Hey y’all!  How was your weekend?

Well, I don’t think we are quite ready for the Bass Pro circuit just yet, but Shawn and I did alright in the couples tourney on Saturday. We got 5th place out of 56 boats and won $400!  Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. The weather was GORGEOUS. Just absolutely perfect.  Well, starting out it was pretty cold – it was 40 degrees when we put the boat in, and let me tell you, 40 degrees on the water is a lot different than 40 degrees snug and warm in my bed. It warmed up nicely though – I think it made it up to 80 degrees that afternoon. No lie, I had a little bag that I took with me and in this bag I had gloves and earmuffs along with flip flops and shorts! It was a really good day.  When we first got out on the water it was still dark, but as it started to get light I noticed the silhouette of an owl sitting at the very tip top of a tree. It would have made the coolest picture if a professional had been there with a fancy camera, but all I had was my crappy camera phone, so I didn’t even attempt a photo. It was an amazing sight though.

It was almost exactly like this. Isn't it pretty?

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Debby said she thought that being in a boat all would lead to lots of snacking, but really the opposite is true, at least in a tournament setting. I had packed a small container of yogurt with honey and some string cheese for my breakfast, then I had a sandwich, some beef jerky, and a Kit Kat that afternoon and that was it while we were on the boat. It’s not easy to cast a reel and eat at the same time! And we fished hard the whole day, so there wasn’t much downtime at all. It was nice just to spend the day with my husband in such a relaxing setting. I highly recommend it.  🙂

After we got home, I realized how tired I was (we got up at 4:30 that morning – ugh) and that’s when the pandora’s box of all things processed opened up and flew into my gullet. I ate way more than I needed, but the momentum was going and it was so hard to stop. Eventually I did stop and finally made myself go take a nap. Sunday wasn’t much better on the food front – I was still tired and sort of in that I-have-so-much-to-do-but-I’m-bored kind of mood. I hate that. So hard to shake that feeling.

I didn’t sleep well last night at all. I felt like I just couldn’t get into a deep sleep, so when the alarm screamed at me this morning, I shut it up real quick and turned over and went back to sleep. Skipped my planned workout, which always makes me mad later. Oh well, there’s always a chance to do better tomorrow.

My food has been pretty good today, and I decided that one thing I used to do all the time that really helps me is to make a menu of dinners for the week. Since I always pack my lunch, I k now what I’m going to be eating during the day, but if I don’t plan the dinners too, I end up cooking whatever’s easiest and easy doesn’t always translate into healthy. I think it’s better for me to be able to look at a whole day’s worth of food because I can put it all into a tracker and “predict” where I’m going to end up for the day, calorie-wise. I used to do this quite a bit, and I remember that it seemed to help, so I’m going to try it again this week. I hope it really does help. I need all the help I can get.  🙂