I’m Tired

I think somewhere along the Pennsylvania Turnpike I became old. It was around then that I realized that I was really tired. You know, the kind of tired that makes you want to get into your softest pajamas, curl up in your bed, with your own blankets and pillows and stay there for say, a week!

Despite the exhaustion I did get up this morning, showered and then hit the road to go to my Weight Watchers meeting.

Was I an Angel during my trip? Ah, no. I did try, however, to eat at least two meals on the plan and then choose carefully what I would eat for dinner.

Of course the Mexican Restaurant Madness wasn’t exactly my finest moment. Re-fried beans, cheeses of all kinds and tortilla chips just jumped down my throat and all I could do to save myself was to swallow!

The next night I had a salad, and the following night sliced meats and salads. On Saturday Hubby and I went to Dan Dierdorf’s Restaurant and while Hubby had Prime Rib, I had ELK! Yes, ELK! I like game, and I’d never tried ELK before and if Sarah can eat it, then so can I! Actually, in the end, the ELK was stuffed with boursin cheese and then served with a Madeira sauce. What a delight.

The banquet meal consisted of rubber chicken (they also had a beef tenderloin that I hear was excellent!), scalloped potatoes and cheese cake. I can proudly admit to sending my cheese cake back after a few bites.

But I just knew I was going to gain ten pounds, and burn in hell for my eating habits during the trip.

**A note here, I ate breakfast in our room and had Weight Watchers yogurt and a Weight Watchers breakfast bar, and lunch was almost always a salad or point friendly sandwich.**

This morning I was rewarded with a 1.2 pound weight loss! Could it be all the walking I did? Was I really more in control than I thought? I am not sure, but I do know that somehow I turned my first big trip away from my safe kitchen into a positive experience!

So now I need to catch my breath and rest up a bit. In a week and a half we take Anneliese to Pennsylvania for her time at the German Dog Show. Hopefully she will do as well as her mother and brother.

Pennsylvania Turnpike, here I come!


(If anyone in the Reading/Hamburg, PA area is interested in attending the show and meeting Miss Anneliese, who will be signing autographs, please e-mail me and I will send you the directions. The show is on September 27th at 10 o’clock in the morning.)

9 thoughts on “I’m Tired”

  1. You did GREAT!!!! You’ll have to plan for your cruise next and how you will handle all that, but the good part is that you know that even if you gain a little, you get right back to W. W. and all will be well. Love YOU, Mel

  2. It sounds like you need a day off with a good book. That was a long drive in the post down below where you drove 835 miles.

    Glad you didn’t burn for eating and sometimes it is a good thing to jump start the metabolism with some Mexican food.

  3. Now that’s nice ! you ate like a horse or no, rather like a foal and lost weight ! Very good. Fortunately I wasn’t hungry when I read your post !
    Would love to see Anneliese, but it’s a little far away for me !

  4. Well, nice that you have a chance to rest between trips! M and I are doing some major house cleaning on Friday and Saturday, and are showing the condo to a potential renter on Sunday….

    Hope you have a great day!

    PS: I gained 1 lb this week, but am okay with it, considering I lost 8 in 2 weeks by not eating anything solid. I am able to eat solid foods again, so I felt like this was to be expected. Am still down 47 pounds, and feel great about that! 🙂

    Love you!

  5. Well, you’re sure doing something right! I thought I was following points well…and my clothes do fit better…but shite. I had a bad day yesterday cause I was still mad from Tuesday, but I’m back on it today!

    Who’s Sarah?

  6. I HAVE been just that tired before! The last time I remember was right after VBS this year. CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss — and the self-control!!! WOW! You’re my hero! Wish I was going to be around for that show… I would LOVE to meet Miss Annaliese – and her mama!

  7. Whatever you are doing, you are doing just the right thing, how wonderful. Congrats on your weight loss, I didn’t finish my cheese cake last Tuesday during our luncheon, Mr Mar took care of it. I was just happy I didn’t eat the whole thing, lol.

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