|Count those 5-pound stars! And FYI - don't try to do the math. That 5% sticker is just stuck on randomly. I know someone thought she figured out my starting weight at 300 pounds from this pic. Nope!|
And now for my Weekend Update...
Big party animal that I am, I hit the gym. Apparently I'm the only one in town with no social life this night, if the gym attendance is any indication. At least I had my choice of ANY machine I wanted!
Back to the gym. I decided to try to break my record for stats on the elliptical machine, and I did it! Now, I don't know how accurate these things are, but it looked pretty good to me either way. I did an hour plus a 5-minute cool-down, and it shows 6.56 miles distance and 912.9 calories burned. Even if it's off by half, that's not too shabby!
|My record high!|
Casino Night Fundraiser for a local school.
(Rails), and I think I ate sensibly. I chose the spring mix salad over the Caesar salad, with vinaigrette dressing (just a drizzle) instead of the Ranch dressing. I didn't take any bread or potatoes (hard to do, but not that big of a deal). Then I had a smallish portion of chicken breast and a tiny bit of pork tenderloin, green beans, and a tomato/onion/pepper creole side item. No dessert (cheesecake and chocolate cake), and a small glass of white wine.
|My losing raffle tickets|
Went with the family to eat Mexican food. I wanted to have an enjoyable meal without going nuts, since it was my birthday. I had chicken fajitas (just ate the chicken and veggies) with pinto beans (not refried) and a dab of guacamole (yum-o!). I had a couple of chips with salsa, then asked for corn tortillas to dip instead. That's GOOOOD! I also had 1/2 of a flour tortilla, because they make them there at the restaurant and are my favorites. It was a great time, and my kids were good while we were there, even though my daughter was disappointed that I wouldn't let them ask the wait staff to cram a sequined sombrero on my head and sing happy birthday. (Fear of wearing a multi-use hat, not fear of attention. Clearly, I love attention.)
Later we drove to Comfort, a little town nearby. One of our friends was there and mentioned she saw my favorite (red velvet) in little cupcakes at a little restaurant/shop called High's, so we went out on a quest. I really want to go back to High's for lunch one day. It looked really cute, and the menu looked tasty. Click here for the link if you want to check it out. We took some of these little beauties home.
|Red Velvet Cupcake - The Best!|
|Half the cupcake, all the flavor!|
We also went to Sweet Comfort, a little candy and ice cream shop down the road from High's. We picked up two of the biggest chocolate-covered strawberries I've ever seen. I had a little bite of this (just enough) and let the family have the rest. It's fun to share sometimes!