The day after.... I didn't have a bad hangover or anything, but I did wake up at 5, as usual and couldn't go back to sleep until after 7. Once I woke up again, I just lay there in bed for a couple of hours. I was so drained. Thankfully, Brian had made plans with the boys to take them into Rockford for haircuts and lunch. So, it got me moving. We ended up having a really great family day. We took the boys to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch (their fave place). It's a hard place to eat smart, but I did the best I could. I had a black bean burger w/ the veggie boat (carrots and celery), along with a Diet Coke. I have to tell you, I've been starving all day. That's another drawback of drinking. It really does screw up my entire next day. After lunch, we took the boys to the mall, got their haircuts and walked around to check things out. While we were in the mall, a huge storm passed through, taking out the electricity. It wasn't too long before the emergency lights came on, but it was freaky. We were having a great time tooling around in the mall, but then Brian got called into work. He wasn't actually "on-call" but b/c of the storm there were problems all over the place. So, we had to cut our day short, so Brian could go into work. We definitely look at the bright side, though. Overtime is our friend. But it's after 10, and he's still not home :(
I was able to take an hour nap or so this evening. Oh, did it feel good. After that, I went grocery shopping. After I quickly put everything away, I made myself go for a walk. I'm happy with my speed. It really seems to be improving. But everytime I've walked, I've ended up doing part of it in the pitch black. I walk in this park that's only a 6 min walk from the house. It's a pretty park, and 3/4 of it is lined by small forest area. In one narrow spot, with trees on both side, there are bats, though. Freaky. So, every night I've walked, I've been the last one out there (so, I'm by myself), and I'm walking through bats. I've really got to get my walks started earlier. I am proud of myself for doing it, though. The walk was much needed. I needed to have a tiny bit of discipline to my day.
Looking forward to Sunday! Hope you're all having a good weekend.
9:00 Kind bar (almond and coconut) and a 7Up
12:45 Black bean burger w/ pepper jack, carrots and celery along w/ fat free ranch, Diet Coke
5:00 3 small hard cookies
9:00 Chex w/ soy milk and a banana
Walk 1 hour and 10 mins