Chronicles of Lori’s Slim Down Journey – Days 5-7

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.

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