Planning ahead

I had a pretty fab weekend, I’m pleased to report!  I tried planning ahead for events instead of finding myself hungry within arm’s reach of bar food.  Saturday I made a big lunch and then headed out to a baseball game with some friends (which sadly got rained out halfway through).

Blowfish Baseball

I wanted to join the impromptu slip ‘n’ slide that resulted on the field, but we had other places to go afterward.

slip 'n' slide

We left the game early and went to a couple of different places, and I’m proud to admit I didn’t go overboard on beer, and I didn’t eat bar food.  My giant lunch and protein bar snack stayed with me all night!  Woohoo for planning and budgeting!

Sunday afternoon, I had an awesome salad for lunch:

Sunday salad

…then attempted a run to work off some nervous energy; it was only 83° with only 77% humidity, so I took it outside.  Yikes.  I think I didn’t wait long enough between eating and running, and the weather worked against me.  I made it about a mile before I had to stop, then I alternated running and walking the rest of the way home.  I estimate I ran about 1.5 miles.  Not bad, but I was hoping for 2.  I just felt so HEAVY…ugh.

Yesterday evening, I ran around Columbia with a friend “practicing photography.”  Quotes because I kept the camera in automatic mode most of the time – I really need to crack open my Nikon D3000 for Dummies book and study.  I’m happy with the way some of them turned out, though (after I ‘shopped them, of course!).



Columbia Columbia


I hadn’t eaten dinner but decided to go with him and our friends out for coffee afterward – I’m trying to cut dairy out of my diet (or at least cut back), so I got a sugar-free caramel soy latte.  I’m fairly certain my tummy troubles can be blamed on dairy and/or gluten, so I’m trying to be sleuthy about my diet and figure out how different foods make me feel.  When I got home at like 10:30, I made scrambled eggs, because I’m random like that.

scrambled eggs

What did you do this weekend?  Do you plan your meals ahead of time?  I’d like to try, but it seems like a HUGE lifestyle change.