Sunday, December 27, 2009

Family Update, Movie Review, Mom's Birthday, 8 Miles

Before I back up I want to thank you all so much for your support! Me and Austin really are doing well – we’re just trying to be there for his parents and family. His grandfather’s funeral is on Tuesday in Virginia, so we’ll be heading out Monday and returning Wednesday. His grandmother is stable, but is still in ICU and wasn’t able to come home for Christmas. We’re “roadtripping” to VA with his parents and two brothers so that if something happens back here in GA his dad and bros can drive down and be here, and we can attend the funeral and fly back later. Such a hard situation when you can’t be in two places at once, but they are really making the best of it and trying to keep the family together! Thank you all again for your sweet, thoughtful comments. I really appreciate you! :)

Backing up as per usual. :) Thursday’s stats (aka Christmas at my sister’s!) I ended up at 1,693 calories, 154 carbs, 56 fat grams and 82 protein grams. Considering that I had a small piece of snickers pie and rotel dip and chips I’m pretty pumped at the total. :) Here’s what I ate.

Friday we woke up early and headed to his grandparents for dinner. We all thought his grandmother would get to come home so the “kids” (AKA 17 – 28 year-old cousins) set up a bed downstairs. Then the hospital said they would bring a bed…. Then she couldn’t come home so we all went to the hospital. Then we went back to his grandparents and visited, had a few drinks and decided to postpone Christmas/presents until later in the week. Long, sad day – I just feel so bad for them! I ended up at 2,379 calories, 228 carbs, 93 fat grams and 91 protein grams. I didn’t eat well – lots of cookies, wine, lasagna and pizza – eek! Here’s what I ate.

Saturday we were woken up around 5:30 a.m. – Austin’s grandmother was having seizures and it was time to go to the hospital. We arrived with the family and she slowly stabilized. We stayed until almost lunchtime, then headed home, showered, took naps and went our separate ways – me to spend my mom’s birthday with her and my family and Austin to his grandparents house to be with his family. I met my mom and sis in Decatur to see It’s Complicated. What an amazing movie. I laughed, I cried – SUCH a good movie with wonderful actors. I loved the story, the scenery – just such a feel good film. I recommend you all see it to brighten your days! After the movie we went to my sister’s house and picked up my brother-in-law and stepdad, then we were off to The Flying Biscuit for a yummy celebratory dinner. Here's some pics!









I had such a great time with them laughing and visiting. They have been so supportive of us during the holidays and we appreciate them so much! After dinner I headed home, met Austin here around 11, and passed out. I ended up at 1,621 calories, 243 carbs, 32 fat grams and 68 protein grams. I also discovered a new wrap: The 3B Chicken Wrap. Basically – you use grilled chicken/lettuce/tomato/mayo in a wrap, but stuff in 3 B’s – Bacon (turkey bacon), basil and bleu cheese crumbles. Amazing! Here’s what I ate.

Today we slept in, did laundry and I headed to the gym for 5 miles. Then it was time to work since I’ll be out of the office until Thursday for the funeral in Virginia. I worked, got lots done and then headed back to the gym for 3 miles. I normally wouldn’t do 8 miles a day but the year is running up short so I don’t want to miss my 1,000-mile goal! After the gym I worked a bit more, and am now planning to pack, cook dinner, and spend some time with Austin and Reuben. I'll post today's stats later this week. I'll also post Christmas pictures - I still haven't downloaded and want to get some from my sis!!

I hope you all had safe and happy holidays! Can you believe it's almost 2010? What are you doing for new year's eve??!

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wishing u lots of happy thoughts and prayers to help you and ure family through all of this... happy holidays!

homecookedem said...

I love Flying Biscuit!! :) And I also LOOOOOOVE Designing Women!! My sister got a DVD for Christmas and now I'm wising I'd asked for it as well! Oh well, better remember that idea for Valentine's Day from Andrew, haha! :)

I'll be thinking about you and your family as you travel to Virginia. Be safe!!

inmytummy said...

Flying Biscuit looks fun! That's one of those restaurants that I always really like but never think to go to.

Thinking of you and your family through all of this. And as for NYE, I don't know yet. Know of anything fun (and cheap) in ATL to do?

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm glad you are hanging in there. I'm thinking of you...

We don't have any plans for New Year's Eve; I think since the toddler was born we slept right through it every year... Oh well...

prettyface said...

Where is Flying Bisquit? I've never heard of it...

Now you've got me wanting to see that movie- At first I wasn't sure, but since you liked it, I'm sure it's good. On Christmas day me and some friends saw Sherlock Holmes and it was fab. Of course with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, AND Rachael McAdams, how could it not be? :-)

april said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

The 3B wrap sounds delicious! I've never tried that kind of cheese before but I bet it's good in a wrap!

angieinatlanta said...

Thinking of you and your family! I think you're being such a great, supportive wife!

Can you believe I have never been to the Flying Biscuit? Crazy, right?

I'll be with J and his family on NYE this year; it should be fun and lowkey!

Meredith said...

I'm thinking about your husband and family. They are in my thoughts. I LOVE Designing Woman. That is a great show... a CLASSIC!

Mica said...

I'm just catching up with blog reading, so I wanted to let you know that you and Austin are in my thoughts! I'm sorry that such unfortunate circumstances are bringing you to my home state.

Kelly Olexa said...

Aww thinking of you and the family hon- I have so many friends going through tough times right now. ((hugs))
I'm a lamer on NYE; I did all my partying up when I was younger, so now I'm all about staying IN!! ;-)

fittingbackin said...

Jennifer: Thanks so much - I really appreciate it! Happy holidays to you and yours!

Homecookedem: I do too! I rarely got there but am always happy when I do! haha Me and my sister love it too! I hope me/mom and sis can all get together and watch them. Yes - great gift idea!! Thanks so much for thinking of us!

Inmytummy: I love it! haha I know what you mean -not top of mind really! Thanks so much. :) I don't! We're pretty sure we're going to do Athens because we want to do something fun and cheap but Atlanta is so expensive - especially cabs!

Andrea: Thank so much. :) I really appreciate it! haha I can only imagine - have a great night with your family!

Prettyface: We went to the one in the Highland's, and I've been to the one in Buckhead, and I think there's one other i haven't been too. Super yummy though! very fresh! YOU HAVE TO GO SEE IT! And thanks for the rec - I want to see Sherlock Holmes too!!!!

April: Thank you so much! You know, I've never been a big fan of the bleu cheese crumbles, but they're VERY good in this wrap - almost crunchy... love it!

Angie: You're so sweet! :) I'm trying - it's hard to be there but not be in the way and be supportive but again, not in the way... I'm figuring it out as I go! I can't believe that - you must go immediately!! Aw fun - we did New Year's with Austin's parents in '06, '07 and '08 - good times!

Meredith: Thank you so much! I know it - it IS a classic. I can't wait to watch them in order - that will be a first, you know?? I am most looking forward to Anthony's scenes - I remember loving him!

Mica: This post made me laugh out loud! And I TOTALLY thought of you when I found out we would be in Charlottesville. It's cold here (in case you didn't know). And there are snow plows everywhere - crazy!! Thanks for thinking of us. :)

Kelly: Thank you! I hate to hear that... I've heard a lot of peeps have had a tough 2009 - boo. haha I can see how that would be fun - it's always so pricey and cold! haha Thanks again for you note. :)

angieinatlanta said...

Thinking of you and your family! I think you're being such a great, supportive wife!

Can you believe I have never been to the Flying Biscuit? Crazy, right?

I'll be with J and his family on NYE this year; it should be fun and lowkey!

homecookedem said...

I love Flying Biscuit!! :) And I also LOOOOOOVE Designing Women!! My sister got a DVD for Christmas and now I'm wising I'd asked for it as well! Oh well, better remember that idea for Valentine's Day from Andrew, haha! :)

I'll be thinking about you and your family as you travel to Virginia. Be safe!!

Mica said...

I'm just catching up with blog reading, so I wanted to let you know that you and Austin are in my thoughts! I'm sorry that such unfortunate circumstances are bringing you to my home state.