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Attempts to induce labor with workouts, loud noises, and spicy food…and my baby shower!

Thursday…

Gave up going to my buns and guns class to work out with my hubby.  He put me through a pyramid workout…superset#1 curls into overhead press and squat w/row using a band wrapped around a pole, superset #2 dumbbell squats (sitting onto a workout bench then getting up again, etc) and one-legged wall push-ups.

We didn’t have any eggs at home so we stopped at Einstein’s to grab breakfast.  I tried one of their new maple oatmeal bagels with cream cheese…didn’t like it, it was too sweet so I just ended up eating half of the bagel and drinking half of Keller’s protein shake.

Grammy offered to take Cole and his cousins for the afternoon so Keller and I met up with my dad to see This Means War (again for me).  On the way out of the house I grabbed some leftover chicken, healthy mac and cheese, and broccoli, threw it in a bowl with a spoonful of tzatziki.

I also ran out of my Mint Cookie Balance Bars so I wasn’t prepared in the theater and ended up having a snack of coke zero, a bag of skittles, and some of Keller’s trail mix.

The boys had taekwondo and then it was Cafe Rio thursday so we had dinner with Michelle and the kids.  I attempted to try and share a steak salad with Keller…we all know how that goes!

Friday…

Spin class in the morning.

So excited to have my usual breakfast!

Keller got a new gun for Christmas but since he was in Afghanistan, he didn’t actually get it until he got back here and we’ve been wanting to take it to the range to shoot it.  A little background on me and guns…I grew up in southern California.  The only thing I knew about guns was that there were a lot of them in Compton.  My dad had a rifle, but it wasn’t something he took out of lot and I never went shooting with him.  So I didn’t really grow up with guns around and really did not like them.  When we were first married I told Keller that I would never allow guns in my house especially when we had kids.  HA HA…almost 10 years later I have a husband in the military who owns 3 guns.  Keller and I finally started to understand each other when I compared his want for multiple guns to my want for multiple pairs of shoes.  It was a great break through!

Baby boy jumped a little when we walked into the range.  They don’t make belly protectors so I used the ear protectors 😉

I got quite a few stares walking onto the range, no one expects to see a 9-month-pregnant chick at a gun range!  And this is how we SoCal girls shoot…it’s called busting a cap.

Here’s Keller in his element teaching my mom how to shoot…I’ll be honest, freaked me out to see a gun in my mother’s hand…it was like wrong!

The gun range was right across from the hospital that I volunteer at and I know this is going to sound weird but we went to have lunch there after.  You have to understand, this hospital has THE best food!  The chef used to be the Executive Chef to Bill Gates.  Plus I had a ton of free meal tickets that I hadn’t used.

Lunch: had a green smoothie, a couple bites of a chocolate croissant, turkey burger with half the bun, and a few sweet potato and regular fries

Cole from school and he got a hold of my phone…this is 1 of about 50 pics I found on my phone!

Spent the rest of the day and night rearranging our room to move the crib in.  I figured since I’m 2 weeks out it might be a good idea to actually get prepared.  I’m not sure if it was my situation of not living in my own house, but I had absolutely no “nesting” feelings like most women do earlier in my pregnancy.  I’m super lucky my parents have a crib at their house and my sister let me borrow her bumper and sheet, otherwise I’m not sure where this kid would be sleeping!

Keller requested pizza for our dinner from our favorite Maxwell’s for dinner.  I also made a strawberry spinach salad.

Saturday…

Did not sleep very well last night.  I’m pretty sure I’m having Braxton Hicks contractions and they are getting more intense to the point that they woke me up in the middle of the night, multiple times.  Not awesome.

Breakfast: toast w/pb and jam, fruit, and oj

Today was my baby shower…it was so fun!  Heidi and Rebecca put it on for me.  The food was delicious and I received awesome gifts.  Heidi put together some collages of pics.  She is so awesome, these pics look like a professional photographer took them, but they are all Heidi taking them on her iPhone!

Lunch: egg and green chile puff w/black bean salsa, greek yogurt w/fruit and homemade granola, and cinnamon rolls

I was super exited about all my gifts.  I got some really cute outfits, Aden+Anias swaddling blankets, the cutest pairs of Sperry and Vans shoes (for later of course), a cute little toy from Cole to hang from the handle of the carseat, and a BOB jogging stroller which I can’t wait to use!

I don’t know why anyone would ever give this to me…

While we were at the shower, Keller took Cole tubing.  If you don’t know what tubing is, it’s when you take an inner tube sledding down a big snowy hill.  He had a blast!

When they got home Cole and I both crashed for naps.  After naps, we went to see the new movie the Lorax, it was super cute!  Forgot to grab a snack on the way out, so I ended up eating a few handfuls of popcorn and some Starburst jelly beans (please Easter come soon so stores will no longer carry these frickin delicious candies!).  After the movie we grabbed some dinner at an Asian restaurant.  I wasn’t starving so I just got chicken lettuce cups and poured a little soy sauce with wasabi (something spicy for my quest to induce labor).

Now I should go to bed, dang you daylight savings!

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Girls Weekend in Vegas!

I didn’t really preface our Girls Weekend very well in my last post, so here’s the dealio.  Every year a group of us that all met freshman year in the dorms at BYU try to have a girls weekend getaway.  The girls are:

Me (obviously)

Sarah (we met in 7th grade and were roommates)

Heidi (was on our floor in the dorms…and then Sarah and my roommate for the next 2 years)

Heather (Heidi’s roomate in the dorms)

Rebecca (we called her Pocahontas, she lived on our floor freshman year)

Sarita (also on our floor freshman year…I get to see sarita a lot cause she lives in Frisco)

We look like babies!!!  pics on the top left to right (Heidi, Sarah, Me) (Me, Sarita, Heidi’s head behind Sarita, Cameron-Sarah’s husband-next to Heidi, Rebecca’s high school boyfriend-next to Sarita, and Rebecca);

pic on the bottom, top row Rebecca’s sister, Rebecca, Heather, Liz, Allison, bottom row Sarah, Heidi, Me

We started this tradition back in 2008 after we no longer all lived close to each other.  Our first trip was HERE to Vegas.  We stayed at the JW Marriott outside of the city and spent the weekend at the pool, spa, and eating.  In 2009 the girls all came to Austin, TX for some BBQ, live music, and crazy weather.  In 2010 we met up at my sister’s house in Park City, Sarah was expecting so we celebrated a baby shower with her and of course had some much needed spa time.  And now we’re back in Vegas at the Trump Hotel!

Friday…

Woke up bright and early apparently still on mountain time!  Heidi and Rebecca got ready to go the gym.  I brought all of my workout clothes but no shoes!  Awesome…luckily Heather, who lives just outside of Vegas, was coming later in the day and letting me borrow a pair of her shoes.  I took advantage of the time to go get my snowy car washed and grab some bagels and water to keep in the room.  While getting ready I decided to just watch some TV…through the mirror of the bathroom!!

Such a beautiful day in Vegas, I had to snap a pic while I was out and about.

Breakfast: bagel w/cc and oj

After breakfast we headed over to the mall that was literally across the street from our hotel (hehehe, I may or may not have planned that).  First stop, the make-up counter at Nordstrom.  Heidi suggested we have our make-up done.  I was a little skeptical cause I’m pretty picky about letting random people do my make-up.  So Heidi went to the MAC counter and Rebecca headed over to Bobbi Brown.  Rebecca’s make-up girl was awesome.  She showed Rebecca an everyday look she could easily replicate and then darkened it up for a sexy sultry look.  I had to be next!  Here are some before, during, and after pics.

Then we headed over to Neiman Marcus for some lunch at the cafe and some of their famous popovers.  So delicious!

Lunch: chicken salad, shared sweet potato fries, and popovers

We shopped until we dropped…literally we went back to the hotel and crashed for some mini naps.  At around 4 Heather was able to finally join us.  We spent some time talking and catching up before dinner and then headed out to a Thai restaurant suggested by Heidi called Lotus of Siam.

Rebecca and Heather

Heidi and Me

We were thinking of all just getting our own meals, but we didn’t want to get 4 things of Pad Thai so we decided to order 4 different dishes and share.  It was a great idea cause they were all delicious and it was fun to try new things.  We choose chicken satay, green curry chicken, sweet and sour chicken, and pad thai.

After dinner we headed to a movie theater to see This Means War.  It was hilarious walking into a movie theater on a Friday night and being the only ones there.  Apparently, no one goes to movies in Vegas unless you’re a bunch of Mormon chicks (especially with a 10-month prego chick).  Snacked on some Starburst jelly beans in the movie…who bought those?…oh wait it was me!  On the way back to the hotel we blasted our music and rolled down the windows to have a mini dance party in the car without having to go to a club.

Saturday…

Woke up early again, but it was good cause we needed to get up and go workout before our spa treatments.

Pre-workout: PB and banana

Heidi wanted to do my workout with me so we started out with a 5 min warm-up on the treadmill.  Our workout was as follows: pyramid squat with a push press (starting at 10 working way down to 1 then back up to 10 again), 7’s for bicep curls 7 half way up 7 half way down 7 full curls 7 sets, superset of alternating lunges 10 each side then 10 sumo squats holding dumbbells then 10 straight leg deadlifts, ended with Heidi doing a plank with 3 sets of 10 alternating dumbbell rows while I held plank on the bosu ball.  We were officially smoked and ready for some spa time!  Heidi, Heather, and I got facials.  Rebecca had to run 12 miles in preparation for a half marathon she’s running in a couple weeks.

Breakfast: bagel w/cc and peanut butter (weird I know, but I needed some protein!)

Heidi and Heather met up with Rebecca at the pool after their facials and I headed back to the room to finish getting ready and rest.  Heather was dying to go get her make-up done by the girl who did Rebecca’s and my make-up on Friday so we headed over to the mall again!!  Did some more shopping and Heather and I took a trip down memory lane with a Jamba Juice (we used to have one almost every day on campus during college).

I was super excited for our dinner plans.  We were going to Lawry’s, a prime rib restaurant that I grew up going to every Christmas Eve in Beverly Hills.  It was just as delicious as I remembered!

The restaurant is famous for hosting the teams of the Rose Bowl every year for what they call the Beef Bowl the night before the game.  We started out with some hot french bread and butter, then their famous spinning bowl salad (that’s the picture in the middle on the top above), and the main course consisted of prime rib, mashed potatoes, cream corn, and yorkshire pudding (which is a bread similar to a popover).  For dinner we shared a strawberry shortcake and a hot fudge sundae.

Did some more clubbing in the car on the way back to the hotel and then stayed up late talking and listening to music.  Our doorbell rang at 10pm and we thought it was someone telling us to turn our music down, but it was room service with a special treat ordered by my husband.  He won lots of points with that move!

Sunday…

It’s always sad when the fun has to end.  Heather had to take off early to get back to her kids so her husband could attend some meetings.

Another bagel breakfast!

Heidi and I forgot to get gifts for our kids so we headed back to the mall, except not the one across the street from our hotel cause it didn’t open until 11.  Instead we hopped on a shuttle that took us to the shops at Caesar’s Palace.  After walking the entire mall, we only found 1 store that had kids stuff in it.  Luckily for me they had a super hero cape because that is all Cole has been talking about for about a month.  Then it was back to the hotel to pack up and get on the road.  Goodbye Trump Hotel!

Stopped at Chipotle for lunch on our way out of town.

Rebecca tried to soak up some last minute warmth.

Spent the rest of the day in the car on the way home.  Snacked on an apple, a Twizzler pull-n-peel, and 3 peanut butter M&M’s.  I had a huge headache that I couldn’t get rid of so I wasn’t super hungry.  After dropping the girls off, I finally made it home at 8pm and Cole was waiting for me at the door (mostly because he wanted his treat).  They saved me some dinner which was so great cause I was now starving.

I love girls weekends!  They are a much needed break from everyday life.  It makes it especially nice when you have amazing friends.  Even after not seeing each other for a year, we seem to pick up right where we left off.  We are all so comfortable with each other, there’s never any drama, it’s just easy and fun.  I can’t wait until our next trip!!

32 weeks

32 weeks…oh my!

So I’ve been pregnant for 8 months…sometimes it feels like it’s flown by, other times not so much.

Weekend recap…

SATURDAY

Since Keller got home we have worked out every day, so it was nice to take a day off and just be bums.

Breakfast: bagel and green greek yogurt smoothies

Cole has been wanting to watch Stars Wars cause the previews for Episode 1 in 3D coming to theaters has been on.  But my dad only had the Attack of the Clones movie so we put that on.  It’s seriously like the worst movie ever.  I had to go get a book to read while they were watching cause I wanted to throw something at the TV!  After the movie we went to lunch at Red Rock Brewery.

Lunch: my fav tuna sandwich in a pita pocket, ate half with salad and a few of Keller’s fries

The whole point of us going out was because Cole really wanted to go get some ice cream, but I made him have lunch first!  So after lunch we grabbed a Cold Stone.  I had a “like it” size chocolate with brownie.  Oh so yummy!

I was cordially invited to the Waldorf Astoria in Park City (right down the hill from my parents and for any The BACHELOR watchers..where they filmed the Park City episode) to have a hot chocolate party with my sister and nieces.  My sister had a free night stay and in an attempt to steal my title of world’s best aunt, took the girls for a sleepover…aren’t they special!!

Cole and Uncle Keller came over later to swim.  The pool is outside, heated, but still…the temperature outside was approximately 30 degrees and dropping.  The kids were in the pool for maybe 5 minutes before they ran to the hot tub and spent the rest of the time there.  I sat outside next to the hot tub on a lounge chair in my North Face jacket and Keller’s beanie wrapped in towels.  It was actually super fun!

Keller was craving Cafe Rio chips and queso and I was still full from lunch so we got a steak salad to share.  I had probably a total of 5 bites, because that’s what it’s like sharing something with my tape worm husband (that’s what his buddy nick named him cause he eats so much and no one can figure out where it all goes).  But it was fine cause I really wasn’t that hungry.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Breakfast: Protein Pancake w/OJ

Keller took a 3 day job in Texas so we took him to the airport in the morning.  Cole was not cool with Daddy leaving again after he just got back, but we got over it.  I don’t know what my deal was but I was sooooo tired that we didn’t make it back for church, instead mommy took a nice long much needed and overdue nap!

Snack after nap: apple and Trader Joe’s chunky PB

We had a fun little family Super Bowl party with Michelle’s family.  We were commenting on how proud of ourselves we were that the food was pretty much all healthy.  We made chicken and pepper kabobs, pita w/hummus, fruit salad, veggies and light ranch dip, caprese’s on a stick (baby tomatoes with a small piece of mozzarella, and a sliver of basil drizzled with balsamic), shrimp, WW oatmeal cookies, and then of course we had to have some chips.  Michelle’s sister-in-law Missy brought a delicious buffalo chicken mac and cheese dish and these incredible cake balls.  Needless to say we were all stuffed by the end of the night…but it was all soooo good!

MONDAY

I felt like someone beat me with a b$&#h stick today.  It was bad…and my day did not help my mood.  Took Cole to school and then went to spin.  We had a substitute from our usual teacher and she was AWFUL.  Her music was awful, she didn’t know how to use the microphone so you couldn’t hear her, she didn’t have set sequences (like a hill, or intervals, or speed work) she just let her iPod shuffle songs.  It was the longest hour of my life.

Pre-workout: 1 heaping tsp PB and 1/2 banana

I thought maybe after I got home and got some food in me maybe my attitude would improve, but it really didn’t.

I went to get my haircut and that was the highlight of my day.  My hairstylist redeemed himself from last time and gave me a really good cut (see prego picture).

And then I went to Costco.  I spent almost an hour wandering around and left with only 7 things.  And then of course I picked the LONGEST line possible.  I headed up the canyon and started really wanting a veggie sandwich from Great Harvest. They stop serving sandwiches at 3, it was 2:40.  So I called to have it ready for me to pick up.  I also had to have a slice of their cinnaburst bread because (as I’ve justified to myself) we won’t be living here that much longer and I won’t be pregnant that much longer so I’m taking advantage when I can!  My sister Sherilynn who lives about 10 min from my parents house is out of town and needed someone to bring in here garbage cans so I took my lunch to her house.  Her driveway was literally a sheet of ice.  So my 8 month pregnant self (in flats mind you) had to shuffle in the snow pulling her garbage can down and holding onto my car.  I told my dad it’s a good thing I workout and have abs of steel 😉 or I would have fallen multiple times!  So I make it in her house and dry off my snow covered feet and go to unwrap my lunch.  My veggie sandwich is literally tomato and lettuce…like for reals…so I called Great Harvest to ask them if they had just run out of their veggies and she was like uh no I don’t think so.  UGGG…luckily Sherilynn had 1/2 a zucchini in her fridge so I cut it up and stuck it on and it wasn’t too bad!

Picked up Cole from school and he begged the whole way home to watch X-Men.  I read my book again.  Wasn’t really hungry for dinner when Cole was so I made him dinner and then we went back to the movie.  Even though he had just eaten, he wanted a bagel to to eat while finishing the movie.  He only ate about 1/3 of it, so the rest of it was my dinner!  By the time the movie was over it was time for bath and bed.  I literally spent the rest of the night finishing my book.  I couldn’t put it down.  I realized at 10:15pm when I finally finished that I hadn’t eaten anything else besides that bagel.  Oh well.

Santa Fe Crockpot Chicken

Low key weekend

Pretty low key weekend around here.

Saturday:

Breakfast: protein pancake…didn’t have any cottage cheese so I used greek yogurt instead, not my favorite, it worked, but didn’t taste as good.  5pts

Aunt Sasa came over and  we couldn’t figure out what to do.  It was a beautiful day, but Cole was super tired and crabby and I wasn’t really in the mood to do much.  We decided we would just go grab some lunch.  Cole wanted a hamburger, fries and shake so we ended up trying a burger place here in Park City called Flippin’ Burgers.  When we got there Cole changed his mind about the burger and fries and instead only wanted a shake.  Unfortunately for him, the shake was not that good.  Even he agreed and took maybe 2 sips of the whole thing.  He ended up sharing a turkey burger and fries with me.  It was delicious!  14pts

We rented some movies on the way home and Cole went straight to bed.  Sherilynn and I watched the movie Moneyball.  Very good movie!  Snacked on leftover cookies, a handful of Rice Chex, and 1 licorice…10pts.  Dinner was leftover Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup and a piece of toast.  As you can see, after I gave Cole his bowl there was maybe 1/2C left for me, but I wasn’t starving so it worked out fine plus I made a green smoothie too…4pts

Snack while watching TV: 1/2 apple and a spoonful of peanut butter..2pts

Sunday:

Woke up seriously craving a bagel.  Actually, I’ve been craving a bagel for like 4 days, but gave into my craving today.

Breakfast: cinnamon raisin bagel half with cc and half with butter and jam and some oj…15pts

Snack at church: 2 fruity tootsie rolls, 1/2 balance bar…3pts

Didn’t really have lunch, I probably should have cause instead I just snacked on the following… some dried mangos, a green smoothie, 1 reese’s mini pb cup, a couple bites of Cole’s sugar cookie, and 2 twizzler’s pull n’ peel…11pts

Dinner: tried another recipe from the Skinny Taste website, Santa Fe Crockpot Chicken.  I pretty much followed the recipe (did not use corn), I cooked it on high for 3 hours cause we were starving, and then added diced veggies like I did to the Chicken Enchilada soup recipe.  Served it over rice.  It was soooo yummy and when you don’t use the corn it’s only 4 points for 1 cup serving.  I also added a dollop of greek yogurt to my bowl.  6pts

 And now I wish I had some more cookies, but it’s probably good that I don’t!

Bangs

Weekend Recap

Black FRIDAY:

So we used to go out on Black Friday’s and shop and then I think we all got smart and thought why the heck would we want to put ourselves through all that just to save a few bucks (unless of course there was something really cool for really cheap), but my sister who was going to be in Idaho asked my mom and I to go to Costco for her to check out the sales on TV’s.  So we did.  And if I was going to go anywhere on Black Friday, I would want to go to Costco.  We got there 5 min before they opened (at 9am) and this was the line:

but when they opened the doors we were inside in less than a minute.  Turns out they didn’t have the TV my sister wanted, but it wasn’t all for nothing.  I found a Garmin watch I have been wanting for $75 off.  Merry Chirstmas to me!

(update: I tried to set-up the watch tonight and the bezels don’t work…of course they don’t!)

After the madness we stopped and grabbed breakfast at Einstein’s.  I freaking love bagels, just a PS in case you were wondering!

Breakfast: asiago cheese bagel w/RF CC and oj 13

Met up with Sherilynn and Cole at an indoor playground in Park City and then she wanted to go to Best Buy. She wanted to buy my mom a Wii, but the salesman talked her into an Xbox Kinect.  Then I was going to buy it and just take it with me when we left.  Then we found out for everything we wanted it was going to be like $500…uh yeah no.  Unfortunately for me, Cole was thirsty when we got there so I grabbed a water from the fridge with the sodas, he had one sip, so when we were finally ready to leave I remembered I had to pay for it.  It took me 20 min to buy 1 stupid bottle of water!  While I was waiting in line I snacked on a Twizzler’s pull-n-peel and red vines that I had in my purse from the movie, I learned it’s not a good idea for me to carry those around in my purse!  Came home and had leftovers for lunch.

I made Cole take a nap, because I really wanted to!  The rest of the day was lounging and snacking.  I stopped taking pictures (I think my phone actually died, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself).

SATURDAY:

Woke up ready for a workout.  I didn’t get one in on Friday (besides my timed burpees, which took all of 2min).  But of course as soon as I was about to get on the treadmill, Keller called.  I knew it would be awhile until I was able to get on so I grabbed some breakfast.

Breakfast: Honey Whole Wheat bagel w/RF CC and OJ  12

Then finally got on the treadmill and did my burpee, running intervals. 5 min run/5 burpees (doesn’t seem like a lot, but what I was trying to do was work on my form…I can’t go all the way down to the ground obviously so instead I’m doing push-ups…pathetic push-ups, but push-ups none the less!).  No pic, but drank the rest of my Muscle Milk from Wednesday post workout.

Mom, Cole, Sherilynn, and I headed down to Fashion Place to get some shopping/returning done.  We grabbed lunch at Cheesecake Factory.  I was dying to try the Skinnylicious mexican lettuce wraps that Carman and Lexy had already tried.  They were soooo good.  And with help from an app my sister told me about myfitnesspal, we figured out the wraps were 1 point per wrap!!!

So I didn’t feel guilty having bites of Cole’s pasta w/parmesan, a couple french fries, and bread.  After lunch we did some shopping and then headed back home.  While we were shopping Lexy sent me a picture of a t-shirt she saw…I laughed out loud!

We had to stop at Wal-Mart cause Cole needed a movie! He picked out Cars 2.  We came home and everyone watched it.  I slaved over dinner (I threw a turkey and spinach lasagna that I bought at Costco in the oven).  It was a hit, everyone loved it!  8 points/serving (lots of protein!).

 

SUNDAY:

I’m volunteering at the hospital here in Park City and today was my orientation.  It was basically just a tour of the hospital and signing up for our first days of training.  Not too exciting.

Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 whites, half bagel, and OJ  11

Came home and got organized a little.  Was starving by the time mom and Cole got home from church.  I couldn’t even make myself lunch I had to eat RIGHT NOW, so I popped a roll in the microwave and added butter and jam.  Oh so good.  Followed it up with a Chobani.

Cole wanted to have quiet time in his room cause he wanted to watch Cars 2 by himself.  It was funny!  We didn’t do much else the rest of the day just a movie, played some games, and snacked.

Mom made a delicious refrigerator soup…that’s what I call soup when you put everything in your fridge that you want to get rid of in a soup.  Basically it was a little but of chicken, turkey, potatoes, green beans, carrots, and who knows what else!  But it was delish!

We bought the Yoplait Smoothies at Costco for my dad, he wanted to have things that were healthy but easy for him to make and eat.  I had remembered them from one of the seasons of the Biggest Loser.  Oh my goodness they are so freaking good!!  3 points per serving (the Costco size has 2 servings per bag, the grocery stores probably just have 1).  Like oh my gosh where have these been all my life good!

MONDAY:

Love Mondays cause I get to go to SPIN!!  Today was a hard class.  She really pushed us or I really pushed myself, probably a bit of both.  Wanted to burn off some of the weekend crap.

Pre-workout: 3

Made myself do my burpees before I could have my protein pancake!

Post-workout: 5

Came home and helped clean my half of the house ;).  Got done and read an email from my hubby.  I’ve been missing him a lot.  We’ve been away from each other a lot, but never over the holidays and it seems harder.  I was complaining to him about how my body was hurting from all the frickin burpees.  He gave me some good advice and some unwanted advice.  I must have been especially emotional today, because a few little innocent sentences sent me into a self-loathing depression that made me want to go eat cookies!  Men just need to understand at all times what exact mood their wives are in so they know exactly how to respond and what to say!  Is that so much to ask?

Then Carman texts this picture of one of our heroes Jennifer Nicole Lee and that just did me in.  So after an hour texting session with the FLF girls and crying at the sandwich place, I felt better.

Lunch: veggie sandwich on Great Harvest bread (and sample cinnaburst bread)  10

Went to get my haircut and decided I needed some bangs back in my life.  I’ll most likely regret this decision!

Snacked on an apple on the way to pick up Cole.  Came home and my dad wanted to got to this BBQ place that he has been hearing about from his physical therapist.  It’s in Heber which is about a 20-25 minute drive from Park City.  When we got there, it was closed.  Even though their website said they’re open Monday-Sunday…they weren’t.  So we ended up driving back to Park City and eating at Squatter’s, a pub style restaurant.

Dinner: 3/4 turkey burger, about 10 sweet potato fries  12

And that’s all folks!  I’m excited for the next 4 weeks, my family decided to have a little weight-loss competition.  I’m a little bummed I can’t really participate, but instead of losing weight my goal is to maintain my current weight for 4 weeks.  I’m hoping it won’t be as hard as it might sound and don’t go all “pregnant women shouldn’t be trying to not gain weight”on me…trust me I’ve already gained more than necessary.  I can stand to take a month off of gaining!  Wish me luck!