December 10, 2010

Solid Foods - Finally

I'm happy to report that I am getting in more solid foods including veggies. I even had a little salad last week with a sliver of a grilled chicken breast, feta cheese, assorted greens, and balsamic vinaigrette. It was soooo good. I dln't know if it was because I hadn't had a salad in so long or if it was because the dish was THAT tasty. Who knows.

I was on vacation with my husband and son last week and we went down to Panama City Beach, FL for the week. The weather was chilly, but the beach was beautiful! It was challenging being out of my comfort zone of home to go on vacation, but luckily we had a condo and I was able to cook most of our meals and drink my protein shakes as well. I was really good with my eating and even found my way to the workout center there at the resort 3 days during my time away for an hour each time. It was nice to finally get away for something other than surgery, or a funeral.

I think my next vacay will be sans the family, though. I would like to visit Miraval in AZ some time during the spring and really work on de-stressing. I want to take some downtime from everything and enjoy a spa atmosphere, aromatherapy, and healthy eating.

This week, some of the ladies from my department went out for lunch to a Japanese Hibachi place which I used to love to eat. It was really different this time for obvious reasons, but when people see that you're not eating what you used to consume, they get worried. "Are you sure you don't want any rice? Are you going to eat your salad? Are you sure you've had enough?" I almost had to chase our cook away from the table because he'd asked me about 4 times if I wanted fried rice and I declined, and then he tried to give me some anyway! I was good! I had scallops and veggies, and they were tasty tasty!!!

I have to tell you, I don't how much longer I can hold out on buying some new pants. I'm already using a "Belly Band" to hold up my dress pants since they don't have belt loops, but my belts are all too big now, and I "lost" my pants altogether the other night when I was going upstairs to give my son a bath. My daughter was a witness to that incident and she gave me a look like, "FAIL"! I got a great laugh out of it though. I may hit the Thrift stores this weekend or at least the sales racks to see if I can find anything suitable. I'll let you know what I find!