Quick post before I head out to to a snowly 11 miler:
I’m in Cleveland for the weekend, so there’s not a lot of healthy cooking going on at my apartment with my absence.
I decided to fly home for Easter weekend and am glad I did! I have 2 sisters (I’m the middle) and this weekend I’m the only one here. I get all the attention! Last year, my older sister got married and my younger sister graduated high school and started college, so it was NOT my year…I was pushed in the corner many times. So, I’m relishing all the attention to myself, as long as it’s positive attention, of course 😉
I’m actually taking 2 days off so I flew here Thursday night and am flying out Monday night. I was hoping to get home on Thursday night in time for a nice, homemade healthy dinner with my parents, but my flight was delayed about 3 hours so I didn’t get home till almost 11. Eating at the airport is one of my hardest food situations. I’m never tempted by fast food and cinnabon, I very often get 2 cookies from Au Bon Pain and a big bag of really bad for you trail mix (the kind with all the M&Ms in it(. Almost every single time I fly out of LaGuardia, my flight is delayed and there aren’t good food options in the Continental concourse: a mini Au Bon Pain stand, Auntie Annie’s pretzels and a tiny magazine stand. That’s it…no healthy options. And thus, when my flight is delayed, I always end up eating crap while I get more and more ancy waiting and waiting. This time, however, I decided to be prepared, and I’m glad I was. I packed a banana, an apple, a Kashi granola bar and a LaraBar. Between 3 (when I left work) and 7 I went through all of those bit by bit and then realized I wasn’t going to get home and be able to eat real food till 11 or maybe later. I was weighing my options, and decided the best thing I could do was buy a bag of trail mix-this time the healthiest version, no M&Ms and no preservatives, and monitor my eating of it. I bought the bag and told myself I could open it on the plane, not before, and have 3 small handfuls and then wait a while so see if I was still hungry, then eat some more. I got on the plane, at my 3 handfuls slowly, stopped and waited about 10 minutes, and I wasn’t hungry anymore! So no more trail mix for me! Which is a HUGE accomplishment. Trail mix is one of those things that is fine in moderation but I can eat tons without even realizing it. So, to stop after just a small about was a pretty amazing feat. Yay me!
I got home eventually, the flight was pretty uneventful and enjoyed the bowl of homemade butternut squash soup my mom had waiting for me. I’m glad I didn’t splurge and overeat on trail mix!
Besides being home to spend time with my parents and my best friend and just enjoy being out of the city, this is the real reason I came home:
This is my 95+ pound dog, Dalton. He is the sweetest guy ever, maybe a little bit over energetic, but the best EVER! I love coming home and playing with him and running him around with him and taking him on looooong walks around the lake. No one else takes him on hour long walks so I know he looks forward to me coming home. In fact, every time I put on my sneakers, he gets really excited cause he thinks I’m taking home on a walk. I hate to let him down then I’m just going to the gym! But, I hope to take home out a couple of times for some ‘alone time’.
This short post is getting long. In terms of cooking-my mom and I are making 3 kinds of cupcakes for an Easter party tomorrow night. That counts as healthy food, right??