We had my husband’s family over for dinner tonight. The food was fantastic and it was good to see his brother once more before he leaves to head back to Tulane.
I started with a 4 oz glass of wine around 5:30. One of my tricks is waiting out cocktail hour through the first round. I still get to enjoy a glass, but I’m on my first when everyone else is on their second. If you start with everyone else, then you feel left out not having a second, so start on the second round and make yourself busy during the first with some water or getting dinner ready.
I also had 1 piece of brie cheese from the hors d’oeuvres platter, which I didn’t remember to photograph.
Stuffed Pork Tenderloins, hot off the grill! Spinach, goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomato filling on the left and dates, bleu cheese and pecans on the right! I esimated the calories on these based on Wegman’s stuffed pork tenderlion in Calorie King’s database and weighed out what 3 oz looks like in the kitchen (roughly 2.5 slices) before we brought it to the table. Then I just took 2.5 slices once there. Discreet!
Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar
Whole Wheat Couscous with Portabello Mushrooms
Table Settings -
~500 kcal here
I had hot chocolate and graham sticks around 3:30 – I LOVE hot chocolate! ~173 kcal.
I did great at dinner!! Drank my planned 5 fl. oz of wine, stuck to my portions, enjoyed the good food. We didn’t have any dessert, but I do have room for a chocolate if I want one! But I think I’m more in the mood for water and some reading in bed.
Total Saturday Calories: ~1789
-635 from morning workout and 50 minute walk with Maran
= net of 1155
Tomorrow I head to my hometown of Hillsborough before my sister and I embark on a 4-day trip (with 22 hours of driving!) to visit our grandparents in Towson, MD and Lakewood, NJ. It’s going to be nuts, and the most unpredictable 4 days I’ve had in a long time, but I feel that I have the knowledge to make it as healthy as possible.
I might not be able to post on Tuesday night, but I should be able to at my other grandparents’ house. My workout on Monday might just be shopping and a walk, but I’ll do the best I can to MOVE some despite a 5.5 hour drive.
See you for breakfast after our run in the morning!