And, my weight is on its way up. Not that I can say that I’m all that surprised, but it’s so frustrating at how finicky it is! Saturday I was well within calorie targets before going to our friends’ housewarming party. I steered clear of the wine and the food as much as possible (even grabbing a clementine instead of a slice of mushroom tart), but I eventually succumbed to the cheese tray. Based on my estimates, I was still OK, but the extra dairy does not help me one bit.
I ended up not making anything for the party (which was fine, because they had TONS of food), but instead brought them a gift bag with bread, a specialty salt, and wine:
- Bread – So that the house may never know hunger
- Salt – So that your life is infused with spice
- Wine – So that you have joy & spirit
I love the interwebs and their great ideas! 🙂 I got a loaf of herbed California bread from Great Harvest, and a smoked alder salt from Whole Foods, along with a Roblar Syrah 2008. I would have LOVED the gift – which is usually my trigger that it’s acceptable!
Yesterday was not so great in the food department. We had an appointment in the morning that lasted an hour and a half, so by the time we were finished we were famished! Made plans to meet some friends for brunch, which was supposed to be off-limits this month. I used a Groupon-type deal though, so I justified it, and it was for “sneaky healthy” food. Unfortunately, both the food & the service were “meh”. I won’t be going back. Which then put me in a bad mood because I’d “wasted” a meal out on something that wasn’t good…
I ended up taking an hour and a half-long nap when I got home, then headed out to do the grocery shopping. The friends who had the housewarming party were coming over to celebrate Chinese New Year, and I was cooking. On the menu:
- Trader Joe’s Vegetable Gyoza
- Trader Joe’s Chicken Shu Mai
- Trader Joe’s Pork Bao
- Grilled chicken with Asian marinade
- Steamed shrimp & vegetables (carrots, snap peas, broccoli & cauliflower)
- Brown Rice
It wasn’t over the top, but I definitely over-did it on the calories. And the sodium. Paying the price today with an increase in weight, and a bit of bloat. Doesn’t help that a new medication that I’m on will also cause bloat… Just hope that it works! 🙂
After dinner we sipped a bunch of herbal tea, while I made some egg white salad for snacks this week, along with a lentil soup. Our refrigerator is filled to the BRIM!!!
Heading to a new Pilates studio for a spin / Pilates combo session tonight at 5:30. It’s pouring rain here, so I’m not super excited about doing anything but crawling into bed, but I know I’ll be excited when I get there, do the workout, and head home.