So this is Week 4 already...wowsa! Kris suggests the following challenges:
1 - Get an Accountability Partner
I feel lucky in that department. I have several! My husband is a built-in one...we are both on a quest to slim down and get healthy. He encourages me in the positive choices I am making AND gently redirects me if he sees me straying from my goals. Thanks honey!
But I also LOVE my online buddies that are on a similar journey! A couple live in the same state as me and I hope to get together with them from time to time...like Cheryl at Losing my Behind and Heidi at Destination Skinny. But there have been a few that I have just *met* through the blog-o-sphere but I've found a kindred spirit with...like Deanna at The Road Less Traveled, Kris at Eclipsed, Kat at Kat Does Diets and Dawn at 365 Days to a New Me. Thanks for encouraging me ladies even if you didn't know it! And keep up the great work!!
2 - Eat Out Challenge
Only once in my life have I looked at menus and nutritional facts online before going to a restaurant. And in that instance it worked perfectly. Why I didn't continue that practice, I have no idea. But for the challenge this week I decided to plan a menu for lunch at Panera, since I will be meeting my friend there this Friday. They have an awesome 'Build A Meal' Nutrition Calculator on their site, making my job easy! I'm going to be looking for items that are low in carbs and sugar-free. So here goes:
You Pick Two Featuring:
Low-Fat Black Bean Soup @ 110 calories & 2.5 g. fat
1/2 Asian Sesame Chicken Salad @ 200 calories & 10 g. fat
Water to drink
Total Calories/Fat for lunch: 310 calories & 12 g. fat
That was easier than I thought it would be, and I'm looking forward to the yummy but healthy lunch on Friday! Thanks for the challenge Kris!