I had a coupon for World Market. I could go crazy in here. So many cool finds. But here's what I left with:
|Tastes like tea! Only 12 calories each and 3 carbs.|
|For flavoring coffees or whatever else needs some flava flav.|
|I don't know why Charlie chose the burger. He always ALWAYS orders chicken when we go out to eat.|
|Rachel loves anything about Egypt. I wish I had the funds to take her there.|
|Chuck loves his popcorn. I looked for an ice cream ornament because that's really his weakness.|
|A chicken in a canoe?!! I LOVE chickens and paddling. They only had one of these and I'm pretty sure it was made just for me.|
Don't get around my mom: she has embarrassed me in front of more than one boyfriend when I was a teen telling them about my chicken stories. She loves to tell those stories. She has one about a chicken tea party that makes me cringe.
Eats: Stayed at 1200 calories and made an awesome taco salad for dinner. I wish I would have taken a picture. Taco meat, lots of lettuce, cilantro, salsa, cheese, beans, and a little light Ranch.
Concerns/worries: I'm going to my parents' house for Christmas dinner and we'll be spending the night there. I'm concerned about what will be available to eat. My mom has a history of making fattening things for the holidays. I remember Christmas dinners with chicken fried steak, fried shrimp and oysters, cornbread dressing, mac n cheese, mashed taters, and the list goes on and on and on. It's a huge spread.
I was talking to her on the phone asking about what I should bring. She wants me to bring a cheesecake that I make that is an edible work of art. It is as delicious as it is beautiful. It is also high in calories. I told her that I was afraid she would wreck her dieting efforts (she is borderline diabetic and has to lose this weight NOW) so I'd rather not bring it. I know she would have way more than she should. I hate to police my own mom but I'm so worried about her health.
I asked about some of the things she is serving: ham, baked chicken, cornbread dressing, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Then she tells me her special way of making sweet potatoes. You're not going to believe this. Instead of topping them with nuts or marshmallows, she puts an entire pecan pie on top of them. *gasp!* Holy mother of all calories, batman!
My strategy is to bring a low cal dessert or two to share and some snacks so I can navigate the calorie hurdles. I've worked too hard to lose this weight to have any of it put back on because of one dinner. Not going to do it.
Clothing problems: I have maybe 3 shirts that fit now and 1 pair of jeans. Everything is huge. I'm thinking of hitting up the Goodwill store to get something to wear as I shrink. Don't want to spend too much money on things that won't fit in a few weeks.
Temperature outside yesterday:
Exercise for today: strength training.