Olivia wanted to just lay around and watch TV this morning so we didn’t get out of bed til almost 11. And I had to be out the door by 11:30 for the Trunk or Treat. Tim told me to grab lunch on the way, but I knew if I went with this plan and didn’t eat lunch at home then I wouldn’t get dinner in the crocpot. And that would mean I would end up eating 2 meals out today. So I stuck with the plan of hot dogs for lunch; however, I swapped the mac and cheese for a fruit medley instead.
I ate this and was still feeling hungry so I grabbed one more hot dog. 627 calories for lunch – I know hot dogs are high calories, but it has to be better that McDonald’s or Burger King.
I then went to work at the Trunk or Treat. Here are the photos from my space.
I learned today that the trunk of my car is not magnetic – which is how I had planned to attach the drapes – instead I had to use tape and then the light breeze helped blow things around a bit. The kids had a blast and I got my workout chasing pumpkins. It felt a lot like the shuttle run you had to do in Elementary School. I don’t know that it totally counts as a work out, but wow was I beat.
I was proud of myself for resisting the snack table which had nachos and Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets, caramel apples and other goodies. I also kept my hand out of the candy bags except for one vanilla tootsie roll (I like these on occasion) 23 calories a piece personally I’d rather have real chocolate.
I came home starving at 4 o clock and chose to eat a ham and cheese roll up.
I purposely planned a meal in the crocpot for today because I knew I would be beat after the Trunk or Treat. I am so thankful that I started a roast before rushing out the door this morning because it was delicious and it meant we avoided going out to eat.
I expected this meal to be heavier in calories then it actually was. This portion measured out to 514 calories for the plate and salad. I love my usual roast recipe, but ran across this one online. So we tried and I loved it; Tim thought it was okay. Next time I will make a few tweaks half the brown sugar and more red pepper.
I started the day off expecting to potentially go over 1500 calories, but since I resisted temptations several times I topped out at 1430 calories. Now I have to keep my hand out of the candy bag for the remainder of the evening and I will be good.