I think I could really get used to four day weekends. It’s enough time to get all your chores done and feel like you can relax before heading back to work.
On Friday I met with a personal trainer at my gym. Um, turns out that all they wanted to do was “sell” me the personal trainer program. The minimum purchase was $99 for three sessions, but she pointed out that since my goal is to lose 30 pounds the best option for me was their 36 session plan, which only cost $1100! No thanks.
I ended up getting my 50 minute treadmill workout done though. And that was the end of my structured exercise for the weekend.
I am normally not a list maker, but I did want to get several things accomplished over the weekend.
- call insurance about my glucose test strips
- put old cabinets that have been in our basement for years unused on freecycle.org
- pick up contacts
- check for summer clothes in the attic
- clean house
- clean basement area by downstairs fridge
- reorganize kitchen stuff (i.e., casserole dishes, pots, pans, etc.)
- wash windows and screens
I am happy to say that I accomplished everything but picking up my contacts – they closed by the time I got there. Not bad! I don’t mind cleaning, but I have to be in the mood for it, and luckily Friday was the day. It had been a while since I wiped down the baseboards, wiped down the ceiling fans, move the furniture to vacuum, etc.
I guess the only good thing about a small house is that it only took me 3 hours to do everything.
We did a lot of grilling over the weekend:
Don’t underestimate the deliciousness of hot sauce on corn!
Tony made me breakfast:
We ordered out for Chinese Sunday night – beef and broccoli with pork bbq fried rice – no onions.
Long time readers know I don’t bake very much, other than bread and pizza. Strawberries were on sale so I knew I would be making some sort of dessert for Memorial Day. I found this recipe and I am so happy – this dessert was stunning! Although I have to say that it was 50/50 on liking the basil in the ice cream. I think it made the dessert!
My strawberries were really sweet so I only added 1 tablespoon to the whole bottom layer. And who knew ritz crackers, brown sugar and almonds would make such a great topping?!
I actually made this on Sunday and just left it out and served it room temperature. Love how juicy the strawberries got after this came out of the oven.
I’ll definitely make this one again! We had my Mom, SIL, nephew and his girlfriend over. We decided on a taco fiesta! Marinated flank steak and chicken – I also made crockpot refried beans, a black bean and corn salad and had way too much food – but my policy has always been “better to have too much than not enough.”
It was the perfect ending to a nice long weekend. I did have my WI yesterday – guess what’s back?
Yep, I gained a pound this past week. I can attribute it to not working out Saturday, Sunday and Monday – as well as some few extra licks and tastes since I didn’t blog over the weekend. It’s all good – I’ll get back on track. And thanks for the dozen people who emailed me to ask if I was okay since I didn’t blog since Friday – I appreciate your concern, but just needed to unplug.
So here is today’s Inspirational Diet video – make it a great day!