WHEW! That was a close one!
My bloated holiday self just stepped on the scale and - quite frankly...I was terrified to do it...because I was really afraid I might have "tipped it" for the first time and gone over 130.
But... as luck would have it...still hanging at 127!
Praise the Thass God's! It's A Christmas miracle!!!
NOW - THE DINNERS OUT - two nights in a row, THE COCKTAILS - two nights in a row, THE LAME EFFORT to workout - two days in a row... it can't go on...not for one more second...and sure as heck can't go on another - TWO DAYS IN A ROW!!!!
This is a little like security at the airport going from orange to red...except when I go from orange to red - you actually will see something different happening. That and I won't take your tweezers or lip gloss.
Today - I will NOT eat a bite of everything I see...I WILL go upstairs and do my cardio (ALL of my cardio)...and I WILL NOT, I repeat, I WILL NOT, go out to dinner!!!
Last night was Morton's Steakhouse... my GOD!!!...Morton's... I had a salt lick for an appetizer.
or at least I feel like I did today!
Actually I knew I was needing to really watch it - so I ordered salmon and broccoli rather than the medium rare fillet with creamed spinach - my usually fave...I also requested no butter, no oil...
which I thought was a bold move.
I skipped the bread, had a few bites of a bacon wrapped scallop, one bite of lobster and a bite of shrimp cocktail -
so moving from apps to dinner...I was rocking - so far so good, right???
oh, and one cocktail - but also drinking water with lemon!
Well, all was going really well until - you guessed it - dessert.
And you know why going out to dinner is difficult???
Not because of what YOU order...but what the people NEXT TO YOU order!!!!!
SON OF A BISCUIT EATER!!!
I had my husband on one side...and my mother on the other...they both "pre-ordered" the Godiva chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream.
What's even more rude....ordering it ...and then NOT finishing it and leaving it right in front of me.
chocolate lave cake...it's just not fair. It's Kryptonite to my Superman...
Not only did I finish my mother's...I then went after the remaining portion of my husband's!!!
I finished it too!!!
That is EXACTLY what I ALWAYS do!!! I am disciplined with my ordering...but not with the extra spoon they drop off for you "just in case"....
"Just in case" what????? - Just in case you want to embarrass yourself by reaching half way across a big table to get another bite off someone elses plate?
Just in case the four courses of Fred Flintstone size portions weren't enough to fill you up?
Just in case you weren't QUITE miserable enough...here's an extra spoon...
I'm surprised I didn't turn around and ask the neighboring table while they enjoying THEIR dessert..."Hey! You gonna eat that?" All the while pointing and twirling my "extra spoon" in their direction.
Next time someone offers me an extra spoon, I am going to have to resort to extreme measures...like discreetly rubbing it on the bottom of my shoe, placing it in the nearest potted plant, or distracting everyone at the table while I simply throw it over my shoulder.
Consider yourself warned: flying flatware -do not sit behind me at a restaurant
No excuses...I'm going upstairs to workout - 60 minutes of cardio!!!!!
I did mat PDS III yesterday - but no cardio.
The day before I did PDS III- but lame cardio effort...maybe 30 mins!
I think I might take an "extra spoon" upstairs with me so every time I want to stop working out...I can look at that little curved Thass making utensil and remind myself why... I need to KEEP GOING!
Maintaining... but I can't eat everything ALL the time!
I'm still VERY encouraged with how much "life " I can have and still keep things under control...but I can feel the last couple of weeks being a little loose with the food...
Even though I tried to clean it up for the five day challenge (which I didn't really do as well as many of you!!!) I need to give another effort - if I want to stay under 130!!!
Plus- I'm going to the beach!!! YIKES!
I'm feeling good... glad I have you all to confess all my sins to!
How's everyone doing during the holidays???
Remember : this time of year doesn't have to be a time to lose...just maintain..or even put a limit to how much you can gain...
the only thing that should be unacceptable is a sweat pant clad runaway train!!!!
That will only make you feel icky.
Don't ask me how I know....
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!