Holy weight fluctuation, Batman. That is one heck of a water weight drop, don'tcha think? One day of eating right and drinking lots of water, and I'm back at a happy weight. But I didn't expect that big a drop in one day. The body is a mystery wrapped in an enigma.
Last night I got out of work too late for Sophie's swimming lesson, so I took the kids to McD's for Happy Meals and ice cream cones. We were there for an hour hanging out and having fun. I've not done that with them before--we always go through the drive thru--but Sophie wanted ice cream and I thought it would be a nice change of pace. They had a blast and Sophie thanked me for taking them there, like it was the biggest treat ever. I was happy to have a happy kid. (BTW, I ate a few of Luke's fries and several bites of ice cream cone, but that's it.)
We are getting blasted with rain today, and our neighborhood was already starting to flood when I left this morning. It's going to rain all day and around 3 p.m. the worst is going to hit (winds, rain, tornados, the works). Sophie's school didn't have power this morning (I had to drop her off--she's been dizzy the past two mornings and can't ride the bus, but she's fine after about an hour of being awake). I'll be lucky if we can get to our house tonight because the lakes that hold the overflow water were already full from last night's rain and when the lakes are full, the water moves to the streets. UPDATE AT 8 P.M.--The storms are just now making their way here, and they look pretty bad but at least they didn't hit before we got home.
If it's not too terrible outside, I'll be running at 4 p.m. at the gym. If it's really bad, I'll be picking up the kids and praying I can make it home. (sure sounds dramatic, doesn't it?)
I made another of Roni's recipes this weekend, and just like the others it is fantastic. The Veggie Chili recipe makes a huge batch of chili, and I had it for lunch yesterday and was full all day. I added a couple tablespoons of light sour cream and a half of a peanut butter sandwich. A perfect February meal.
Vickie asked where I bought Diet Girl's book. Eventually I'll get to the review, but in the mean time you might want to check it out yourself. I got it from Amazon Canada, here. It cost $25.02, which isn't cheap but you know I'm probably the only person for miles and miles that owns a copy, and that, to me, is worth it! It's really a great read. She's such a superstar. I think she said it will be released in the US in 2009, so if you are patient eventually you can buy a cheaper copy.