Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wall of America

Are you surprised that it's been so long since I've posted? No? Me neither. I know I say that ALL THE TIME but I WILL start posting more. Promise.
I'll try to catch you up on what's been going on this past week but I think I'll start with Friday because that's when the fun started.
Friday was my friend Kim's 21st birthday party. We started out with dinner at P.F Chang's. I got 4 steamed pork dumplings (also known as pot stickers) and water to drink. I was very proud of myself because let me tell you, Chinese food is a BIG weakness of mine. Everyone else got some sort of fried rice and one person got sweet and sour chicken which is my FAVORITE. It was hard to resist but I was glad I did =) After dinner we headed back to her apartment for drinks, dancing and girl talk. I didn’t have any drinks because it was too many empty calories that I wasn't in the mood to work off. I didn’t get home until 11pm so needless to say, I did not make it to the gym.
Saturday, my fun, crazy weekend started. I began the day with an hour long "Introduction to Pilates" class. It was a lot of fun and I'm excited to start taking mat classes regularly. After class I zoomed home and made myself a late breakfast/lunch. I had a Boca burger topped with fat free shredded cheddar cheese. On the side I had a bowl of steamed green beans, asparagus and mushrooms and a handful of grapes. I also had a glass of 1% milk to drink. At about 2:30 my brother, his friend Tyler and I headed to Winona, Minnesota to visit my brother's girlfriend at college. We got there at about 5 and headed to a restaurant called Bubs (pronounced boobs oddly enough haha). I got the Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich with a side salad. I ate the whole sandwich (the menu said the chicken breast was about 5oz) without the bun. The sandwich was topped with guacamole and a pineapple slice and was absolutely divine! I drizzled a little bleu cheese dressing on the side salad and ate all of that as well. I had water to drink of course. After dinner we headed back to her dorm for about an hour then said our goodbye's and headed about 1hr 30min north the Red Wing to spend the night in a hotel.
Sunday morning we woke up and got a free breakfast at the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised with the food that they had there. I ended up getting a low fat blueberry yogurt, 1/4 bagel topped with a little butter and honey, 2 hard boiled eggs and a carton of 1% milk. It was very satisfying and filling. After breakfast we said goodbye to Tyler, he headed home and my brother and I headed an hour north to Minneapolis for the VIKING GAME!!! We were sooo excited to go to this game. I've been to 2 games before and he's been to 1 but this one was special because we had 4th ROW TICKETS on the 35 YD LINE!! It was absolutely amazing. I couldn’t believe how close we were to the players! Here are a few pictures that I got during the game of the players.

Jared Allen (my new boyfriend haha) During The National Anthem

The Quarterbacks Talking

Our Amazing Defensive Line, "The Wall of America"

Vikings Score!!

Brett Favre Looking At Us, He Kept Waving To Our Section
And to make things better, the Vikings won of course! =)
After the game we headed to the Mall of America for a bit before heading home. We didn't end up getting home until about 11pm so, again, no work out. Poo. I must say, any of you that live in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, I commend you. I could not handle driving on the highway there everyday, it's nuts! I'm used to driving in Madison and Milwaukee which are pretty decent size cities but there were so many highways criss crossing and exits here and there my head was spinning haha. It was fun though despite the crazy traffic.
Yesterday was back to normal with food but still…no exercise. I went to visit my boyfriend last night and didn't get home until 11pm. Hmm seems to be a pattern this past week.
Tonight will be my first and only night exercising since my last weigh in. Because of that I think I might see a gain on the scale. I ate fine and I did do that Pilates class on Saturday but only one day of exercising won't help me lose weight. I guess sometimes life throws crazy times at you and you just have to deal with it and move on. If I see a gain, I won't lie, I will be disappointed; however, it's expected and I know I can only improve next week. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. Not only because I get to spend time with family but so I can prove to myself and everyone else that I can make it through without throwing my new lifestyle off track.
It's just another day, so what's all the fuss about? I will eat normal, get in a workout and continue on as I have. It's one day out of 365. Bring it on Thanksgiving, bring it on.


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  3. GOOD LUCK and best wishes.

    :-) :-).


  4. You must live pretty close to me. I know quite a few people who went to that game Sunday. Good luck with your weigh in this week.

    You can email me at ericlynseyandal@hotmail.com if you'd like to keep each other in tip top shape. I know I need all the help I can get! If you are already too busy with your other match up that's cool too!

  5. Sounds like you've been a busy girl. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I LOVE your positivity and your plan for Thanksgiving. It is just another day, and we both can make it through! You seem to be doing so well food wise. All of your food choices sound soooo yummy. I love boca burgers! Also..one of my weaknesses is Chinese too.. esp. sweet and sour chicken and WOW.. you were able to resist that?? Good for you girl! You are an inspiration, I love your blog =)

  7. i LOVE pf changs. not sure i could handle it. its like crack. you're a brave girl.

    and, i have always wanted to go to the M.O.A. i've heard its amazing. in like, august. :)

    ps-i too have to give you props on your attitude toward t-giving. i wish my family would let me feel like it was "just another day"
    plus, im from the south. pies and all things fried and frittered abound. :)

  8. Glad you had fun in Minneapolis! I like like 15 minutes from the Mall of America ;o)

    Good luck at weigh-in. Sounds like your eating is great so you should be good still!