Monday, October 14, 2013

Don't Work Yourself Up

Hello everyone.  The good news is that when I weighed this weekend I was down a pound bringing me less than 3 pounds away from the first goal Weight Watchers gave me.  The bad news is that when I drove to Kentucky and back this weekend, I had a few weak moments.  In all honesty, I’ve done way worse when I have travelled in the past but there were a multitude of temptations and I gave into a few of them.  The item pictured above is one of the many things that got in the way of a perfect weekend.  My mom and I ran into an Amish store on the way to Lexington in a town called Berea, KY.  My mom wanted to stop to get some Amish butter, so we did.  In the store, there was a plethora of goodies to explore.  None of these goodies are what I would consider healthy.  In the picture above, you’ll see marshmallows like the kind you find in Lucky Charms.  These are special because we found a whole bag of them without cereal…only marshmallows.  Those were awesome.  There were cheese curds, fried okra chips, suckers and lots of other things.  We also had a Diet Root Beer Float from the A&W.  There were a couple other instances over the weekend.  The point is, it wasn’t great.  I’m not proud of my performance but like I said, I’ve done worse and I was coming off of a perfect 2 week stretch.  I  also didn’t stuff myself until I thought I’d throw up.  Believe it or not, that’s a major achievement.  I know I have work to do but I’m back on today.  I am not going to beat myself up.  There’s a football game at home this week so my goal is to have a perfect weekend.  I know I can do it.

Last week, I offered up some suggestions on restaurants that have awesome nutrition calculators and this week I have a couple more.  A friend of mine told me about Chipotle.  I never go there because I’m a big fan of Moe’s.  Moe’s has been good to me and I don’t want to cheat on them.  More importantly, Chipotle puts cilantro in their rice and I hate that.  Having said all of that though, I checked out their site and their nutrition calculator is pretty awesome.  It gives you the liberty of picking and choosing certain ingredients.  The other nutrition calculator I found last week was for Newk’s.  I LOVE Newk’s but I rarely go because there are very few healthy options but I was able to go last week because I found decent options using the calculator they provide.  I wish every restaurant did this.  It makes life SO MUCH EASIER.

I saw The Lumineers, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts last week at the Amp.  All the music has been amazing but I think those were my last concerts until December.  I love the Amp.  It has provided a lot of entertainment this summer.  I included a couple videos I uploaded. 

As mentioned above, my mom was gracious enough to travel to Kentucky with me to see Alabama beat the Wildcats in football.  It was a LONG two days because of all the driving but we had a blast.  We won, we ate good food, we saw family and we made it back safely.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Roll Tide!


“Seems like you always want you can’t have
Well that’s just life, baby, and you can’t get mad
Don’t work yourself up too much, oh love
Don’t work yourself up too much, oh love

So much out there I have yet to see
But sometimes I just want to settle down and start a family
And mostly I just feel like I am stuck in between…” Don’t Work Yourself Up – Tristan Prettyman


  1. Woohoo! Sounds like you're doing so awesome back on WW! Congrats!!

    That's weird that I was just talking about A&W Root Beer and you blogged about it lol.

    Y'all look adorable in Kentucky! Roll Tide!

    1. Thanks! Yah, I had JUST posted when you told me about your bad batch of A&W.


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