Weight this morning: 129.2
Low weight: 128.6
Goal weight: 125
Workout: Body Attack + Body Pump (680 cals burned)
I started off this glorious Saturday with a slice of Ezekiel bread, toasted, with Bonnie’s raspberry jam spread on top.
After my workout, I had a protein smoothie with my fave protein powder!
Then I hit the road for a weekend trip to see my friend in a dressage show (it’s a competitive equestrian sport). I had a black bean salad from Moe’s before going to the show, but I forgot to take a picture. I also had a coconut date roll to hold me over until dinner.
For dinner (sorry, I also couldn’t take pictures), we went out to a local restaurant that had just about anything you could imagine on the menu…except good vegetarian options! I opted for a side salad and two veggie sides (creamed spinach and a squash mix). I was good with that, but warm bread with olive oil came to the table first. Everyone at the table (there were 7 of us total) immediately reached for the bread, and then turned to me and asked, “You’re not having bread??!!!” So of course, I felt the pressure of being the “weirdo who’s trying to eat healthy and doesn’t want to eat white bread”, so I quickly said, “of course I am!” and grabbed a piece.
Then we had tableside guacamole made as an appetizer, and of course I HAD to try this specialty of the restaurant’s. I didn’t mind this too much since quac is mostly healthy (and I LOVE it), except for the few chips I had to pair with it.
After dinner, someone brought up dessert. All the girls at the table were in, and as they turned to me, of course I had to say, “Count me in!” I ended up splitting a carrot cake with someone.
Now, I know I didn’t HAVE to eat the bread, guac + chips, or dessert, but I really felt like such a…pooper, downer, non-adventurer…by just sticking to my salad and veggies. The one thing I was able to avoid was ordering an alcoholic beverage, but all in all, I do find this “food peer pressure” difficult to overcome at times. I don’t like being looked at like I’m some sort of fitness/health freak who can’t loosen up and have a good time. So, I’ll probably go on giving into this peer pressure. It’s a good thing I don’t go out to eat in big groups like this too often at all!
Food i 8 today:
- slice of Ezekiel bread + 1 TBSP Bonnie’s raspberry jam
- protein shake –> 1/2 C spinach, 1/2 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
- coconut date roll
- dinner out –> bread + olive oil, a few chips + guac, side salad, 1/2 creamed spinach, squash veggie mix, 1/2 carrot cake