I hope Saturday Night Live doesn’t have a copyright on my title. I can’t help but think of SNL with the term “weekend update”! Anyways…
I managed to get through the weekend without gaining any weight! Yay me! I beat the odds, broke the pattern (once!) I weigh the same today (Monday) as I did Friday. But it was not easy. The whole weekend was a struggle.
Challenge 1. Friday fish fry at a restaurant. Four of us. Three ordered beer battered fish with a potato (one was sweet potato fries, one was potato pancake, one was steak fries). I ordered broiled fish with a salad. While those three talked about how delicious their fish was and how they had some new seasoning sprinkled on the fries, I noticed how fishy mine tasted and how boring the salad was. My fish really did taste fishy and needed lots of lemon squeezed on it. The salad was not really boring, it was delicious. It’s just that I eat so much salad.
I don’t really know how to survive a situation like that without feeling deprived. It would have helped if my meal had tasted better. I know I’m supposed to remember that I’m doing this to get healthy and none of those three seemed to have their health in mind, per our discussions. And two of them are much more overweight than I am. Actually, that really helps me now to think about my goals and there is really only one way to achieve them. That is to eat healthy and exercise. It does seem a bit ridiculous to feel sorry for myself that I can’t live an unhealthy lifestyle. What? No no no. But I do feel sorry for those other two that do not have their health in mind. I can’t make those decisions for them, but I can express my concern and live my life as an example.
Challenge 2. I’m not going to go into a long rant about my Darling’s eating habits. But I will say it is so difficult for me. It was difficult the entire weekend, but here’s an example. When I was hungry on Saturday afternoon, trying to hang in there until dinner, out came a snack of nuts and pretzel nuggets at close proximity to me. Curry pretzels nuggets. I could hear the wonderful crunch and smell the delicious curry. I about lost it, almost ate some. My solution was to get myself a different snack of minimal calories and to move far away. Fortunately I had picked up some new things at a local specialty store to try. I chose this:
The pumpkin seeds were delicious and crunchy. Even though it was only half a serving size, it took a long time to crunch through the whole bunch and it was very satisfying. The raisins added a touch of sweetness and had a good flavor too. Two thumbs up.
I thought my calorie count for the weekend days was kind of high so I’m surprised I didn’t gain any weight. Phew. I did track all food eaten, which I tend to slack on for the weekends (not good). I’m not so pleased with my attitude though. There’s plenty more to work on. I’m glad next weekend is five days away.
Have a great week all!