Friday, February 6, 2009

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Won't you be my neighbor? OK, I loved Mr. Rogers, I'll admit it. It's just that I'm on such a high here, I think it would be awesome if all of you could be here with me!

Today was nearly perfect. The sun was out, the sky was blue, I was with friends. I saw baby pigs...just how much better does it get?

Today was our eco tour over near Punta Gorda. We were to leave at 9:30 and I was driving. We'd tour the farm, go somewhere else and see manatees, head home and have dinner on the way. Sound awesome? It was.

I planned, and it was perfect. It could have been a disaster, but planning ahead made it a spectacular day. I got up at 6 and had my coffee and packed snacks for the trip as I didn't know where we'd be eating and I wanted to make sure I'd have food. I changed clothes and did the 2 mile WATP with the weights before I left. I was short on time and thought hmmmm I can either eat breakfast or exercise. I did both. I exercised, grabbed my oatmeal and made my friend drive my truck. Sorted. Best of both worlds I say!

We got there and were an hour early so of course they headed to the snack bar. Oh was I prepared. I had a yogurt and grapes while they had cream of broccoli soup and bear claws! I didn't want what they had...amazing.

The tour was fabulous, but that doesn't pertain to this blog. Pixie will Ponder that one later on. We left there and went to see the manatees and left there starving to death. We stopped in a small town at a place nobody had ever been. I was prepared and not worried a bit. If all else failed, I'd have a plain salad and eat when I got home. I had brought along fat free salad dressing and I could always munch more grapes in the car on the way home if need be. Well, this place turned out to be such a nice surprise. I had grilled tilapia, a baked potato and grilled veg. I specifically asked for it to be prepared with no oil. It came looking fabulous. It tasted better! I hate veg as lots of you know. These were awesome. Just zucchini, yellow squash and red peppers but they were excellent. In fact, I ate the fish and veg and brought the tater home for Den. I was stuffed and it was lovely and I wasn't deprived at all. Man what a great feeling!

I got home and did a few things and then tossed on the grubbies and went up to the gym. I did 4o minutes on the treadmill and 5 on the elliptical. Who's your mama???? God do I feel awesome. No, really, feel me!

So, let's tally up this months challenge so far. Today is day 5.

Days I planned my food and stuck to the plan: 5
Days I stayed OP: 5
Days I exercised: 4
Days I did NOT eat in my recliner: 5
Days I did NOT eat after 9PM: 5

Damn I'm on a roll!!!!!


  1. Sounds like a great day!

    AWESOME progress on the challenges to date!

  2. Thanks Lynn, I'm going to have to re-think the after 9PM thing. It's really presenting problems.

  3. You are doing awesome. I am so happy that you had a wonderful day and didn't blow it diet wise. That may the day much better, I am sure!

    Way to go!!