I was hoping the weather would have been a bit better on my day off yesterday – we had temps in the low 40s and it was rainy. That didn’t stop us from having fun though!
I did get up and go swimming! I got to the gym at 7:40 and every single lap swim lane was open – I swam from 7:45 to 8:25 and I was the only one in the pool the whole time. 😀 And then I sat in the hot whirl pool tub for five minutes – it was the perfect way to start the day.
Before I left to meet my sister and Mom, I made half a bagel egg sammie – none of the pictures turned out (really, hardly any natural light at 9:00 in the morning??!!), but I have a new cheese that my store now carries – it’s like they asked me to make my own cheese! My breakfast sammie was 6 points.
We met my sister at her office and went to a Chinese restaurant called Szechwan Beijing. It had gotten good reviews according to their website – my dish was perfect. I ordered the kung pao shrimp and asked for extra broccoli (which I think I got 5 pieces?). The shrimp was not breaded, cooked perfectly and a nice spicy bite. Hannah’s sweet and sour chicken looked more like corn dog battered chicken – she wasn’t a fan. My mom’s shrimp in lobster sauce was salty, and my sisters chicken fried rice was just okay – oh well, can’t win them all!
I love this picture of Nana and Hannah:
We spent the afternoon going to three different thrift stores. I bought a brand new pair of Gap lounging pants for $2.99, and some t-shirts to work out in. We laughed when Hannah would all of a sudden break into dance without warning – so funny! I’ll have to see if she’ll let me video tape it, because it’s hilarious. 😀
We then went to one of my favorite stores in Forest Park, called Flavour Cooking School. Not only do they have tons of cooking classes, but they have a retail portion too – while I drooled over the ridiculously expensive Le Creuset tea kettles, I walked out with some bamboo wooden spoons – I only had one wooden spoon at home!
We picked up my sisters son Mark from school and went out for ice cream – lunch didn’t stick with us that long. They had a sugar free moosetracks, but it was mostly chocolate, and I am not a huge fan of all chocolate ice cream. So I had a zero point cup of coffee. 😀
Once back at my Mom’s house, I went through all of my Dad’s photography drawers. He was such an avid photographer, and while he didn’t make prints of every roll he took, he made a contact sheet, clipped the negatives to that, and then perfectly described the contents in a manila folder. There literally are THOUSANDS of pictures. I took a few folders home with me – you may be seeing some flashback Friday posts soon. 😀
Hannah and I made our way home. We had one of Hannah’s favorite dinners – sliders and fries. My burgers: 3 oz. lean beef, 2 refrigerator biscuits, 4 ounces of potatoes, and I count 1 point for the oil the fries were fried in. Dinner is 10 Points.
- 37 points (including 4 points for rice crackers eaten on our way home and wine) 😀
- eTools said I only earned 2 points for swimming – boo!
- 10 flex points remaining, 9 activity points earned
- average blood sugar 98
Question of the Day: Has spring sprung where you live? I just saw on the news that our temps will be in the 20’s tonight with a possibility of snow – WTH?!