Still at 182 today, even though I had a menu snafu yesterday. I was invited over to visit with some very nice folks I just befriended at dog training, to bring my dog and daughter over for a bit. They casually mentioned on the phone that they had a "light lunch" for us. I admit it, as good as I am at speaking up in a restaurant about what I need, or even telling friends, I am still shy about saying anything to new people about my eating preferences. I want to be polite and not make it a "deal" (yeah, I know, if I had diabetes I'd say something, but I don't) so I just smile and do the best I can. So I decided to do my thing on the sparkpeople.com site with the food logging and just try to stay within the Medifast guidelines for the day, which meant cutting out two Medifast meals (not recommended) but by doing that I stayed within the nutrition guidelines. Same type of thing I did when I went out to dinner. I don't think it's ideal but it's real life and I don't have anymore 'events' coming up anytime soon, so back to the regular plan I go.
Yesterday I ate:
2 cups of coffee with sugar free vanilla creamer
1 Medifast oatmeal muffin
lots of water, including one bottle with an infuser added (similar to Crystal Light)
a turkey sandwich with lite mayo, a baby dill pickle, and a diet root beer (skipped the potato chips)
6 oz 2% Fage Greek yogurt mixed with Splenda and Barlean's Orange Cream fish oil
Buffalo Chicken Salad: 5 oz chicken breast, cubed, over 2 cups of Romaine & Iceberg lettuce and a half cup of sliced cucumbers, mixed with 2 Tbsp Hidden Valley Light Ranch dressing and a half Tbsp of Franks Hot Wings Sauce. Yummy!
1 cup decaf coffee with sugar free creamer
Medifast Peanut Butter Crunch bar
92 g protein
93 g carbs
29% calories from fat
Today I am spring cleaning! This is my kids' spring break, so I have the benefit of several helpers while I work. Today we are cleaning the living room: washing curtains, putting everything in its place, dusting, cleaning the windows, cleaning the sofas, and doing a thorough vacuuming job. Tomorrow? The dining room. A cleaner house always makes me feel better! How about you?
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