I consider this a successful week. I ate out at Denny's once, had a piece and a half of cake at a graduation party, and a piece of cake and some sherbet at a birthday party. But I stayed in or below calorie range.
I started the week with one day of water only fasting. This was a spiritual thing, but also enabled me to enjoy the taste of food afterward. If you've been eating a bunch of junk and want to switch to healthy, it helps if you are hungry. I've heard it said Hunger is the best sauce.
I've been trying to figure what to do about eating out when two friends keep wanting me to go with them. Denny's is usually the place we go. I want to thank those of you who gave me some good suggestions on my last blog.
Someone suggested that we go to Subway. I actually did suggest Subway when my ex asked me to eat out. He wanted to sit down and be waited on. I like Subway because it isn't real expensive and I can get the Veggie Delight sub and stay on my plan. Plus I really like it. The next day I went and picked one up to take home.
Several people suggested that I invite them to my house, or that we take turns cooking for each other. 1. My ex doesn't cook. 2. I don't cook any more than I have to. 3. My friends are NOT even a little bit interested in healthy eating. 4. My program is plant-based and they aren't going to want to eat my food, nor I theirs.
One or more suggested finding healthy things on the Denny's menu. Now this is where the compromise comes in. Denny's is not really into healthy food. The Fitfare menu that someone mentioned may be fine for many but it is largely based on meat, eggs, and dairy. No-nos for me. So, I will go with them to Denny's not more than once a week, and I will order a side salad w/my own dressing and red skin potatoes cooked w/o oil or fat. I did that today. While there, I found they have whole wheat pancakes and sugar free syrup that is only 30 calories for 1/4 cup. So I may have that occasionally.
Having come to that compromise, now I am viewing potlucks and BBQs to find healthier options for those. Usually I have just tried not to go too far off course, but eaten whatever was there. I really feel having reached this one compromise solution, it has helped me to see that with a little more forethought, I can be consistent with my eating even through those special days.
Oh, yes, exercise has kind of been on hold this week. I did a little early in the week, but the end of the week got pretty hectic with two graduations and a birthday party. I know, no excuse is a good excuse.
SO, I was good on the water front and pretty good on the eating front, and this week I will add more consistent exercise. I can do this thing, with the help of God and my great Sparkfriends.
Love you all,