I don’t have much left in me to tonight. Not because I did a lot today but because the time change tends to catch up on me. Great family day today. We got out and about. Into the city! I do love heading into the city. I was a city girl for many years and now I rub elbows with Chip n Dale and Bambi on a daily basis.
Yesterday was mostly work.
I had to work most of the morning for my real job. I’m a techie and we install things on the weekends. It’s my world.
After the install was family cleaning day. It use to be much easier to engage the Whistler on cleaning events. At 9 years old I think he’s starting to realize its not as fun as it use to be.
Oh yeah and then there was the 16 inches of snow we didn’t deal with on Friday. It had snowed all day until dark so the hubby and I decided to wait. Funny thing is I didn’t think it was going to be a good decision. Thought it was going to be one I regretted. But when got out there after lunch it was beautiful. Sunny. Real warm. And we went at it. Hubby with the snow blower, I with my shovel.
It is activities like shoveling that instantly remind me how thankful I am for my health. I truly embrace hard physical work with gusto. Even my husband thought I was an animal. Me, I was thrilled that body is strong and able. I plan to be this way for a very long time and I don’t plan on stopping.
Got my weekly food shopping in too. We experienced a cheese cutting event at my Wholefoods market. Huge round of Parmesan cheese being cut in record time. And of course there were samples and the Whistler was right up front ready to be a taster.
Ok that was yesterday.
What I wanted to talk about was today.
Today was family day. As I mentioned earlier we headed into the city. We had some business to take care of and decided to wrap in some city people watching, lunch, technology fondling and shopping.
Since eating lunch out was in the plan I started my day light. Had a hot tea latte with my vitamin regime and a Power Crunch bar. I expected more calories at lunch. My plan was to use my few bites technique.
No bread. Three bites of appetizer. It was fried calamari. Six bites of entree. It was Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo. And it was GOOD. And three bites of chocolate bread pudding. I had known about the bread pudding at the time we order so I planned my fullness around being able to taste that!!!
This is how I roll when I eat out. I eat things I want just not much of them. The waiter always thinks I didn’t like my meal. But in fact I’m looking forward to the leftovers as my next meal.
Now I don’t eat bread pudding and fried foods in my daily food plan. But I will when we go out. And it’s always only a few bites.
How do you handle eating out?
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