Jozette99's Journal, 20 January 2013

Retrospect
Yesterday was so different from all the other days.
After a quick breakfast, more a brunch but sparse, I went to my daughter's.
They are still renovating, setting up everything for a new employee coming over from Bulgaria. She will stay with them for a while until she finds a place of her own. So, it was a quick stop, discussing tools and techniques, and then I went grocery shopping.
Had all the time in the world, nothing and nobody waiting for me. Back to my daughter's - a walk in the park with her little puppy, how much fun.
It was pretty close to sun down and they were in the park already when I arrived. My daughter texted me to just take the trail and head into the woods, they would come towards me. Walking along the way I was thinking that I must be kid of crazy, dusk - and I am in the woods all by myself. That did not stop me from going, and I had to walk some time before I met them. Still a brave girl ;-)
They, my daughter and her fiancee, asked me if I would like to join them for dinner. They had hibachi in mind. Sure, why not. Not a problem to order "no starches". The only thing I don't like about it is that even though they have strong exhaust fans all the clothes smell like grease afterwards. Who cares?! *lol* Downfall was that I had to have a glass of plum wine. I have no clue how it shot up my carbs but I am sure it did.
Besides that I had bought some German beer while out shopping.
I am planning a dinner party for next month, "German Samples". It will be byob but I will provide "Diesel and Alster". I am sure only a few, if anyone at all, know what it is. As much as Americans like to mix drinks, they have not discovered that. Anyway, Diesel is beer mixed with coke and Alster is beer mixed with something like 7up or sprite. Have not found the right thing so far. And of course, this requires German beer. I tried Diesel once with American beer and it was undrinkable.
So, checking out the beer I found a dark beer that I did not know. Had to give it a try(though I am not much of a beer drinker). I bought a 6pack and when we arrived at my daughter's we had to have a beer tasting first. An almost "deadly" thing since we both had skipped lunch, by that time you could call it on an empty stomach. Half a bottle, not more but I know these are a lot of carbs as well. In Germany we call beer the liquid bread *lol*
So carb-wise the day was a failure. I don't want to worry about it, it was yesterday and I will stick with the plan again. Days like that will happen every now and then. I don't think too bad about it, it is life with all it's obstacles and joys. It will not speed up my weight loss at all I just have to live with it. Main thing is to take it as it is and keep on going.
BTW, planing a German dinner is for sure not a low carb event. I will do it anyway because a lot of my friends are curious about German food. Some know a little bit, had some kind of German food before and would like to have it again. As for me, a party at my house is overdue. It will be an extremely cozy get-together. I call my house the hobbit house since it is so small . No idea how to get about 18 people into it but I will make it work ;-)

I will spend to day organizing, planning, and cooking for the next week and make tomorrow my Sunday. Lucky us we have the day off.

Diet Calendar Entry for 20 January 2013:
1180 kcal Fat: 92.69g | Prot: 66.69g | Carb: 24.65g.   Lunch: tomato, ground pork, Flaxmeal Bread, onion. Dinner: Ground Meat and Brussels Sprout Cassreole. Snacks/Other: schaller & Weber. more...
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I think your day was very successful - not everything revolves around carbs.  
21 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Thanks Buffy - and stepping onthe scale this morning showed no harm done, another pound less. I am not recording it since I am afraid of fluctuation and it might show more or just a little less on my weigh in day. Would be nice to have more than one pound of loss for a change. Lifts the spirit :-) 
21 Jan 13 by member: Jozette99
Funny how we seem to need reassurance from that loathsome gadget.  
21 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Of course, we need it. Points out the success and without it we can't live. Waiting for clothes to fit loosely takes too long *lol*  
21 Jan 13 by member: Jozette99
The dinner you are planning sounds great! Knowing me, I'd gain 5 pounds just smelling the aroma in the house lol. The Stollen my friend made for us did me in pretty much. It got me started wanting more and more. I'm back to sanity, lol. Have a good one :)  
22 Jan 13 by member: Gigi39
Lol - Gigi, that's what I fear as well. There will be enough meat like Rouladen, Schweinshaxe, Bratwurst, Currywurst (no one knows so far what that is) and so on but also the carb rich things like Spaetzle and a variety of Knoedel. I definitely need to stay away form that... then the veggies, of course, Sauerkraut, Rotkohl, but I will have some salad greens as well. Just thinking of cooking all this makes me gain weight. But I'll do it nevertheless. A lot of my friends are so earger to get German food and the best time to make it is in the winter :-) 
22 Jan 13 by member: Jozette99
Jozette, it will be wonderful. Think about sending the leftovers home with your friends, thinking about the Spaetzle and Knoedel. I'd snack on them 'till they were gone lol, then I'd look at the scale and get depressed. :( . Just made myself back out of a "dinners for 10" we have been having with friends from our old church for 5 years. They decided on Mexican, can't handle the temptation right now, not with the Mexican they are planning anyway. Enchilatas, chili beans etc.not now, not for me.  
23 Jan 13 by member: Gigi39
Gigi - of course I will send all the leftovers home with my friends. I try to keep my pantry and fridge as free from temptation as possible. I am not that much of a Knoedel fan, but Spaetzle could be kind of devastating. And I know I will not feel well afterward.But it will be a one time occasion, at least for this year and I want all of them to finally have the fun. Oh, on my way home I was thinking of making some Steckrueben :-)Not sure if I should cook them as a soup or mashed. Soup would be a nice variety.  
23 Jan 13 by member: Jozette99

     
 

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