Friday, April 24, 2009

Making up for bad decisions.............

Well, I really blew it yesterday. I have been so good about not eating candy the last couple of weeks. I put it all away and it hasn't been tempting me. However, for dinner last night we went to Sizzler. I had the salad bar and I usually bring my dinner home. I can only eat one or the other. But for some reason, I was able to eat the baked potato. I also ate one of the grilled shrimp skewers which had 5 shrimp on it. So I ate a big salad, 5 little shrimps and a baked potato. Then I got a little bowl of their ice cream and put some caramel sauce on it. I couldn't believe I could eat that much. Well, I didn't feel too badly since the only other food I had eaten was a Lean Cuisine meal at lunchtime. And I had done 2 hours at the gym yesterday. One hour of yoga, 1/2 hour of cardio and 1/2 hour of strength training. So why is it that I felt the need to eat another bowl of ice cream at home last night?? It only had one scoop but goodness me, I don't know what came over me. I guess I had a mini binge. I guess it surprised me since everything went down so easily. That hardly ever happens. I usually get a little reminder to slow down or to stop, but not last night. I must have been chewing well or taking in very small bites. Well, today at the gym I guess I need to work a little harder to counteract the calories I took in last night.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A wonderful feeling........

Yesterday was a very special day for us. We went to the local mission that feeds the homeless and helped prepare the meal and feed the hungry people who came in. Our church group volunteered to provide the food and make a meal for these less fortunate folks. We all contributed to the food that was purchased and then fixed the meal. We served baked chicken legs and thighs, French Fries, green beans, corn, and salad. We all made homemade desserts and brought those in as well. We fed approximately 100 people and then cleaned up by doing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen and wiping down tables, sweeping the floor, etc. This was such a wonderful experience I can't begin to tell you how much it meant to us. We felt like we got more out of it than the people who came in to eat.

These people were so appreciative and nice to us. We were so impressed by how many of them came up to us afterward and thanked us and told us how delicious the food tasted. My hubby and I talked about what stories each of those people had and what had caused them to be in a position to come there to eat dinner. It was certainly an eye opening experience for us all.

We felt so blessed to be able to help feed the people. We all decided that maybe we should do this on a monthly basis.