Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Non-Scale Victory

Today my youngest daughter turns 18 (Happy Birthday, Bambi!) so last night we celebrated with Chinese food and ice cream cake, her choice of course. *groan* I am proud to say that though I was not "perfect" I did ok!

Knowing how high in calories and fat Chinese food typically is, I took careful stock of the menu before placing my order. Fortunately this restaurant has a "diet section" which contains steamed vegetables with chicken, shrimp, etc so I chose the veggie/shrimp combo. While not as delish as the cashew chicken and egg rolls my family was consuming, along with a scant amount of white rice it was satisfying and tasty! I did have a small sliver of ice cream cake but it's bad manners in our family not to at least take a bite, so how could I say no? *wink*

This morning I woke up to find that the number on the scale hasn't changed but I'm also not bloated from MSG and an abundance of sodium and not hiding my head in shame from overindulgence.

Yay, me! Just had to pat myself on the back for a


  1. thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment - i always enjoy meeting new bloggers! congrats on your babies bday and for your chinese NSV - going out is still a challenge for me but i'm working on it...

    have a good one! :)

  2. Jodi, thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind words! :-)