I have been working really hard all week long. Friday morning for the sixth day in a row, I got up and walked my 2 miles! I’m pretty excited about it. I’m feeling good. Each day is a little different, some easier, some a little stiffer to start but then loosening up. I’m even beginning to feel a little muscle tone in my calves! (Ralph asked “how about your sheep?”) Where did he come from?
I am happy about this increased activity and I will keep it up as part of my July goals. I’ve been working really hard with my food choices as well and doing my best not to snack after dinner. Those snacks that have sneaked in have been decent choices like popcorn. Looking at my Weight Watcher’s journal I should have a good result on Saturday morning at WW.
Well, then we get a call from our friends who we haven’t seen in a while asking if we want to go out to dinner Friday night. Friday night!! I don’t go out to dinner on Friday night! Doesn’t everyone know that?!?!
Initially frustrated, I decided to be flexible and say, Sure!! Friday night will be wonderful! I still don’t know where we’ll be going. One problem is alleviated because the male half of the couple is also vegetarian, so I’ll be able to find something. I’ve decided however that I’m not going to let it bother me. I’ll make the best choices I can, stay away from the bread basket and hopefully find a salad that I can work with.
A few years ago when I first met my friend Kristen, we were discussing the fact that her friends always wanted her to go out on Friday nights and it was difficult when we had a Saturday weigh-in. I remember saying at the time that you can’t spend the rest of your life NOT going out to dinner on Friday night. I think I need to listen to my own advise and just let the Universe take care of things. We’ll see how it works!