Sunday, October 17, 2010

Love the Weekends

I'm like so many others that I live for the weekend, but they always seem to be busy. But I do better when I have planned activities. This weekend is one of the active times. Yesterday morning we were off and running early straightening up the house and a run to the store getting things for a class gathering we had last night. Then early afternoon we were off to the zoo for their "Zoo-Boo" event. Here's a pic of me with Jacob and Gracie in their costumes. The zoo had cool things for the kids to do including pumpkin bowling and getting treats at various sections of the zoo.

On the way home from the zoo, we stopped at a great pizza place that has an awesome spinach salad for an early dinner. I hadn't planned on having any pizza but couldn't resist and cut one of the slices in half and was able to stopped at that. We only had about 90 minutes before our guests were to arrive when we got home and started last minute prep and changing clothles.

I'm very involved with my high school class and always trying to find opportunities of bringing our class together. We usually have a summer picnic but this year we opted just to have a gathering at our house. The turnout wasn't that great but it was a fun time anyway reminiscing about the "Good Ole' Days". I didn't go overboard with food like I normally do with loads of stuff left over that we end up eating. Some people brought dessert and I made sure that those slices of pumpkin pie and apple crisp went home with someone else. My only indulgence during the evening was 1/2 glass of wine and a handful of nuts. I considered myself successful in a party atmosphere.

I might note that I am wearing the brown slacks that I pulled out a few weeks ago and were able to get over my thighs and hips but weren't quite there buttoning. Last night, they were tight around the waist but comfortable enough to wear all evening and the button didn't pop.


Debbie said...

Way to go on the slacks, thats a great NSV. Love the pictures.. Cute kids.

NAN said...

Yay on those slacks. I wore a mid sleeved top to church today for the first time in awhile and it was much looser. I am also starting to tell people I am on a diet- it seems that has been the story of my life for a long time and it hardly ever worked. I think it's the low carbing and also, my motivation that is making me successful now. I did well on Nutri-system but since I really like to cook, those dinners and teeny portions got tedious quickly. Right now I VOW to never get over 200 pounds- what will be your red flag?