Off the rails! 10/29/19

I have been doing pretty well on my weight loss journey. I lost 11 lbs. in the first 5 weeks. But then, dunh, dunh, dunhhhh, my sister came to visit. I tend to be quite the pushover when it comes to social eating.

It started innocently enough enough with pasta fagioli. Of course I needed to buy some good Italian bread and red wine to go with it. And I needed to finish it with Parmesan cheese and olive oil.

Pasta fagioli

On Tuesday my sister mentioned that she could eat pasta every day of the week. Ooh, me too!

Penne with meat sauce

On Wednesday we went out to eat at our favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Zeni’s.

Ethiopian veggie combo and yebeg tips (crispy lamb)

Thursday we spent in Wine Country and ended up drinking wine and eating snacks for dinner.

Friday we went out for tea.

Tea with lots of goodies

Saturday we went to visit our son who had bagels and lox and chicken liver pate for a lovely brunch. This is a picture from our Christmas breakfast but the food is the same!

Bagel with cream cheese, capers, onions, and lox plus Schneider’s Weissbier

I finished up my week by having friends over and making a lasagna.


After a week of eating and wine drinking I managed to gain 1.8 lbs. which isn’t too bad considering how much I went off the rails. After finishing off the lasagna on Monday, I am back on track and have lost 1 lb. of the weight I gained. My old friends chicken breast, rutabagas, and broccoli put the brakes on my skid.

Chicken breast with gravy, rutabagas, and broccoli

So what I am saying is that everyone has a bad day or week now and then. Don’t beat yourself up! What’s done is done. Move forward.


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