Monday, June 1, 2009

Had a wonderful weekend away. Went up to the Okanagan to visit some family for a few days. Unfortunately we lost half a day on the first day as there was a major accident that shut down the main highway and we go stuck in the very slow detour.

Did two runs about 10K each. The first one was along a quite little trail beside a stream, then we crossed the highway and went up a long, fairly steep hill where there was a gorgeous lookout. This isn't an actual picture of where we were (I forgot the battery for my camera - duh!) but it is very nearby and pretty much the view.

At the top was a nice little garden centre that I want to go back to and explore thoroughly, and I also got to see one of the trestles from the Kettle Valley Railway Trails (Features: This 76 m trestle, the third highest steel girder bridge of its type in North America, features a spectacular view of the Trout Creek Canyon, as well as mountainous orchards and vineyards).

The next day I did another run, this time by myself, down a wonderfully quiet, relaxing country road past some small orchards, small farms, a lake and a golf course. Normally it would have been a very pleasant run except about half way out I became aware that I needed a bathroom, and soon, yet there wasn't anything even remotely available nearby. The return run was rather unpleasant due to that. Unfortunate because I would have liked to have run further.

I had some challenges with appy night, but I absolutely conquered them and was very choosey about what was worth enjoying and what was better left alone. For example, chicken wings, homemade is hit and miss at the best of times, and there are so fatty and high in calories - so those I passed on. The hummus (store bought as I ran out of time) & spinach dip I deemed worthy - the first one because it's healthy and the 2nd because I love it and rarely have it. But I still watched my portions. I was quite pleased with myself.

I'm not going to post this weekends menus (mostly because I'm lazy - haha), but here's what is on today's plan:

Breakfast - Red River Cereal (2) (Mom I'll have to send you some)
Lunch - Raw veggies, homemade hummus, Spicy Lentil Soup (6)
Snack - 1 boiled egg, Crunch N Munch (6)
Dinner - Ham, Small La Tortilla Wrap, Almond Butter, Jam (6)

Exercise - 60 minute walk

Points - 20

This morning as I was packing lunch (and my fridge is near empty), I really wanted hummus - but had none made. So I whipped out the food processor and in less than 5 minutes I had it put together (which I just finished devouring and it is delicious!).


Syl said...

Way to go Heidi! I LOVE the okanagan..Kelowna and the docks are my favorite spot...I have been trying to conviencing the hubby to move there for years! looks like it's not working ;-)

Tiffany said...

Sounds like you did really well on appy night. That's a tough one. Plus you also managed a couple runs, so I'd say it's an overall success.