|sliced cucumber, string cheese and agua|
Anyway, so Friday the kids had an after-school party and I had most of the evening to myself. I went to a support group meeting and then some of those folks were going out to dinner after so I joined them. We went to this new place called Veggie Grill, so yummy! I had a veggie burger (hold the mayo, pesto sauce on the side) with a bowl of tomato soup (made w/ almond milk).
Saturday the kids went to a birthday party with their dad, which was kind of unexpected so I didn't have a plan for how to use the time. It was super-hot out so I decided to do a trail run in an area that's generally a bit cooler and with some shade. I ran for about an hour, roughly 5 miles, and felt so flippin' pleased with myself when I was done!
|Happy post-run smile!|
|Heart's Desire Beach in Tomales Bay|
Of course I can't make any assumptions about how they feel about their bodies, why they did or didn't get in the water, if they want to lose weight or not, etc. All I know is how it used to feel for me at the beach when I was that overweight. I'd have some fun, but I didn't feel as comfortable and at ease as I do now. And I know it had as much to do with not being satisfied with my behavior as my body. 'Cause my body still has all manner of flaws (hello cellulite!) but I feel way better nonetheless. Funny thing, while I'm writing this I'm munching from a bag of tortilla chips on the couch. And that's after the bowl of cereal. Progress, not perfection. Whatever, this pretty much sums it up, right?
After the beach I had a night out with some of my favorite moms. It's been a while since I've connected with them and the evening did not disappoint. We started at a wine bar and then walked to a restaurant. I ordered an appetizer for my entree, blackened prawn tostada, but then munched on all the shared apps, the bread, and, of course, more wine.
|Blackened prawn tostada|
|Blackened salmon salad with tomatoes, gorgonzola, red onion.|