Have many of you traveled while LCing? It's a bit of a challenge. At least, I'm finding it to be so.
It's a rare meal that I can order straight off a menu. I've been doing my best to mix-and-match menu items. Making substitutions has been invaluable in that regard. Questions often need to be asked. A title on a menu doesn't always paint an accurate picture.
The absolute truth is that it's considerably harder, for me at least, to stick to an LC lifestyle with the relative uncertainty of being away from home. But, if you've been following my menus, you'll see that I haven't fallen off of the wagon. I have no idea what my weight will look like when I get back home. But, I'm fairly confident that I won't feel the need to hate on myself for having strayed too far from my menu-goals.
The key for me right now is to try and not let food be so important. I just make the best choices I can and I accept that it may require more effort and provide less satisfaction than it used to (when I was speeding my way to an early grave). This is a reality in my life. Maybe one day I will perceive it differently.
Tuesday - December 30, 2008
+ three sunny-side up eggs, a few slices of bacon, chicken sausage and Canadian bacon (bacon back)
+ a cup of coffee with splash of cream
3:30 pm(pictured above)
+ a sort of Caesars salad - romaine lettuce, grated Parmesan, not much dressing and topped with a few slices of prosciutto
+ a glass of red wine
+ steamed oysters on a half-shell with cipollini onions and a red wine mushroom & bacon reduction
+ beef tenderloin with Brussels sprouts (these were the most delicious, tender tenderloin and Brussels sprouts I've ever eaten)
+ a glass of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
+ an assortment of cheeses (for dessert)
note: This was probably the best dinner I've had on this trip. Really satisfying :-)