Okay, so this is Monday’s post with all kinds of confessions about Sunday.
First of all, let’s just say that I’m starting the perfect pedometer week over. Giving myself a mulligan, a free pass, a do over. Yesterday I took a 30-minute walk in the afternoon figuring hubby & I would take a long drive with plenty of beach walks to break it up & get the rest of my steps in.
Not so much. Our friends called around 5:30 to ask if we wanted to go with them to take their boat on its maiden voyage. They are our best friends out here & we love boating with them (especially since we don’t have a boat). So they got a new, bigger boat this year cause they also have 5 children under the age of 7 & needed the room for the kids. Two of those kids are twin one-year-olds, btw. Now…if it were me with 5 kids, I’d have trouble just getting out of bed in the morning, much less packing everyone up to go boating. But this is only reason 536 why I don’t have kids. Love them, but one of the things I love most about them is their whole not mine-ness.
Anyway, they like having us along both for company & for help corralling the little ones.
So we say yes. & I’m secretly thinking we’ll be back on solid ground before sunset (up here that’s close to 10:00 these days) & hubby & I can just walk along the portage. But we got back at 10:30 & we ended up driving a carload of kids back to their place, unpacking the car, etc, so it was 11:30 before we got home…exhausted. So to bed with only 6029 steps. Damn!
Oh, did I mention the wine? No, I didn’t mention the wine? There was wine. We were christening the boat, so of course there was wine. 1/2 a bottle for the boat & 1 1/2 bottles for us. Okay, mostly me. Argh. Does it help I had only a small salad for dinner? No? I didn’t think so.
Okay, fine. Back at it. This time I’ll get my perfect pedometer week & I’m adding in a perfect week of yellow food stars on top of that. Eh gads! Why do my failures inevitably lead to me taking on bigger challenges?
Anyway, quiet day at home today, no cook outs, no big food temptations. We had porkchops with rice & veggies & salad for dinner, breakfast was a hardboiled egg & lunch was a no go for some reason. Anywho, I bought some lite ice cream for a snack later. Tough part will be measuring it out, but that’s the price you pay for mint chocolate ice cream at 120 calories a 1/2 cup, right?!
I hope everyone (in the states) had a nice long weekend!
Update: got an hour & 10-minute walk in, earned my food star thanks, in part, to a 30-minute sauna that made drinking my 4 pints of water super easy to do! Weather calls for rain tomorrow, so I’ll need to be ready to drop everything to get my walk in whenever the weather permits. No gym membership up here, but I might buy a few day passes for the rec center just to make certain I get my hour of exercise in every day. Just 199 steps to go before I reach 10,000 today…that’s a walk to the basement & back.