Monday, October 7, 2013

Ho Hey

Howdy everyone!  Good news! After being on Weight Watchers again for less than 2 weeks, I’ve already lost 7 pounds.  I’m close to meeting the first goal Weight Watchers gave me and I’m one step closer to my end-of-the-year goal.  Apparently this was the jumpstart I needed.  I have been totally perfect since I started Weight Watchers again and I’m following the rules that I laid out for myself to a tee.  I’m proud of myself and I want to keep going.  I’m going to two concerts this week and I’m traveling to Kentucky this weekend with my mom for the Bama game so I know it’s going to be challenging but I’ve got momentum and I plan to keep up the good work.

Since we are on the subject of doing our best, I wanted to give you a hint on how to survive out there in your lunch hour.  More and more restaurants are putting their nutritional information online.  Some of them are going above and beyond to make sure that we have all the info we need to make healthy decisions and I provided a list of some of the winners below.

The best places are the ones that allow you to choose what you are getting and then edit the food to meet your needs.  For instance, with McCalister’s you can choose what sandwich you want and if you want it without tomato and mayonnaise, you can eliminate those ingredients and the nutrition facts will update.  I think this is AMAZING.  You can also do this at the rest of them.  The reason McCalister’s got first place is because at McCalister’s, you are almost certain to get the serving size that their nutrition facts suggest.  At Jason’s and Moe’s, it doesn’t take into account that your server or you at the salad bar may get more food than the nutrition facts account for and I know I'm not strong enough to leave the extra on my plate. Really though, they are all great and all deserve first place credit.  I will try to update you on more places that provided such awesome information as I see them and if you know of any others, please let me know. 

As always, I have a lot going on.  I was lucky enough to go to Alabama’s homecoming game on Saturday and I’m also (as I said before) traveling to Kentucky with my mom this weekend for the game in Lexington. I have two concerts this week, midterm grades are due Wednesday, I’m working, tutoring and teaching and I’m also part of a fiction writing group (which is good because I need to stay on my toes when it comes to writing).  Basically, I’m so busy it’s hard to keep it all together but I feel so lucky to have the opportunities that I have.  I’m always worried about money and the next thing I have to do but at the end of the day, I travel, see concerts and football games and just have the best time so if that means I’m constantly scraping the bottom of the barrel then I guess it’s worth it.  I’m sure I’ll have plenty to report next week.

Have a great week and Roll Tide! Bye!

“(Ho!) I’ve been trying to do it right
(Hey!) I’ve been living a lonely life
(Ho!) I’ve been sleeping here instead
(Hey!) I’ve been sleeping in my bed,
(Ho!) Sleeping in my bed
(Hey!)” Ho Hey-The Lumineers

1 comment:

  1. You know I love a good countdown! Nice work. It is so amazing when restaurants put all their facts out there and make it easy for you to find. I appreciate it!


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