Wow... how quickly we can revert to poor behaviors! Last night I discovered I was out of potatoes. I was planning on grilling a ham steak and having a side of mashed potatoes with it. I discovered I was out of potatoes and knew DH wasn't going to be home for a while (he was wrapping a race car), so I browsed through our pantry. I found some Knorr Lipton Pasta Sides that I absolutely love and decided I would make them for dinner as well. It was either that or give them away and I really really love that dish, so I figured we could eat it. And that began the slide...
After dinner, like at 9:30, I was having a sugar attack... I committed the ultimate sin - peanut butter cookies. I ate 3.
This morning, I ate two cookies from Casey's.
This afternoon, I'm donating blood and they always have cookies and juice/soda for after the donation. Presently, I'm planning on having a sugar free cookie and some apple juice... but I KNOW I'm going to battle myself when it comes to that point b/c I'll want the oatmeal raisin cookies and the Dew. I'm 12 days Dew Free.
I'm feeling really weak today - mentally weak, not physically.
Last night I spent a lot of time outside with my kids. They played in the sandboxes and I sat and watched. So relaxing! I'm hoping to do the same tonight.
Dinner tonight will be burgers on the grill. I will probably stop at Walmart on my way home this afternoon and pick up a few groceries. Better yet, HyVee. I'll grab some of those frozen sweet potato fries... are they in the frozen potato section?? i've never seen them before so I don't know where to look. I also need to cook up my squash this weekend. I have a yellow squash (cost me 3 cents... I was so excited about that) and a zucchini. I'm not sure how to prepare them. I envision the beauty of having them sliced and grilled, but don't know how to do it. Pointers anyone?
My husband has always had fried zucchini, so I even thought about breading them in coconut flour or almond meal and sauteeing them in some olive oil or something. I'll also grab some white potatoes to slice up and make into fries for the fam.
I think I might toss some pork ribs in the crockpot for Sunday. Not sure yet about Saturday. Saturday we have a car show at the mall. We'll take the race car down, show off DH's beautiful wrap job and maybe drum up some more sponsors or clients. I'll take the kids down for a short period to walk around and see the cars. I promised DS that we'd go to the park at some point this weekend. Maybe Saturday afternoon? Saturday night we have a fundraiser party to go to for one of our racing friends. He'll sell raffle tickets, serve sandwiches and what not to raise money. I think I'll be able to control myself without much problem there if I eat before we go - or if I order a burger from the bar.
Sunday I'd like to take the kids to the state park to do some hiking. I picture us out there for about 2-3 hours walking the trails. Not sure though b/c I see that it's supposed to rain. No fun! If it rains, I don't know what we'll do for activity. I'm sure I can find PLENTY of housework to do since my house has been trashed by the Toys R Us goblins, but for them... I don't know.
Um... what else... I think that's all. I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday. My work day ends in an hour and I can't freaking wait!