Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 21: San Francisco

Kn*ck Kn*ck.
Who's there?
Werewolf who?
We're wolfing down dinner over here.
from Jack Sh*t, Getting Fit's post
More Knock Knock Jokes
Inspirational Song
San Francisco
Hello Seferide

Today In Review (and yesterday Day 20--a post in the ether)
We've made it to San Francisco! And I can't even believe I'm up blogging--based on our clocks it's almost 1:30 in the morning. We've been up since 4:15, though I did sleep quite a bit on the plane.

I have gone over my calorie counts yesterday and today. Not so great considering when PhD and I discussed my goals for the vaca, I said 3 days I'd allow myself to go over. It's only our first day here.

Yesterday I let myself get stressed out at dinner. We ordered out and I ordered OK. . .the "spa" shrimp & vegetables, which has sauce only on the side with brown rice. But it was pretty bland. . . my mistake was being lured by the siren of the squid. . .ordering the calamari. But really, you know, I was still OK then. It was after dinner when I felt stressed about packing and throwing out good food since were going to be gone that I made myself a smoothie with yogurt and ended up adding Ovaltine to it. . . that's what put me over (I want to keep it in perspective--my Sparkpoints range is 1320-1670 calories a day)--yesterday I had 1895.

Today the travel day I had some good and bad choices. I made great choices at breakfast--ate only half the scrambled eggs and asked to skip the potatoes. I bought and apple and some fig newtons for the plane. . .but I did eat the free Biscoff cookies (I love those cookies). Then at lunch (which we ate at 2:30 our time), I was famished. I ended up ordering fried rabbit. . . but still I was Ok. . .could have made it for dinner if I 'd really, really tried. But I didn't. We met friends and I had 2 glasses of Chianti, I followed my friend eating the bread with pesto (even though frankly I didn't really want it), and I ordered this pasta dish with seafood that was covered in a pizza dough. Based on my best guesses, my total for today was 2343.

We did a lot of walking though. . . but unlikely 800 calories worth. . .

This may be a bit trickier than I thought. . . but I am going to keep tracking. And once we get to the house and can buy a few things. . . and start eating out of my step son's garden it should be easier.

Part of me says, jesus Sandy you've been fat forever why not just forget it on vaca--it's one week. But the problem with that kind of thinking is that it's too hard to get back in focus when you lose focus. I may not be perfect, but I want to be conscious.


  1. Hi Sandy, " no, don't just forget it for one week" (my 2 cents worth today) You are doing amazingly well. Don't beat yourself up. Enjoy your vacation; as you say, you will be able to plan better when you're in a house and at your step-sons's. I'm routing for you all the way. (((Hugs)))) Jo

  2. I stay on plan even on vacation - just because it's so hard to get back into it I should wander off! Why tempt fate? or fat

  3. I agree, you have to remain conscious at least in order to stay on track, even if your actual eating isn't the best. That's what I have been doing the past few weeks, and it seems to have worked out pretty well.

    It sounds like you have a great attitude and awareness, so I have no doubt that you'll come through vacation relatively unscathed! Really!

  4. Sandy, oh my friend Sandy!
    You're doing wonderful! I love calamari!!! I've had it a couple or three times during this journey---I make room and enjoy a portion. It's so good! Only one restaurant here that has it---a fancy italian one---But oh boy...I love it. I use to order a plate, giant plate of it at the Improv on Melrose in LA---It's what made me fall in love with the stuff!! If you're ever there---order it!! It's heavenly.

    Enjoy the trip. You've got a great plan there!


  5. I think it is best to stay on track as much as possible. I personally think it is hard to get back on track when you have derailed for a week.

    Enjoy your trip :)

  6. Stay conscious and that should help you get through the week! You have a terrific attitude. Vacation is tough for calorie watching. Good luck! You can do it!


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