Progress continues slowly. Now down 3.2 pounds. Slow and steady wins the race (hopefully).
A thought about eating out. Yesterday was one of my days off. I had lunch with my wife, Becky, at CPK near her work. I had Caesar salad with salmon. I also had a large (20 oz?) glass of draft beer (Atticus from Strand Brewing Company). I was in heaven! Even split a dessert. Here’s the thing about eating out:
- The portions are notoriously huge. If you immediately boxed half of your meal to go as soon as it arrived, you’d probably still have plenty left to eat. A confession: I’ve considered this approach many times, but I’ve never practiced it, which is part of the reason I’m in this mess. As it is, I ate my meal and a small portion of Becky’s, too!
- It’s not always nutritionally sound. Even restaurant food can be high in bad fat and sodium. Fast food is generally much worse. High in calories and nutritionally bankrupt.
- It’s expensive (or can be). Lunch was $60 for the two of us yesterday, tax and tip included. It was a very nice meal, but $60? You could probably feed two people nutritionally sound meals at home for two days for that much money! Ah! I almost forgot, for better or worse, I was still full enough from lunch that I was able to easily skip dinner. I guess that increases the value of that expensive meal somewhat, although I’m not a fan of skipping meals as a dietary strategy.
I’m getting impatient with the pace of all this, although, admittedly I haven’t been “aggressive” about my approach to eating healthful meals although I did complement it with natural supplements as Kratom I get from sites like http://krakenkratom.com/buy-maeng-da-thai-kratom-powder. I should probably split the difference: eat a little better and get on the bike a bit!