Monday, December 28, 2009

In Virginia, Book Review, On the Road Eats

Thank you guys for your sweet comments! I responded to each of you in the last post comments section. :) I really appreciate your support!! I’m here in VA now blogging it up from a Hampton Inn and Suites! Gotta heart free wifi.

Quick back up – last night pretty much ended with packing, finishing up work and being EXHAUSTED from the 8-mile walk. I know it may not seem like much, but for me – it was a lot and wore me out! haha I ended up at 1,788 calories, 259 carbs, 55 fat grams and 71 protein grams. I was done eating… but my calories were low and I was starving. So I had some good old campbell’s soup – double noodle! Haha Who knows when I bought that can? Kinda scary now that I say that…. Anywho, here’s what I ate.

Today I got up, walked 4 miles, finished packing, worked and hopped in the car with Austin’s parents and two brothers for the drive to Charlottesville, VA. I think I did okay as far as eats… I got a 6” sub for lunch at Subway and had grilled salmon with a plain baked potato and a small salad with light dressing for dinner. I did have too many snackie foods in the car though. But in all honesty I was hungry! Maybe from the 8 miles yesterday and 4 today and not sleeping well? I dunno – but I wanted lots of food. And sour patch kids. Haha We were in the car ALL day. I got lots of work done (thank you, aircard!), finished a book, started a new book and watched a Sex and the City episode.

Book review time! Janice Kaplan’s A Job to Kill For. This is the second Lacy Peterson mystery novel and it was SO cute. As good as the first, but in a different way. The first was good because I loved the mystery and the newness of it. This mystery wasn’t as good, although it did stump me, but I enjoyed her personal life more in this one if that makes sense. It was a cute, quick simple read and I’d recommend it. I give it a 4 out of 5. It would have been a 5 if only the mystery had been a bit more compelling. And it felt a little short? Still - great book! We checked in to the hotel at 10 p.m. and I got in bed to read The Lovely Bones. I ended up at 1,992 calories, 221 carbs, 72 fat grams and 112 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

So I'm starting the Lovely Bones.... do you plan to see the movie? I don't know if I can... the book is making me SO sad!! I mean it's good but DANG!

P.S. Austin's grandmother is hanging in there. She was moved out of ICU today. We're not sure if they're going to continue the radiation or not.... we hope to know more tomorrow.

15 comments:

She-Fit said...

omg, the Lovely Bones is sooo depressing. I am with you, I don't know if I can handle the movie. The book was depressing enough.

Neesha and Dustin said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I haven't commented lately, but have been reading and thinking of you guys since I read that. My thoughts are with you!

The Lovely Bones is good, though depressing, Lucky is WAY more painful to read (also by Alice Sebold). I think I'll pass on the movie.

Travel safely!

prettyface said...

I definitely heard from two friends who read the book a few years ago, that The Lovely Bones is very depressing- Not sure I'll read it. may rent the movie if I',m feeling like crying? LOL

Shelli Ryan said...

I'm glad your hubby's grandmother is doing better!
The Lovely Bones is a very depressing book! I'm not sure if I want to see the movie!

Sunny said...

sorry about everything your family's having to go thru... everything always seems to hit at the same time!

Jacey said...

Wishing the best for your family in the coming days.

Have you read "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett yet? It's a great read. I think you would enjoy it - being a Southern girl and all. ;-)

Safe travels...

homecookedem said...

Just curious, because I'm going to get back to counting weight watcher points/calories soon... when you count how many you ate, do you factor in how much you burned as well? For example when you say you had 1700 calories, is that without taking away the cal's you burned while walking?

Still praying for you and the family!! Be safe!!

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I am definitely going to avoid that movie. The book was wonderful but so sad.
BODA weight loss

Mica said...

Ooh, you're in C'ville! I'm just an hour east, gah!

I'm not sure if I want to see "Lovely Bones". It hasn't been getting great reviews, so we'll see. I did hear the book was good though!

MaryT said...

Hang in there girlie! we are thinking and praying for yall.

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

That book looks great, I may have to try it! I love that you do book reviews.. I need to join a book club I'm thinking.. Lovely bones looks too sad for me, personally.

Have a wonderful New Year's.. I wish a brighter start to the new year!

MaryT said...

Hang in there girlie! we are thinking and praying for yall.

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

That book looks great, I may have to try it! I love that you do book reviews.. I need to join a book club I'm thinking.. Lovely bones looks too sad for me, personally.

Have a wonderful New Year's.. I wish a brighter start to the new year!

She-Fit said...

omg, the Lovely Bones is sooo depressing. I am with you, I don't know if I can handle the movie. The book was depressing enough.

Neesha and Dustin said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I haven't commented lately, but have been reading and thinking of you guys since I read that. My thoughts are with you!

The Lovely Bones is good, though depressing, Lucky is WAY more painful to read (also by Alice Sebold). I think I'll pass on the movie.

Travel safely!