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Monday, May 9, 2011

Birthday/Graduation/Mother's Day Weekend

The Good: I had a wonderful weekend full of family time and good food! I haven't felt wonderful this weekend because of my allergies but that didn't keep me away from enjoying some wonderful family time celebrating the many blessings in our lives! I didn't eat wonderfully but I did try my best to watch what I ate. I did change up a few things from my "typical" celebrating which was awesome! We celebrated Mother's Day with Shawn's mom and we asked everyone to bring fruits and veggies. We cooked the goat-cheese topped tarragon chicken which was SO good and sweet potato fries. I wish I had taken a picture of the AMAZING spread we had of fruits and veggies! My plate looked like it had just been freshly picked from a garden! Love it! It was a great way to start a new "tradition" of eating healthy on special occasions!
Today, for my birthday, my mom asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner as usual and I said NO! I chose to have my favorite home-cooked dinner of Chicken Parmesan over at my parent's house. My mom is an incredible cook so eating at home is ALWAYS better than eating out! She asked me what kind of dessert I wanted and I told her my favorite right now is Weight Watchers ice cream snicker bars...holy cow...those things are GOOD! So, I had a pile of those with a candle on top as my dessert even though I only ate one. :) It was a great way of starting a new birthday dinner tradition also! It wasn't the healthiest dinner but it was far healthier than getting something at a restaurant!

The Bad: I had the most delicious cheesecake for dessert Saturday night for Brittany's graduation! Her favorite dessert is caramel cashew cheesecake from Miyo's. My mom decided to make one herself instead of paying $80!!! for one that Miyo's had premade. The cheesecake was to-die-for...literally...to-die-for. I did fight myself and had a smaller piece than I would normally have but man did I want to go back for seconds! It is nice to have a delicious treat every now and then. :)

The Ugly: I only worked out TWICE last week! OUCH! Since I have not felt well this week, I could not bring myself to have the energy to go to the gym this week. :( I can tell a HUGE difference in how I feel. I have felt more agitated this week and I think it honestly is from not releasing endorphins like I usually do on a daily basis at the gym. I also have felt sluggish all week and I will also say that I believe I feel like that because I haven't been able to convert the food in my body to energy like my body is supposed to do. I am REALLY looking forward to getting back on track with my gym time this week!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the compliments, Honey! I enjoyed cooking for your birthday, and enjoyed making caramel cashew cheesecake for Brittany's graduation! A 3-layer WW ice cream bar cake was a great way to end our dinner! I love you, and you are looking so wonderful! Always beautiful...but, wonderful and beautiful now! I agree with Shannon!