Black Friday

Well, as I am sure you all know it is BLACK Friday, 11/27/09!  And, just in case you were wondering NO, I am not going shopping today.  I haven’t been in a mall on Black Friday since I was a teenager and though I know I miss the deals I do not mind as the frustration & stress that comes with shopping today is just not worth the savings I might get at least really early in the morning, however I may venture out in the late afternoon or evening to do some bargain shopping. 

I just have to ask……don’t you just love long holiday weekends!?!?!  I sure do as it allows me to get some much need rest & relaxation that I usually do not get on regular 2 day weekends.

 Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday’s, except I had an apple instead of a banana as we were all out.


The rest of my morning was very relaxing and spent on the computer and watching my daughter & dog playing in the living room while they watched cartoons. 

Around noon my daughter left for one of her friend’s house for the day and I headed out soon after for a nice outing with my mom.  We really did not have any set plans or anyplace to go…….we ended up at Barnes & Noble and got some Starbucks & some holiday magazines and just sat and talked, read & drank out coffee/hot chocolate.  After we headed to Michael’s as my mom wanted to get some ornaments for her co-worker’s and the grandkids.  Than we headed to her house for a bit where we snacked on some Brie & Crackers (sorry forgot my camera at home).  And, last we visited Old Navy as I needed to pick up some pants & long sleeves for my daughter as the weather has cooled down a lot here in Florida recently and she needs some winter cloths, finally!

I arrived home a bit after 5pm, visited with my hubby for a bit before I headed back out to pick up a few things at the grocery store, pick up my daughter and then get dinner.  We had Five Guys hamburgers & fries “again’ for dinner as we were all starving and I just wasn’t in the mood to cook. 


This long weekend is turning out to not be the healthiest eating for me, however I feel you need to give yourself a break every once & awhile and eat what you want………..than get back on track after the long weekend, holiday or event!!!  Even though I do gain a few pounds during these “splurges” (like I am at 144 pounds today, when I was at 141 Thanksgiving morning) I always bounce back once I get back on track so I don’t stress it too much, though I do try to keep my “spurges” under control and not over do it too much.  It is all about Balance and sometimes part of that balance is enjoying the foods you love and taking a break from running or the gym. 

So speaking about “splurges”, check out some that I had after dinner courtesy of my daughter’s friend mom! =O  I only had two (2) of the chocolate covered peanut candies and three (3) of the powered sugar vanilla walnut cookies.


Bed came early tonight as we were all really tired after busy past few days!  GOOD NIGHT!

P.S.  In reference to the below tip I only brought home a few “leftovers” from my aunt’s yesterday and plan to incorporate them with other meals or in a healthy way the best I can as I think they should be enjoyed of course just in moderation and as healthy as possible, like it says below!



Holiday Hang-Up #3:

“I constantly feel tempted by all the delicious leftovers!”


Grazing on a whole month’s worth of rich foods will take a toll.  “Look at leftovers and ask, “How can I incorporate this into my healthy daily routine?”  For lunch the next day, add proteins like ham and turkey to a salad or put cranberry sauce on half of a sandwich.  What you don’t want to do is nosh on mashed potatoes willy-nilly just because they’re giving you come-hither looks from the fridge.  “Don’t nibble out of the container! If you’re going to eat leftovers, put a precise portion in front of you, and count it as a meal.”  No need to invite added tempation, either: “If a host tries to push leftovers on you as you’re leaving, just remember you don’t have to accept them!”

  1. November 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I never go out on Black Friday either – too crazy for my blood!

  2. November 29, 2009 at 4:10 am

    I have half a turkey my mom gave me, I’ll be coming up with creative meals…crossing fingers. lol

  3. Jenny
    November 30, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I created breakfast from leftovers–1 egg, some turkey, and leftover black bean and corn salsa (compliments of my mom). It was yummy and very filling, esp with a leftover whole wheat roll on the side!

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