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More small improvements but no weight loss...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Last weekend I had some friends in town. What does that mean? It means we went out for most of our meals. I'm perfectly willing to cook, but they really wanted to eat out because we live in a big city and there are endless choices. So I don't blame them.

Knowing that we would be going out a lot, I did some research online. I knew we would get sushi Friday, my favorite and turns out to be a really healthy meal. I already get the sushi without the creams or tempura/batter, and I always order miso soup and a salad. So that was good. But I was taking them out for Greek the following night.

Prior to going out, I looked up estimates on fat and calories for various traditional dishes. Well you don't have to be a dietician to figure out that moussaka is fattening. Noone wanted to spit it with me, so I got lamb kabobs. I also ordered some dolmades and spanakopita, but I spit them with a friend. For dessert, I had a couple of bites of my friend's birthday baklava.

The weekend goes on like that. For each place, I tried to make better choices. And, if my estimations are correct, I didn't go too much over 2000 calories most days. That's a major improvement from my former weekend numbers, when I would just completely through caution to the wind and order whatever I feel like.

One more note. I measured myself last night, and I have not lost any inches. I weighed myself this morning, and I have not lost any weight. I know I'm eating better than I have, so I should be losing weight, but I'm not. My toes are still slightly injured, but I might try to work out on them tomorrow anyway. The only hope I have is that, because of the time of the month I am usually carrying more water weight, hopefully I will lose that next week and the scale will reflect a loss. I know I can't live and breathe by the scale, but some budge would really help me and encourage me and acknowledge that I am in fact doing something right!!!
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