Weekends are horrible for diets for a variety of reasons.
- You don't have the same fixed schedule as you do at work.
- Meals are less likely to be planned because of #1
- You're more often to eat out.
- It's harder to eat out on a diet.
Since I didn't have enough food on hand, I decided on the former and was fortunate to find Pacific East...
...who whipped up this nice low-calorie sashimi lunch special for me (with 2 Ikura sushi pieces).
While on that trip, I also picked up some monkfish from Whole Foods...
...which I prepared that evening by cutting the fish into filets...
...poaching them in a water/butter blend (3 minutes one side and 1.5 minutes the other)...
...and serving them with a squeeze of lime and a side of zucchini and shallots.
Sunday, I took Max to see Mom and family...
...and, for lunch, we had homemade butternut squash soup (thank you, Vitamix) and a Romaine taco-style salad with hummus, anchovies, grape tomatoes and avocado.
I ate the salad with my hands.
Then, on Sunday night, I ate with my brother and his family at Aladdin's...
...and I got a lamb salad (my first time with red meat and this much cheese)...
...and a fava bean appetizer that I used as the dressing with some lemon juice.
I took the rest of the appetizer home for a salad the following day.
Speaking of Aladdin's, the Cooker Girl blog shared a pickled turnip recipe that I decided to try out...
...they're pickling as we speak (or I write, rather).,
So not too shabby! I actually think I did a pretty good job.
This weekend will be a little harder, since I'll be a little further from home. But I have complete faith that I'll be fine.
And then I'll even weigh myself and see where things are.
Maybe I'll even try on some pants in a small size!