G’Afternoon! We’re back from the lake, unpacking and such. Here’s the recap!
A Dark Snack
Picking up from our packed turkey sandwiches, the husband and I ate them and split our bag of raw veggies during Batman. I didn’t eat up eating my LaraBar but did have some Diet Coke and a handful of Andrew’s popcorn on a paper towel –
I enjoyed Dark Knight but didn’t think it was anything particularly amazing like everyone hyped it up to be.
Southern BBQ Dinner
After the movie we went to dinner at a famous BBQ restaurant for some South Carolina style mustard BBQ. I ordered “pork and 3 sides” and chose corn, baked beans and green beans for my sides. I was impressed at how fresh the food tasted – the corn and beans weren’t drenched in butter and oil but tasted homemade. I ate all the corn, about half the bean cup, all of the green beans and about a third of the BBQ (the husband enjoyed my leftovers )
I also had half a roll –
When we got home that evening, we started a big jigsaw puzzle and I had a small mug of ice cream for a snack.
Saturday Morning Run
The husband and I got up early on Saturday to get in some exercise before we started the day. My cold was all in my head and we decided to just walk. But 15 minutes into the walk we were running again. We did another 4 miles or so.
I made a yummy bowl of oatmeal with banana. Since we had plans to be out on the lake for a long time and I didn’t have much in the way of toppings, I made a half cup portion with all skim milk instead of half water. It was quite filling!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup skim
- 1/2 medium banana
- Some granola from home
Plus a mug of coffee –
For lunch we cooked some dogs on the grill – AmyLu’s dogs! The husband went with his dad to get supplies and found these – he knew I’d be excited. We tried the Cranberry Cognac flavor – loved it!!
I snacked on a handful of wheat thins as we were making lunch.
I ate my sausage on a piece of bread for a roll –
We also made some baked beans and bulked them up with bell peppers. I had a half cup of those.
Plus two little baby plums –
From above –
And a wheat thin with cheese for dessert –
Loch Murray Monster
The boys were swimming off the dock when we had a surprise appearance by Walter the Water Snake = the reason I don’t like lakes!! He wasn’t some happy little snake on the surface – he was a big long one that was UNDERWATER and just hovered there right under the surface for a few moments before swimming into deeper, darker water. We think he has a nest on the dock, but needless to say I wasn’t going in the water this trip! We took the boat out and the boys did some skiing but I wasn’t up for being in the water in murky coves. But I did eventually swim off the boat in the middle of the lake where the water was over 50 feet deep. I treaded water for about 20 minutes and got in some refreshing exercise
Cocktails on the Dock
Once back to shore, we had some drinks out on the dock while the sun set. I had a small glass of white wine, which was leftover from our rehearsal dinner last summer!
The husband made some homemade guacamole while we prepped dinner. Basically just mashed avocados, chopped tomato, cumin, S+ P and lime juice.
I had about 5 chips.
And a splash more wine –
My father in law makes excellent margaritas – a lake house tradition. I had one of those as well but couldn’t finish all of it –
For dinner we had grilled pork tenderloin, salad, baked potato wedges and broccoli. And I had a small glass of red wine (too much alcohol last night!!)
They came on strong as we were cleaning up dinner and the open bag of chips called my name. I LOVE those gold-style chips. I probably had a serving size worth.
I ended the night with a piece of egg nog chocolate but I only had half because it wasn’t that great (I’m not a fan of white chocolate).
I did eat and drink more than I had planned this weekend, but limiting snacks and getting in a workout each day help carry me through special occasions.
We woke up stiff and sore this morning, so the husband and I decided on a walk instead of a run. We walked + talked for about 45 minutes and enjoyed the morning ambiance.
I made a half a cup of oats with half skim, half water, and half a banana this morning and had them with trail mix I brought from home on top.
Plus more coffee, which left me very nauseous for about 10-15 minutes upon finishing breakfast. I just can’t drink a full cup anymore!
I packed a half turkey, avocado, tomato and pepperjack sandwich to have in the car, plus the last of my baby plums.
I’ll end with a highlights video I made of the weekend!
NOTE: Panda isn’t really drinking beer – it’s just lake water in a bottle!