Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'm so weak.

I have to say, now that I’ve had two 3-day weekends in a row, I am NOT looking forward to working five whole days next week. Oh well, I really enjoyed my Memorial Day weekend and I hope you did too. Mine was super busy so to have a day yesterday where all I had to do was exercise…it was nice. I laid in bed, laid by the pool, laid on the couch and then got back in the bed…so…I most definitely got some rest yesterday. I stuffed in a ton of errands on Saturday…I was able to help with tornado relief for just a tiny bit, I shopped at Wal-Mart and spent a LONG afternoon cleaning. Sunday, I had a little more play time so after I ran and played golf, I was able to swim for a couple of hours and then I enjoyed a delicious Memorial Day meal with my family. At the end of the night Sunday, I was extremely naughty and consumed something I saw on the sign at McDonald’s Sunday morning…

Y’all, I know I’m supposed to be talking about weight loss and healthy food…and I will…I promise…but I saw a sign for this and HAD to have it. Since I allow myself a dessert on the weekends, I splurged and had one Sunday night. I have seen some negative reviews online but they need to come and let the fine people at the McDonald’s in 5-Points Tuscaloosa, AL make them one because it was DELICIOUS! Now, I wasn’t totally bad, I got the snack size which was PLENTY. They stuffed a boat load of Rolo’s in the McFlurry and they were all crushed up and soft and there was caramel EVERYWHERE…it was lining the cup and lid and also in the ice cream. OK…I’m done. I’m not sure how long they will have it and I probably won’t get it again anytime soon but if you have room to splurge…you could try one. YUM!

Ok. I’m sorry…now that I’m done telling you about my Memorial Day misgivings…I will explain the HEALTHY recipe I made. This is Skinny Taco Dip. It was quite tasty and I was able to munch on it all day yesterday. I always worry that when I’m off work…I will sit there and want to eat all day. Yesterday was no different. Luckily, I was able to go to the refrigerator every time I wanted to snack and get this out because it wasn’t bad for me. I actually went to bed super full thinking I’d done something wrong but, I hadn’t. Basically, all you do is break the mixer out and mix together 4 oz of low fat cream cheese, 4 oz of low fat sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning. You top it with lettuce, olives and fresh or Rotel tomatoes. It had great flavor and would be an awesome addition to a party. I was going to use baked tortilla chips to dip but the ones I had were stale so I used the potato chips I bought this weekend…

I’m sure you have all seen these. I’ve had them but it was a long time ago. I went to Subway on Saturday and I saw these chips and I couldn’t remember why I didn’t get them because they are only 75 calories and they taste pretty good. I remembered pretty quickly why I didn’t get them but it was after I had already bought a big bag on my shopping trip. The ingredient Olestra is used in these chips and they can be a bit tumultuous on the stomach. I tried eating them again yesterday and I didn’t have any problems so maybe your tummy just has to get used to them. They are worth a try in my opinion because they are a solid substitute to potato chips and like I said, you get 20 chips for 75 calories…keep Pepto on deck just in case.

I am really hoping to lose 1 or 2 of the 5 pounds I need to lose by Friday so keep your fingers crossed that I stay on point and hope that the fact that I was elbow deep in a Rolo McFlurry this weekend doesn’t cause me to stay the same. I am getting SO excited about New York! I want to get that 5 off so I don’t sulk about weight the whole time and enjoy myself. I’ve had a New York related dream several nights in a row…so…obviously, that’s where my mind is at.

I will get to go soon enough…I’m only 3 weeks away!

Have a good week everyone!

Wish me luck on the scale Friday!


“There's gotta be something more
Gotta be more than this
I need a little less hard time
I need a little more bliss
I'm gonna take my chances
Taking a chance I might
Find what I'm looking for
There's gotta be something more.” Something More-Sugarland

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