Friday, October 1, 2010

I Caved

Wednesday when I got back from the gym I mentioned to Gary that I needed a new pair of shoes. I noticed when we were on vacation that the balls of my feet felt like I was walking on rocks. I made sure I wore nice cushey socks on Wednesday because socks are just as important as shoes but that didn't help.

I think my first mistake was that as I was leaving for work yesterday morning Gary asked what I wanted for dinner. I'm not a morning person and I mumbled something like I don't care whatever you want to do. When he called to let me know what had come in the mail (a daily ritual) he said how about going out and getting your shoes tonight and I'll go to the gym with you and we can have a "dollar menu" for dinner. I said sure. So, what's wrong with this picture. First, I hadn't planned to go to the gym, I was going to walk in the neighborhood. Second ... fast food wasn't in my plan for the evening either. I immediately looked up Wendy's nutritional information. I like their site because you can "personalize it" which means leave off certain components and it will recalculate the calories, etc.

On the way home, because of all this blogging and reading, I thought just because Gary suggested something, I could always say "no, that's not what I want". But I know he hasn't been feeling well and he spends all day alone at home and how boring that can get. When I got home, I came in and sat down and he asked when I wanted to go. I asked if there was any chili left over from the night before and he said ... yes, so I then asked if there was enough for both of us. He said he didn't want chili but he would just fix himself breakfast. I settled in on the couch while he tuned in to NCIS that was DVR'd while we were away last week. I mentioned to him while he was fast forwarding thru the commercials that I still want to go get shoes. When the show was over, I said I was going to nuke the chili but then said ... OR do you still want to go out. I thought again about him needing to get out. Sometimes when you feel puney, if you just get up and do something you feel better, so I caved when he said that he was looking forward to going out.

We went to Wendy's and I ordered a Ultimate Grilled Chicken with no bun plain and a plain baked potato. I asked if they had BBQ sauce and because the main ingredient was sugar on the label smeared just a little on top of the chicken to give it a little more flavor. I figured there was room for compromise and I could still be okay.

I got my new shoes and on the way home, I said that I now did need to go to the gym, because it was getting too dark to walk the streets. We headed home, I changed clothes quickley and off we went to gym. I did 1 3/4 miles on the treadmill, burning almost 200 calories so ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.


TinaM said...

You are doing so great, that one dinner at Wendy's isn't going to ruin anything. Especially when you made a fairly good choice! (it becomes a problem when 1 turns into 2, then 5 nights!)
Love the shoes.
Love that you ended the day at the gym too!

I'm glad you posted your weight! It doesn't matter at all of it's a little less than some people have to lose. Like you said, we are all working towards the same things either way!!!

Ann (-13 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Well done! And I love that you thought of Gary's needs too, but still stayed true to your dietary and exercise plan! You are flexible, and this was good practice for when life really gives you little choices. I was afraid when I saw the heading, but was absolutely tickled that you did FANTASTIC ... win-win for everyone! Well done, well done indeed!! xx

Bernice said...

Good for you! You really are on your way! Keep up the good work. And it was nice of you to be considerate of your husbands needs. After all we need to learn to adapt for every circumstance. Have a great weekend!

Leslie said...

Hi Sheilah - Thanks so much for your cheerleading comment today on my blog! I need it and appreciate it, even when I say I don't.

It sounds to me like you did well with the situation at Wendy's. You made the best of it and didn't self destruct.

I like your blog and am going to catch up by browsing your archive. I wish you well on this journey and will be following to watch you succeed. And me too!

Michele said...

Love the new shoes. Sounds like yuo were both winners!