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And yet again! Accountability, ain't it grand?

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I'm back! How's my week going so far? Well, not as I planned, but not badly either.

Monday, in spite of my plans to dine upon Smoothie King for lunch, I ended up instead at Chipotle. Why, you ask? Because a) I had a dentist's appointment and I sort of always hit up Chipotle after the dentist; and b) Chipotle was right across from Smoothie King, and I simply couldn't resist.

I'm weak; fortunately, I'm good with that.

So. Chipotle for lunch meant being careful at dinner. I had roast pork tenderloin and a bushel (okay, a generous cup) of broccoli. Plus I snagged some of the kids' fries. It wasn't a perfect day, but I know that after a weekend of major indulgence it tends to be a strain to go too low-cal on Monday. At 1585 calories for the day, it wasn't awful.

Tuesday I was on plan completely. I had my egg/ egg white scramble and a bowl of strawberries for breakfast, switched up to a Progresso Light soup, strawberries, and Babybel cheese for lunch (something about smoothies just isn't doing it for me at the moment so I'm abandoning that thought), and more pork loin and broccoli for dinner. I had a mid-afternoon snack of a pitette with almond butter, and one two-bite red velvet cupcake after dinner for dessert. Total calories: 1011. Usually I don't want to go below 1200, but considering the weekend and Monday, I wasn't going to stress over it.

Today I'm also on plan... sort of. My father's birthday is today, which means cake, starting with pancakes at breakfast (buckwheat, two small, plus 2 TBSP of maple syrup) in addition to the standard scramble and fruit. Lunch was the same as Monday, and dinner will be at Ruby Tuesday's. I'm having the jumbo lump crab cakes from their Fit & Trim menu (355 calories) with a side of sliced tomatoes w/ balsamic vinaigrette (52 calories) and roasted fresh zucchini (41 calories). Oh, I almost forgot! I had a Hershey's special dark nugget with almonds (48 calories -- worth it) and I will absolutely be having a slice of Dad's birthday cake tonight. It's "tunnel of fudge" cake, and it sounds decadent but at least it has walnuts (hey, instant health food, right? Okay, maybe not so much... LOL) and it does NOT have frosting, which helps. I'm gauging a small slice at 220 calories or thereabouts.

So today's caloric total is above yesterday's at 1343. Not bad at all.

My goal for tomorrow is to repeat Tuesday's performance. Chipotle is (theoretically) off the table since I already had it Monday, plus the remainder of Dad's birthday cake is coming to the office. Given a choice, I might prefer another slice of cake rather than another trip to Chipotle. I can have a burrito any day, but this cake comes only once a year. Besides, if I border on saintly tomorrow like I did yesterday, a slice of that cake is only going to nudge me a bit over 1200 calories. I have a sneaking suspicion that's *just* fine.

Belly dance class again tonight! Have a good one, y'all :)
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    You are doing great! I love the way you enjoy and savor the cake. I agree with the 48 calories on a dark nugget with almonds is absolutely worth it. Occasionally I still have trouble stopping with one, but am getting better at it. If it were up to me I probably would ban candy and chocolate from my house, but if I did, my hubby would move out - only partly LOL! I'm kinda glad he has forced me to face lots of foods I thought I couldn't control. Most of the time I can -- using the accountability tool on SP. Keep up the accountability. It pays off. Just look in the mirror!! -Marsha
    2207 days ago
    You are way too funny! I am glad that you are keeping things on an even keel and are "enjoying" doing it....or at least pretending to enjoy it! lol Tell "Dad" happy birthday from me and I hope you and the family have a great dinner!
    2208 days ago
    It sounds like you've got a handle on things! Enjoy every bite of your dad's cake!!!
    2208 days ago
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