I just had to
Today was hard to plan for because Dinner was an unknown. I had to go to the Annual Recognition/Fundraising dinner that we were throwing. All I knew is that I would be eating salmon. But I planned well for earlier in the day to make sure that I would be okay. And I even got in all my good health guidelines for Weight Watchers before I even went to the dinner!
I woke up the same time I would have for the office just so that I could get in all the things I wanted/needed for the day. Quick bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar and pumpkin. I left out the spices today but it was still quite yummy. I waited until 11 to go to the gym so that my breakfast would settle.
At the gym I was really proud of myself. I wanted to do my weights but I knew I didn’t have the time so I pushed myself on my run instead. Dumb rain prevented me from running to the gym but I ran on the Treadmill instead. I am only on week 4 of Couch to 5K but I was running and was feeling good so I kept going. I ended up running 10 minute stretches with only 2 minute breaks. I was amazed and almost felt back to my pre-surgery abilities. I can’t wait for my race now because I know I’ll be ready to run it!
Got home from the gym and did some namaste yoga before cooking dinner. I ate an apple while I made my lunch. I admit I cheat and count all apples a 1 point even though this one was HUGE!! Hey no one ever got fat from eating too much fruit right?! For lunch I fried up some egg beaters with some parmesan cheese and mrs. dash. Then I added some raw spinach to let it wilt. Topped the whole thing with some salsa. Quite delicious. I forgot how good salsa tastes with eggs. It used to be my favorite topping. I added baby carrots and salsa with a tsp of olive oil for a snack. I had to get in some veggies since I had no idea what dinner would bring.
Snacked on a cheese stick early afternoon and then right before leaving for the dinner. I figured it would help keep me full so I wouldn’t gorge on the cheese plate at the mingling time. I ended up still tasting a piece or two of gouda because this girl can’t pass up good real cheese… hence the reason I don’t buy it. I also had a handful of grapes and some dried apricots. I realize I snacked on the cheese and fruit (plus some diet coke) because I hate these type of things. I am not a good mingler in large groups of people. Hunni loves this stuff and that’s why he belongs to the service club and usually does this stuff. I just would rather blend into the wall. I am proud that I didn’t inhale a large quantity of cheese to soothe my anxiety…could have but resisted. It was dang hard though.
I did enjoy the dinner conversation at the table with a much smaller group of people. I had chosen the salmon dish. It was grilled and topped with the yummiest pineapple salsa. Must attempt to recreate that soon. It came with a appetizer salad and some sides of green beans and rice pilaf. All seemed harmless and probably loaded with oil and butter. I enjoyed the meal but caved when the dessert came by. It was key lime pie…My absolute fave pie next to pecan. I savored every bite and realized that I would have to use up some more Activity points (about 10) to enjoy that little slice of heaven. But it was quite worth it I think. We’ll see if the scale agrees.
Overall I think I did well tonight. I got in some activity today and all the good health guidelines and didn’t eat my feelings, at least not completely. Tomorrow is another day.