Friday, June 25, 2010
Fun in the Sun
Well the last 3 days we have been swimming and it has been so fun. I love to swim! The bad news is that I haven't been on the treadmill. I have a feeling this might be an interesting week for my weigh in. I have been doing pretty good in regard to points and staying on track with the eating. I have figured out what my problem is though. I love to snack. Now I am much more conscious about what I put in my mouth. A handful of doritos, a packet of fruit snacks, the crust from Hudson's sandwich, etc...I used to eat these things all the time with out even thinking. Today I was talking with a friend about pre-dinner eating. You get home from work, you are starved and then it takes 30 minutes to make dinner. So you snack as you make it and then still eat a full dinner. It is all those little choices that have been sabotaging me for years. When I think of myself, I don't see a glutton, someone that goes to Chuck-O-Rama on Saturday night for multiple trips to the smorgasbord. I rarely eat fried foods and I even get disgusted when I see people cover their food in butter, gravy, etc. I always look at them and think "you deserve to be fat..I dont". But we all have our vices and while mine seem small to me, looks like they add up. This week, I have noticed that I am snacking more. While I am staying within my points I could be making better choices that would me much better for me nutritionally. This week is my goal to plan out some healthy snacks, portion them out and stay on task. My mom gets here Tues, so I am working on my menu and going grocery shopping. I think as long as we eat most meals at home, we will be okay.
So tonight is "Moms night out"...it is where about 20 ladies from my church and the community go out to eat. We are going to the Olive Garden. This works out good for me. Since, I worked there about a decade ago, I am still pretty familiar with their menu. I already have it all planned as to what I am going to eat. One serving of salad, no bread sticks, and the lunch portion Linguini ala Marinara. It is 310 calories, 4 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber. It is 6 points and since I really want to have salad (a whopping 9 points), that is about my only choice. I also love the Capellini Pomodoro it is 480 calories, 11 grams of fat and 11 grams of fiber. However, it is 10 points but a good alternative if you would like the minestrone soup in place of the salad. I plan to just drink water; maybe I'll take my slim and sassy oil to add to it!
Can't believe that I have to go back to work in just over a week. I am planning to enjoy this last week in the sunshine, boating, a trip to Dollywood and lots more swimming. The good news is that with me only working 3 days a week, I'll be able to still enjoy our nice, long summer here in East TN.