This weekend was fun . . . and also made me sick a little bit. But I will get to that part.
Last night, Corey and I drove to the middle of nowhere to see some Christmas lights. We went to Calloway Gardens’ Fantasy of Lights. These lights are awesome! Plus, they really got me in the Christmas spirit, as if I didn’t have plenty of that already.
At Calloway Gardens, there were lights (obviously).
We shopped a little . . .
And bought a new Christmas ornament.
We also ate. And by “we,” I mean me.
That, my friends, is a funnel cake with blueberry topping. Believe it or not, I ate the whole thing.
I don’t know what I was thinking because I felt so incredibly bad afterwards. Seriously, my husband says he wishes he had gotten me on video. I was freaking out a little. My chest got tight, my entire body was warm, and I felt as if I had swallowed a rock. I had not eaten that much sugar in a long, long time. And my body was punishing me for it.
Corey took an amusing picture of me on the ride home. This is what I looked like after I crashed from all that sugar.
I am pretty sure that I will never eat a funnel cake again. I thought I would never be hungry again . . . but today I was feeling much better and I lived to eat another meal.
Today, Corey and I were going to spend the day with my family. We were planning on making Mama Pea’s Christmas cookie dough balls. However, our oven broke. D’oh! We prepared the balls and took them to my parents’ house to cook them there. I don’t know what happened, but the cookies totally flattened out. They spread (maybe a little too much) and were a little too thin.
After last night, there was no way I was going to eat a lot of cookies. I did try a bite of one. Even though they didn’t look pretty, they tasted good. I just want to know why they spread like that. Maybe we added too much liquid? Or maybe the dough got too warm when we were transporting them from our place to my parents’ place.
We had a great time at my parents’ place. My niece and nephew are adorable and I loved playing with them!
On our way home, we stopped at Starbucks, where I got my new favorite coffee: Nonfat, no whip, decaf Gingerbread Latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. I’m sure it’s shocking, but I love this flavor more than Pumpkin Spice!
I also saw that they were selling the Pumpkin Scone. After last night, I should have stayed away. But believe it or not, I had never, ever tried one before so I couldn’t resist.
It was sooo good. But once again, a lot of sugar. After this weekend, I feel like the unhealthiest healthy living blogger ever. I just ate way too much.
I made up for it a little bit at dinner. Since our oven was broke, we ordered some takeout. We got some chicken fajitas. Best fajitas ever.
The pumpkin scone had made me a little on the full side. I just had one fajita with some chicken, onions, salsa, and guacamole. I also kept my cool with the chips and I only ate a small handful of chips and salsa.
I feel like this is a small victory. Usually, I do not stop eating until I am so full I feel like throwing up. However, I recognized when I was full and stopped myself. Hence, only one fajita. I felt myself being pulled towards the tortilla chips, despite the fact that I knew I was full. So I asked my husband to take the tortilla chips out of my sight before I ate anymore. Success! It really is true that you need to take things one meal at a time. I feel like I will get myself back on track.
Okay, now that I am feeling super sluggish due to all the sugar, I need to rest. And my husband and I need to figure out the oven situation. What did you do this weekend?