Friday, December 11, 2009

Too Much Goldfish, Great TV Week and Book Review/Book Club

Wednesday was a standard day for sure – just worked and then went to a holiday luncheon at Goldfish and ate WAY too much (4 shrimp, hummus/pita, a ravioli, salmon salad, and dessert – uh)…. I practically rolled back to work. Then worked more. Then shock of all shocks had a stomach ache. So I headed home after work, got in PJs and did very, very little. I DID sit down with Austin to make a list of EVERYTHING we wanted to do at the house, then we started prioritizing together which was great! Mostly I just chilled with the family and watched shows: SYTYCD (OMG I’m SO MAD at America and the Fox execs – total and complete crap – I cried!); Glee (OMG so good; I thought it was the perfect story anda gain – cried!); Modern family (hehe so cute and funny); Cougar Town (ditto); 90210 (totally growing on me; glad stuff is coming out); Melrose (it’s SO bad… it really is… but I keep watching). I ended the day at 1,844 calories, 169 carbs, 66 fat grams and 93 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Why did I order dessert at lunch? Why did I manage to make it through a bake off that afternoon without eating… and being judged, to later eat one of the prize-winning cupcakes??? I suck! Haha I blame the holidays. Yes, that’s it. hehe

Yesterday was a great day! I got lots of work done, got in a 4.25 mile walk (burned 202 calories), had my sister over to visit and give her her birthday present and had lots of yummy eats: turkey/avocado wrap for breakfast; beef enchilada casserole for lunch; greek feta chicken for dinner; and yummy snacks: crackers/cheese and a kashi cookie. Then came book club – woo! I had lots more snacks there and a bit of wine… but I also had a really great time! Good to see some of Stacy’s newest stuff (Christmas decorations, new paint, new bathroom art, etc.), good to visit with the girls and catch up, good to meet two new girls – Danielle and Gretchen!, and good to talk about the book. Which brings me to my review of Jill Smolinski’s The Next Thing on My List. I gave it a 4.5 out of 5. The book is about a girl who gives a ride to a girl she just met at a WW class… there’s a car accident and the passenger dies. The driver finds a list of 25 things this girl wanted to do before she turned 25. She decides to take them on as her own and it leads to the cutest, sweetest story. It is such a feel-good story and I really enjoyed it – I even cried! I don’t want to give too much away but DEFINITELY advise it for a quick, fun read. It would have gotten a 5 out of 5 if it had been a bit longer and if the ending had been even happier! Good stuff though – woo! Now I’m going to start Stephenie Meyer’s The Host – I hope I like it!! So I ended up closing out the day at 2,097 calories, 217 carbs, 59 fat grams and 112 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. So definitely higher than I wanted to be, but it was book club, right?! :)

I’m not sure what today will bring! Yes, I’m on a random vacation day again. I know I want to workout a lot (cardio and ST), I know I’m going out in the highlands. I know me and Shana are going to try and get together and shop, too. I think it’s going to be a good one!

Do you have a list of things to do before a certain age? If so, what are two of them?

I’m interested in developing a list but need inspiration. A few on this girl’s list were: Run a 5k, ride in a helicopter and try boogie boarding.

14 comments:

dailygoods said...

omg that book sounds amazing! adding it to my list. you are my constant book advice girl :)

Therese said...

Oh girl I feel ya with blaming the holidays. I ate two pieces of carrot cake yesterday and a bunch of cookie dough knowing today was my "final weigh in" for my challenge lol. Something about this time of year....

Enjoy your day off!

haute.teapot said...

i say you should skydive! ;)

i don't have a list but that's good to think about, long term. i'd really like to take sculpting classes or just start sculpting. i used to paint a lot and have a lot of artists in my family who sculpt. :)

sweetandfit said...

hope you have a fun day off! Everytime I "overeat" I get an awful stomach ache too - ya'd think it would be bad enough to make me not do it again..nope!

I do have a list of things I want to do before I'm 30...like get married and go to hawaii, haha

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The book sounds like a fun read. I love that you read so much!!! You are my reading for pleasure inspiration! I'll get there one day; I know it!

fitlizzio said...

i could name a thousand things i would like to do....and i plan to make a bucket list for 2010 to knock some of those out of the way.

1. rock climb outdoors
2. hike the Grand Canyon

Kimberley said...

I love all of your book reviews. Did you ask Santa for a digital reader (kindle, nook, sony, etc)?

Here are some I've crossed off my list:

1) Learn to surf
2) Fly a kite
3) Go to Thailand
4) Go to Germany

Here are a few I still want to do:

1) Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
2) Snorkel Great Barrier Reef
3) Learn to Sew (I mean quality sew)
4) Drive a high performance car on a race track

Kelly Drawdy said...

Mine would be an African Safari, learn to knit really well, own a pilates studio, and go to alaska! Oh and right now, make it to our honeymoon before I pull all of my hair out for our wedding next week!!!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

That book sounds wonderful! It's so hard with all the yummy food around all the time to stay strong. One thing I'd like to do is complete a triathalon. That's a goal of mine.

Mica said...

I blame the holidays too! So many tempting things are lying around, waiting to be crammed into my mouth.

I've never really come up with a list of things I want to do before a certain age. (At one point in my teens, I wanted to log 100 scuba dives before I was 20, but I failed.)

And I ran a marathon before I was 25, so that might count?

I guess my next goal will be to find my birth mother by the time I'm...25?

Kelly Olexa said...

I am so getting that book!! ;-)

Kimberley said...

I love all of your book reviews. Did you ask Santa for a digital reader (kindle, nook, sony, etc)?

Here are some I've crossed off my list:

1) Learn to surf
2) Fly a kite
3) Go to Thailand
4) Go to Germany

Here are a few I still want to do:

1) Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
2) Snorkel Great Barrier Reef
3) Learn to Sew (I mean quality sew)
4) Drive a high performance car on a race track

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

That book sounds wonderful! It's so hard with all the yummy food around all the time to stay strong. One thing I'd like to do is complete a triathalon. That's a goal of mine.

sweetandfit said...

hope you have a fun day off! Everytime I "overeat" I get an awful stomach ache too - ya'd think it would be bad enough to make me not do it again..nope!

I do have a list of things I want to do before I'm 30...like get married and go to hawaii, haha