Friday, April 22, 2011
So today was the test of willpower... Easter family lunch (which stretched into dinner)... Gotta track but how on earth can you keep track of all the food you eat??
Especially when so much of it is NOT every day food?
When my extended family gets together we have a HUGE spread of VERY diverse food - we have expanded beyond just Korean food and it now includes anything...
Do you know how hard it is to track that kind of food?!
-1/3 cup of white rice (ok this is standard)
-3 pieces of tang soo yuk (Korean version of sweet and sour chicken, very tasty)
-2 pieces of zucchini dipped in an egg batter don't even know the name of it
-1 piece salmon sushi (ok this one is easy)
-1 piece spicy salmon maki (this one is relatively easy)
-1/4 cup jap chae (Korean glass noodles, very tasty, my sister made it)
-2 ggam poong gi (Kind of like sweet and sour chicken but it is spicy and delicious)
Let's not even discuss the cake (homemade). Yes. I had cake. 2 pieces.
and a slice of delicious strawberry pie.
(Yes, this was not your traditional conventional easter lunch at all... and we stuck around and ordered pizza for dinner as well. it was a whole day affair).
So if the goal is to track in order to manage the calories... well. half of that was accomplished.
I tracked. However, I am WAY over my calories...
but on the other hand, I suppose I could say that at least I did not eat the chocolate tart, i did not load up even more than I could have on the food (my plate looked quite lean compared to how I might usually load it up), I did not have more than the 3 pieces of tang soo yook which i love, or the 2 pieces of ggam poong gi which i also love.
Success? Maybe not. However, one day closer to meeting the goal of tracking each day til Sunday.
One step at a time right?? haha :)