Friday, January 14, 2011

Ice, ice baby

I made it out alive from the Great 2011 Ice Capade of Atlanta.

For those of you who don't live here and aren't aware, Atlanta and its surrounding areas got a heavy (well, for us, anyway) snow fall Sunday night. Cue the excitement from everyone about a snow day. Yay, right? Right. Until the snow day turns into days of being stranded in our homes. I was iced in through Wednesday, like most people, and finally chipped my way out to come to work Thursday. I have never been so excited to get to work in my life.

The worst part is that I was without Internet until Wednesday. I kept my power, thank goodness, but the Internet was not so cooperative. So my apologies for this late-week blog.

It was interesting to be snowed in this year. In the past, I would have loaded up with junk food and hibernated like a polar bear. But this year is different. I went to the grocery store (where I feared for my life) Saturday and bought enough to get me through the week.

I made recipes--chicken enchilada casserole, tomato soup and pork tenderloin. I really tried to be conscious of my eating, despite my boredom, and I think I was pretty successful. It's strange to literally have no way to go out to eat. I think I really benefited from that. And now I think I know what I'll give up for Lent this year.

I stepped on the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised. I was bummed to miss my weigh-in last week because of the snow and ice. But I'm hoping this morning's scale will be a good sign for next Tuesday.

And I refuse to go crazy just because I have access to temptation again.

Those of you who were also snowed in, how did you fare, health-wise?

Oh, and that's two Vanilla Ice references, for those keeping count.


CD said...

What's the second Vanilla Ice reference? Glad you did so well and wish that I had been so strong - Unfortunately I ate and ate and ate - made cookies for the kids (3 different times) - made a bacon dip I saw on Food Network - and drank wine - :( Boo, me! And how did I feel after a week of that? NOT GOOD!!! You are an inspiration and now that my pantry, fridge and freezer are empty and I'm making my Publix list, I will choose healthy because I know I'll feel better having eaten right! Good job!!!

Kellynn18 said...

All right, stop (the post from January 4th) is how Ice, Ice Baby starts :) Why do song lyrics from 20 years ago stay in my head for all eternity but I can't remember where I left my keys 10 minutes ago??

Anonymous said...

I love the title and great job on the healthy eating!!! It was weird not to be able to get out but it was a great deterrent for me as well. You go Erica! see you today in Zumba ~ JK

Alex said...

Pancakes, chicken 'n a biscuit crackers (luv these), tostitoe chips, wine, PB & Js and cracker jacks did not make for a healthy eating week for me! :-) Sorry, Erica but I didn't serve as an example for anyone during our fun snow week!