Oh hell yeah! Mondays are my work-from-home day, which usually ends up being a disaster. (Note to self, in our next house, move the computer OUT of the kitchen! Or get a real office!) I stayed in control and kept on tracking. Woohoo!
I MUST track this week; it’s not an option. Two of my favorite sayings from my fantastic Saturday Columbia WW meetings are (1) “you only have to track the weeks you want to lose” and (2) “cut the crap and track”. So that’s what I’m doing.
PS – Trader Joe’s Super Spinach Salad is awesome! A little high in points but after being out all morning, it was perfect for coming home and eating. Much better than shoving whatever I could find into my mouth!
If you know me, you know that I have, how shall we say, the mother of all sailor mouths. Well let me tell you, the expletives they are a flyin’ right now. What started out as a manageable day just turned into 52 points of WTF? I worked from home today, which for me is usually disaster. But today I was under control. The afternoon started getting away from me, but I pulled it in with lots of fruit and water. And then dinner struck. My dad is staying with us for the week. He’s not the healthiest of eaters so last time he came I planned out menus for the week, which worked great. This time, not so lucky. Dinner time came and me, hubby and dad staring at each other – what should we eat for dinner? I would have been happy with a PB&J, but then my dad said he wanted pizza. I should have said, “you two get pizza and I’ll get salad” but instead I said “get a large pizza and we can all share a salad”. So here’s the thing, we got Ledo’s pizza, which is the kind cut into squares. I blindly assumed that four or five pieces was the equivalent of one regular piece, and it’s thin crust so I put it at 7 or 8 points. I had about 10 pieces (don’t judge, they’re small!), which I thought would be 16 points. AFTER we ate, I realized I had the nutritional information and, hello, my 10 pieces were 30 mother f’ing points. Plus, instead of using my own lite dressing with my craptastic salad, I used Ledo’s house dressing. I don’t have the nutritional info, but I’m putting it at 4 points instead of my 1. And also much less healthy.
I am so annoyed at myself, but believe this, this will not happen again. Oh, I might eat 30 points of something again, but it will be by choice. If I eat 30 points of anything, it’s going to be because I choose to and because it’s awesome. Not a greasy, floppy piece of pizza.
Today could have been a disaster but I knew it was coming, so I was prepared. I had a work lunch for a colleague who is leaving. My boss picked the restaurant, which is not anywhere I would have picked. (Seriously, take a look at this menu! The Hamilton) With very few healthy options on the menu, I just decided from the start I was going to be strong and stick to my plan. The restaurant wouldn’t make healthy substitutions (for example, crabcakes only fried, not broiled), fish options didn’t look good and I wasn’t a fan of the salads so I think I made a good choice with a roasted turkey sammy (hold the cheese and mayo, keep the avocado!) and side salad. I did get creme brulee for dessert, but only ate half. Literally, I pushed my plate to the other side of the table! OK, so I didn’t need the dessert but half the creme brulee is better than all of the Gooey Chocolate Cake that I would have gotten! Also, I not only walked back and forth to the restaurant (a little more than 3 miles) but got my whole office to walk as well. Hooray for all of us!
So I probably could have done without the Chinese for dinner, but it was one of those nights! I made OK choices and kept to smaller portions. Now I just need to drink a gallon of water to get rid of all this sodium!