Actually, let me rewind...I was careful with my eating all week. Even when the Munchkin insisted on McDonalds for his birthday dinner, I had a salad (and a pretty yummy one, too!). And, I only bought one of those jumbo-sized cupcakes for the Munckin and Kiddo to share, so that there would not be leftovers. By Friday, I was still doing great!
Saturday, the birthday boy's party was at the dreaded Chuck E. Cheese's. I knew I'd probably have 1 slice of pizza there, so I was careful to eat a healthy omelet for breakfast and had some watermelon and string cheese mid-day. I also rode my bike for 30-minutes that morning...I figured if there's nothing really terribly wrong with my hip, then why not? I did ride slowly, because I did not want to be limping around Chuck E. Cheese's later that day.
|Yes, where a kid can be a kid...and a parent can get a migraine!|
|The Munchkin with his birthday crown|
|Yep, he's his momma's boy....loving the bling, just like me!|
|Checking out his birthday suprise from Grandma and Grandpa...he's telling his sister to hurry up and get in!|
|Big Sis giving some driving tips|
Dinner was a blast - it was a also chance to wish our friend, Kelly, good luck at the upcoming IMTX! At dinner, I shared a bottle of Pinot Noir with running BFF, Katie. It was quite yummy! I stuck to my strategy of having a salad with chicken for dinner and yes, I ordered dessert.
|Some of the best running BFFs a girl could ask for! We started running together in 2009 and have been friends since! Kelly, on the far left, will be doing IMTX in less than 2 weeks! The rest of us will be cheering for her!|
|More running BFFs!|
|My yummy wine (what was left of it)!|
|Yes, the dessert...much, much better than birthday cake!|
I did not do as well as planned on Sunday. I was supposed to get right back on track and instead I had my own personal triathlon of cupcake, eggs, ruffles. My brother-in-law had brought over the most awesome green salsa dip and for some reason, I found myself standing at the counter in front of the chips and dip...and I was shoveling it in!!! I remember stopping and thinking, "who is this person?" and then "I don't do this!". Really, I do not stand there eating chip after chip. That is just not me. I put the bag of chips and the salsa away.
Earth to Runner Mom, Come in Runner Mom!
Time to get back to reality!
|Good thing I don't really like these....I let the Hubby and kids keep them (for a few days anyway)|
|This is what happens when you try to squeeze birthday cake into a small tupperware container...my Mother-in-Law was trying to be helpful. She actually was, because I ended up throwing this away!|
|Buh Bye cookes!|
|Buh bye nanner pudding and icing!!!|
|Fish #1 - taking a little break from all the swimming|
|Fish #2 - so happy that the pool is open for the summer!|