September 09, 2009
Weigh-in Wednesday - Really?
I was prepared not to lose any weight this week. This past Friday I had birthday lunch with a friend at Olive Garden - where there is nothing on the menu low cal. Even their salad has 300 calories a serving!! She felt bad for picking it, and asked if I could eat anything there, but I told her it was her birthday and what she wanted ruled the day.
Which would have been fine if I hadn't been invited to a surprise birthday party later that evening for another friend. Applebees doesn't have their calories listed online, and I don't know how to do a Weight Watchers points to calorie conversion. I just had to trust that the Daily Plate (the web site I use for tracking) was accurate.
That day I went over my calories by 300. Another day I splurged to put cheese on my salad and went over by 100. Then came the inlaws.
My mother-in-law shows her love through food. Food that's very bad for you. Knowing they were coming into town I decided that instead of losing this week my goal would be to maintain.
Chocolate covered pretzel rods can only stare at me so long before I have to try them.
Not to mention the Brewery ritual where beer, pizza and wings are considered a well rounded dinner.
You'd think I'd be scared to step on the scale wouldn't you? Well here goes.
Last week: 127
Goal weight: 125
This week: 126.6
I must have went under on calories some days or else burned some serious calories on my long run followed by a 3 hour gardening session.
Either way it definitely makes me more likely to be good at Olive Garden tonight! (I wonder if I could sneak my own dressing in and just order their salad plain?)
So, how'd you do this week? How are you doing on your running training plan? Or the EA active challenge? Have you been meeting your nutrition goals? Step on the scale the head on over to the Sisterhood to report in.