Well just as the title says, things are off to a good start. Thankfully I managed to lose 1 pound. Now that may not seem like much but let me tell you my resolve was dearly being tested yesterday which was what….my first day of Primal Plan 66.
I had almost forgotten that one of my co-workers had talked me into going with her to see Jeff Dunham. So I said okay and already paid her for the ticket. The only think is that I didn’t realize she wanted to do the rodeo which was the venue where Jeff was performing. So I woke up and rushed around, picking up my truck which just had a new headliner and sun visors installed.
My busy day started with picking up my truck, then taking my mother grocery shopping and the next thing I knew it was starting to rain so I called my friend and asked her if she still wanted to go and she said yes. Unfortunately she wanted to do the whole afternoon at the rodeo. Amazingly I managed to survive the rodeo and the reason I say survive is because I have a slight reaction to some of the critters in the rodeo. Thankfully we didn’t actually go until the evening but since we were sitting up in the nose bleed seats, thank goodness for Jumbotron which is a huge honkin’ screen which allowed us to see what was going on in the area.
So why is it important to mention rodeo, well it was because I was really struggling to stay low on the carb count. My friend had quite an appetite and like most people when it comes to tasting it is a wonderful way to see what you like. I was guilty of doing a taste test of 2 dips but it was what I could taste on a pretzel. I only taste tested 2 dips but then we came across a wine slushy sample. Of course I had to try it. It was good and I bought 2 packages of the stuff you mix it with to make the slushy and also bought a wine slushy and when I give myself a cheat time I will make a wine slushy.
A short time later after spending money, I figured it was time to get something to eat because I last ate at 7:45 a.m. and it was not around 4:00 p.m. So we went in search of food, I hesitated because my friend had just eaten 2 hours prior but she said she was hungry so we went in search of food. Earlier in the afternoon it had been very cold, windy and lightly misting. We went inside the exhibit hall in time because for the next two hours it rained.
Now I don’t know how many of you have been to things like State Fairs, Rodeos, carnivals, etc., but the food is usually fried everything and wonderful tasting and terribly high in carbs. But at that time I didn’t care and then I came across something called the Whole Hog, which was a sausage, pulled pork and bacon all on a 6″ hogie. It was too tempting so I ordered one and asked my friend if she wanted to share some of my tater tots.
OMG the Whole Hog was awesome. I put on a small amount of BBQ sauce since the pulled pork didn’t have any on it and then a touch of ranch dressing because they said the sauce was spicy. Spicy and me are not good friends. When I finally got my tater tots, they put chili and cheese on them because I had to wait too long. We sat down on damp seats because it had been raining off and on the day before and it had rained just 30 minutes ago. We were definitely cold as we sat there and ate, I only ate 1/4 of the tots. I could not even finish the sandwich before I hit the wall, my tummy said I was happy and so I stopped or else my tummy would have made me regret it.
I grabbed a drink of water from a fountain, avoiding sodas and sweetened tea, and went back inside to wash our hands and thankfully the water was very warm. It was a quick way to warm us up.
So we watched the rodeo, scratch that off my bucket list although it was never on my list, from the nose bleed section. We were there before a vendor with beer and water finally came out way. I paid $5 for a 20 oz bottle of water. Yes it is highway robbery but when you’re thirsty it was worth it.
We were supposed to be done by 10:45 p.m. but Jeff went a little long as he introduced a new character and finally the show ended at 11:30 p.m. Well since we got a ride to the rodeo, and my friend thought there was a quick in and out but I showed her no quick way in for her son to pull in and pull out of the area. So we walked about 1/2 mile to my place of business where her son was waiting for her and I managed to reconnect with my phone.
It seems I left my phone in the car. It was hell being without it…not really just a little bit odd. It would have helped pass time while we waited for the show but I survived. So we talked for a while with the overnight shift workers until traffic cleared up. I was happy to be reunited with my phone and then I drove home. I needed a caffeine shot before driving because I ended up walking about 4 miles at the rodeo and I was tired so slammed down a diet coke (yes I know I’m not supposed to have sodas) and went home. I drank at least 32 oz of water and grabbed a strip of bacon and tried to stay awake. I failed and crawled off to bed to try my new bamboo pillow. I can’t say how I slept because exhaustion is a good way to insure I sleep soundly as well as the temperature being cold.
I was a very busy person yesterday and maybe that was why I lost 1 pound. Hey it may not be much but it is a good start.