Thursday, November 29, 2007

Almost the Weekend!!

Today's my Friday and I'm super excited (but that might have more to do with the amount of coffee I've had this morning)! I finished my work project yesterday so today I can spend slacking off. I have a couple of much smaller projects with no deadlines on them so I should work on those a bit but that's about it.

The weekend tends to be my downfall, eating and exercise wise. It's not having a schedule...I don't love my job but it does give some structure to my day. So I'm going to make a plan of where I'll spend my calories and where I can get in some exercise. Here goes:
Tomorrow S has a dentist appointment at 8 so we're going to come into DC, go to his appointment, have breakfast, do some sightseeing in downtown DC, and probably a movie in the afternoon. Side note: I've lived in DC for two years but it's a very touristy place (being the capital of America and all) so I only go sightseeing if I have visitors in town or it's the winter time and there aren't as many tourists. Back to the plan, I am going to steer S away from a big diner type breakfast and go for something quick and easy, like a bagel somewhere. We'll be doing a lot of walking on Friday so that should give me some good exercise. Lunch will probably be in DC at a sandwich/salad type of place, nothing too fancy. I'm going to get something healthy, either a salad or a low-cal sandwich. Maybe I can talk him into Subway...I haven't been there in a while and I've been craving a Subway sandwich for a while. Dinner we will have at home as usual. It will probably be leftovers from tonight's dinner (Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Rosemary Potatoes, and Salad).
Saturday I planned as a surprise for S but he figured it out. I'm just not sneaky enough to successfully plan a surprise for him! We're going to have brunch at a restaurant here in DC (we had brunch at this place about a year ago, when we first started dating) and then go ice skating at the gallery of art and see some of the exhibits in the gallery of art. In the evening there is a Christmas boat parade in Alexandria that we are going to and I just got an email saying S has made dinner reservations near where the boat parade is going to be. The brunch is definitely going to be my big caloric meal of the day...this place has awesome French toast and I've been looking forward to it for a year now! I'm going to get the French toast but only eat one slice and see if I can sub in turkey sausage or bacon for the regular pork version it comes with. Dinner I'll keep healthy or I'd actually like to eat at home so I'm going to see if I can talk S into cancelling our reservations. The ice skating will definitely give me some exercise!
We have a bunch of errands to run on Sunday. I need to get stuff to make Christmas cards plus a frame for my sister's present. Plus the usual grocery store, Target, etc. We might eat breakfast out but should have the rest of our meals at home so it should be a bit easier to stay within my calories. Sunday I'm going to make a pot of chicken noodle soup for our lunches next week.

Having a plan makes me feel much more confident that I'm not going to overeat and make bad choices. This is my weekend! I can do this!

In other news, I just realized I didn't grab my two yogurts for my snacks today :( Good thing I keep extra granola bars in my desk. Well, I'll be back around later and I'll probably post again today since I'll be avoiding doing any work.


Sara said...

phew - I'm tired just reading your weekend plans!! I think you have a great food and exercise plan for it too! Good Luck (I'm so jealous that you have a 3 day weekend - what I'd do for one...)!

Grumpy Chair said...

I always loved a three day weekend, especially if the day-off was Friday.

Weekends are my downfall too. The kids and hubby want pizza on Friday's and though I weigh my portion and eat with a salad, I still always have a gain on Monday.

Sounds like you have it under control with your pre-plan.

Have a great long weekend.