Saturday, December 31, 2011

The end of another year

Today is the last day of 2011.  I'm not one to make resolutions on this day, I have made too many promises to myself to use this day as an excuse to make more. 

One day at a time for is just another day to keep planning my food, sticking to my plan, and cleaning up my side of the street.  Just like every other day.

But, to be 100% honest, I did want the scale to be below 230 by the end of the year. 
And today I hit 229.5!  I know I have no control over the numbers on the scale, but I can be happy when they go my way.
The trick is to not be depressed when they don't...

12/31/11 - weight:    229.5
                Protein:      156
                      Fat:      151
                      Ecc:       40
                       Cal:   2488

We are going out for steak tonight.  I will have steamed veggies (no potato) and a Caesar salad with no croutons.  There is no alcohol in the casino restaurant we're eating so we'll have some red wine later.  Otherwise I had eggs and a chicken sausage for breakfast and for lunch I'll have burger with mayo and mustard.  Then, throughout the day I will have four cream cheese clouds.

Oh, I want to report back regarding yesterday.
First, the restaurant we planned on going at the Science Museum (with the burger and cheese curds) was closed!  So we had to wing it.  I HATE winging it.

So instead I had a bunless hot dog with a bowl of chili (about 1.5cups of chili).  It was a lot of meat with half black beans and half chili beans, which means the carb content was lower (black beans are lower in carbs).  I also got a little container of veggies and dip.  I was really full when done eating, but it kept me satisfied for the entire night and I had no desire to eat when we got home four hours later (WHEW).
I don't have actual counts because chili varies in carbs so much, but what is most important is that I feel I made the best choices available to me.

The Science Museum was great!  We where there FIVE hours! 
There was a man who created a little device that looks like the straw hats they wear to work in rice paddys.  It had six windows with camera's pointing out each window.  He was able to drop it down in a road and a tornado went right over it, and he caught it all on film!
So we sat in a circle of screens and was able to watch the tornado go right over the top of us.  It was awesome!!!
We heard people telling what it was like to live through Katrina, and we learned a lot about the four different types of volcano's (did you know there are four types??).
We chose a night the museum was open late and hardly any children (or people) were there.  It was FANTASTIC!!

Tonight we're going to a concert (and the steak restaurant mentioned above) and possible to a party after, or just home for a glass of wine in the light of the Christmas tree.  Either way, it should be a fun day with a great evening with friends! 

Hope you enjoy your last day of 2011!


  1. 3 things:
    good job on clean eating as best you could, glad to hear the museum was everything you thought it would be, and CONGRATS ON MAKING YOUR GOAL! Thats amazing!! Keep up the good work, best wishes! xx

    - Desperate Student

  2. Thank you DS!
    Your support is very helpful, thanks for being here with me!