Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Worst Wednesdays

on March 13, 2013

I have no idea why but most of my eating struggles show up on Wednesday. Last week, Little Papa’s birthday. Tonight we’re going out for supper to use up a coupon my hubby got for his birthday from Tony Roma’s. I’ve been researching their menu all morning, trying to figure out what I can eat without blowing my plan to the moon. There’s not much on the menu to help. Even their salads weigh in pretty heavy. Sigh, oh well, I’ll pick the least worst and try not to dwell on it too much.

After supper, we have a social outing with the couples from our small bible study group. Mini-golf followed by fellowship and food at one couples’ home. Food. Snacks. Chips. Brownies, I’ve heard. I am bringing something as well and I think I’ve decided on a lightened up cake – 1 box angel food cake mixed with a can of crushed pineapple – and fat-free cool whip. At least then I feel like I am partaking without losing the ability to eat for the rest of the week. It’s hard some days, having a social life, leaving the house, and remaining on track to lose weight. But it is worth the inconvenience. I want the results of living a healthy life, even at the cost of some temporary pleasures.

To add to my daily difficulties, my son has decided to give up his morning nap. I was quite used to his napping twice a day so I had to stretches of time to get things done. Now I have to attempt all housework while he awake so I can reserve nap time for exercise because there is no way to exercise if he is awake. Other than constantly chasing after him and getting him out of one thing or another. I already get up at 6:30am to work on my schooling before the kids get up, maybe I should move it to 5:30 so I can get my work out in early too…I soooo would hate that. I am not a morning person.

Thankful right now that my oatmeal keeps me so full into early afternoon, I think perhaps my lunch will consist of a variety of fruits and veggies and I’ll reserve the remainder of my points for the evening.



Did you know you can find the nutritional information for most restaurants menu items on the internet? It helps to plan ahead when you know you’re going to eat out. A lot of food choices can seem good at the restaurant but when you research them at home, you may find a lot of hidden fats and sugars. Foods that may seem bad upfront, can sometimes be surprisingly healthier than even a salad. Know before you go!

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