Monday, May 06, 2013
Had a wonderful day yesterday with my sister. She invited me to go to the Bronx Zoo with her. Just the 2 of us. A "sisters only" day.
We had beautiful weather. Sunny and about 70 degrees. I definitely got my burn on walking for over 3 hours.
The animals were so active...the Silver Back Gorilla was showing off for us. He would strut up to the window and pose. He even showed us how fast he could run. The tigers too pranced in front of us for the perfect photo. The Grizzlies played in the water and the Sea Lions chased each other around the pool. The birds were in fully spring plumage as the males danced and sang for a mate.
We definitely will be revisiting this summer. It's been a long time since I had such a wonderful day.
Before we left I ate breakfast and packed my lunch to bring with me. Snacks included fruit and a granola bar. For an early dinner we went to "The Cheesecake Factory." I never ate there so I was happy to find they have a "Skinnylicious Menu" for us watching their weight. I enjoyed an Asian chicken salad with peanuts and light honey mustard dressing. I did indulge in a "buffalo bite" which turned out to be a chicken breast filet split to make a pocket and stuffed with cheese spiced with buffalo sauce. It was then breaded and fried. They were to die for.
Even though I did go over my calories for the day, I did not go wild and blow the whole day. Today I got right back on track and actually ate less....I wasn't too hungry so I had a salad, egg sandwich and a ham sandwich along with a cup of tea and some grapes. That's all I ate.
I'm not bloated and my fingers aren't puffy so, the salt level wasn't too bad. I have trouble with salt so, I watch it.
I guess the lesson I learned is I can go out, have a good time and even eat out and still keep on track with my diet. It was a treat for me to go out so, I won't feel guilty. I look as it a reward ....something just for me. And I won't forget making great memories with my sister.