I woke up this morning very sad. Today was my last day of vacation, and it was mostly spent packing up the car and traveling. AFM and I did have a good morning together though. I tried not to let my sadness about leaving get in the way of our last couple of hours together.
AFM made one last amazing breakfast. A breakfast sandwich on a whole wheat roll. An egg, bacon and cheese on the toasted bread. For some reason I did not snap a photo. I also enjoyed a travel mug of coffee, even though I was not traveling quite yet.
Over vacation I got a decent amount of reading done. But AFM got more reading done than I did, and I’m just a little jealous of that. (I guess I was getting more sleep??? I’m not sure…)
During our trip to Hyde Park I picked up a renowned biography of FDR. It is huge, but so far I am really liking it.
I left upstate New York around 12:30 this afternoon. I stopped at one rest stop, and for some reason I ordered a hamburger and a small french fries from McDonalds. This was totally ridiculous, especially since I had a granola bar in the car and plenty of water to keep me going. There was no need for such a poor decision on my part. But sometimes you just make a decision, and you have to own it. What can I say?
I arrived back home just a few minutes before 4pm, I think. I unloaded the car, brought most everything up to my room and took a few minutes to get settled. Then I changed into my running clothes, filled up a water bottle and went right back out the door and hit the trail for 3.2 miles of walking, jogging and running.
Let me be honest: during my vacation I took a break from everything. I went running twice (counting today) and I did not worry (much) about what I was eating. I ate anything I wanted. It was great. I figured it was my vacation, and I would get back to normal on Tuesday. I ate pizza as many times as I wanted (3 times?) I had an amazing hamburger and eggplant fries (yes – they were spectacular!) I had two cupcakes (on two separate days) and I had birthday cake twice. (It was AFM’s birthday on Saturday and we had a couple of celebrations. One included beer, and one included an amazing family dinner and birthday cake!) I had steak, pork chops, and lobster. Everything was so amazing. AFM is a great cook. He let me cook once, to make risotto to go with our steak.
So, when I got home I had two things on the agenda. Go for a run and get my butt to Whole Foods to get food for the week. I bought vegetables, yogurt, milk, bread and a chicken breast. I really tried to stick to a 30 dollar budget, but I ended up spending 42 dollars. Ugh. I must do better about reigning in my spending.
Whole Foods was a scene – it was kind of horrible. But thankfully I had my nook in my purse and I read while I was waiting in line at the check out. It went by pretty quickly, thanks to The Hunger Games.
When I got home, I quickly showered and eventually got to work in the kitchen. I chopped up red and orange peppers, carrots, scallions,cucumbers, tomato and a couple of almonds. The base of the salad was two cups of spinach. I skipped a real protein tonight since I had already eaten eggs, bacon, cheese, and a ‘hamburger’ today.
I also picked up a baguette from Olga’s, and had a piece of it with my salad. I have to admit, I am still hungry even an hour after my salad. I’m going to have a glass of milk in a few minutes.
There will be no ice cream for me this week. But there will be plenty of Greek yogurt
Well, I have to get back into the kitchen to finish packing breakfast and healthy snacks for tomorrow’s day at work. I hope I can survive the day tomorrow!
Wish me luck. See you tomorrow!