Well it's time to weigh in again. The problem is that I'm in Idaho so I'm not by my own scale. I'll just tell you that as of Sunday morning when I flew out I had lost 4.5 pounds! Im excited about that! And here in Idaho I have totally stayed within my calorie count.
The flight was short and sweet. I didn't eat any of the peanuts on board, choosing rather to eat a leaner protein snack I had brought along. I had that with coffee. I got to my moms house at dinner time. My nephew and his wife brought dinner over for everyone! I was in luck! It was taco salad! I ate mine without the taco chips!
We all went to bed late. This morning I had shredded wheat for breakfast carefully measured out! At noon my mom and I met my sister for lunch. I had half of a turkey sandwich and a cup of bean soup. I took the top of the bread off the sandwich so I only had half a piece of bread. I ordered a diet coke.
Then it was off to see my sisters bent and dent store. The store was closed today so that's how she could manage to run around with me! My sister and husband have started another family business. All her older boys work the families pole barn business and now my brother in law is finding it hard on his joints so he opened a store. My sis has nine kids so the younger ones homeschool in the back of the store taught by one of the older brothers. My niece runs the cash register and my sister works in the back sorting and pricing the semi truck loads of bent and dent goods! It's an impressive little set up but boy it keeps them hopping! My brother in law does the business end of both businesses.
So I decided I would help out my sis and fold her gazillion loads of clean laundry that hadn't made it to the drawers. Well Tink wanted to spend the night with her cousins so after dropping my sis and my mother off at the store to do some work I tootled over to my sisters house and grabbed one of her boys to show me how to get back to Grandpas house to get Tinks suitcase.
Well we made the 15 minute drive and sure enough my 11 year old nephew knew the right way. When I got to moms I talked with my dad a while then went in and put groceries in the fridge and packed up the stuff Tink would need. I grabbed my cell phone and we were off.
I was barely down the road when it dawned on me that I didn't recall putting the suitcase in the trunk. I asked my nephew if I had and he assured me I had cause he recalled putting the trunk lid down. So off we went. We arrived at my sisters to discover that indeed I had forgotten the suitcase! That was my whole point of going back to my folks place! Bummer.
Well there was no time because I had gallantly offered to make dinner for everyone at my sisters house. There were 16 us so I figured I better get in gear. I told everyone dinner would be ready at 6 pm. That meant that the boys out on the construction crew, my dad 15 minutes north and my sis and mom 5 minutes to the south all knew that supper was going to be at 6pm.
I made meatloaf, baked potato's, steamed asparagus, tossed salad, peach cobbler and icecream. Just as I'm popping the potatoes and meatloaf in the oven I glance at the clock. I had an hour and ten minutes to get it baked. But....there was one little problem. Their clock said it was 5:50 pm!!! My watch said it was 4:50 pm. Ooops! Seems like there's a little matter of a time change that I had forgotten! So instead of dinner at 6 it was at 7! There was no way to get the word to everybody so everyone just had to wait for the stuff to get done!
But there now this is a diet post. So what did I eat for dinner? I had salad and asparagus, 2 bites of meatloaf, three bites of cobbler and three bites of icecream! I ended the day well within my caloric limits!
This morning Tink is going to go over and do her schoolwork with my sisters kids in a little school room they have set up in the back of the store. She didn't get to spend the night because I had forgotten the suitcase. The funny part of that was that my 18 year old nephew said he was going by grandpas and would pick it up. Well he stopped at Grandpas and he too arrived without the suit case. Both of us forgot it so I guess it wasn't meant to be!
So anyway that catches you up to date. I didn't get to weigh on Monday or Tuesday so I will have to just count the 4.5 pound I had lost from Tuesday to Sunday. So now its your turn!
Hope you all had a lovely weight loss week!