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Today's choices

Monday, February 21, 2011

My daughter, two granddaughters, and I went to Santa Barbara for lunch and shopping today. It was slightly cool but the sun was shining so I enjoyed the walk downtown. I hadn't scoped out lunch before we left, partly because I ate breakfast just before I left the house and wasn't thinking about lunch choices.

We decided on California Pizza Kitchen on the drive down. I really do love that the restaurants here put the calorie info on their menus! So for lunch I choose Asparagus and Arugula Salad, 173 calories, and a cup of Tuscan White Bean Minestrone at 157 calories (if I had eaten the croutons which I can't) so lunch was less than 330 calories! It was wonderful. It was just cool enough today for soup. The soup was thick with veggies including spinach and zucchini. It was really tasty and I was surprised to see just 383 mg of sodium. I am sometimes hesitant to order soup out because of the usually high sodium counts. I drank water with lunch so no empty calories there.

Lunch was my healthy choice for the day though. After we finished clothes shopping we had to stop by Whole Foods for my supply of gluten free foods. I picked up a Newman's Own chocolate and caramel cups and a Hansen's Root Beer for the ride home. That snack was as many calories as lunch. Sheesh just after posting yesterday that I need to watch my snacking too. I was within calories for the day, and hit all the major nutrients, so it wasn't a total derailment. Snacking is definitely my nemesis and I am going to have to plan better for them.

Oh back to shopping. I was able to buy a few tops in size medium (yes down from a size 2X when I first started this journey) and a pair of size 10 capri's!!! Granted the capri's are stretchy material but the 12 were definitely too big. Wow! I was very pleased to say the least.

Now I am off to burn some calories on the elliptical! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
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    Great on losing the 2X's.
    Temptations are every where but you overcame them on your day out way to go.
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    2947 days ago
  • MINNA72
    Congrats on the smaller sized clothes! Awesome!
    2949 days ago
    Wow, size 10 a long way off from 2X. I used to wear size 2X and it is so much fun to shop in the regular sizes and get out of the plus sizes. Congratulations emoticon
    2949 days ago
  • ELLENT124
    Congratulations on making good choices. That is the hardest part of eating out that I constantly struggle with.
    2949 days ago
    Oooooo baby, congrats on the size 10's! Totally awesome!
    2949 days ago
    Glad you enjoyed your lunch! You did well with the calories. Shame about the snack, but at least you were within your calories for the day. Good for you getting smaller clothes. Its such a lovely feeling!
    2949 days ago
    I wish that menus here had the nutritional information. That's wonderful.

    and isn't it amazing how we feel guilty about eating something that we consider a "cheat" even when we're within our caloric count for the day. I had 4 squares of chocolate a couple of days ago and was still feeling guilty about it yesterday.

    You've done great! Keep it up. emoticon
    2949 days ago
  • CAMELA_55
    Doesn't that feel good to wear those smaller sizes!!!
    2949 days ago
    Without even saying a word, you are surely a great role model for your DD and GDs! Watching you today will be a life lesson they'll always have in the back of their mind, even if they don't remember all the details.
    CONGRATULATIONS! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2949 days ago
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