Well, I know you all are wondering what we ended up doing for dinner on Friday - the solution was to split a hamburger and fries at our favorite burger joint. One nice thing is that if you tell them you are splitting the burger when you order, they will do it for you and place the two halves, with fries, in separate baskets. It was good, and I mentioned to my husband when we were leaving that it was nice to walk out feeling pleasantly full, but not stuffed. Even though I've been doing this whole "portion control" thing for well over a year now, I still surprise myself when I manage to do it at a restaurant. I don't know why - I guess it's just years and years of coming away feeling stuffed and regretful over the amount that I ate. Wonder if those feelings will every dissipate?
Speaking of being full, I was a little stuffed from the smoothie I made Sunday night - I used my mixed frozen fruit and some new POM Nectarine that the POM people so nicely sent me. I normally make my smoothies with just water, but I have to say that adding the POM really, really makes them taste great! However, that great taste comes with a price - about 150 extra calories - so I don't plan on doing this in the future. But, wow...it was good!
It was a cold, rainy, dreary weekend here - and while it dried out enough to go for a bike ride on Saturday evening, it was too cold for me and I ended up cutting it short. The wind went right through my clothes - I will have to investigate some cold-weather exercise gear before my next ride. This snuck up on me, needing clothes like that...I've never had a need for them because, let's face it - if it was cold, the old Shelley wasn't going outside to exercise! I guess I'm still learning who I am - and apparently I am someone who will continue to bike ride in the cold!