Two days ago I got up and took Elmer for a 20-minute walk. We did 2 of the neighborhood hills. Then I went to play bridge. There were no edible temptations at the tables so that was good. Luree the hostess, had out fresh cantaloupe, grapes, and pretzels. Mid morning I took some fruit. I heated up a Trader Joes beef and barley soup box for lunch. I said no to the cake for dessert but I did take a bowl of the strawberries and raspberries. I was very proud of myself. At work I brought ½ cucumber cut up and a dozen small carrots. I had that for my mid afternoon snack. For dinner I had a ham sandwich on an Orowheat light bun. I had some of my trail mix, especially the dried fruits and almonds. On the way home from work I stopped off at Blush frozen yogurt shop and picked up Larry and I small sizes for dessert. No toppings. This was good, as I hadn’t had my milk portion for the day.
Yesterday I just couldn’t get out of bed early enough to do my exercising. I had cold cereal with banana for breakfast and a Fiber One bar for a snack. For lunch I had a piece of chicken and an orange. Dinner was a potluck at our bocce ball championship tournament. I brought an orzo salad with spinach, pine nuts, tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, basil and roasted garlic-lemon vinaigrette. The main dish there was pasta with a meat sauce. I was pretty good. I started out with two slices of baguette with Brie spread (probably shouldn’t have done that). Then I took a little bit of the pasta and sauce, my salad, no garlic bread and some fresh fruit. I shared a ½ beer with Larry. Then the dessert came out and I lost my willpower. Three cakes were there! I had a little piece of each cake. I feel a bit guilty, but also happy that I got to enjoy the cake but not go crazy like I could have. We won the first game 10-5, lost the second game 10-5 and then lost the last game 10-9 in the dark!
Today Larry and I took Elmer for a ½ hour walk. For lunch we went to a new Thai restaurant in town. I had their papaya salad. No great temptations today. We will be having hot dogs tonight with some friends. I will be serving corn on the cob and salad with the meal. I plan not to have a bun with my dog. We will be eating late enough to not have the urge to have dessert. I did have an apple for my afternoon snack and was still very hungry. So I had some trail mix and I’m trying to get my 6 cups of water down. Having a little bit of trouble with that today.
I give myself a “B” for the three days.
I’m going to have a challenging weekend with going out to dinner tomorrow night and then going to an event on Saturday night. But I will be staying active as we are going to be harvesting about 2-3 acres of grapes for Brandon to make the wine from this season. I will keep you informed.