Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bad, but with good reason and intention

Yesterday was our anniversary. For 29 years we have lived together , and such a monumental occasion deserves a celebration. Only problem is there were errands to do, snow to dodge all that fancy stuff. There were existing mountains of snow and boots and hats to don , and then when you got someplace fancy you were covered in road salts and hat hair. Ugggh ! On the road you were faced with constant scenes like this :
So we decided to just battle the weather and grab a not so healthy lunch at the grocery store that sells produce. The guys got a slice of Stromboli ( think a pizza turned into a jelly roll) and I got a slice of Chicken Florentine pizza
There was no nutritional information available, so I am estimating this was 8 points. Crust, slices of grilled chicken breast, spinach and mozzarella. This with a bottle of water made for a really satisfying lunch. Another reason we decided on this option and the one to come was that for reasons unknown to me, my body seems to respond favorably to one day of high fat living. I think it has something to do with the same reasons mixing up the plan or switching to the Wendi Plan works for other weight watchers when they hit a plateau. I don't know. All I do know is that if I have a "bad" food day on Saturday and then am good all the rest of the week, the scale starts moving again in a downward fashion if it has gone up two weeks in a row. I keep trying to avoid doing this because of my son. We do everything as a family, and we both work really hard to set a good example for him. Knowing that his eyes are on our every move makes great incentive to never cheat or stray ! So , any "bad things" have to be done as a planned move, with good reason. One of the things in the past that has gotten the scale moving again for me was indulging in gelatto. For those who have no idea what that is, it is ice cream on acid . Very creamy, not as sweet, and when you get it from small mom and pop kind of places, made with only natural ingredients. It is heaven on a spoon. We decided to get gellato for dinner, part as a celebration, part as an attempt to get the scale moving, and here was the response
It was delish ! The rest of the day was spent in chopping, mixing, putting foods away, housework and other fancy stuff. Later that evening , after the boy was fast asleep, there was music, small talk, cuddling by candlelight and...

The log for the day
Crockpot grains ( barley, wheat berries, steel cut oats, skim milk)
topped with sliced almonds, pepitas, coconut shavings, crasins, goji berries , flax, olive oil
Yo plus digestive yogert
water and coffee

Chicken florentine pizza , water

Chocolate chip gelatto
celery and hummus

yo plus yogert
KashiTLC bar
Green tea

Water 112 oz
Filling foods 2

Wii fit 20 min ( running)
Walk 85 min


Sarah said...

I find the same thing works for me sometimes too. Its like the extra calories increases my metabolism a bit. Goodluck I hope you see a loss this week.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I hope the gellato works for you. Happy belated anniversary!

Skye's the Limit said...

Happy belated anniversary Di! Sorry I missed it.

Boy, does that pizza look yummy! Definitely something I would eat.

And Nick is so cute in that pic! I absolutely love gellato! The first time I ever had it was in New York and that was about 15 years ago. It's not easy to come by here in Louisiana so when I see it, I eat it. lol

I love the way y'all evening ended. ;o) I think Ernest and I will definitely steal that idea from you guys for our anniversary this coming Wednesday! :o) See, I knew you guys would inspire us to do something special for ours as well! lol