Archives for: May 2004, 08
It has not been the best week for BTD here. To begin with, on Tuesday, I took my daughter to lunch. I don’t normally eat lunch in a restaurant. I usually just eat a yogurt or some low-fat cottage cheese in the afternoons. So, it was a bigger meal than usual. A salmon, rice and vegetable bowl. I’m afraid there was quite a bit of sesame oil in the dressing, and that is a big avoid for me. Then, Tuesday evening the chorus had its annual Installation Dinner. It was a buffet, and for some reason I decided I wanted to taste things like potato salad, macaroni salad and garlic bread. They weren’t even that tasty. I really should have had more will power. So, that gave me two big meals in one day. Way too many calories along with too many avoids.
On Thursday, we got impulsive and took a road trip to visit a college my daughter is interested in. The college is located on the opposite side of the state. It took a little over five hours to drive there. After looking around for a couple of hours, we drove all the way back on the same day. It was really exhausting! For food…..well, I really don’t hang around fast food places, but we stopped at an Arby’s and had one of their low-carb wraps. I guess the only neutral foods in it were the turkey and vegetables. I can’t say I enjoyed it very much. But it was food. It was after 9:00 PM when we hit town, and we went to a local restaurant that was still serving. Ack! Had a martini, Calamari (neutral, but high in cholesterol) and an Italian sausage salad. I’m not sure of the ingredients in all that, but I was too tired to care. So, needless to say, the three pounds I lost while feeling ill have attached themselves back to my midsection.
Tonight won’t be much better. We have been invited up to my niece’s in Seattle for her 30th birthday. My sister and husband are visiting, and it will be a good family time. I will eat what is served. So, beginning SUNDAY, I will reach down into my gut and pull myself out of the bad eating and no aerobics rut I’ve gotten myself in to, and I will GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!