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Lemon Shake-Up Martini(s)…

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The kids spent the night at a friend’s house on Saturday night. Chris and I debated about whether we should stay in and do nothing or go out and spend some quality time together. We finally decided at 6:30, got ready, and headed out. Our original destination was Donnie’s Homespun for pizza, but they were having live music and did not appear to be serving food beforehand. So, we went to nearby Julia’s. The food was fantastic. I had bone-in pork chops, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. Chris had bacon wrapped scallops and we both started with gumbo. The atmosphere was great too. It was very open and they had a singer playing the guitar. It was an all around great evening.

After only losing .4 pounds this week, I decided I was going to sample something alcoholic. (I was a little down in the dumps.) Chris ordered me a Lemon Shake-up Martini. It was delicious. It tasted just like lemonade–very dangerous! I ended up drinking three, which for someone who never drinks ended up being a lot. I was definitely in a better mood the rest of the night!

Yum! One of the best drinks I have ever had.

Yum! One of the best drinks I have ever had.

In other news, I ran again this morning. I shaved a little over a minute off of my mile time. When you are super slow it isn’t too difficult to hit milestones 🙂 And I decided to change my weekly weigh-ins to a weigh-in every other week. A good friend of mine told me to stop weighing altogether because it is negatively affecting my mood. She has a great point, my clothes felt better last week and I accomplished some major running goals, but I let the number on the scale dictate my behavior and how I felt about myself. I can’t stop weighing completely, so I thought I would change it up a bit.

So, here’s my question to you: How often do you weigh, when you are trying to lose weight???