Monday, September 29, 2008

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Well, Saturday was the parade back in my hometown that I'd told you all about. My dad and I practiced a bit on the tandem bike Friday when we got there and I'm glad...we were a bit wobbly at first (okay, I'll take the blame for it...) but after a while I got the hang of it and we were zipping around just fine. =)

The parade was Saturday morning and if I do say so myself, we were quite a hit! The kids were yelling "Santa, Santa!" (one of them said my dad wasn't fat enough to be Santa!) and lots of them wanted to pet our "reindog" as well. lol... She was adorable in her red t-shirt and antlers (which we had to safety pin to the shirt to keep them somewhat in place.) We waved at lots of people and my mom threw nearly 2 big bags worth of tootsie rolls along the 1-mile route.

I look like I still weigh 220 in the costume since it was really big. The tights were almost too small but the pants and coat were huge! Why dad didn't think it would fit some of the other guys in the "toy shop" is beyond me...I'm thinking that none of them wanted to look ridiculous is all! lol... Or, maybe he just wanted me to be in it with him. I don't know, but it was a lot of fun. I'd even do it again next year! Here are a couple of pics, as promised, taken at my parents house. Unfortunately we didn't have any one take pics during the actual parade. There was a lady taking pics of all of the entries by the announcer's booth, we assume from the Chamber of Commerce, so dad was going to call and see if he could get a copy of the one she took.
I weighed in before we left Friday and I was down .4 from the previous Saturday. I did good with my eating on Friday, with the exception of a bag of popcorn from the concession stand at the high school football game that night.

Saturday wasn't too bad until my uncle opened a bag of trail mix. I should never have had that first bite because it's a red light food for me. And I know it. One bite led to two and so forth. It was the kind that had almonds, cashews, peanuts, raisins and M&Ms in it. I'm a sucker for crunchy, salty snacks so I knew better than to even have any....let alone about a pound of it! Arrrggghhhh.... Yesterday wasn't much better....we went to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants when we got back to town yesterday. I had too many chips and salsa (another red light combo) and then I had a tostada, a taco, beans & rice, AND a margarita. Oy. I was stuffed AND buzzed.

I got on the scale today which was completely stupid because I knew I would be up from all of the salty nuts, salty chips, low water intake yesterday....and it's also "that time" but man. I wanted to kick myself in the ass when that number popped up. I'm not even going to type it out. Yes, yes...I know this is an accountability device but I don't want to. I'm going to stay off the scale till Saturday morning and hopefully I can at least get back down to what I was before we left town.

I'm going to the gym tonight and Wednesday for sure. Possibly other nights, too. I forgot to tell you that I have started running again. Last week I ran on the treadmill 10 minutes, walked 4, ran 3, then walked 3 more minutes. The outside of my ankle feels fine though it's still a bit swollen, but the inside still hurts every now and then, which is why I stopped. It was pulling a bit and I didn't want to injure it any more. A couple of days later I took Wrigley for a walk and we ran here and there. It normally takes us 30 minutes to complete our route around the neighborhood but we did it in 22 or 23 minutes that day. I was worried about her zig-zagging and tripping me, but she's actually a decent runner! She sort of runs sideways....her butt was to the left of the rest of her body most of the time! lol.... =)

That's all I have for now. Wish me luck in getting these excess pounds off by Saturday!


KK said...

Great pics from the parade! I am glad you had fun!

I am with you on those red light foods. Ahhh salt! Chips and salsa!

kikimonster said...

You'll get the weight off. And remember, you can't stop living your life because of what numbers might pop up on the scale. Do it, get over it... and get moving :)

MizFit said...

how was the gym last night?

and, more importantly :), HOW FUN ARE YOU!

I loved the parade pics.

life is about living and laughing even if sometimes it means the hunk of metal which we call the scale is up a tad.

RooBabs said...

Okay, I am totally behind the times. I love the pics- you look so cute (and your dad is kinda skinny to be Santa, but it's the "off season" right?)

I am so with you about that trail mix. It's impossible to just have a tiny bit. Love the salty/sweet combos.

And don't worry about the extra weight- like you said, the salt plus TOM- it will balance out soon.

Glad to hear that your running is okay with your ankle. Just don't overdo it and you should be fine.