Movies, Miracles, and Meltdowns

Recaping this weekend…


Awesome day…Papa took Cole to Home Depot and Aunt Sasa’s so I got to spend the morning talking to daddy on Skype and taking my time getting ready for the day.

Breakfast: some delicious bread Dad got at Great Harvest…I shoved it in the toaster (it was a little big)

I had a groupon to a local deli that I had been wanting to use so I suggested we all go to lunch.  We got to the place and it was a little sketchy, like it didn’t look like a place where sandwiches are or SHOULD be served.  We decided to head to Red Rock Brewery instead.  I hadn’t been there since I moved back and I forgot how much I love their tuna sandwich.  They serve it in a pita pocket with lots of pickles and it’s super delish!

Lunch: 1/2 sandwich, salad

Grammy offered to take Cole to see Happy Feet 2 so that Sherilynn and I could go see the movie The Way with Martin Sheen.  It was seriously sooo good!  I recommend it to everyone.

I was in charge of dinner.  Luckily I had bought some of the Amylu chicken burgers at Coscto.  Served those with Alexia sweet potato fries and snap peas.


Nothing important or exciting happened today…went to church, hung out, that’s about it.  My phone was dead so I didn’t get pics of everything I ate.


Balance Bar at church

Lunch: leftover Chipotle from Thursday

Snacks: 3 WW oatmeal cookies, no sugar added hot chocolate, grapes, a few almonds

Dinner: pork loin, red potatoes, broccoli

Had some leftover points so I split a Yoplait smoothie with Dad.  3



Yay for Monday spin class.  Got to use my new Garmin watch for the first time.  It was interesting to compare the readings from my HR monitor and calories burned from the Garmin to my old watch.


Post-workout: 2

Picked up my mom from the Dr. and we went to Great Harvest for lunch.  Split the delicious veggie sandwich!!  I seriously am in love with this sandwich.

Had my 24 week check-up and did my glucose screening.  This is where the miracle comes in…I actually lost 2 pounds from last month’s weigh-in.  My dr. wasn’t super excited about it, but hey let’s be honest it’s not like I’m on the light side of things!  I was excited!  Other than that everything is good, can’t believe I’m already 6 months.

I was starving after my appointment so I ended up eating the other 3rd of my mom’s half of the sandwich cause it was ginormous.  Then mom and I headed to the outlets to look for some Christmas jammies.

Snack: 16 almonds 4

Dinner: marinated flank steak, roasted veggies, brown rice 7

Thanks to Carman I got a great idea for the Elf tonight!


Sooo tired today.  Slept in until 8 thanks to Cole waking up grammy.  Had a workout planned, my usual intervals with lunges and squats, but it didn’t happen.

Breakfast: 5

Took Cole to the rec center.  He had a great time until he had to leave.  Wasn’t too happy, but he grudgingly came.  I bribed him with a cookie from Kneaders, which worked, kind of.  We got there and he had a complete meltdown because I told him we were taking it home to eat, which only increased when I made him leave the restaurant without the cookie.  I was proud of myself, I maintained composure even when I had to physically put him in the car because he refused to get in (screaming no!).  For those of you who know Cole, it’s hard to believe that this precious angel could turn so quickly into a screaming lunatic, but it happened.  I felt bad cause #1 I really wanted a bite of his cookie, #2 he was sooo upset, #3 I hoped I had made the right decision on how to respond to the situation.  It was so unlike him, however, it has happened a couple times since we’ve been here in Utah.  If you ask daddy, he thinks Cole is getting a little too spoiled living with Grammy and Papa.  He’s going to have quite a shock when we move back to Austin, have the baby, and then daddy leaves again.  Oh the joy of my life!

Lunch: whole wheat bread, low-fat cheese, turkey grilled with olive oil spray and carrots w/light dip  7

Went to swimming only because I felt bad canceling on the teacher with such late notice and because we won’t be here next week for our lesson.


Then headed to Taekwondo.  Heidi had a prior engagement tonight and so we couldn’t do out Tuesdays with Heidi.  We’re going to see if we can do it another night this week so stay tuned.  Instead I got some Christmas shopping done and picked up Chipotle for dinner.

Dinner: 6

Snack: 3


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