Monday, August 10, 2009

Wacky weekend!

This weekend went really well! Friday I did not go to the gym - had plans with Jess to have a "girls night out", which always starts with having a play date at her house with all SEVEN of our children. We usually grill out and let the kids play until they're tired. Jess was thoughtful enough to buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts for me so I could stay on plan. We went out to our favorite bar and had a blast! At around 3 a.m. we went with a group of friends to IHOP for "breakfast". Jess and I split an Eggbeaters omelet since neither of us were really hungry. Alcohol was limited to one margarita, so I think it was a good night out. It's nice to go out and be conscious of my diet again.

Saturday I had to babysit Jess's kids since her hubby went out of town. I am a brave woman, and decided to go shopping at Target (with 7 kids) since we had Tax-free weekend here in TN. I really racked up, and ended up buying myself a few things out of the REGULAR SECTION of the store. I can officially wear a XXL. Remember when I used to work at Target? I tried on a XXL shirt once and couldn't get my arms through it, and every other time I tried it was a similar experience. So that's a big NSV for me. I bought a maxi dress, which seems to be pretty stylish right now. Jess has one and I love it, but I'm not 100% sure I love it on me. I ended the day by taking the "tribe" to the pool. It was a great day - avoiding bad food was not an issue. The only splurge was a Frap from Starbucks. After being up all night and dealing with 7 kids in a department store, I think I deserved it!

Yesterday was pretty relaxing. My children spend Sat. nights with their dad now, so I just chilled out Sat. night, then spent a little time with the boyfriend yesterday during the day. It was still midnight before I went to bed, but I woke up focused this morning and ready to have a great week! I meant to WI, but overslept and forgot. I'll do it in the a.m. I am really enjoying my return to the blog world! Love reading everyone, and have found more great blogs. Check out this chick - http://mesohongry.blogspot.com/ (that's where I stole the graphic - thanks!).