Graduation season is upon and there are so many birthdays coming up for me, it’s not even funny. This is how I know it’s summer…graduations, birthdays, hot, muggy weather, the ice cream man driving by, kids playing outside, and CAMP PREPARATIONS. Call me lame but I LOVE summer camp. I’ve been going since I was nine (this will be my eleventh year!) and I’ve worked my way up from being a camper, to a C.I.T, to a Junior Counselor to an Adult Counselor. I was hoping this year I could be on camp staff (the people that are there all year and make the
“camp magic” happen) but I wasn’t able to.
I’ve been so busy making decorations for our cabin to fit the theme “Whodunit”. I’ve made some magnifying glasses (though, they kind of look like tennis rackets, according to my dad), foot prints and a couple giant green question marks to hang around the cabin.
Last night my little sister (well one of them) graduated from 8th grade. I was looking for something to wear to her graduation ceremony when I ran across a skirt that I’ve had for years. I actually bought it for my own 8th grade graduation from the same school, which would have been 6 years ago? Something like that. Just for kicks and giggles, I tried it on and it fit!
The 8th grade grad and I 🙂
I remember trying it on last fall semester to wear to an event and it didn’t fit! I know I’m still a lot bigger than I was in 8th grade, so it’s kinda of were. Nonetheless, I was ecstatic that it did. It would have been hilarious if I had worn the same skirt I wore to my own 8th grade grad as my sister. Maybe I will next year when another of my sisters graduates from 8th grade. =P
Last night, after graduation, I went out with one of my friends who turned 21 yesterday to Applebees. Thankfully you neighborhood bar and grill still has the Weight Watcher endorsed meals. I ended up getting the Garlic Herb Chicken that came with seasonal veggies (broccoli) and some seasoned potatoes. It was surprisingly delicious for being only 7 points. I was pleased.
I’ve also been experimenting with cooking in the kitchen. Today for lunch I made a delicious rice and chicken meal. I had a bag of brown rice that you can boil and I added a tsp of EVOO to the water as the rice cooked. I also put some EVOO on my chicken breast, which I cooked on my dear George Foreman (2 servings of healthy oils CHECK!, one serving of whole grains CHECK!, one serving of lean protein CHECK!). When the rice was done, I took a cup of it and placed it on my plate. I then poured 1/2 cup of salsa/tomatoes on top of the rice (one serving of vegetables CHECK!). Cut of the chicken in to strips and threw that on top of the salsa rice. Then I put some more salsa on (I love salsa) (one serving of vegetables CHECK!). On the side I had 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce with some cinnamon (one serving of fruits CHECK!) and a glass of skim milk (one serving of dairy CHECK!). So all in all that was 8 GHGs for ~11 points. It was super filling too. I have leftover rice and I can easily grill up another piece of chicken and make a yummy burrito out of it too.
Today I also got my Polar F6 in Coral heart rate monitor! No joke when I heard the doorbell rang, I ran up the stairs and let out a big “WOO HOOO”. I am almost 100% positive the UPS man thought I was crazy. Anyways for those of you who don’t know a HRM provides an accurate count of calories burned. It looks like this:
Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor in Pink
These bad boys normally run over a hundred dollars so when the wonderful ladies (and gents) over on the Weight Watchers message board let us know about Sears’ Awesome Polar F6 Deal, I couldn’t pass it up. I just opened it and and am getting ready to go through the manual to figure out how this sucker works. My goal by purchasing this is that I hope I become more motivated to exercise when I’m seeing the effects immediately on the screen. I’ll let you know how it works out this weekend when I try it out. [=
I’ve also got a potential trip to Dallas next week, with 2 of my best friends and their parents. So excited. I love that family so much…in fact a shout out to Kim for getting me a free food companion when she found out about my awful experience at the Lexington Weight Watchers center with the crotchety old lady. Thanks Kim! [=
Now I’m off to go explore some British pop music that my friend Leanne introduced me too! [=