My baby boy turned 15 today. Somehow, he’s grown into a sensitive, witty, clever young man….when did this happen?
His favourite restaurant is The Mandarin; a Chinese Buffet. We only go once a year, for his birthday, because it’s so expensive and it’s probably the least healthiest restaurant ever invented.
As the day grew closer, I started to form a plan for how I was going to handle this meal. I went over various scenarios, weighing the outcome of each – how would I feel emotionally, mentally and physically after each choice? Which choice was best? I decided to start with a big salad (greens, green onions and light salad dressing) and then have small portions of my favourite foods. If I liked seafood, it would have been much easier in this restaurant – tons of fresh shrimp, grilled fish and seafood of all kinds – but I don’t so I chose small portions of what I do like knowing that I only go there once a year so it’s not going to be foods I eat again and again and it won’t derail me. I drank 10 glasses of water in the 90 min we were there to help flush the sodium.
Despite that, my carbs are really high today, although I did stay within my calorie budget. I will have to be extra diligent about carbs all week – but I know I can do it. We had a lovely time visiting with family and friends and laughed a lot. It was a great celebration for Liam.
My boys - Liam, Enz and Iain (Iain hates photos, hence the fake smile!)
Louisa (my gorgeous baby sis) and me
|March 4, 2012||Goal||Actual|
|WW Points Plus||26-29||29 + 4 WP|
|Fluids/Water||120 oz||136 oz|