We had a good trip back home yesterday. Going away is fun but it sure does make you appreciate your home when you get back to it. Today will be filled with meal planning, laundry, grocery shopping and household chores. Too bad you can’t ease back into life at home but it doesn’t work that way you have to dive in head first!
I decided to weigh in this morning and I was happy to discover that I had lost .6 in the 4 days I was gone! I weighed 138.8 today. I ate wisely while I was out of town but I did eat delicious food and even had bites of dessert a couple times. I never went hungry or felt deprived. Here is how I did it. Having the bagel thins, laughing cow cheese, Kashi bars, Z bars and fruit in the hotel room gave me a good choice for breakfast every morning. Hubby Tom would go get us big cups of coffee to enjoy along with it.
I went light for lunch getting a Subway sandwich or having fish and vegetables knowing that our business dinners would include higher calorie options. I also chose wisely when it came to the abundance of appetizers that were offered, going with shrimp and edamame. I only had wine one night and I sipped on one glass through out the dinner. For my entrees I chose grilled or baked fish, chicken or pork. When presented with 3 miniature desserts on my plate I picked one of them and ate half of it slowly enjoying every bite.
I didn’t treat every meal as a “vacation” meal if you know what I mean. If I had done that I easily could have gained a few pounds in a few days! I listened to my body cues and ate when I was hungry, stopped when I was full. I told myself ahead of time that I would have my choice of dessert one time and share it with hubby. Well the miniature dessert took care of that and a low calorie dessert offering another night worked nicely into my food plan.
No we were not party crashers in Washington DC! Saturday night we ate at a restaurant called The White House in Anaheim and they had a healthy menu option that included an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert all for just over 500 calories. All of us at the table decided to go with this meal plan and it was awesome. My appetizer was tilapia grilled with lemon and lime, a salad with a low fat dressing, a small sourdough roll, oven roasted pork tenderloin with veggies and for dessert I chose a lucious little warm chocolate cake for a mere 120 calories that had a soft center and was served with fresh berries. How cool it that? I didn’t have my camera with me so this photo is from their web site.
Of course I walked miles every day while there and that helped off set any extra calories I was consuming. When I travel I am happy if I maintain my weight and never expect to lose weight when I am eating out three times a day so this was a nice surprise to come home to.
Eating with awareness and enjoying every bite.