Happy Monday everyone!
Fall is finally here and it’s about time since it’s November! The weather has cooled off a lot, and the leaves are finally changing.
I have several days to catch up on! I haven’t been very busy, but I have been extremely tired, exhausted, worn out – all of the above! I just can’t get enough sleep. Jeremy started refereeing this week, so he’s been coming in late. Even if I go to sleep before he comes in, I’m such a light sleeper that I wake up anyways, and then I have a hard time going back to sleep. I have been going to bed around midnight and getting up between 5:30-5:45. I’ve been living on Herbalife lift offs all week.
This past week, I did really well eating healthy all week long. I didn’t snack mindlessly, and I didn’t overeat. I did have a very small piece of the German chocolate cake I made, but that was it. But, this weekend, that all went out the door! And, I really don’t feel bad about it because my “cheat” meals (yes I mean more than 1) were so good that it was so worth it! I try to eat healthy most of the time, but sometimes, I just crave unhealthy foods, and I give in. But before I tell you about those meals, I want to tell you about some new to me things I tried this week.
Thursday it rained all day. It looked like a hurricane!
I had to get my 30 minutes of walking in, so I walked up and down the halls at work for 30 minutes during my break. I ran out of yogurt on Thursday, so I had to figure out something else to have for breakfast Friday. I decided to make some pumpkin overnight oats.
This was the first time I have ever made overnight oats, and they were delicious!! (I’m also embarrassed to say that this was the first pumpkin flavored anything that I have made this fall.) These oats were so easy, I will definitely be making them again this week.
All I did was take all the ingredients, put them in a jar, and stir them together. Boom! You’re done! I used 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 2 packets of stevia, and 1 tablespoon chia seeds. (Next time, I will add a little more stevia) They were so quick and easy to make, and the flavor was amazing!
Early Friday morning, Jake decided that he wanted to play with all of the toys!
And Friday morning was the first morning all week that the sun was shining!
Friday afternoon, I got my hair trimmed. She cut off an inch! It really needed it. And, I got my hair curled. It never curls, so I was pretty pumped!
When I got home, I took Jake for a long walk. I wanted to go for a run too, but my leg was hurting pretty bad, so I decided to walk and do some blogilates instead.
He couldn’t see me, and he panicked! Jake and I walked for over an hour, and finally had to come in because it was dark.
Jeremy had to referee, and I had planned on going with him, but I decided to stay home instead. I thought about taking a nap, but I always find other stuff to do. I cleaned out my closet, and got all my fall/winter clothes ready. Then, I caught up on all my shows that were on the DVR, and I played with Jake. For dinner, since I had almost a whole can of pumpkin opened, I made pumpkin pancakes. They were so good! I made some with chocolate chips, and some without. I ate one of each! I’ll post the recipe soon.
Then I did finally fall asleep for about 45 minutes until Jeremy got home. I got up so I could fix him something to eat. When he gets home late, it takes him a while to wind down before he can go to sleep. So, we ended up staying up till 2 am! And I know that isn’t helping me to catch up on any sleep!
Saturday morning, I woke up at 8. I was planning to run. But, my leg and foot were hurting so bad that I could hardly put any pressure on it. So I took some ibuprofen and put an ice pack on it, and decided to take a rest day! We got ready and went to an estate auction near our house. This was the biggest auction I have ever been too. There was easily over 500 people there!
And they were selling everything, literally.
It was all going for a lot, and we couldn’t figure out why. They sold a chain saw for $675! They also sold some old rusty shovels for $50 each! Jeremy wanted to buy this gun safe, but he knew you could buy this one brand new for $700. The bidding started at $2300!
He also really wanted to buy a 4-wheeler for me. But, they went for a TON! We could buy a brand new one for what those sold for.
The auctioneer was from Colorado, and he was really funny. He actually made the auction pretty entertaining.
Jeremy got to talking to a couple of the guys that were buying everything and found out that it was all their grandpa’s stuff. They told him that they didn’t care how much money they had to spend, they were going to get all of it. I felt so bad for the family to have to watch everything being sold. When they sold the house, all the family started crying. I just don’t understand, but I guess you never know someone’s situation. I ended up sitting in the truck most of the time, so I could rest my throbbing leg! We stayed there longer than we had planned, so we had to rush around to get ready to go hunting.
As soon as we sat in the blind, I could not keep my eyes open! I fell asleep and slept the whole time we were there. But, that was okay because all that came out was a mom and a baby. After dark, we headed home to get ready to go to dinner. We went to my favorite Mexican restaurant. I was starving by the time we got there, because all I had eaten all day was a granola bar. So, here was cheat meal number 1! We used to eat at this place once a week, and I would eat until I was miserable. But, we hadn’t been here in over a month, so I was really excited! Of course we started with chips and salsa.
We ordered queso fundido for an appetizer. It’s a giant plate of melted cheese! And it is heaven! I love it on corn tortillas, chips, or even by itself!
After that we ordered a dinner to share. Our dinner had two cheese enchiladas, one taco, and rice. I ate most of one of the enchiladas, and I was full!
We rented Get Hard on the way home. I love Will Farrell and think he is hilarious! this movie Did not disappoint. We laughed through the entire movie. I would highly recommend this movie if you want a good laugh. Then we actually went to sleep somewhat early!
Sunday morning, we slept in till 10. I needed that so much! When we got up, we took Jake for a walk. We walked for a little over an hour, and my leg didn’t hurt at all! Then we ate lunch, cheat meal number 2. I had a sliced brisket sandwich. It came with three slices of brisket and fries. I only ate half of the bun and few fries, and it was really good!
I promise I will eat better this week!
After lunch we went hunting again. This time I stayed awake. When we were walking in, we walked up on a huge buck at the feeder! We hit the ground and stayed very still. It watched us for a bit, and then went back to eating. It ate for just a minute more and then walked back into the woods. When it left, we went in quickly and Jeremy got in the ladder stand and I got in the blind. I had a doe walk right next to me. I could have reached out and touched her she was so close! But, I just let her come in and eat cause I kept hoping that big buck would come back in for Jeremy.
We didn’t see anything else. 🙁 Oh well, it’s still fun to sit and watch, and I got most of this post written while I was watching.
We came home, and I fixed dinner for us and my father in law. I fixed eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, and gravy.
Breakfast is my favorite meal. I could eat it three times a day! Since I had such a big lunch, I didn’t eat very much. We had a ton left over, so Jeremy can have sausage biscuits for breakfast this week!
After dinner, I was in bed by 9:30! I hope you have a great week, and you should join me in the Pile on the Miles challenge!
What did you do this weekend?