Monday, May 12, 2008

A New Week!

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Yesterday my middle daughter had us over for brunch. The oldest was able to make it but the youngest couldn't. She'll be arriving from Springfield, Mass. on Wednesday to attend a bridal shower this weekend so I get to see her then!

Daughter & her hubby put out a scrumptious spread and I ate everything! Pecan Baked French Toast, Quiche Lorraine, sausages, rosemary hashbrowns, chocolate dipped strawberries, banana walnut muffins.... (okay - I didn't eat everything - I skipped the muffins.) But it was mother's day and it sure beat the breakfasts in bed they used to make me when they were kids! (see Mother'sDay 2007 post).

I'm not upset with myself that I ate all that fattening food. What I am unhappy about is that I didn't eat it slower. Like I've been trying to do but have let go by the wayside some. You know...Paul McKenna's tried & true tip about putting your fork down between each bite? Because had I done that - I would never have gone back for seconds. Now I feel like that "Coulda' Had a V-8" commercial - smacking myself in the head!

This week I step up my Cto5k regime. I'm psyched! Nan was right - this can get addicting. And yesterday my mother-in-law gave me 5 tank top style t-shirts which will be perfect for running! And guess what? She bought me large - not Extra large! And they fit! (Now my bottom half is a another story....)

Tomorrow night the girls & I are going to do our walk in a very cool park in our area. It is situated along the Genesee River just before it empties into Lake Ontario. The trail is supposed to be beautiful - and there are even some hidden waterfalls! I haven't been to that park since I was in high school. (And I've never walked the trail.) Living in Upstate New York we have access to so many wonderful parks and waterfronts. I need to take advantage of that! I keep saying I want to travel and visit the world - when I have a wealth of opportunities right at my doorstep!

I hope you all had a wonderful mother's day...that you either got hugs or gave them! And if's one from me *hug*


Teale said...

Mother's Day was hard for me, food-wise, and I'm not even the Mom celebrating! I celebrated w/my two moms, and it was not a very on-plan day for me! Oh well, the important thing is that we pick back up & do good the next day!

Felicia said...

Sounds like you had a great day! Your upcoming walk sounds lovely!

Hope you have a SUPER week!

RunningNan said...

eh.. No biggie.. At least you didn't go back for thirds! My bottom half was the first thing to slim down.. I still have my belly! Glad you have a nice mothers day!

Pattie said...

Glad Mother's Day was so lovely. Don’t worry about the food: it was only one day. And you're right: next time you indulge, take time to savor every bite.

CactusFreek said...

Hey, i nearly used that pic on my blog! lol
I want to spend the next mothers day at your daughters place i think!
I ate my KFC too quickly too :o/

Rose said...

That sounds like a lovely day :) I just read your last year's post... so cute!

That spread sounds awesome :)

Manuela said...

Sounds as though your brunch was wonderful. I absolutely adore breakfasts like that because I'm usually eating oatmeal!

I love the c25k and doubled up on a week accidentally! I'm starting week 8 today even though my right leg has been bothering me. We'll see how it goes.

Have a great week!

Thinking Thin said...

I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day! All that yummy food sounds good.

dadivastreet said...

Brunch sounded yummy! And half the calories on Mother's Day officially don't count! Enjoy that walk, the area sounds lovely. A hug back to you too!

Honi said...

sounds like you had a yummy MD so that is good.. the trail sounds fabulous too.. Have a wonderful week and a belated happy mothers day..

Grumpy Chair said...

Sounds like you had a lovely mother's day with two of your daughters and tomorrow you get to see the baby (your youngest).

I had a very nice mother's day too, and overindulged in some bbq ribs.

Cammy said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day celebration. I'm a little miffed you didn't save me any strawberries, but I suppose I'll get over it. :)

I almost had the same "pacing" issue with Cake Day. It took concious effort not to just eat and eat and eat. Definitely something to stay focused on!

Have a great week!

Mama Bear June said...

Glad you had a good Mother's Day. I think it's a good excuse to eat more than you normally do. Congrats on the size large tanks! It always feels good to fit into smaller sizes! Keep making healthy choices. The walking paths in the park sound so fun.
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