Tracking seems to be on a few people's minds today!
Tonight Gary and I are celebrating a special little anniversary of sorts. We're dorks that way. We really like celebrating ordinary things with a special dinner date. It's a chance for us to get dressed up and really celebrate and enjoy each other. This time Gary's planning it, and it's a surprise. I don't know where we're going, only that we're going for dinner.
One of the things I do to stay sane while on weight watchers is to review the menu of a restaurant before we go, so that when I sit down at the table, I don't even need to look at the menu. That way I'm not tempted by the lucious lasagna or three-cheese pan bread or deluxe hamburger, and I'm happy with my spinach salad with strawberries and chicken or grilled fish with veggies.
The concern tonight is that I have no idea where we're going.
We usually go for steak (how Albertan!), so even though I don't know for sure what I'll order, I have a rough idea. On Wednesday, when my points re-set, I pre-tracked dinner for tonight. I was generous. I logged 4 glasses of wine, dessert, an average appetizer, bread, and the steak-potato-mushrooms meal I usually order when we're at a steakhouse. It used all my points for the day, plus almost all of my weekly points. This way, I knew that I couldn't 'afford' to splurge on a cookie yesterday afternoon, or an extra helping of sweet and sour meatballs on Wednesday night. I also know in advance that Sunday dinner with my parents at an Italian restaurant is going to have to be a conservative one, both portion size and menu selection-wise.
I know it's just one night, and it's a special night, so maybe I should loosen up a bit. But I'll be honest - as much as I am looking forward to a special, delicious dinner date, I'm a little nervous about making it through the rest of the week with no weekly points to subsidize what I get on a daily basis.
Guess it's soup and salad for lunch today and extra workouts this week!