Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Well, my little road trip is over, back to the grind. Beren and I had a lovely time, so glad we were able to get away for a bit even if it was work-related.
Here's a little story for you. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, Kali, I was 19 years old and about 105 pounds. I know, ridiculous, right? I had a really easy pregnancy, thank goodness, never got really sick or anything. However, I had the strangest craving - for lemons! I would slice them, sprinkle salt on top and devour them! It makes my mouth pucker just to think about it but that's what I did. Friends have speculated that the citrus might have helped keep the nausea at bay and they might be correct, all I know is they didn't prevent me from gaining 50 pounds! Anyway, all these years later I still enjoy lemon in anything/everything, so when Beren and I stumbled upon this adorable Italian restaurant yesterday I knew we had to try it! (sorry for the fuzzy picture which really doesn't do it justice, my phone camera is not the best).
Trattoria Limoncello which means Lemon Kitchen. Isn't that adorable? My own kitchen at home is similar, yellow & blue with a Mediterranean feel so I was quite at home! And, oh, my the food was just as wonderful as the atmosphere! I had a "personal" vegetarian pizza which ended up being enough for both lunch and dinner.
As you can see, typical of most Italian restaurants, the portions were huge! Beren will be enjoying his leftover calzone for lunch today, lucky guy!
Even after all of that "white stuff," and with the arrival of my moontime this morning, I got on the scale to find that I have lost another .08 pounds. Ok, not a ton for sure, but almost a pound with eating & drinking as much as I did was not bad! How did this happen? I did some thinking and really feel that it's portion control along with lack of snacking. When I'm in Ormond, we're so busy that I don't snack much. Same with the past couple of days being out of town. We have 3 square meals and that is it. I wonder if my metabolism is just not responsive to the often-recommended 5 or 6 mini-meals?
I'm going to continue on this way as best I can, it's harder to do while at work, I tend to get bored and reach into my desk drawer for a little mid-morning or afternoon snack but I'll see how it goes and will let you know how this experiment turns out. How about you all? What works for you?