So the official stats are 107.5 kg (237.0 lb) this morning. That's a loss of 1.6 kg (3.53 lb) since last week, of which 1 kg (2.2 lb) was FAT. It's a total loss of 22.8 kg (50.27 lb) in just 17 weeks! I may be in Australia now, but I'm a small town Wisconsin gal who still thinks in pounds, so this 50 pounds means a lot to me. I am over 1/3 of the way to my goal and for the first time ever I have no doubt I will get there. Maybe within a year, maybe not, but I will get there!
Yesterday hubby really wanted to go out to lunch. Since I'd managed to do that on our holiday in Melbourne without any adverse effects, I figured I'd be ok, but being the day before my official weigh-in for the week I was a bit worried. I asked him to pick a place where I could get grilled steak or chicken and veggies, and he chose this award winning restaurant up in the mountain we'd never been to before. It was a short drive and a lovely location, but being 'award winning' meant expensive, and while they had plenty of meats that would suit they all came with thick cut chips or creamy potato sides rather than veggies or salad. You had to order at the counter so I ordered him the chicken schnitzel and asked if I could have the filet mignon but swap out the potatoes for steamed vegetables as I was on a low carb diet. They said they don't have any vegetables so they can't swap, but I could just not eat them or leave them off. It would still have been a $30 lunch and I could only eat the meat? She said, "maybe the porterhouse ... oh wait, that comes with potatoes too."
Then she said, "Oh, there's a vegetarian dish here that might work!" I looked at it and said it had rice in it. She said, "but it's brown rice!" I said "I think you'll find there are carbs in brown rice, too. What about this deconstructed Caesar salad, can I assume the dressing is on the side since it's deconstructed?" She said no, it's already mixed in. At this point I was that frustrated I didn't even care anymore, I mean how hard would it be to make me a salad and leave off the damned dressing? But instead I just said to order his meal and I'd have nothing, thanks.
When I got back to the table hubby was upset because he felt I should have just said we'd go somewhere else, but he was starving, we were already here, and he'd never eaten here before, so I wanted him to try it. Besides, we'd have to try to think of another suitable place, and I had leftovers at home I could eat ... with weigh-in coming the next morning, I really preferred that. Turns out it was probably a good choice for me, and he really enjoyed his lunch so it worked out great. But I was amazed at finding a restaurant that was unwilling to even TRY to work with me! I mean you have salad vegetables, but you wouldn't even swap potatoes for a plain salad? Unbelievable.
Well I'm off to grocery shop for the week ... not much else to do on this rainy day. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend.