Friday, July 05, 2013
Aby and I went to the Fourth of July party held at my aunt's house - and as expected, there was tons of food. It was actually a bit of a "lighter" year this time - I think they've sort of gotten the message that the heavy stuff isn't really good for them anymore - but there was still enough there to tempt even the most perfect angel.
I had a small burger (and I MEAN small - I don't think it was even 2 ounces, and that was deliberate), a bunch of raw onions and carrots, a spoon of cole slaw (about a tablespoon, I'd guess), hummus and sour cream dip (teaspoon each), a deviled egg, and a small brownie bite. Not bad, for me.
Then the steamed Maryland blue crabs came out. :/
I admit it. I had 18 steamed crabs. I'm not going to lie. They're a delicacy here. They're incredibly expensive. They're the epitome of summer. Diet be damned.
I felt so guilty.... until I got home and tracked. I was really worried, too - but....
18 steamed crabs ended up only being 590 calories. Almost no carbs. Almost no fat. And a crap-ton of protein. I was THRILLED beyond belief.
I actually STUCK to my plan yesterday, even when I thought I hadn't. I stuck to it so well that I was actually able to have a piece of fruit later for a snack! Aby did very well, too. We were both so happy.
The crowning jewel of the day was when I found out that the bathing suit I'd selected was actually too big. WOW!
This has definitely been one of the happiest Fourths I can remember.