Tuesdays are weigh days and I was delighted to see I had lost 5 pounds today. That makes it 13 pounds this year so far. Woo Hoo. I was so pleased with that. I am slightly concerned that it is partly due to a very upset stomach I had this morning. Very upset! So I may have been a bit dehydrated but I did drink loads of water and herbal teas so hopefully it is genuine weight loss. My target for next week is to go through the one stone barrier 🙂
Breakfast today was a diet disaster! The lesson learned today is to check calories before eating something new, not after.
I made a smoothie this morning for myself and Harvey. I used a pot (250g) of Co Yo, which is like a yogurt but made from coconut so dairy free. It is delicious and I love it. Unfortunately this pot had 390 calories. I also added hemp seeds, coconut water, protein powder, pomegranate, a pear and a kiwi. The total for all that was 745 calories which would have been ok because I was meant to share it with Harvey. Unfortunately he didn’t like it but I liked it so much I had his too. So a whopping 745 calories. Plus an upset stomach from something so Harvey made a good decision by refusing it! I didn’t feel ill in myself, just had to stay near the ladies! So I went ahead with my planned lunch at The Table. Gail suggested we met there but I had been wanting to go anyway since Kitty had recommended I try it.
I liked it as soon as I walked in. I liked the simplicity of the decor and furnishings and all the wood. They do an all day dining menu during the week so if you are not interested in eating breakfast style food, as I wasn’t, the menu is quite limited. The menu was the only negative thing about this great restaurant. The service here was excellent so I was given something I was very happy with. They had several burgers and a steak sandwich. I chose the steak sandwich which I had without the bun. I didn’t eat the mayonnaise either. The steak was delicious and was served with caramelised onions, rocket and potato wedges. I estimate 463 calories, every one of which was well worth it. Yummy. I resisted dessert and enjoyed a very decent black coffee. The Table is definitely worth returning to. It was great to see Gail again. For supper, still trying to compensate for such a calorie heavy breakfast, I had a large mug of homemade chicken soup, made with water, carrots, celery, onions and tarragon. Nourishing and comforting.
I did overeat today as I had 1,338 calories and didn’t manage to walk far either but at least my food was nutritious and I didn’t go mad and over eat later in the day. So I consider this a good day.