The elusive teens

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Well, I actually did get my weigh-in done yesterday morning but the past couple days have been so busy, I am just now getting this opportunity to track and blog about it....
My early Monday morning weigh-in this week found me having neither gained or lost since last week. I wish I could say I am shocked, but honestly, I am not. There was dinner at Mom's on Friday night which consisted of home prepared BBQ ribs, and although I only ate of fraction of what I would have eaten in the past, they sure accounted for alot of my days calories. What an eye opener it is to do your nutrition tracking. Then there was the lunch we took my Mom and sister to on Saturday afternoon at their favorite Chinese restaurant. Although, I tried to eat fairly healthy, I did enjoy some of the Almond Chicken and of course there is always the sodium concern when eating almost any Chinese foods. So all in all and needless to say, it wasn't a week of going strictly by the book, but I feel as though I made some wiser choices than in the past without feeling "deprived". Compound that with my lack of exercise over the past few weeks due to my still injured toe, I really don't feel too bad about my weigh-in.

Then today after taking my sister for a medical procedure we met up with 4 former co-workers for lunch to celebrate one of their birthdays. I was very pleased with myself I must say, as I simply passed the warm garlic bread basket around, passed on the appetizer of deep fried pickles and later declined on sharing the enormous Banana Split. Instead I ordered a cup of barley vegetable soup and the small Butter lettuce BLT salad.

Next Wednesday, DH and I are off on our 16 day adventure in NYC to visit my brother and his significant other, Meg. She has become quite the food critic and just completed her commissioned book on Restaurants in the Queens neighborhood. I know she has some favorites and is going to want to take us out to try some of them. I have been attempting to convince DH that we should plan to "share" meals, but only time will tell how successful I have been. Hopefully, all the walking we will be doing will help to curb too much weight gain. I know I have started making much healthier food selections over the past few months but I also know that there are some foods that are considered part of any NY experience. Wish me luck!!
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    Good luck, it sounds like you are doing really well. You are making smart choices when confronted with temptations, and that is what it is all about. No deprivations, just small, smart, healthy choices. Have fun in NYC, sounds like you have a good handle on what to do and what not to do. Enjoy yourself, and enjoy the diverse food options available to you in the city, just eat less than you would have, drink lots of water, and walk, walk, walk. NYC is a good place to walk............or so I've heard! Hope you share with us about your trip, I love a good travel story!! Have fun, stay focused, and spark up that city!!!!
    1987 days ago
  • GLC2009
    oh, i'm sure it will be tough. i went to new york once and probably never will go again. it's a long way away and i don't have any reason to go there.

    i had the most amazing lasagna in little italy in new york and i wouldn't have wanted to miss that for the world. it was that good and i will only experience that once in my ya go. sometimes you have to say screw the diet! just make sure it is truly worth it.

    or share meals with your hubby. have one just special dish and appetizers of salad or fish or seafood to share.
    1990 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    I am going to wish you luck and a most wonderful vacation -- it's going to be FANTASTIC!
    I would like to add that I never gain weight on vacation. I usually only have two meals a day ... a later breakfast than I normally would, and an earlier supper. Certainly, you can brown bag an apple, cut veggies, etc to counterbalance the restaurant fare. As well, in any restaurant there are good and bad choices to be had (mix and match to suit your tastes best:)) You can always skip dessert. I find a glass of wine much more satisfying an oral treat than a dessert that I would regret -- and generally it's only a measly 120 calories vs 400+. Make a point to be conscious of your choices. Last, but not least, remember that you're striving for betterment, not perfection:)
    Have tons of fun!
    1991 days ago
    Have a wonderful vacation! Your attitude is getting you through to success - and that weigh in is really a success - celebrate it!
    1991 days ago
    don't sacrifice flavor for pounds.
    1991 days ago
    Have a wonderful time in NY!
    1991 days ago
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