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!!