OK, I cheated . . .
Sunday, August 02, 2009
I try to only get on the scale once a week, on Saturday morning, in order to save myself a lot of frustration. While I understand the daily up and down progression of the numbers, it's too hard to look at if it's going up! After a particularly challenging yesterday (more on that in a moment), I wanted to see where I was at on the scale today. So I broke my rule and checked again today: another 1 1/2 pounds down!! I'll take it! (but only with the caution to myself that this extra pound and a half might have to count for next week too.)
On to my Saturday challenges: the next two weeks are traditionally the time that my entire family gets together. Food is a big part of our lives!! Eating out, cookouts, trips to the ice cream stand, you name it!! I am confident that I will be able to make good choices and not mess up 8 weeks of progress.
Last night, my dad wanted to go out to dinner. I live in a small community; by the time these two weeks are up, we will have eaten in every restaurant available. We made our choice (I've thought a lot about this in advance so I was agreeable with the choice) and off we go.
Inside the door is tonight's special: prime rib - 18 ounces. 18 OUNCES?????? Oh, my. After careful consideration of the menu, I choose the baked whitefish. Comes with soup or salad, potatoes or vegetable. What's the soup? Tortellini something or another. OK, I'll have the salad. Dressing? Is there maybe a fat free ranch? No, we don't have any fat free dressings. No responsible choice for a salad dressing?? OK, skip the dressing. Potatoes: baked, french fries, curly fries. What's the vegetable? Broccoli: not my favorite vegetable, but OK. I'll take the vegetable. So what did I eat last night (and pay money for??) Excellent fish, raw salad (I know, there's nothing wrong with raw vegetables. Still, a little dressing would have been nice), some of the MUSHIEST broccoli I have ever had and a corn muffin.
It'll be an interesting two weeks. I think tonight I'll be eating at home.