So this morning's weigh in didn't show much progress, just 1/2 pound in two days. I tend not to show loss when the weather is bad.
I am going to try for some walking today and I have the challenge of a restaurant dinner tonight with my relatives. The day with them is pretty fun: my Aunt's Sister shows antiques at a huge antique show north of where I live. So, I go to the shows 3 times a year for free and help her pack up her wares with my Aunt's, Uncle's and Cousin's. She then treats us to huge dinner at a very nice seafood restaurant nearby.
I am very near the San Francisco Bay and we are really into our fish here. As a matter of fact, when my Grandparents (other side of the family) sold their ranch and moved back down here, my Grandfather took up commercial salmon fishing.
I love fish, I love fish restaurants and I love fish markets, especially in the City itself. Of the vegetarians and vegans I know here - most will say they are strictly, but I will have fish on occasion. Whenever, I am close to either the ocean or bay here and can smell it in the air, I start getting hungry for fish, clams or crab immediately. I mean seriously ravenously hungry!
The other side of my family has a big fish fry once a year. Those of us that do the shopping for that day all pile in their ancient station wagon and go to the Coast to buy some kind of huge fishes to feed the masses of family. But first we stop at a particular highly rated restaurant and have their calm chowder and fresh sourdough bread. Giving this up is going to be insanely hard.
And it is insanely bizarre that I say this because I am lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant and vegan. So everything in that meal treats me poorly, but I love it!
My favorite clam chowder was my Mom's, fairly often in my childhood this was made right at the beach after a day of clamming, it's actually made with cream, butter and bacon! How's that for fat overkill. The only thing in that recipe I can have now are onions and pepper.
Anyway, I looked at the restaurant menu for tonight and just focused on the entree sides and the other side dishes. They do have steamed veggies so I am in luck. But I have to say that, if I don't look just in those sections of the menu tonight -- I am a goner --because there is not a thing at that restaurant I don't actually want to eat and have seconds of too!
If I get past this - in week 3 - I will claim myself a true McDougaller