Let’s Talk About It
Hey guys! We got back just last night (technically this morning, actually—12:45 am—whew!) from our whirlwind California trip. It was a FAST trip—got there Friday, and left on Sunday morning. Still, it was a lot of fun! Ryan’s cousin was getting married, so we got to spend time with some of his family that we don’t get to see very often. I also got to meet some of his friends from college, which is always a good time. The stories they tell… :-)
Anywho, over the course of the weekend, I took about four pictures. I guess we just got caught up in the festivities—sorry about that! Sometimes you just have to live your life and not worry about taking pictures, you know?
This morning, Ryan picked the dogs up from the boarders and I got to work on our October challenge:
This is just some of the stuff we’re going to try to work through this month. We also have lots of stuff in our freezer that we’re going to try to eat through too.
It’s a lot, but if we can just make a dent in it, I’ll be happy!
After doing some work, I headed to the gym for a treadmill workout. Around mile 4, I was interrupted with a text from my sister. It was a video text…of Sophie saying “Mama”!! I can’t believe she’s already putting words together! It’s time to start working on “Anna” :-)
Lunch was easy:
Ezekial wrap with white beans, spinach, and cheddar cheese, plus a hand-picked apple. Yum!
When I was at the gym, I saw a sign for a “zero tolerance” weight gain campaign. Apparently, our gym is running a program where you weigh in at the beginning of the holidays (October 15th) and then again at the end (January 10th), and if you haven’t gained any weight, you get entered to win prizes.
I kind of have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I think it could give someone (maybe me?) more initiative to stay healthy during the holidays, a time when many people (maybe me?) tend to throw all healthy eating to the wind, overindulging and eating with abandon. On the other hand, I could see how engaging in a program/challenge like this could induce feelings of guilt or failure if you gained weight over the holidays, and could make certain food-centered traditions less enjoyable.
What do you think? Is a challenge like this a good idea, or is it asking for trouble?