Well, yesterday I did all right on SB until dessert....
B: 1/2 cup rolled oats with 1% milk, a banana, pecans, and a few chocolate chips (no Splenda because the banana was very ripe and sweet)
S: 1 cashew cookie Larabar (ingredients: dates and cashews. so good!)
L: egg salad with alfalfa sprouts
D: Cheesecake factory stuffed mushrooms (had some breadcrumbs but I only ate a couple of them), side dish of steamed broccoli, White Chicken Chili with no rice
S: a slice of the Lemon-Raspberry cheesecake
I had intended to stay home and make a huge stir-fry with crispy tofu and brown rice, but we had severe storms on the way and our garage is full so neither my husband nor I could park our cars under cover to avoid any possible hail. So, we went to the local mall and parked in their covered parking structure in an effort to protect our cars, and decided to eat at CF. I will say though that I resisted eating their bread. I joked with my husband about it (me: "the bread is cold and hard and disgusting, RIGHT?" him, with his mouth full: "Right, sweetie"). DH got a white pizza, which is one of my favorites, but I resisted asking for a piece (even though he would have given me one). I brought back a trick I used to use, which is waiting until I've finished my entire entree before allowing myself to have bread/pizza/whatever was tempting me. Usually I'll either be so full I can't finish my entree, or the bread/etc. will be cold so it doesn't look so appetizing by the time I do finish my meal.
The white chicken chili was really quite good! DH liked my chili even more than his pizza. I ordered it without the white rice, but the kitchen forgot so I had to send it back and wait a while for dinner. The menu says it has a "touch of cream" so maybe it's not strictly beachy, but I occasionally use a little bit of butter or heavy cream in my cooking and it hasn't seemed to affect me negatively - my cholestrol is low and my weight's dropping, so I'm not going to worry about the occasional "touch of cream."
I probably would have been fine leaving the restaurant at this point, but the storm was still going on, so we stayed and had dessert. The power actually went out briefly while we were there, but no major damage in our part of town (thank goodness). I had three bites of the Lemon Raspberry cheesecake and really should have sent it away with the first passing waiter at that point... but I didn't. I ate it all (minus DH's portion).
I have to stop thinking of it as wasting food, and more as doing something good for myself. DH gave me a bite of his (Pineapple Upside-Down cheesecake) and it was good, but WAY too sweet. Part of the reason I think I like the Lemon Raspberry cheesecake best is because it's not too sweet - the tartness of the lemon and raspberry make the cheesecake taste less rich and cloyingly sweet. Anyway, hopefully eating that has gotten the dessert craving out of my system for a while. I knew I couldn't handle it if I took any home as leftovers.
The biggest boggle was this morning, when I weighed in at half a pound LESS than yesterday. I only record my Monday weigh-ins, so this will not be going on my loss graph, but I weighed in this morning at 163.8 (Monday I was at 164.6, and Wednesday I was at 164.2). What gives? I've noticed before that I seem to drop weight when I cheat. It's very strange
Don't worry, I am not using this as an excuse to cheat! Back on the beach this morning for me.
Planned menu for today:
B: 3/4 cup Kashi Autumn Wheat Shredded Wheat cereal with 15 cherries
S: cheese stick
L: 1/2 ww bagel with egg salad, spinach, and alfalfa sprouts
S: baby carrots and ranch
D: stir-fry with ginger-oyster sauce and crispy tofu, with 1/2 cup brown basmati rice
S: banana with natural PB