We had a really nice family trip this long weekend. We drove up to Edmonton to stay with friends, and we managed to cram a whole bunch of really fun activities in. We visited a few new places on our way north from Calgary, checking out downtown Red Deer and stopping for a super-yummy ice cream at a quaint antique country store in Leduc. We spent hours browsing the stalls at the St. Albert Farmer’s Market, and the kids picked up a few handmade treasures with their allowance. Also purchased were a dozen homemade cookies served out of rubbermaid bins – yum! We also took a bike ride, a trip on Edmonton’s heritage trolley, a stroll down famous Whyte Ave in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona district and stopped for mini-donuts at the gorgeous Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market. What else? Oh, just a few hours at World Waterpark in West Edmonton Mall, a trip to the movies for mom & her bud (btw, Mama Mia was FAB) and more of the local cuisine in the form of Donair Pizza and Wok Box specialties like butter chicken, teriyaki chicken and wor wonton soup.
Do you see the theme? Food, food and more food. And that’s not including the car snacks (chips, anyone?) Although I will give myself credit for ixnaying the timbits when the Hubster suggested coffee at Tim’s (I grabbed two solo javas at Starbucks instead) and resisting McDonald’s on the way home (the rest of the fam indulged, though).
But despite my two minor victories, all-in-all it was a gainer of a weekend, and I’m in major recovery mode now. So what’s my weight-loss strategy between now and Weight Watchers weigh-in tomorrow evening at 5:00 pm? Two sessions on the proellixe (one down, one to go), some heavy-duty cardio (looks like an hour on the stationary bike) and a two-day Isagenix cleanse. The cleanse has worked before (to the tune of 5+ pounds) so I’m hangin’ my hopes on that one!
Check back with me on Thursday to see if I manage to pull it off…at this point, I’ll be happy not to gain as of Wednesday.
Oh, and huge props to my friend C (you know who you are) who hit her goal weight this week! Woohoo! You rock!