I was traveling to my grandson's basketball game out of town yesterday afternoon and picked up a Dr. Pepper on my way. Soft drinks with all that sugar does not have a place in my plan for better health!
Last night I drank not one, but two mojitos! I didn't get tipsy or anything, as I drank them over a period of time, but my friend made them with a mix this time instead of using a sugar substitute. Lots of empty calories!
I had been doing so well, but I over-shot my calories on Monday, and then yesterday I couldn't stay out of the chocolate covered peanuts that a friend brought to share with our crafting group. I just ate them and ate them! That's what happens to me when I deny myself something for awhile. Like chocolate. Then when I finally have some, I can't quit!
Yes, it's always easier to plan healthy meals at home and not be tempted at a restaurant or at a corner store full of chips and candy when you stop on the road for gas.
Surprisingly, my chicken piccata dinner on Saturday night didn't cause me to gain any weight. I didn't have a glass of wine or anything with it, and I didn't eat all the pasta that time -- so maybe my new ways of eating are finally going to become good habits. But it takes will-power everytime I sit down!
I did okay with lunch yesterday at the German food restaurant. Not too many calories over. Started with the best cream of garlic soup I've ever had. Then had fresh asparagus wrapped in black forest ham with Swiss cheese on top with some fruit on the side.
BUT -- tonight I had chicken piccata over spaghetti at an Italian restaurant. With bread dipped in olive oil! Sure was good, though.
I'm going out to eat lunch today with friends at a German restaurant. I don't want to have to come back to this page later and confess that I ate something unhealthy or too much of something else. (As you can see, I'm trying to summon up my will-power ahead of time!)
New German food restaurant in town, so I went out with some friends tonight and was pleased with everything -- from the decor to the ambience to the delicious food. I enjoyed the pork schnitzel cordon bleu, mushroom soup, and red cabbage. But the potato dumplings were just as heavy as they sound. I just HAD to try them, but I wish I hadn't.
Today, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S., I am NOT asking myself "Now why did I eat that?"
Yesterday at dinner I had small portions of everything I wanted to eat, and I did not over-do it. That is quite an accomplishment for me, as I have a tendency every year to eat too much at Thanksgiving.
I just read the willpower blog by Dr. Birdie and it was quite enlightening. I guess I eat it because it is there! I really need better strategies if I am to get into a healthier weight. I told my husband last night that I need a life size picture of my fat self standing in the living room. LOL
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