This weekend has been perfect. Exactly what I needed – a quiet weekend at home with nothing to do … yet tons of time to get some stuff accomplished.

We slept in each day (well, until 7AM), the house is clean, the dog has been bathed, we went to see a movie (Julie & Julia), we shopped, Jon cooked, the yard has been mowed, we spent some time with Jon’s child #2 and his girlfriend, we’ve both talked to our family members who live in other cities/states … and we both spent a bunch of time sitting and reading.

Bonus = the weather has been fabulous. We’ve had the windows open just about all day today.

We were supposed to go out of town to attend a birthday party for a family member of mine, but we didn’t.

I woke up Friday morning with an incredible stomachache. I had a session scheduled with the trainer at 6AM, so I took a tums and went … hoping for the best.

I couldn’t take it – left after 25 minutes. I’ve been working out with my trainer for a year and a half and have never had to cancel or stop mid-session because of illness … this was WAY beyond the sickness I feel when I eat before a session … seriously thought I wouldn’t make it home.

I made it home, took a pepto-bismol pill (a freakin’ miracle drug, in my opinion), crawled back into bed and slept for 20 minutes before getting up to get ready for work. I worked half a day, came home and slept on the couch off and on the rest of the day. I ate nothing until 3PM – then I ate two T of natural PB and some applesauce. Then … I canceled the trip.

I’m sad I missed the party, but I couldn’t stomach (ha!) the thought of driving 6 hours feeling like total shit.

I needed the break, too. I feel better – recharged – after the shitty week of issues and shitty end of the week stomach ailment.

I took just a couple pictures yesterday (Saturday). We rolled out of bed and went on a breakfast date to a place we’ve never been before – a cute restaurant that used to be a house, I think. I think it’s called The Old Home Place. Can’t find a website, but I found a review.

I had a spinach, bacon and tomato (and lots of cheese) omelet – that’s it. I ended up giving a lot of it to Jon and trading for some of his bacon lover’s omelet. I passed up the all-you-can-eat pancakes despite the strong desire to cave.

Lunch was a salad – made by Jon.

I tried to convince him we should have chocolate cake for dinner, but he wasn’t going for it. Lesson learned yesterday: a movie about food – really GOOD and beautiful and tempting food – will result in madness. We had homemade nachos (while watching a movie at home) instead.

Today’s breakfast was very, very good. 3 scrambled eggs with about an ounce of cheddar cheese on top. 2 pork sausage links. Concoction of black beans, asparagus, onions, mushrooms and red pepper flakes – the highlight of the meal.

Jon roasted the weekly chicken – he does this just about each weekend and pulls the meat/stores it for easy use on salads.

I stayed full from breakfast for most of the day, so I had just a little bit of the roasted chicken for lunch.

I was craving a cookie while we were grocery shopping this afternoon, so I ate one. Jon picked oatmeal, cranberry, orange and I picked chocolate chip PB. We split each, as usual – ate them in the car on the way home from the store.

Dinner tonight = chicken cordon bleu (created by Earth Fare, grilled by Jon) and spinach.

Jon had a steak.

I’ve had zero exercise this weekend – unless traipsing through 3 different grocery stores counts.

I am ready to take on a new week. Goal #1: cardio @ some point tomorrow unless I’m dead. Period.

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