Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Shrimp

Today was a very long day! I almost decided not to even write a post tonight, but I just can't seem to NOT write my blog. It's a daily part of my life just like anything else! But I'm definitely going to keep it short. I want to curl up with a big mug of tea and watch Pretty Little Liars ;)

My weigh in this morning was a bust, but that was no surprise. At least I dropped a little of the water weight I'd gained the day before! But I still feel really puffy, so I know the gain is (at least mostly) water.


My diet was off track a lot this week, too, so some of that is legit. But my sister and I are going to start texting our food logs to each other every night again, which helps me to stay accountable. I'm going to have a couple of difficult days this week, because Noah's birthday is on Saturday. He's having a sleepover party on Friday, so I'll make a cake for that. I asked him what he would like for his birthday dinner on Saturday, and he said Golden Corral--blech! I've never even been to a GC, but I hate buffets. I just picture people touching the food, sneezing, and coughing around it. I'm hoping I can talk him into something--anything--else.

I spent all morning getting the kids' suitcases packed and ready for church camp. My mom brought up the idea a few months ago, and I was really nervous about letting them go to an overnight camp, but some of the other kids from church are going and my kids really wanted to go. It's only for two nights, and they'll be together the whole time.

My mom wanted to go with me to take them to the camp (it's a two-hour drive), so she picked us up at 2:00. It was a long drive through all these country roads, but we went through a few cities I've never been to, so it was interesting.

When we got to the camp, we confirmed their registration and went with them to their cabin. We talked with their counselor a little, and I wanted to make sure the kids were comfortable before we left. They were both really excited, so that made me feel better about the whole thing. But until I pick them up on Friday morning, I'm going to constantly be thinking about how they're doing!

We left the camp at 5:00, and I finally got home at 7:00--I was starving. We're running low on our basic groceries, but I really didn't want to go to the store. I started going through the freezer when I found a bag of shrimp. I've been craving shrimp like crazy for a couple of weeks now, so I decided to use it to make my favorite go-to dinner.


This bowl has angel hair pasta, olive oil, garlic, shrimp, peas, and parmesan cheese, for a total of 12 PP. It was the perfect dinner for my shrimp craving.

I think I may do my long run tomorrow instead of Friday. Since Friday is Noah's party, I have to get all of that ready AND leave to pick him up from camp by 8:00 AM. Since it's a step-back week on my running schedule, I "only" have to run eight miles.

Anyway, Pretty Little Liars is calling my name!

17 comments:

  1. Not that I want to turn you off of Golden Corral, but there is a really recent viral video being passed around showing one of them in Florida storing food by a dumpster during a health inspection.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKXrL5syc_s&feature=youtu.be

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    1. My mom just told me about that video, too! I'm hoping Noah will think of someplace else he'd want to go :)

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  2. What kind of scale do you have?

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    1. It's called Quantum. I just did a review on it not too long ago.

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  3. I have an 8 miler on tap tomorrow as well and all I can think about is what kind of treat I want when I finish!

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    1. Hahaha, I think about that, too. Especially DURING my run! It helps me get through the tough miles ;)

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  4. Your dinner looks SOOO good!!

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  5. Good Luck on your run tomorrow! What scale do you have? Just curious. Happy Birthday to Noah!

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    1. Thanks! It's called Quantum. I just posted a review of it recently.

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  6. As a nightly reader (and mostly lurker!) thanks for writing when you don't feel like you have much to report! I look forward to your posts!

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  7. I look forward to your posts too. Your son must have been seduced by the GC commercials. Trust me the food is nothing like that. We went once. Never again!

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    1. My sister took him there for his birthday last year, and he loved that he could get his own ice cream and that there was a cotton candy machine. Jerry and I are REALLY hoping he changes his mind! But now that you mention it, I've seen quite a few of those commercials--Noah probably has, too.

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  8. Is the pasta dish eaten cold or warm?

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    1. I eat it warm, but it may be good cold, too :)

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  9. What a yummy dinner!! I think I'll do that on a night when none of my seafood-hating family is home. ;)

    Thanks for writing even when you're tired!

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