Monday, June 1, 2009

This day sure went to hell

I had great plans for today, stay OP, work out extra hard, be good. You know the drill.

I woke up too late to go to the gym. Something I haven't done in months. I packed my gym bag and decided I'd go after work.

Unfortunately, I forgot I had a dinner date with a girlfriend. I'm not that much of an exercise fanatic that I'd cancel dinner with a good friend. Or am I? Honestly, that thought went through my head, briefly, but it was there.

Then I thought, well, I'll walk at lunch. I had my workout clothes so I was prepared. I was all ready to head out for my walk when a coworker caught me in the parking lot, just returning from vacation with his wife. I met his wife a couple years ago, when I was at my highest weight. Plus she and I have talked on the phone a few times and emailed. I'm really good friends with her husband.

After talking for a few minutes, she said, "I'm sorry, have we met?", I couldn't believe it. I said, "Nance - it's me, Diana!" That followed a half hour conversation of "Oh my God, I can't believe it, how did you do it?" That ruined my walk. What could have been an hour was only thirty minutes. I was appreciative of the compliments, but I really wanted to walk.

Then dinner with my friend. It was at this great seafood place in Tacoma, right on the waterfront. We ate outside, and it was an absolutely gorgeous day here in the Northwest. About 80 degrees.

I had a delicious King Salmon & Strawberry salad with goat cheese, candied pecans, mixed greens and the best raspberry vinaigrette dressing ever. I ate the entire salad plus all the dressing. Yes, it was THAT good. Nutritional value, I have no idea and neither did the waitress.

So not a great day so far, but not bad either. This is the part where it goes to hell. I got home and my husband had barbecued Buffalo burgers. I don't mean like spicy, hot, like "buffalo" wings, I mean like one of these:

I kind of have a thing for buffalo meat. I know it's weird. I blame it on having been raised on moose and caribou meat when I was a kid in Alaska. I ate not one, but TWO buffalo burgers. They were delicious, but I actually feel kind of sick now. Too much food!

So that was my day. Virtually no exercise, and way too much food. I don't even know how many points I consumed. I'm glad the day is over, and I get another chance tomorrow.


Jenny said...

Awww... you poor thing! I love you blog!! Your photos are amazing!! What an awesome thing to happen - that she didn't even recognize you!! I also live in the Pacific NW... yes, it was a beautiful day, but a little on the hot side. Hee hee. Congrats on all of your success... the way you write about it is very inspiring. I don't mean "that" you write about it, but the actual way you do... how important every little step and decision is in your mind... how much you plan to succeed every day. Thank you for inspiring me! I want to know how your arm is doing?!?!

big_mummy said...

the not being recognised has got to feel good though!!!! better than a walk!!! lol

Krista said...

Today is a new day, don't forget that. Things happen & life happens but you can always start things anew :)

Ron said...

Ron would much rather eat out with a friend then exercise.... most of the time lol,
especially if going out to eat buffalo burgers!!!

bbubblyb said...

Sounds like you had a really nice day to me. I know far to often I focus on the weight stuff instead of focusing on what kind of day I had. I say as long as a day isn't leading into two or three of no exercise you should be fine *smile*.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

What's nice about bison/'s even more lean than extra lean beef! I heart it.

antgirl said...

I tried buffalo last year. I've gotten more adventurous since moving east of the Cascades. It really is good.

Your lunch looks delicious. In the long run, it's not going to stop you. It may slow things up a little, but that's it.