to workout and usually workout harder/better on the weekends.

Tigerlilly said...

Awwwwwwwww, sounds like you had a fantastic weekend, even if it did include a few thousand unwanted calories! LOL Maybe you can make up for it this week! Run a mile or two extra to make up for what you might eat this weekend!!

We dont decorate until Christmas Eve...thanks to 'The Grinch' a.k.a. 'Hubby'. LOL ... that is ok with me though.. the girls are still at that age of pulling everything off the Christmas Tree!

Have a great monday.. and a great run. See you tomorrow!

ws said...

I like the Hooters trip sandwiched in between the church events, that made me laugh for some reason.

Hope you get your run in. I'll send you some warm air. It was into the 80s midday today.

Marcy said...

My Mom used to let us (my sister and I) have small trees in our room also. I always thought it was the COOLEST! You're such a cute Mom! ;D ;D

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I'm having those same weekend issues. I guess it is okay if you are maintaining but it isn't working for me to lose any.

Lori said...

Laura, give yourself credit. HALF of a burrito from a place you love and the first one since FEBRUARY? That's not the mark of an Evil Laura.

These weekends leading up to Christmas probably take up a lot of your spare time with church programs, errands, shopping and so maybe you can schedule your exercise in advance on the weekends. Just say, "I'm going to run at 8 a.m." (or whatever).

See if that works. I don't know what else to say except I think you're still doing a phenomenal job.