Well….I’m sad to say our mystery dinner will not be featured tonight :(
Before the tragedy occurred, I had a Gnu bar while heading to the gym.
I ran for 30 minutes on the treadmill, and it actually went by somewhat fast! It’s definitely not the same as running outside, but I tried changing my speed every 4 minutes and that kept my mind off the total time.
So – to dinner.
Beadie was right! It was going to be an awesome pot roast.
I had a sirloin tip roast with the chopped carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms in the crockpot this morning with some beef broth, onion soup mix, and a couple splashes of sherry. We were SO excited about having it tonight!
We got home from the gym around 6:30 tonight to find out that the crockpot wasn’t on anymore! I know I set it this morning simply because ours doesn’t just have an on/off switch. I have to turn it on, pick the way I want to cook it, set the time I want, pick high/low, then hit start – which triggers this horrible beeping sound – and it did that this morning! It was on and ready, but apparently, it did not want to be our dinner tonight :(
Since we were too scared to finish cooking it, we went to one of our favorite local places, The New River Grille.
I had my usual here: Buffalo Burger, no cheese, with Onion Rings. Yum!!!
I ate all the onion rings, all of the burger, but only 2/3 of the bun. My burger fell off near the end, so I just took off the rest of the bread to make room for my onion rings :)
I’m sad about the roast, but this dinner was really tasty.
So, SELF has been talking about this “Happy Weight” for a while, and after reading Caitlin’s goal for her new blog as a Mrs :), it got me thinking.
In the newest SELF, Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief, had this to say:
…you’ll learn how to find your happy weight – a number that isn’t so low you have to obsess over every morsel, or so high that it’s unhealthy. Usually when I finally manage to lose pounds, they creep back, but I’ve been at my happy weight for a year and a half now. How? This time, I decided to be healthy from the inside out. Cheating on my diet was never a big deal, but cheating on my heart feels like a betrayal of my commitment to living healthy. So now I eat not to maintain a number on the scale, but to fuel my body to do the sporty things I love.
This really resonated with me, especially after my year this past year.
Working with Weight Watchers always has me kind of focused on the scale. I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing to weigh yourself and keep track of where you are, but it should not be the controlling factor.
This past year, I finally realized that I am more than a number. Running really changed my thoughts about myself, my weight, and my health. Once I was really able to run more than just a few minutes at a time, I just always thought of how strong my legs were getting and how my lungs were getting used to breathing this way.
I tried really hard to get the “good food, bad food” thoughts out of my head and quit freaking out if I ate, say onion rings, one night. :)
I want to focus more on enjoying my life, my family, my friends, and my food rather than what I should/shouldn’t be eating or how much I weigh that day.
I love this idea of “happy weight” – it encompasses everything that I’m trying to do now:
- eating healthy and balanced most of the time
- exercising on a regular basis
- taking time for me (bubble baths, reading, etc)
- enjoying everything – including onion rings and chocolate!
Everything has a place in life – the key is making sure you find your balance.
That’s all my rambling for tonight :)
LOST is on – and I may have a few no bake cookies and a glass of milk while we’re watching.
What do you think about the “happy weight” idea?