was to dig into the same mashed potatoes and baked chicken sandwiches the kids were eating, hang out and read the newspaper, and then veg on the couch.
What I did instead was jump on the treadmill immediately after fixing their dinner and did the 3 mile run I should have done this morning. Actually, I should have done it yesterday morning, but I was still dead tired from my 12 miles on Sunday, so I put it off to today. But today I was still too comfy in my bed to get out of it, so I did squat this morning. So I did it just now.
What I really wanted was a Jack in the Box malted mikshake. What I got instead was my power-recovery drink with my chocolate protein powder, a banana, and a spoonful of peanut butter. Yummy, smooth, and while no milkshake, it does fill in for my dinner and tame my chocolate jones with only about 250 calories.