Portion Control

This morning, I woke up at 6:30AM and worked out hard. I walked/ran to the Tate Building (it took me around 40 minutes) and met Marina, Cecilio, Mary Rose and Donnell for our morning 2.5 walk/run. As you can see, we had a special visitor join us this morning. His name is Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Marina also took me to the gym to work on my upper body strength. After all of that was done, I walked back home and resisted the urge to jump on a bus, even though I knew it would take me close to an hour to get back home and I knew how much work I had ahead of me. However, I kept reminding myself that I wouldn’t be able to make it to class tonight, so I wanted to work hard, especially after the weekend of gorging and weight gain.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins. Tea with lemon, of course–but I didn’t put it in the shot because I thought it made the photo way too busy.

Lunch: 60 Calorie Mini Pita with Munster Cheese. Lots of Red Crushed Peppers.

So, tonight, I went to the 2010 New York Republican State Dinner. I’ll write a separate post about that tomorrow. The dinner was fabulous and had fantastic speakers. I was able to really control my portions tonight, which shocked me. I just tried to eat half of the salad and entree. The dinner included a mozzarella salad with tomatoes and mushrooms.

For the entree, I had all of my veggies, carrots and brocolli, 1/2 a chicken breast and a 1/4 of the mashed potatoes.

Dessert was this tiramisu type cake, but I only had two spoonfuls.

I thought this wine bottle was really cute. I had about half a glass of this delicious white wine, but mainly splurged on a diet coke. I know it sounds like I’m really restricting myself, but I felt very satisfied with my portions and didn’t feel I needed anymore than I had. It IS possible. Trust me, if I can do it, you can too!


Hahahahaha...Janet, memories! Costco still has my heart with those giant red pepper containers! You love spicy food, so you handled it better than anyone else has ever handled me pouring peppers on a sandwich. :O)


I'm glad to see that you're still using that giant barrel of red peppers, D! I still love telling that story and imitating you... "Want some red peppers on your sandwich?" "Sure" "Ok!" Then Dominika pulls out the giant barrel, flips the lid, and with two hands, sprinkles red peppers all over. Good times. :)