Saturday Reprieve

I realize that I get a little manic some times.  I obsess about things, but I don’t really mean to. 

I was complaining yesterday regarding the fact that we made a dinner date with some friends for Friday night, which always strikes fear in my heart because I weigh in for Weight Watchers on Saturday morning.

We went to a restaurant known for its fish dishes which made it a little tricky for the old vegetarian.  Luckily, there was a decent salad option available.  But it’s a little frustrating how many times people (the waitress) can say to you, “You’re a vegetarian, you eat fish right?”  No, I’m a Vegetarian, I don’t eat Fish!

Luckily there was an appetizer I could eat.

Steamed edamame.  The dish was quite huge and I ate quite a few before my meal, but I made sure they didn’t take the leftovers when they cleared the appetizer plates.

I asked for an entrée sized house salad and this was very good.  It had hearts of palm which I hadn’t had in a very long time as well as a very tasty balsamic vinaigrette.  I shelled the remaining edamame and added them to the salad.  I have to admit that I ate 3 slices of bread which was some of the best bread I’ve had in a long time.  Overall, Yummy!

So the question still remains, How did I do at Weight Watchers? I was quite pleased when I stepped on the scale.  I lost a pound and a half!  I was pretty excited.  I like to think that my walking all week and my good food choices gave me this result rather than my craziness leading up to Friday night’s dinner.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to do my walk Saturday morning.  It’s not good to exercise right before a weigh in.  I had the time, but I didn’t want to take the chance.  I had initially planned to do it later in the day, but the heat was dreadful, so I skipped it.  I did go to the local mall with sister Ele and our friend Jim.  We walked the entire mall top and bottom floors.  I feel that was a pretty good walk.

I’ll be up Sunday morning and out the door at my usual time in order to keep myself on track.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and trying to survive the heat.  I know that for me, I’m melting and I can’t wait for this heat wave to be over.

Happy Sunday!! Stay cool!

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14 responses to “Saturday Reprieve

  1. i am glad you were able to find something tasty on the menu, fran! the edamame looks great – i would have added it to the salad, too!
    walking the mall can count towards your daily walking goal, for sure!! mom and i are hitting up the mall again today (we went last sunday, too) – definitely a cooler place to be during the heat wave! (i love love the heat but realize it is not everyone’s cup of tea!).
    enjoy your sunday and happy walking! congrats on your ww success this week, too!

    • Thanks, Cathy! I’m heading out in a little while before it gets too hot. We were supposed to have a storm last night-heard the thunder-but looking out it doesn’t appear to have rained. I’m still going out because I missed not doing it yesterday and I won’t be able to do it tomorrow again, so I don’t want to miss a chance today. Hope you and your Mom have a great day!!!

  2. It’s nice to read of your successes in your weight loss journey. Keep up the good work!

  3. Enjoy your walk! We didn’t get the “severe” t-storm either. I’m headed out with the dog soon. It’s just too hot for him to run around later than early morning these days! Awesome on the WW :)

  4. dinner looks delicious! i love steamed edamame at japanese restaurants. it never tastes that good when i try it at home.

    i know what you mean about obsessing over things like that. i’ve been finding myself obsessing over A LOT of little random things lately. it hits me that they aren’t so important, and i’m wasting my time, and should just let them go. :-)

    i’m glad you “let go” and went to dinner and had a good time. it sounds like your head’s been in a great place weight-watchers-wise lately. i’m happy for you! now rub off on me! :p

    • Aww…Sweetie, thank you! I keep trying. I had a couple of “things” drop on my head yesterday, so I need to stay focused or Ralph will need to rent a trailor to TOW me to NM!! You can do this, so just stick with it. I have faith in you. No obsessing…except about books!! ;-)

  5. Hello – I have just come across your blog :)

    Well done on the 1.5lb loss!

  6. My cousin weighs in on Saturday mornings and I think she shares the same fear as you about eating on Friday nights! It’s tricky I’m sure but I’m glad that ultimately the news was good!

    I obsess about everything. It’s a serious downfall of mine. I feel your pain Fran!

    Hope you are having a great Sunday!

    • Thanks, Ameena! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has a tough time with Not obsessing. I think this Friday night proved to me that I can handle it if I just stop and think first. It would have helped if I’d known earlier in the week that we were going out. But it turned out well. Thanks for your support, Ameena!

  7. valerie andruss

    good job, Fran!

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