We are back from Rockford now. The day went by so quickly! We lost an hour coming home, so it feels earlier than it actually is. (The drive was about 6 hours).
Last night at the speedway ended up being a lot of fun! If nothing else, it is really interesting to people-watch. It was $1 beer night, so as you can imagine, the crowd was... fun... to watch. When we first got there, there was a race between two random spectators who wanted to race their cars. I was standing next to the fence that lines the track, and it was terrifying to watch. I kept thinking the car was going to fly right through the fence--Final Destination style.
The announcer came over to us and let the kids talk into the microphone--my kids are pretty shy, but they felt pretty special ;) Eli was being a total sweetheart the whole night, which surprised me. He's been tired lately, and super crabby, so I was happy to see him in a good mood. He even wanted to sit next to me.
I was amazed at just how sluggish and tired and gross I felt from the crappy food we were eating (crappy meaning unhealthy, not bad-tasting... it tasted wonderful!). I still managed to fit in my workouts--I ran 11 miles and did two Wii Active workouts while at my sisters (in 5 days). I'm happy with that! But I am definitely feeling the effects of eating too much junk.
So I went grocery shopping when I got home. I planned out a general menu for the week:
Breakfasts--eggs with potatoes and green pepper; or oatmeal with usual toppings
Lunches--salad (I'm in a "salad mood" again--I'm sure my body is craving the healthy food!); or homemade lentil soup
Friday: tofu stir-fry with brown rice
Saturday: pasta with olive oil, garlic, and asparagus
Sunday: homemade pizza
Monday: Mexican Lentils and Rice
Tuesday: Baked Ziti
Wednesday: Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup with Barley
Thursday: Whole Grain Blueberry Pancakes
Snacks: Ezekiel toast with nut butter; Larabar; fruit; celery or carrots with peanut butter
Dessert: Dove Promises dark chocolate and tea
Scheduled runs are Friday, Monday, and Wednesday; Wii Active workouts are scheduled for Friday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.
I am going to post a weigh-in (no matter how bad it may be) a week from tomorrow.
Anyway, we had a blast at my sisters, but I'm happy to be home and get back to my routine! Right now, Jerry and I are going to catch up on our shows on the DVR :)