Sunday, November 06, 2011
Yesterday went very well. When I first got up, I weighed myself and found I had lost 11 pounds in almost four weeks! I grabbed a pair of corduroys that were too tight last Spring and they fit! - Yayyy. My plan post-surgery is working! The first thing my mom said when she walked in was "You lost weight". YES!!
Yesterday, I consumed 1222 calories and was in NYC for the day. I went a total of 14 blocks on my knee scooter. It turned out to be a nice little workout on my arms and upper body - the roads and sidewalks are on the bumpy side up there! My mom and I went to our favorite french restaurant for lunch (Pergola Des Artistes on 46 Street & Broadway). I enjoyed salmon with dill sauce - which was a very light sauce- and string beans and baby carrots. One of the things I love about french restaurants is the fact that they serve small portions. I did enjoy 4 ozs of red wine with my lunch, and did not eat any bread. Yayyy!
We saw "Sister Act" on Broadway. It received the 2011 Tony for Best Musical. The music was excellent and it was pretty funny. We also saw a lot of NYC marathoners walking around Times Square. I found myself imagining how it would feel if I was getting ready to run it - so exciting...maybe I will make it a 2013 goal after I complete the Disney half marathon next fall!
We then had 45 minutes to grab dinner to go and get back on the bus. We went into a Food Emporium. They have every type of food imaginable for every type of appetite and diet. Lunches and dinners were made up in to go boxes - from sushi to chicken and potatoes to casseroles. It was amazing! I knew I had extra cals at lunch, so I bought a ReadyPac spinach dijon salad (which I take to work quite frequently) and a container of fresh cut pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi. I felt a great sense of control and excitement that I had hit on all the nutrients I needed for dinner and had stayed in my calorie range. I scooted by all the desserts - AND they did look good.
We got home around 8:30 PM. It was a long day out for me, but I did really good. My foot never swelled up or hurt.
So ... I am so thankful that I planned ahead. I joined SparkPeople in February 2011. I have read countless articles on focusing, planning ahead, eating in moderation, and healthy foods. I have logged all of my running miles, exercise minutes and consumed foods. I think all of this, with the support and inspiration of all of you, is helping me to reach my goals.