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I had planned to get quite a bit of stuff done over the weekend, and while I did do several things on my list, I didn't get even half of what I'd planned accomplished. Friday I went and worked out for the infomercial thing, went grocery shopping, and made some of the phone calls that I needed to make. I crashed about 4pm, and then went down to Anne's for dinner and to watch "Joan of Arcadia". Exciting Friday night for two single women, eh? Did get a phone call from the new guy I met at Starbucks last week. We now have plans for dinner this coming Friday evening.
Was in bed again by 11pm, and woke up at 4am Saturday. Managed to sleep some more and finally got up around 8:30, which was pretty good. Then I ran some errands, went to get my hair cut, and went to Blockbuster and rented a few movies. I watched "The Big Blue", which I'd seen years ago when it first came out, but couldn't recall the details, and wanted to see again. It was weirder than I remembered, but still intriguing. After that, I took a nap, and then met up with Mike to watch SNL. We hadn't even talked much this week because we've both been so busy, so it was good to catch up a bit and spend some time together. Donald Trump hosted SNL, and it was pretty funny. I never used to like the show, but it appealled to me more this time, perhaps because now that I've done some improv I can appreciate how difficult it really is to perform live without a lot of rehearsal time!
Sunday was a really nice day. I slept late, and then Mike called and asked me to brunch. I was so hungry that I ate the entire omelette - it was a BIG omelette, too! We had a nice brunch, and then I headed home to clean my apartment. Except that Anne had called while I was out, and she wanted to go do something, so we went and ran some errands together, and grabbed some dinner while we were out. We shared some caesar salad, french fries, and tuna salad sandwich. Then we went to the music store because she wanted a Def Leppard CD from the 80s. I had no idea she even liked their music, and I can't really say that *I* like their music, but okay. I've been wanting to fill in some gaps in MY music collection, because as much as I like some performers, somehow I had never bought any of their CDs - how I managed to live this long without any Beatles or Elvis in my collection, I'll never know! (And I know at least one BTD follower who is appalled by what she just read!) I bought a Beatles CD a couple of weeks ago, so that had been taken care of, and today I found the Elvis CD I wanted, as well as a THREE CD set of Tom Jones for the bargain basement price of $14.99. So I have filled in a few gaps in my collection now, and now all I need to find is a good CD of Elton John's greatest hits. Again, how did I live this long without an Elton John CD? I dunno.....
I did absolutely no working out this weekend, and actually kind of ate like crap today. It always seems to happen right BEFORE I realize that I am PMSing, and sure enough, I ate that date nut bread with cream cheese on it, enjoyed every bite, and THEN came to my senses and realized that it was about THAT time. And THEN I realized that I blew my goal of not touching wheat until my birthday. Phooey. I'm back on track, though.
I do know that I will eat wheat Tuesday night. It's Passover, and I'm joining Anne's family for dinner that evening. Her 91 year old grandmother is cooking, and I will offend her if I don't eat everything that is served to me. Plus, she's a good cook, and it's a religious holiday, so I'm eating whatever we're served (except beef -- never touch the stuff). I will be moderate, though, and I will take Deflect (which I did today, too) and otherwise I will be a good little doobie until my birthday. I always feel like holidays should be holidays from the strictness of my diet, too. It's just no fun to work this hard at the BTD and not be able to have a little break from time to time.
The rest of this week it will be a challenge to get enough rest. I've got something going on every day except Wednesday, and I've already turned down other activities so that I can sleep. I have to - if I don't sleep enough, I'll get sick, and I can't afford to be sick!
For lunch today I've got turkey breast and salad, and pumpkin seeds for snacks. I'm easing my way into low carbing for a couple weeks - the carbs have gotten out of control again, and I am bound and determined to lose this weight before my birthday. It's time to stop messing around!
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