Yes, I fought and clawed my way through the weekend. Knowing that there were two dinners we had to be a part of, and knowing that both involved copious amounts of food....both good and bad, I had to really work at preparing myself for what could be a caloric mine field. It was also another weekend with double doses of beef, which is certainly not what we plan. With both of these dinners looming on my horizon, I carefully planned what I would and would not eat, and for the most part, I stuck to the plan. On both days, we played golf, so that helped use up an extra "spud" or two.
Friday night's fillet was absolutely wonderful, but the giant prime rib on Saturday night was a real sight to behold. It was prime rib special night at a local restaurant, so 4 couples took off to enjoy. It was worth the short trip to the place, and the food was simply great. Worth the splurge. I enjoyed it all the more because of the pre-planning I had done to be able to eat the huge chunk of beef without nearly the guilt I'd have felt previously. That, in and of itself, was kind of a nice feeling. I really didn't feel I had cheated the caloric police at all. Guess I'll see if I'm this proud of myself when Weigh In Wednesday rolls around.
As for the Great Cardio Challenge....insurmountable lead, turns out to be just that. The Perfect Child didn't get her full amount of cardio in this week, and I did double duty until my knee rebelled. Her work schedule is so crazy, I'm feeling a little benevolent toward her. I'm considering just letting her buy me my Whole Foods gift card and call off the competition. I hate beating up on the poor and unfortunate. :) And, my knee is recovering nicely. I'm not ready for two a days again, but I'm not in the awful pain I was in when biking/walking. That's a very good deal, as far as I'm concerned. I'll be continuing the cardio, but I'll be doing it with a little more good sense involved. Maybe listen to my knee when it screams "NO MORE" at me.
I'm considering a pro-active move to be kind to my liver. I've heard resveritol (sp?) is good for the liver and is also a skin enhancer/restorer. I should probably do some research before I get into this, but has anyone any info or results using this? Younger looking skin would not be an awful side effect, either. Getting rid of that one little wrinkle would be nice. Did I say ONE little wrinkle? Hmmmmm.