Tomorrow I'm off! Not off plan (I hope
) but off to the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in our nation's capital. My trip was in doubt because of the recent turmoil in the family, but things have calmed down now, G has returned to work after his short sabbatical and the girls are at their mum's. In fact, my dog will also be at the girl's mum's house while I'm away, but not because I'm afraid G will forget to feed her ~ no, its because he'd fill her bowl every time its empty and I think the dog shares genetic material with me because when she sees available food, she eats it whether she's hungry or not! In fact, last time I returned from an out-of-town trip, my previously lean Jack Russell Terrier resembled a loaf of bread with legs!
Also, I know G won't take her on the hourly daily walks I do (I guess it has something to do with a husky 6'1" man being embarrased to walk the neighbourhood with a 12lb. dog in her matching coat and scarf). So it makes more sense for pup to be with the kids where she'll be kept active and won't be overfed!
Eating while I'm away will be difficult because of the stadium ****s who go through your bags to make sure you don't bring in outside food (I always manage to hide food on my body
); the food at these sporting venues is terrible (fries, hot dogs, pizza, candy); we'll be relying on restaurant food when not at the rink; and, well, let's face it, when I get with my skating buddies a wee bit of alcohol is likely to be consumed during the evenings.
I didn't do at all well earlier in the season when I attended out of town competitions
but I have stayed totally on plan in the past, so I'll do my best to do so during this one, because I'm on a roll and anxious to keep it going!
One good thing is that we'll get to do lots of walking downtown between events and I'm even bringing my skates to go for a glide on Ottawa's famous canal (longest skating rink in the world!) Of course I'll have to avoid the "Beavertail" huts along the canal (we're talking fried dough with icing sugar and syrup, folks!
I hope to see the thread thriving when I get back (in a week) and when I feel tempted to commit culinary misadventures, I'll think of a collective 3FC
1 slice 100% whole wheat bread, toasted (2)
1 tbsp. peanut butter (2)
Reduced fat Wheat Thins (2)
Turkey salami (2)
Fat free cheese (1)
Perrier water (0)
mandarin orange (1)
vanilla yogurt (2)
small banana (1)
bottled water (0)
President's Choice "Too Good To Be True" Sesame Ginger Chicken entree (4)
green beans and carrots (1)
seedless grapes (1)
bottled water (0)
Carnation light hot chocolate made with 1% milk (3)
Total points 22
Exercise: Usual dog-walking (approx. one hour)
P.S. - Get well soon, Aimee!