Ok, I really need to get some work done and stop day dreaming about food, but my husband and I have dinner plans at a Russian restaurant tonight with some friends, we got a groupon for a 5-course dinner. I was wondering what we’re going to be eating, and I ended up googling and figuring it out:
- One cup of borscht per person
- One Russian salad per couple
- One order of perogies per couple
- One entree per person. Choose from a half order of lamb chops, an order of classic pozharski cutlets, or an order of chicken tabaka
- One Napolean Fiddler dessert per person
Of course I had to know what this dessert was, so I googled some more:
OUR OWN CREATION. THIS DELICACY IS A 7 LAYER CAKE WITH VANILLA CREAM. NO RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE IS COMPLETE WITHOUT TRYING THIS “FIDDLER” LEGACY
wtf. It sounds right up my alley - fatty and creamy. My tactic is going to be to decline my dessert, but have a bite of my husband’s. That crazy bastard probably won’t even like it anyway (we don’t have the same taste in desserts).
I also did some research on the main course options, and it seems like chicken tabaka will be the lightest option.
Let’s get real - of course I didn’t lose weight this week. I just browsed my MFP logging, and this is what happened:
Friday (day of big loss, feeling confident): 2,627 calories (to the best of my estimation - we went out for Mexican so estimating is a crapshoot)
Saturday: stopped counting at 3,197; in reality probably had closer to 4,000
Sunday: Stopped counting at 1,899; in reality had closer to 3,000
Wednesday: 2,140 - may have been higher, since I was estimating restaurant food
So there. I understand now. It’s actually a wonder I didn’t gain weight.
Edit: that averages out to 2,383 calories a day - could very well be my maintenance calories at this weight. Step it up!
Boo, my weight was exactly the same this morning as it was last week, down to the tenth. Gotta work harder.
There is corned beef simmering on the stove. It smells so good I could die.
Surprise, surprise… I felt better after working out! And it got me out of a snacky funk this afternoon. Now I am going to relax a little. I just made myself a spinach salad for lunch tomorrow.
Hmm, I have been feeling a head cold coming on since Saturday morning. I didn’t work out yesterday. I don’t really want to skip today, too. Either working out will make me feel better, or much worse. I guess we’ll see…
I’m really not happy with how much I ate this weekend. I did try to log it all, for the most part. But I definitely overate. It’s like this horrible security thing for me. Oh well, so moving on, last week I did great during the week, and I intend to do so again this week, and then make it my goal to not lose sight again next weekend.
And also the cruise…we’re going on a cruise on the 15th. I don’t want it to be an eating free for all.
It is sooo easy to slip back into overeating…. getting back on the wagon now so I can lose weight again this week!
Anonymous asked: Congrats on the poundage loss! You've probably answered this ask before (and if so please direct me to that post instead) but what steps are you taking to lose weight? Mostly just focusing on whole foods as opposed to processed stuff or...?
Wow, someone actually asked me a question! I think this is my first anon message!!! Why anon??
Anyway, thanks for asking. I have been a big flip-flopper all of my life, including the 2 years I have had this blog.
Let’s see… I have tried Weight Watchers (and been very successful with it in the past, twice, before they changed their points system), counting calories, Whole 30, paleo, and low carb.
Right now I’m just counting calories using MyFitnessPal. I have found that cutting out types of food makes me a little crazy. I’m eating about 1,200-2,300 calories per day (I know that’s a huge jump, but it depends on what I’m doing that day and sometimes I exercise twice, and then eat more). I’m working out 6 days a week.
So now I’m trying to err to the side of eating as many vegetables as possible, but also include the occasional treat of whatever sounds good (within my calorie limits), and I have also been trying very hard to not eat after dinner. When I was my skinniest after college, I never ate after about 7pm, and I was super skinny (for me). I also did not drink the copious amounts of beer I drink now, which I am also trying to cut back on.
Thanks for asking, anon!!