Monday, January 27, 2014

Back to the diet ...

So, we're back from our vacation, where there were a lot of meals out.

The good news ... neither my beloved nor I put back on any of the weight we loss previously.

The bad news ... we didn't lose any weight either.

While on vacation, our eating habits were mostly moderate, although there were a few blow out meals as I mentioned in my previous post

For most of the vacation, we would have a late breakfast / brunch of scrambled eggs (most days) and sauteed mushrooms (one day), which was mostly protein. Occasionally, we would have a slice of toast to go with it, but most of the time it was without toast.

For lunch, because we had a late breakfast, we would often skip in and then in the late afternoon have a snack of some deli meats, a little cheese and some crackers with a glass of wine. I would skip the crackers and just have the cheese on its own. I know there are a lot of calories in cheese, but I did indulge because I love cheese and I have been missing it. My normal everyday life does not include cheese.

We did have one very nice lunch out with some friends as we were out celebrating their Australian citizenship ceremony which you can watch here.

There were quite a few dinners out as I have mentioned in the previous post but I tried to be moderate in my eating and often I was quite full after a few courses and not eating the entire course, so I left some food.

Two of the dinners were degustation dinners, so the serves were quite small, and I skipped the red meat course, since I do not eat red meat and the meat course tended to be the largest of the lot.

One night, we decided to try out a new restaurant that was raved about by a lot of our friends and then I ordered 2 entree sized meals, for my starter and main, rather than an entree size and a main size meal. The main size would have been too much, since I struggled with my second entree sized meal. The stomach has definitely shrunk from previous dieting.

I think my biggest naughty meal was the night of the Australian citizenship ceremony, where our friends had a BBQ and I got stuck into the cheesy Doritos (my favorite!!) with homemade hummus. Then they also served party pies which is a very Australian thing and I LOVE those things, so I ate 4 of them!!! That was naughty, but then when dinner was served, I only had half a sausage (because you must have sausage for a BBQ) and a few BBQ'ed prawns, since my friends know of my aversion to red meat.

All in all, I must say that I am pleased with what happened over the vacation. I didn't go forward, but then I didn't go backwards either, and that was a total plus.

Now, we're both back to watching what we eat and I'm back to my Optifast bars for breakfast and lunch. The Optifast bars are great because they fill you up, but seriously, they taste rather boring and they are the consistency of dried cardboard. I'm so over them!!

Pressing on ...

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