Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend Update

The weekend was tough, food-wise. My mom came to visit for the weekend, and John's mom came for dinner Saturday night. We planned a nice meal and I had allotted all my calories, but I couldn't resist the delicious mashed potatoes (with butter and whole milk to boot), and the extra wine (4 glasses total!!). I ended up at 2,200 calories on Saturday!!!

Here's the meal that put me over the top, cooked by my fabulous chef-at-home husband, John:
  • beef ribs braised in wine, beef stock, and lots of veggies
  • fresh corn salad with tomatoes, green onions & olive oil
  • baked asparagus
  • garlic mashed potatoes
  • lots of wine
  • ... at least we skipped dessert!!
Sunday we all went to Cora's for breakfast. I don't know why I keep going there, it's really not worth it. Although it's kid-friendly so it works for Holden. The mothers left and John and I had a nice dinner on our new patio after Holden went to sleep. Guess what. We had wine. We split a bottle of red and finished it. I'm such a cheap drunk, I was really feeling it. I still managed to stay at 1,800 calories for the day, but not much of it was healthy *sigh*.

Despite that, I ended up loosing 1.5 lbs this week *phew*

Next post: today's summary.


  1. Don't worry about having a day that's over calories. When I was losing weight, I always allowed myself 24 hours to not count calories. It actually helps your body maintain its metabolism and not start slowing down because it's getting used to having less calories each day.
    It sounds like you're doing great, keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks Patricia! Good tip, too. I hadn't thought of that :)