Labour Day Weekend Review.
How could the weekend not be perfect when my scale was out of commission and the weather was gorgeous? Exactly.
Friday night I opted for a lazy evening in, where I hung out with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel of ‘I Love You Man’ fame and Orville Redenbacher of 100 calorie (1 point) popcorn prominence.
I even took an hour (or two) and scrubbed, and cleaned, and cleaned and scrubbed my apartment so that I could enjoy the rest of the weekend guilt free.
Saturday morning I graced the great out doors for a run; I maneuvered my way through ridiculous crowds (who were gathered to watch the Canadian Snowbirds) along the water front.
My 17.5k was anything but stellar, however despite my snail pace, I finished it which made me happy. I ran at the hottest time of day and literally dodged thousands of people (note to self: don’t run along the water during the CNE, especially at the hottest time of day). My body was exhausted. I’m pretty sure I was very dehydrated; every movement seemed to take a ridiculous amount of effort.
I learnt a lot from that run, so overall it was positive; always eat carbs before run, always bring water for long runs, don’t run at hottest time of day, don’t run through crowds of people, make sure you’ve gone to the washroom before the run, .. etc).
17.5k run (10.8 miles) D.O.N.E. (I miss calculated 18k)
Excellent start to the long weekend. I am off to the lake for a picnic to celebrate good times, and by ‘good times’ I mean the sun, my book, my friend and that holy, fucking shit, I just ran 17.5km!!!!!
Also, don’t be jealous of my thunder-thighs, they’re not as cool as they look.
Happy Long Weekend!
Friends, I think I did well…
I ordered the “Tandoori Cauliflower” (please note ‘tandoori’ was one of the key healthy words’). It was delicious and spicy and I think fairly healthy (especially apposed to the creamy delicious sauces they offer). This website says it was 375 calories per serving (Also 19 g fat, 19 g protein, 37 g carbohydrates.) Which means it was about 9 WW points. I also had 1/2 a naan (Google says 3 points).
I’m really pleased I googled ‘how to eat Indian Food on a diet.’ It saved my ass. (haha get it? Because my ass won’t (hopefully) be increasing… yes… witty and good looking… I just blew your mind, didn’t I?)
Moral of this post? As I stated yesterday on my WW blog, Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to food, ignorance is an expanding waistline while I’m pondering to the scale gods why, oh why they’ve betrayed me!
Dear Weight Watchers Gods,
E here, remember me? I’m still the fatty from
the Bronx Toronto… and I come to you requesting your guidance.
Please, oh pretty please, keep an eye on me tonight as I grace Indian Kitchen with the gang and consume fab-to-the-lous, de-to-the-licious Indian food.
My Weight Watchers online calculator has alerted me that 1 and a half cups of Chicken Korma (my usual poison of choice) is 14 points… which means that Im sure as hell not eating that…
A quick google tells me if I stick to a small portion of brown rice or one of the options the website suggests (key words: tandoori, saag or tikka), I should be o.k. (key word: should)
Or perhaps I should simply order something super spicy (I don’t do spice well), which will automatically limit me to a small portion…
I am nervous,
Highest Weight: 203
Current Weight: 171
Goal Weight: 125(!)