Dinner last night at Kang Suh was
. My 2 friends had never had Korean BBQ before and they really liked it. Not only did they like the food but they also said it was a fun eating experience, getting to cook your meat
yourself at the table.
We got the kalbi, bulgogi, and chicken and it came with an assortment of kim chi. It wound up being not that much meat for 3 people but we also split a bi bim bop and a kimchi pancake between the 3 of us. I know I overate (over-full but not stuffed uncomfortably) and I didn't even bother trying to track that here on SP. But man, the food was so good.
We left the restaurant shortly after 8 pm and I thought, "there's no way I can catch the 8:30 pm train now, I'll have to wait for the 9 pm." So my friends and I walked a bit more leisurely towards Grand Central Terminal than we normally would have. They walked with me since they were going to catch the subway at GCT. After a few blocks, I realized that I had 10 min and if we ran, I'd be able to catch the train.
So we did. We jogged the last 6 blocks to GCT
. It wasn't even all that difficult, even on a full stomach! That was something I could not have done 3 months ago when I restarted my fitness regime. 3 months ago, I couldn't have ran that distance continuously and if I had been able to do it, I'd be completely out of breath with a stitch in my side. I made the train with 5 min to spare!
Eating out is fun but restaurant prepared foods are usually so high in sodium so I always retain water the day after. This morning, I got on the scale
to see what the damage was. I was totally expecting to see a gain due to bloating but to my surprise the scale hadn't moved! I was the same weight this morning as I was yesterday!
That makes me so incredibly happy
I feel a little less wary of this weekend and its eating adventures now but I'm still going to try hard to make reasonable food decisions when we dine out this weekend. Yesterday when I was feeling sorry for myself, I told myself, "Jen, get off your butt and go out for a walk. That's the least you can do to try to combat tonight's meal." So I did. I could only fit in a 30 min walk but I did something versus doing nothing.
Thank you to everyone who helped to encourage me. I feel A LOT better today. Still a little apprehensive but going to try my hardest to eat smart when out this weekend. I'm really looking forward to the Orchid Show tomorrow!