Fabric, Lily, Walking, and Eating On Plan
Even if I didn’t sit in the sewing room for a few hours, at least I got some fabric out of my bins to get started making something. I had been obsessing on some purple denim I have and turning it into a skirt of some sort, and also remembered some dark purple boucle tweed I have with pink specks that would make an awesome jacket or something. So I dug those out of the bins in the garage and hauled them up to the sewing loft.
While I was doing that, my daughter called. The weather had turned lovely outside. No rain, no floods where we live, and mild temperatures so Lily and I headed up to her house and we hung out, and then bundled the boys up and went for a walk. I’ve been told by my other daughter, the vet assistant and resident Chihuahua expert, that I need to socialize Lily more – take her more places with me – and especially socialize her around little kids. She tends to be very defensive around their jerky and wild actions and nips at them. She doesn’t hurt them, but it always scares the mommy.
So, I took Lily along and after a while, she did very well. I taught Cayden how to hold his hand still and let Lily sniff her. He wanted to walk her and hold her leash and he did a really great job. (Photos below.) By the time we left he was feeding her Goldfish crackers and she was his best friend.
Finally, I had to leave to go to a dinner party with friends at the Keg Steakhouse. That is not the place to go to dinner if you are on a healthy eating/weight loss plan (or Weight Watchers*). I looked online at their nutritional information before I left and yee-gads – everything is so high in calories and fat. You’d think a steak was fine, right? Well, 3 oz, yes, but the smallest they serve is 7 oz. Even their chicken dishes are relatively high in calories and fat. So, I kept looking and landed on their grilled shrimp skewers. I ordered that, without the rice, and had them grill them with no butter, and also asked for steamed vegetables on the side, no butter. (I’ll be honest, the butter on the shrimp would have been great tasting, but I’m determined to show progress at the scales this week, so I opted against it.) I also had a house salad to start, with the dressing on the side, and only had half the dressing they provided. It was all great. Calculating the points for the shrimp off their nutritional info, which likely included the rice and butter, was 9 points for two skewers (as served originally on their menu), so I did well. It was probably fewer points without the rice and butter. I also had the earlier activity points from walking added to my daily total, so that allowed me to share a small part of my mom’s Creme Brulee for dessert. We’ll know Monday if that planning worked.
I leave you for now with some pictures of Cayden walking Lily yesterday.
*Just a side note about Weight Watchers here: I have thought about not talking about Weight Watchers on my blog thinking what would a prospective date think and I’m now to the point of who the heck cares? This is who I am, and I love Weight Watchers. It will be a part of my life forever and if it helps inspire someone else, all the better. So, I’ll be blogging more about my journey and what I learn along the way, sharing it with those who want to read about it.