Monday, December 8, 2008

Luck, Bad and Good

Unfortunately, Mr. Handsome-and-Handy received his shipment of a sentimental favorite food: Better Maid Potato Chips, both regular and BBQ flavored. He totally busts tail taking care of kids and home and is generally frugal to the extreme, so I didn't tease him about the shipping costing about 5 cents more than the chips themselves. Salt and crunch, exactly what one wants on a Friday night.

Fortunately, 1 oz. = 15 gram carb, and I had presence of mind to use the scale to measure out a portion.

Unfortunately, my cold peaked on Saturday: I had no sense of taste by dinner time.

Fortunately, dinner was take-out from Popeye's chicken after a big romp at Rancho Sempre Verde Tree Farm. We have an artificial tree, since Mr. Handsome-and-Handy breaks out in a rash after wrestling Christmas trees. But RSV has wreath making with these wicked wreath crimping devices, a big bonfire and free marshmallows for toasting, and crazy swings (tire and old-fashioned plank & rope) hanging from the trees all around the farm. Awesome place to spend the afternoon. So...what was the fortunate part about dinner? I could not taste the crunchy, golden, spicy/salty crust. So I stripped it off after a few bites confirmed that no, I was not going to get any flavor satisfaction there. Later, I dished out some low carb chocolate ice cream...only to toss the rest after a couple of bites.

Unfortunately: Return of the taste buds the next morning. I ate a fairly large breakfast.

Fortunately: I was on my feet much of the afternoon at a kids' birthday party, playing pirates with Thing 1 and Thing 2 for much of it. I'm just as glad they avoided the jump house, because there were over a dozen young toughs in there playing "kickboxing arena."

Unfortunately: There were Kettle Chips...and no scale to weigh out a portion. Why-o-why did I think I could eat just one?

Fortunately: I'm pretty sure I didn't eat too many. I think the veggie tray:chip ratio was about 5:1. And I didn't touch the pizza.

So while it wasn't a perfect weekend from the health standpoint, it leaned to the "Fortunately" category: Blood sugars stayed in an acceptable range, I moved around a lot, and there was no gain over the weekend.

P.S. - Mr. Handsome-and-Handy tried something that sounded weird but ended up tasting good, especially if you enjoy mixing soy sauce and wasabi at the sushi place. He mixed reduced-salt soy sauce with horseradish and used it as steak dipping sauce. Taaaaaasty!


MizFit said...

I love the way you write.
FORTUNATELY Im not the jealous type
UNFORTUNATELY I hit refreshrefreshrefresh while I wait for you to do a new post.

Pubsgal said...

*blush*! Thanks, Miz! (I do the same for yours, btw.)

Fitness Surfer said...

Wow! Your good. Pizza is my weakness and I’ll eat three slices if I start. Especially If I’m hungry.