Hey! Sorry I’ve been so MIA this weekend – have been doing lots of running around and reading! Hope you’re all having good weekends, and thank you for your comments on my ‘pre-cooking.’ It really works for me and Austin… I actually need to go get that going soon! :) Here’s what I’ve been up to.
Thursday I worked, walked/ran 4.5 miles during lunch, worked more, and then headed down to watch SATC2 with my sister and Tara! I LOVED the movie. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone but I definitely enjoyed it and will definitely buy it! After the movie we had some fro yo, then I headed home for a couple of glasses of wine with Austin. I called it a night around 11:30, at 2,119 calories, 299 carbs, 30 fat grams and 87 protein grams. Way too high… shouldn’t have gotten the fruit snacks AND the yogurt – eek… Here’s what I ate.
Friday I was SO ready for the weekend! I worked, walked 3 miles during lunch and did upper body ST, worked more and then me and Stacy headed to my house – it was book club night! Devon got there early and the three of us hung out while I finished prepping for dinner. I made a southwest salad, texas tortilla twisters, beef enchilada bake, homemade guacamole and chocolate covered strawberries. Yum!
Stacy and Crystal! I took more pics but the flash was being weird so only this one turned out - oopsie!
Shana and Crystal arrived later and the 5 of us had a great time discussing the book, catching up and just having girl time! It got late. Quick… but it was worth it for a fun sleepover! I estimated that I ended up at 1,802 calories, 154 carbs, 49 fat grams and 92 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. And here is my review of Dean Koontz’s Intensity, our book club book for July. Let me start by saying I hate horror movies. I just HATE them, don’t watch them, etc. I like mysteries, suspense, but not horror movies/thrillers. This book, it turned out, was a thriller so I was just so frustrated with it! It was definitely intense and I HAD to keep reading to figure out what was going on – so a really good page turner! However, it was like the script to a horror movie and I was constantly ANNOYED with the main character (like in a ‘NO, don’t go in that dark basement AGAIN!’ kind of way.) Stacy loved it – and gave it a 4.5/5… I gave it a 2.5/5 for ME, but for a Thriller I feel certain it was a good one, especially since even though it gave me nightmares I still read it to see how it unfolded!
Saturday I woke up at 9… not enough sleep – eek! Me and Reuben went downstairs and I started reading Emily Giffin’s The Heart of the Matter (thanks for the loan, Shana!). Then I visited with the last of my sleepover guests, Austin came home, and me and Reuben took a nap! We ordered a pizza, I read, and then we headed to Katie and Chris’s friend Huff’s house for swimming & grilling. We had a great time hanging out, had a few drinkies, then called it a night. I ended up at 1,968 calories, 228 carbs, 42 fat grams and 79 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.
Sunday I woke up around 8 and finished up Emily Giffin’s The Heart of the Matter. Here's my review. Basically, I loved it. I just love her books. I read every word, no skimming, and just immediately relate to all of her characters. I may not like all of them, but I relate and respect their choices and decisions. I loved the book. It focused on two main characters: Tessa and Valerie. One, the wife of a surgeon worried her husband may be cheating, and one, the mother of the surgeon’s patient… who may or may not be cheating with the husband. This is just something that carries throughout the book as the story is told from the perspective of both women. I thought it was a great book. I cried. I just really felt for these people! I give it a 5/5. It’s actually our book club book for August – can’t wait to see what the girls think!
That’s been my day so far, just reading, lounging around with Austin and Reuben, and getting ready to cook!
What are you doing today?
Do you think you could read a book focused on infidelity?