Ahh. There is truly nothing like visiting my mom and dad - it's like visiting Camp Relaxation, minus the spa treatments. (Now that I think of it, I bet there's a tube of peel-off cucumber mask and some foot cream kicking around smewhere, left over from my high school days, so there could be spa treatments!) Reading, movies, good food, naps - exactly what I needed after a few stressful weeks!
We got in late last night, after stopping for dinner at (horror) McDonalds. I had planned and accounted for dinner at Quiznos. I was looking forward to Quiznos. I knew what I could eat and how many points were going to be in it, and I had planned my day around it. Surprise! There's no Quiznos anymore on the way home.
So I had a small plain cheeseburger, half a small order of fries and some apple slices. Yes, I had a Happy Meal, minus the toy. I was depressed that I couldn't have 'what I really wanted' but I'm proud that I didn't cave and order a Quarter Pounder and giant fries.
I stuck my 30 Day Shred dvd in my bag and thought that I might do it if I had the chance over the weekend, but I wasn't going to be paranoid about it. As it turns out, my parents had a commitment this afternoon so while Gary puttered around with Dad's sound system, I shredded.
But I didn't bring my weights. And my Dad's are 10 pound weights. The dvd recommends up to 5 pound weights, and at home, I use 3 pound ones (yes, I'm wimpy!).
So I used what I had:
Two of these.
And finally, for dessert tonight my mom found a great cupcake recipe that uses a can of diet soda and two egg whites instead of the oil, eggs and liquid you usually add to a cake mix. One cupcake? 2 points!
The trick to sticking to this plan for me is going to flexibility. I can't eat what I planned? Substitute something reasonable while staying on plan. I don't have what I need to exercise? Figure out a different way to fit activity in. I want a treat? Find a way to make it work.
Three for three so far this weekend. I hope you're having just as great a time! Have you found any substitutions that help you make whatever you're doing work for you?