Sunday, August 23, 2015

Day Out With Friends.

Today started with homemade croissants. I make these about 3 times a year and freeze the frozen formed, uncooked croissants.  It's one of my husbands favorite things (and I dearly love them too).  I was good  though and ate just  half of one and then had some Greek yogurt instead with a sprinkling of low fat granola and a mineral water.  In previous days I'd easily have eaten two croissants and a large orange juice.
My husband had NO problem eating what I didn't

Because I was saving up my calories for an outing out with my closest gal friend in the city I work in.

It would be a trip to our favorite pub.   I knew too that I would like have their fish and chips as with moving out of the crash pad I likely wouldn't get a chance to go back there.

I just couldn't go to our favorite haunt and order a salad.

My husband had a meatloaf sandwich and my friend had half an order of the Nachos.  They had a beer (my friend lives within waking distance of the place) and I had tea as I was the designated driver.

I removed a good portion of the breading on the fish  used just a bit of tartar sauce and only ate 3 fries and all of the coleslaw. The flaky fish was delicious on its own and though I probably had more calories than planned, it was a mid-afternoon meal that was both lunch AND dinner for us.

Later, a snack that was an apple and I'm done for the day.

Steps - Only 4100 today but with packing up we burned some calories bending and lifting so I don't think I will have gained anything back.  It's getting easier to make those choices though just one meal at a time.


  1. Gah I love croissants! A weakness of mine!

  2. Hari OM
    that looks like a good plate of the trad fish'n'chips... I too would remove the batter though am not sure I could have stopped at just a few fries! (Just two or three times a year I break diet and take fish - the only flesh food I would ever consider). Without a doubt, too, all the packing activities count as exercise - more 'whole-body' than running/walking!
    Eyes-on...YAM xx


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