Thursday, June 09, 2011
Today my daughter and I went into the city for an appointment. We've been doing this her entire life. For years the pattern is, commute in (stressful), have a treat at the restaurant in the lobby, do the appointment, get lunch. The food is delish and, while the restaurant has healthy options, more often than not we consume a LOT of calories. Today we did very well! We both ate breakfast here at home first. We did NOT stop in the lobby at all. At the train station she had lunch since she was missing lunch at school. She went with a happy meal with a hamburger (she'd usually do cheeseburger), fries (and she threw about half of them out), and lowfat white milk (she'd usually do chocolate milk or even a shake). I had an unsweetened iced tea because I wanted to have lunch back home (which--- oops --- I forgot to have!). After her lunch we got our treat - a reasonable 150 calorie low-fat vanilla cone from McDonalds. Maybe we could have done better but options are extremely limited and packing lunches and snacks adds stress to an already very stressful day. I'm happy with this progress. I suspect she'd have done no better with the lunch offered at school. But I really should go eat some lunch!