Thursday, June 28, 2012

Project 10 and a day in NYC

Yesterday I spent the day in New York City with all the women in my office. Every year the company sends us all into the city to see a show and have dinner. We saw "Anything Goes" and ate at O'Reillys Pub and Restaurant. It was a beautiful day, perfect for walking to the theater and then back to Penn Station. I had been planning for the dinner out and saved ALL of my points for dinner. I ate a 0 point breakfast of strawberries and cherries and then snacked on a banana as we walked to the theater.

Take a look at the menu for this place- YUMMY!!! I planned for 2 glasses of wine at dinner (I also had one at the theater) so that left me with 25pts for food. I started with a tossed salad with balsamic dressing, totally avoided the bread basket (so hard to do!) and then my sister and I split 2 dishes between us. We had the Diablo burger with fries and the Lemon Herb Chicken with Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes. I have no idea how many points I used- but it was worth it! I counted the wine as my dessert and didn't even look at the menu.

Next, I have to plan for a big barbecue this weekend. I know I can control myself- I'll just limit the snacking to the veggie tray and eat watermelon for dessert. If I can resist the chips/dips/cheese platter/sweets- the biggest "problem" will be the main course! I'll update on how I do after that.

This week for Project 10 I want to talk about my smaller goals for getting healthy. In addition to losing at least 60lbs, I want to make other changes in my life that will help me to reach and maintain that goal. In no particular order they are:

  • Cut out diet soda- This is a BIG one. I am a diet soda addict. Some people stop for coffee on their way into work. I stop for a large diet coke at the drive through. Usually I'll drink 2 of those in a day. I know it's bad, I know I need to drink more water. It's something I have to work on. 
  • Incorporate more whole foods and eat less processed foods in my diet- self explanatory
  • Eat less Fast Food- Even on Weight Watchers I've been eating fast food of some sort at least once a week. I make sure to fit it in to my points- but regardless, it's not healthy.
  • Make exercise a habit. I long to be one of those people that doesn't feel "right" without exercising. I want to be a runner. I want to have endurance, stamina and the lean, lithe body of an athlete. (Okay- so that last one is a bit over the top- genetics DO play a part in my body shape!) 

Hopefully with a little will power and modifications to my schedule I'll be able to accomplish all of the above!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Good luck!
    Visiting from the comment you left on my before and after pages on my blog! sorry it took so long to visit! :) I look forward to seeing more of oyur posts :)

  2. I'm so excited that you're doing Project10! I JUST now am getting around to reading through all the past two week's links, and was so happy to see you there :)

  3. Great goals! They are definitely similar to mine so I understand how hard they can be. I also have to say I'm impressed you were able to ignore the bread bowl while you were out to dinner! That is impossibly hard to do! I was proud of myself yesterday because I went to a baby shower and was able to resist the cupcakes! Baby steps, right?

  4. Great job at the restaurant! I think eating healthy means we pick and choose what we REALLY want rather than just chowing down on everything. You knew what would make the event special for you and you planned for it. Way to go!

    I also long to be one of those people who loves exercise. Instead I'm one of those girls who got a B in PE because I stopped a lot to "tie my shoe." I just hated sweating. Still do.


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