Yesterday afternoon, we went to my brother and sister-in-law’s house for a cookout. My brother and sister-in-law made a bunch of delicious food. Crystal was even nice enough to make tilapia for me.
And of course there was dessert involved.
While we were there we discussed something very important in my family – Halloween.
My dad loves Halloween and puts together a Halloween calendar every year with stuff planned for every weekend in October.
Last year he created a really elaborate “ Halloween in Wonderland ” game/adventure that took us a month to complete. October is always a fun and busy month for us. And crazy, definitely crazy.
This October is going to be just as fun. Crystal has an Amazing Race style Halloween game planned for us that I’m really looking forward to.
1 mile – treadmill
Butts and Guts – 60 minutes
I’ve been getting to the gym a few minutes early after Jaden goes to school, and I have been using that time to try to improve my mile time. That’s why I only run one mile.
Look, I took a picture with my smart phone during Butts and Guts class and uploaded it to the computer and onto my blog all by myself:
Trust me – that’s an accomplishment.
After the gym, I stopped by the grocery store to pick up some stuff for the kid’s lunches and dinner throughout the week. I don’t know if anyone is actually interested in seeing what I bought, but I feel like I am always curious to see what kinds of foods other people are buying, so I thought I’d share a few things.
I have been trying to eat most of my carbs during the day and eat a meal lighter in carbs for dinner. I am also really trying to cut back on sugar for these next 11 days before my final Biggest Loser weigh-in, also just because less refined sugar is healthier.
I bought lettuce and smoked salmon for salads:
Plain Greek yogurt with blueberries to mix in:
Spaghetti squash and sauce:
Buy one, get one free hummus. You can’t pass up a deal like that!
Eggs – always eggs!
And sugar-free caramel apple Werther’s Originals for a little treat:
I don’t mind doing the actual grocery shopping itself, but I hate bringing the groceries inside and putting them away. I don’t know why, it just isn’t fun. And I am one of those people who will fall down the stairs because I am trying to carry 15 grocery bags at once. And then the bread gets squished. And the eggs break. Dumb groceries.
Questions of the day:
What’s your favorite holiday?
What kinds of things do you buy when you go grocery shopping? Do you like grocery shopping?