Tuesday, February 17, 2009

squishy

the title of this post is how i'm feeling today... wow! i had a great long weekend but there were far too many indulgences. i pretty much did (and ate... and drank) whatever i wanted and now all i want to do is detox, de-bloat, de-booze, re-hydrate, re-exercise and catch up on my zzz's. this morning my cat, oliver, woke me up with wet-nosed headbutts because he was out of food. obviously it's not rocket science, but i still think it's so cute how little animals associate their owners with the food, instead of going straight to the source.

my weekend away to niagara falls was really nice. we played glow in the dark mini-golf, went to the tropical bird museum giant aviary, walked by the falls, went on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride by the falls, went out to eat, sat in the giant jacuzzi tub... definitely an amazing time. here is a picture of me with "duke," the horse who led our carriage around the falls.


he was a nice guy. on sunday, after checking out of the hotel, we drove across the border for my favourite united states activity, grocery shopping! first we stopped at dunkin donuts because i wanted to try the coffee there. it was pretty good - sort of like a tim horton's, but better and with more non-coffee/donut options.

i really went to town in the grocery store and came home with TONS of stuff: luna sunrise and clif kid z bars, cheddar turkey sausages, turkey breakfast sausages, turkey burgers (do you sense a theme?), light hamburger buns, light english muffins, flat out wraps, pureed sweet potato in a can, different kinds of oatmeal, fiber one bars (in new flavours), yoplait yogurts, fat free greek yogurts (fage and oikos), 40-spice hummus, 100-calorie quaker granola bars, swiss miss 25-calorie hot chocolate packets.... heaven.

the best part is that my boyfriend had an amazing time too. i love a man that loves to grocery shop. i bought him some fiber one pop tarts, ha! he also got a packet of slim jims (no comment!). we also went to target, naturally.

we were home on sunday night, and then yesterday (monday) was the family day holiday. hoorah! i took care of some personal business at home (that sounds shady but it's not) and got ready for the week. i wanted to watch the biggest loser from LAST WEEK that i taped, but i didn't have time. and now it's on again tonight. having four hours of taped biggest loser to watch is kind of obscene. i can do it... i won't let you down, biggest loser!

i have some goals for this week - i'd like to try to avoid junk and de-bloat. cut down on the salt, up the water intake, get in some activity every day. tonight after work i will probably go for a swim, or walk/slow-jog on the treadmill. i can't wait to catch up on all the posts i missed this weekend!

12 comments:

Bi0nicw0man said...

Welcome home!

Lex said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!!

I wish my cat was as gentle. When they have no food, they GO NUTS!!! Jumping up and scaling walls... its the weirdest thing!

Lainey said...

My cat was being all cute and sucky last night right after I went to bed. And then I realized...it's not because he loves me desperately, it's probably because he's out of food!

He was.

Randi said...

so jealous of your whole trip! (I'd LOVE to grocery shop in the US!). You're allowed a weekend of fun and indulgence (you're in maintenance right?). and your plan to get back on track is great. So jealous of you.

Vanessa said...

Glow-in-the-dark mini golfing is the BEST!

Glad you had fun :D

Shirls said...

looks like you had a great time! I too always feel the need to "de" and "re" after a vacation..

Sarah said...

I'm totally jealous of your trip!! Sounds awesome. I want to hang out in a giant jacuzzi! And I totally want to go grocery shopping there!

P.O.M. said...

No trip to the US is complete without a stop at Target (we pronounce it Tar-Jay).

Sounds like a nice weekend.

Cat_82 said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend. I think a lot of us over indulged this weekend...ugh!

I'm pretty sure I'd go nuts if I allowed myself to grocery shop in the states....Too many new options...

Your kitty sounds adorable.

Jen said...

Sounds like you had such a great weekend!!!

You always get such a great haul when you go to the States!! I need to do that!!!

fittingbackin said...

Yay - glad you're back! Looks and sounds like a fab trip - love the pic of you and Duke and your grocery store shopping looked awesome! Glow in the dark mini golf? Did I read that right? Fun! Best of luck de-bloating and re-energizing!!! :) That's how I feel every Sunday!

workhardeatwell said...

Grocery shopping is my favourite activity. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend!