Falling Off… No… UNDER the Wagon

Oh Weekend!  It takes SO LONG for you to get here, and then you’re gone in the blink of an eye!

We had a fantastic weekend!  Friday was The Husband’s birthday and his parents came in for a 24-ish hour visit.  We had a fantastic Italian feast at Martinelli’s Little Italy in Salina, KS.  Everyone was happy with their meals.  I behaved for the MOST part.  I ate NONE of their delicious fresh bread and butter.  I ordered a Caprese Salad as an appetizer, it was FABULOUS.

My entree’ was Talapia Piccata with a side of spiral pasta in a creamy pesto sauce.  I shared the appetizer with everyone and only ate about 1/3 of my pasta.  And then… I blew my diet to hell in spectacular fashion!  I had dessert.  Fresh pound cake with caramel and chocolate drizzle, Banana Gelato and caramelized bananas.  Holy… Amazeballs… that was fabulous.  I shared and I left 1/3 of it on the plate.  I didn’t do TOO badly, but unfortunately I knocked me off my healthy wagon for a bit.

After dinner we all went back to our house.  We were talking about the fascist ceiling fan/light fixture in our dinning room.  It was blowing bulbs in a couple of weeks.  We kept changing them and changing them and then… we ran out of bulbs.  My FIL decided at almost 9pm that we needed to go to Lowe’s in Salina and get a new fan and light kit to install.  Off the men went to get one!  My MIL and I stayed behind and chatted and laughed and I knitted a bit.  It was really some nice girl time with her!  The guys got back about 10:30pm and decided NOW WAS THE TIME!  They started installing the fan and light kit right then.  We finally finished around 2:30am.  OMG… I had dreams filled with the sounds of screws falling from the sky and hitting my hardwood floor.  It was CRAZY, y’all.  Funny as hell at moments though.

We went to bed around 3am and got up at 7am.  MIL, The Husband and I went to the Farmer’s Market.  Now, our Farmer’s Market is tiny.  I mean, 10 booths MAX.  We still managed to come home with pickled beets, fresh Yukon Gold potatoes, fresh cheese (some of which was Raw Milk cheese… ZOMG SO GOOD!), Farm Fresh Eggs, Zucchini Bread and Banana Nut Bread.  (The Zucchini Bread was of the eunuch variety.  Yanno… no nuts!  Bwahahah!)  Then we hit the grocery store.  I spent the rest of the day chopping everything in the house.  I chopped ‘taters, onions, bell pepper, Baby Bella Mushrooms, cantaloupe, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers and my left index finger.  (Yes, you read that right… Left… Index… Finger… CHOPPED!)

The men put up a 2nd ceiling fan.  This one in the living room.  They cleaned out the garage and put mulching blades on our riding lawnmower.  Also, they fixed the garage door.  My MIL attempted to save my front flower bed, but it was unsalvageable.  She pulled up my plants (Black eyed Susans) because the leaves all had this awful black fungus on them.  Next Spring we’ll start over with new plants.  Hopefully, by then I can do more in the yard.

We had a yummy late lunch of Hamburgers (no bun for me and topped with one of those farm fresh eggs), Packet Potatoes, Tomato, and cucumber and avocado Salad.  Later we snacked on the quick breads and drank coffee.  The In-Laws left around 8pm.

Saturday night I could barely move.  My body was SO DAMN SORE it was unreal.   It kinda pissed me off because compared to everyone else I did NOTHING.  Sigh… I’ll get there I know.  I know.  I just hate being the weakest link at a work party.

Sunday, The Husband and I just chilled out.  I did some laundry, cleaned the kitchen a bit, but that was it for the most part.

Food-wise I did ok until we ate cheese and crackers.  I went a lil’ batshit insane becuase ZOMG that fresh cheese was so… so… good.

Also, I drank Soda this weekend.  Two huge Diet Dr. Pepper’s from Sonic.

I fell UNDER the wagon, yo!

However, I’m back on it today.  I had my breakfast shake and I’m going to snack on some Melon Salad later.  Lunch will be some tomatoes with S&P and a hamburger pattie topped with a fried farm fresh egg.  I’m also going to cook some more Packet Potatoes.  This time I’ll use ICan’tBelieveIt’sNotButter Spray on mine rather than real butter.  No cheese.  Just taters, onions, bell peppers and Baby Bellas.  Should be Yummmmmm.

After lunch I’ll do my exercise.  30 min on the mini arm cycle.  35 if I can handle it!

Onward and upward damnit!  No beating myself up for my weekend slide.  I did 3 weeks of healthy eating.  Two days of being kinda bad aren’t so awful.  I coulda been sooooo much worse.



7 responses to “Falling Off… No… UNDER the Wagon

  1. Sometime, life just happens. It sound to me like you did as well as you could given the situation, and were still very responsible even when faced with some tough food decisions. Besides…it’s impossible to be 100% on, all the time, and you’d probably be miserable if you were.
    Oh, and if you’re looking for somewhere with easy, tasty recipes that are healthy and use real ingredients, try skinnytaste.com. I LOVE her recipes and have made a bunch of them (2 new ones yesterday, as a matter of fact). I think it’s a must for anyone trying to eat healthy foods but still actually enjoy them.
    Hang in there! You’re doing awesome!!!

    • Ohhhh. Thanks for the link Vanessa! I’ll be checking it out today. I’m not much of a recipe follower. I tend to mess about with them and make it MY WAY using their basic instructions. It’s fun. Tasty and sometimes ends up in a huge disaster that makes your taste buds try to crawl off your tongue and run the hell away. It’s never dull… Heh.

      Thanks for the encouragement. I do have to say, even though I realize I didn’t do so great this weekend I’m not going crazy over it and beating myself up. It was what it was. I’m back at it now and really don’t have any regrets about the weekend. That’s a first for me. Usually I pound myself into mental mincemeat for falling off my plan. 😀 I’m learning.

      • Yea, I do the same thing. Usually I make a recipe as-written the first time though, then tweak it to my tastes. Her’s have been pretty spot-on for my personal tastes most of the time though, so that’s been nice.

  2. That salad you ordered looks AMAZING, of course, I want it on my dinner table tonight now. As for the desert you ate, with all the work you’ve done this weekend around the house…you are forgiven and all calories have been burned off. It’s all good. And YES, the weekend was gone in the blink of an eye, what’s up with that?

    • The salad WAS amazing. The Fresh Basil and Fresh Mozzarella with the fresh tomatoes? Holy Wow. I am now on a mission to get my lil local grocer to carry fresh basil… Muahahahah!

  3. Congrats on your accomplishments so far! As someone above said, life happens. That’s part of the journey and you still made good decisions over the weekend. Plus if you never let yourself divulge a little you’d go crazy and possibly fall off the wagon completely! Good luck in the future, I look forward to reading more!