If you missed my recap on NROLW the link is here.
I actually slept until almost 8 am today! This is really late for me. We decided on some muffins for breakfast and I adapted a lowfat recipe from The Complete Muffin Cookbook
Delicious! I think I would add some cinnamon to these, though.
After eating, we decided on a run for the day. I asked John if he wanted to go for 4 miles and he reluctantly agreed (he has never run more than a 5K). We normally do not run together. We sometimes run at the same time, but he is quite a bit faster than I am. Today we kept the same pace at the track, which was more my pace (obviously). I could tell he wanted to go faster and after 3 miles, he picked up his pace and went ahead. He finished about 1/2 a lap ahead of me. I am not sure why I started to feel bad. Actually, I know what was wrong, I am PMSing and woke up today feeling bloated and the scale was up, and the fact that John was doing 4 miles for the first time and was faster than me, plus the fact he is at goal and I am not. For whatever reason this got to me and I was getting tearful for my last 1/2 mile and started crying when I was done. Of course, the worst part was knowing that John felt bad (which made me feel even worse). I was feeling very selfish and atypically non-radiant. It’s just one of those days, you know? I got over it pretty fast – a nice hot shower helped with that!
Before hitting the stores, I had to take John out for his football meal, and he chose Red Lobster. I really ate very smart there, and I was so proud of myself! I had 3/4 of a cheddar biscuit.
Side salad to start with FF vinaigrette:
and ordered the woodfired grilled shrimp with broccoli and rice. I left half of the rice.
These were good, but too salty for me. All of the meal was too salty. I used to love the biscuits and could eat 4-5 (Keep em coming!). We have not been to RL in probably at least a year, maybe 2. My tastes sure have changed.
Shopping commenced and John got a whole bunch of clothes at Kohl’s. He really needed new ones (budget be damned) as his were so baggy after 43 pounds.
Stopped for some refreshments! A locally made granola bar (which we split) and a skim latte for me! Yum!
The crowds are starting to show up for shopping now. It’s going to be internet shopping for me pretty much after Thanksgiving, along with some local art and craft shows.
We came home and made a yummy on the fly meal. Cooked chicken with cheesy grits (and 1 strip of bacon crumbled), brussel sprouts and strawberries.
This was so satisfying! I actually think I liked the meal we cooked at home better than the one out at lunch!
Hot 100 update:
1. Duathlon. DONE!!!
2. Limit the number of eggnog lattes this year to 2 or 3. Gonna wait until Thanksgiving to have the 1st one!
3. Keep a redline of weight in mind to not go over during the holidays. I am over redline by a pound now. It’s water weight, but I must be careful.
4. Complete the New Rules of Lifting for Women. DONE!!!!
5. Enjoy time with family during the holidays. Met with my mom yesterday!
6. Better organization of time to be productive. I had a great productive week since last Saturday.
7. Do some freelance writing. Lame
8. Run at least 2 more official 5K races this year. 1 down, 1 to go – should be Turkey day!