Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Weigh In, a Challenging Weekend Ahead and the Biggest Loser

I'm happy to report a loss today. I'm sad that it was only half a pound, actually .6 of a pound, but still it is a loss. I wasn't expecting much since I normally have a big loss followed by a small gain or no loss. Maybe the bike riding kept me from having a gain this week.

This weekend is going to be challenging for me though. I'm going on a ladies retreat to Orange Beach, Alabama this weekend. The ladies have teamed up to prepare meals for the weekend and we are going to go out to lunch on Saturday at Lambert's Cafe, Home of the Throwed Rolls. I'm planning on ordering the grilled chicken, because how can I go wrong with chicken right? HA! That is what I thought when I ordered the grilled chicken at supper tonight at Vera's Seafood Restaurant in Slidell, LA. The menu said that it was grilled chicken breast with BBQ sauce, mushrooms and topped with cheese. What it was though was a perfectly healthy chicken breast swimming in grease. Don't get me wrong, it was delish! But I don't know why they had to ruin a perfectly good chicken breast with grease. What is funny is that when I ordered the vegetables that go on the side, I specifically asked if they were prepared with oil or steamed. I also ordered my salad dressing on the side. I just assumed that a grilled chicken breast would be a low fat choice.

I will ask the wait person at Lambert's before I order how the chicken breast is cooked and request that they use a minimal amount of oil in cooking. I hate doing this. I hate to feel like I'm being high maintenance or picky, but I need to know that I'm doing the best for my body and I love catching those "Throwed Rolls", so I need to save some points for one of those. How do you handle  eating out? Do you feel like you are giving the wait staff the fifth degree?

Where are my Biggest Loser fans? I absolutely love this show!!! Sadly, I don't love exercise enough to workout until I puke. Do you find it inspirational or frustrating knowing that what they are living is not real life?


  1. Hi Lori Ann,

    Thanks for the note on my blog! Bisquick chicken involves coating chicken pieces in bisquick that has been mixed with pepper and paprika (and other spices if you want) and then baking. I think I could have it every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of it. I am adding more clothes to the pile in the trunk!

  2. I've been to that Lambert's! We went there before the big hurricane that devastated that area. I remember the waiter threw a roll at one of my little guys and it hit him in the head! He cried and the waiter felt bad!!

    Have a great time, and good job on already thinking ahead as to what your food will look like.

  3. Lori Ann!

    Hey! .6 pounds is 2 sticks of butter! Own it! You're awesome! I handle dining out so differently now. I found out recently that I am allergic to gluten. So, now I need to ask for the gluten free menus. Thankfully, most (if not all) of the items on those menus are fresh and healthy- minus the cheese- which I just ask for without (lactose intolerant too). It is challenging, but it pays to be upfront from the get go. If they value you as a customer, they will take care of you...and consequently earn your future business.

  4. I think I found the .6 that you lost because that was the amount that I gained this week. It was particularly devestating to me because I was .2 away from hitting 75lbs.

    I {heart} Biggest Loser!!!! That is one of only a few shows that I watch religiously every week! Right now I think that Tracey is such a..a...well, I don't like her much right now and I feel so bad for Coach Mo!

    Don't worry about being picky at restaurants. They want your business and generally are willing to do whatever you ask. :)

  5. I say be picky...but then again I'm already one of those annoying people who can't make up their minds and needs another few minutes to decide...and then I also have to ask questions about the being picky wouldn't be a stretch for me. :)