I had it all planned out.
I hate it when my plans go awry.
Friday night, Adam and I went to the movies. We did end up seeing I Am Legend (eh.) The big news was that I made it through the whole movie without my milk duds. Milk duds are relatively low fat compared to other candy (6 points for the whole box) but I knew we were going to eat afterwards... and I had it all planned out. We would use our gift card to the Olive Garden and I would get Chicken Giardino for only 8 points. That way, I could eat a breadstick and I'd still have points left over.
But after the movie we drove by a new restaurant called Texas Roadhouse and we smelled the steak.
Wow. It smelled GOOOOOD.
Adam commented on how good it smelled. Suddenly the Olive Garden didn't seem as appealing.
"No, we'll just go there," Adam said. "We've got a gift card."
Passing Lone Star.
YUM. That steak smells GOOOOOOD....
I can tell Adam isn't really all that interested in the Olive Garden anymore, and honestly it was wearing me down too. But we kept on towards the Olive Garden. We pulled into the parking lot and Adam passed right by it.
"Where are you going?"
"Outback." It was like it lured him in. Shame all three steak places are within seconds of each other. Outback is our favorite, and I LOVE this steak salad with bleu cheese, but there was one problem:
I had no idea how many points anything in Outback had.
And since it was a salad I loved, I figured I was probably good to get that, right? I mean, it's a SALAD. Forget the bleu cheese and the cinnamon pecans (which I actually DID forget about until the salad arrived...)
I resisted the free dessert (someone from church works there), but yesterday I ran into the same problem. I'm figuring since I had like 18 points left I'm okay both days, but today I was up a pound, so in all I'm only down .5 pounds. ugh.
I figure it has to be the two restaurant salads I ate. A better choice would've been a grilled chicken breast or getting the dressing on the side. I just wasn't thinking til this morning when I got on the scale. So I can do what I felt like doing and just throw it all away and quit for the day and figure 'what difference does it make anyway?"
OR... I can hop back on track right away and forfeit all of my bonus points this week.
ugh. I usually stockpile my bonus points for a treat on my weight in day. (After the weigh-in of course.)
Needless to say, I hopped back on board. I took my Weight Watchers chocolate muffin to church this morning instead of eating something from the cafe. I came home and made an egg white omelet (I do one egg and one egg white) and then I had two pieces of turkey sausage. (It's really good - highly recommend it.)
Then I made vegetable soup. I love vegetable soup, but I always have tons of it. It's so easy to make, you just dump a bunch of veggies in the crock pot with beef broth and a can/bottle of V-8 or tomato juice and then I add round steak to mine. It's sooo good and filling and LOW in points!
Now if I could just get the kids to eat it!
So, tomorrow's my official day to weigh-in, so I'll be back tomorrow with a report. I'm sure you're waiting with baited breath! (or is it bated breath?) lol - I have no idea.
How are you doing?