Monday, November 23, 2009
This weekend was interesting, to say the least. As I said on Wednesday I went off grid, not tracking for the first time since I started SP 'cause I knew I just wouldn't be able to do it and rather than have it drive me nuts I told myself it was ok. Not sure if that was a good plan or not, but that's what I did.
On Thursday I had "field trip" with my office, we went out to a good Italian place (I had grilled salmon with root veggies, so pretty healthy, but I ate it all, which was more than a portion, I'm sure) and then to see WISHFUL DRINKING, Carrie Fisher's one woman show. Laughing burns calories right? And I walked a lot, as I tend to in NYC, but I lost my pedometer before I left the house so I don't know if I'm over estimating.
Then Friday I had a conference, and they fed us lunch and dinner, both of which featured big salads but also things I wouldn't normally go for day to day, like a turkey wrap with mayo (only had half) and a largish steak for dinner with some kind of fruit glaze. Also, lots of wine.
Saturday we had a wedding to go to so drive through snack wraps from McD's for brunch (I voted for Starbucks for a wrap but hubby didn't listen) and then beer, wine, some fried stuff at a bar before the reception, then more wine a nice goat cheese salad with pears (YUM!), and hubby and I split steak, shrimp and chicken, chocolate wedding cake, all really yummy, none of it very healthy (the shrimp were fried and the chicken had cheese on it, the steak was a wonderfully rich cut). But we danced for 4 and a half hours (I did track that and was amazed how many calories I burned, over 1,000). Then before bed we split a hamburger and really good onion rings (think they had balsamic glaze on them in addition to being beer battered).
Next day we went to the breakfast buffet to wish the bride and groom well, had some yogurt, fruit, a chocolate muffin, some crummy eggs (didn't eat much of those), three slices of bacon and half a waffle. Sat on the couch all day watching TV and resting my feet, had a pint each of wanton soup and shrimp lo mein, with a couple of fun sized Snickers bars and half a fortune cookie to finish it off. Then when hubby went to bed, I rebelled and went down stairs to watch more TV and drink water (which I'm proud of 'cause I seriously contemplated opening a bag of cheese flavored popcorn someone brought over).
So it was a mixed bag, I didn't eat great and I only got serious cardio one day and totally missed out on strength training (aside from totting a seriously heavy bag around Manhattan). But the exercise I did do was intense enough that SP suggested I reassess my goals to make sure I was eating enough. And more importantly, it was fun. So I'll call this a win and in the future when the occasion calls for it, I'll go off grid again.