Saturday, April 23, 2011
It could have been bad. My lovely FiL's 76th birthday party. A family dinner with cake.
Here it is, end of the night, and I have 200+calories available still in the range. I even got in a bonus workout today - even though it was raining, raining, raining. I'm proud of the choices I made today.
It started first with the workout. SiL, who is staying with my in-laws for the weekend, asked if I wanted to go for a walk in the morning. This morning, one hubby talking to another, what was me saying a tenative "is she sure she's up to this? aka it looks really wet out there" was translated into "how committed are you?" - which is more like a challenge, than an escape route - to which her reply of "only if she REALLY wants to" got translated as "yup, she wants to go." When we realized, 1k out and dripping wet how we'd been duped, we had a good laugh.... and walked another 4.5k before we were done. The distance goes quickly when you're yakking & we were moving at a good clip.
SiL also turned out to be a great ally in turning dinner into a healthy affair. We the 2 couples sat down to discuss the menu, hubby asked "what do we want" & I piped up "something healthy & tasty"... and to my pleasure, everyone agreed. We ended up having a tasty chicken/rice dish.
For dessert, I decided 2 kinds were in order: the traditional rick chocolate cake & a low-cal banana cheesecake cup. People ended up eating more of the cheesecake than the chocolate.
Good time had by all & I still respect myself at the end of the day.