Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tennis anyone? ANYONE??

Yesterday was Saturday. On Friday night, my son had a friend stay over. I told them that they could have their sleep-over on one condition: That they get up early with me and go play a little tennis.
We live next to the Jr. High, and the courts are usually available to anyone with a racquet and a couple of balls. So yesterday morning, I woke the boys up at 8:30, and we got on bikes and headed to the school. I could tell as soon as I saw the parking lot that it wasn't good news for us. Apparently, there is a beginners tennis group that meets on Saturday mornings, and they had all 4 courts tied up. The boys just turned their bikes around, and headed back to the house. I asked them to stay, and maybe just use the fenced-in basketball courts as our play area. No nets, but that would have been okay with me!
Anyway, it was a no-go. They gave up so easily! I told them I wasn't coming right home, and proceeded to ride around the back of the school until I found an alcove near the gymnasium entrance that had a big, tall wall. There I practiced until the sun was so bright and in my eyes that I finally gave up. :-)
I got home to find two hungry boys. So the day started with scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage and toast. (I didn't have any sausage.)
The rest of the day was spent at a BSU Pre-season tailgate party. There was BBQ, give-aways, and entertainment. We spent about 3 hours there, having hamburgers and chips and waiting to win something. (FYI... we didn't win anything.)
We got home from the tailgate, and decided to go miniature golfing before we had to drop my son off at his dad's. By the time we got home, it was 8:30 and we were a little hungry. I had a spinach salad and Bunna had an iceberg lettuce salad. He grilled one burger patty, and one turkey dog. He ate his burger, on a bun. I had my turkey dog on a plate with mustard. :-)
Anyway, I think because we had the majority of our calories early in the day, and just a few in the evening, it saved me. Normally, if I had a cheeseburger and chips, I would find that I didn't lose any weight the next day, or at most would just remain status quo.
But I was pleased to find that when I weighed this morning, I have lost 65... almost 66... lbs! Oh good. It's been so long since my scale has said anything different. This is a great boost!


  1. Next step, burger, no cheese please ;-)
    I can't remember when I've had a cheeseburger last! And I grew up on McDonald's cheeseburgers! ;-)

    Seriously, good going. It is hard to keep the faith when the scale starts moving down
    s l o w l y. Keep up the good work. ;-)

  2. Whaaaat?? No cheese?? Cheese is delicious. Please don't deny me my cheese!! :-)