Sunday, December 6, 2009
mission impossible, weekend edition
First you get sucked into a vortex where time speeds at an incredible pace, and you have trouble finding time to exercise. Then, bad-for-you-food becomes more accessible and even more appealing. Next thing you know, you're trying desperately to flee from dangers, pitfalls and set-ups. Dodging the free lunch pizza on Friday. Running away from the apple fritter at Quik Trip. Avoiding all the traps at the Dos Reales Mexican restaurant.
That last one is a toughie! Just look at the ingredients in their salad. It was under the 'healthy' section of the menu. I'll take mine minus the queso, and avocado ranch please! Don't forget that the reason the whole wheat tortilla shell is cripsy, is because it's deep fried. And it had an entire entourage of chips n salsa friends to go with it! Never be afraid to be the picky eater. Your body will thank you.
Entertaining guests can also be challenging when you're trying to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Yesterday, we had some folks over for dinner. My menu consisted of ham, sausage cranberry stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, salad, and whole wheat rolls. It could have been worse. There's no excuse for my raspberry torte, but sometimes you just have to splurge... but just a little! Judging by everyone's smiling faces, I think it's safe to say this weekend had a happy ending.