I appreciate all the comments over my Boilermaker 15k Dilemma. After thinking it over, talking with Mike, and checking in with my Doc, I decided to forgo the race this year.
I'm very bummed not to run it, I'm going to miss running with my girls for the fifth year in a row, and I was planning on meeting up with Jon, but it's not in the cards this year. I ran two miles yesterday, and my foot is a teeny bit sore today, nothing like it was after my 3 miler. I just need to take things slower than I hoped, but I'll get there.
I spoke with the Race Director, who was very helpful and optimistic. Since I have an injury, I can defer my registration until next summer (the 35th Anniversary of the race!), and he's giving my slot to a runner on the waiting list. So it works out all around.
Oh. And it's um, Weigh In Wednesday.................but it's a good one, I lost 2 pounds!
I was a little surprised, since we're coming off a Holiday Weekend. But I was mindful of what I ate all weekend. At one BBQ, I avoided the burgers & dogs, pasta and meatballs, and filled my plate with salads, including this whole berry salad that Mike's Aunt and Uncle make, it is soooo good.
The photo is blurry since I had to use my phone, but it's made with wheat, barley, nuts, dried cherries and feta. You can find the recipe for it here.
But I wasn't a saint, I had beers, half a chocolate chip cookie, and these salt and pepper Kettle Chips that are seriously like crack. I never buy them for myself, it would be too dangerous. But it's perfectly fine to bring them to a party. Along with a party hat.
At another BBQ, I did the same thing, ate salads, and a veggie burger, and clams. And some of Mama's Little Helper aka Chardonnay. My friend Norine made a couple of dips based on Weight Watcher recipes, where you substitute yogurt for sour cream, and light cheese on top of a corn salsa dip. So I didn't feel guilty over my choices.
I'm sure the fact that I ran four times since last Tuesday, and swam almost every day last week contributed to that weight loss.
Anyhoo, I hope everyone else had some good direction on the scale.
My question this week is:
How do you handle eating at parties? Do you avoid treats? Eat just a small portion of them? Do you ever switch ingredients to make a dish lighter?
Inquiring minds want to know!