Sunday, May 8, 2011

All I want for Mother's Day is a slice of pizza

Since we had brunch plans this morning to celebrate mother's day with my mother and grandmother my husband asked me what I want for dinner. My first thought was one of my favorite's, Pad Thai, but I became discouraged when I couldn't figure out the calories. Then we thought about going out for dinner, but I also knew that bread baskets and salad could easily lead to more calories than I bargained for. Then out of the blue I looked at him and said "I want pizza". He immediately started talking about thin crust, multi grain dough, I interrupted and repeated, no I want real pizza. He double checked to make sure I was serious and then ordered pepperoni pizza from pizza pizza.

Now many of you (including my sister for sure) are thinking, are you kidding me, you measured out rum, but are going to eat pepperoni pizza. A few weeks ago I learned that pizza pizza has all of their nutritional information online. Also since I had been very careful planning brunch knowing that my dinner may be higher in calories.

So, I got my pizza and ate all 3 pieces with dipping sauce and I stayed very close to my calories. I did not exercise today so as of 7pm I am over by 130 calories, but I can easily work that off with 20 minutes on the bike which is where I am heading now. - update - The thought of the bike bored me so I am combining exercise with a social activity and going for a walk with a friend.

I still can't believe sometimes that I can have days like today, days with 3 pieces of pizza, and still be on track to lose weight, but then I realize that I can do anything I set my mind to.


  1. ABSOLUTELY!! You are being very careful about what you are putting in. You are also making sure that you are exercising.

    I know that when I bring pasta for lunch, the people in my office all say "you can eat pasta on your diet?". I am becoming tired of explaining that I am not on a diet and that I can eat ANYTHING that I want...I am just very aware of the serving size and I try my best to stick to it.

    I had strawberry shortcake for dessert yesterday and it was OK. It was within my budget and I went for a bike ride afterward. It's all checks and balances.

    Sometimes....I just want a slice of pizza, too

  2. Glad to know I am not alone! I watched everything I ate so careful yesterday and last night had a Big Mac and small fries hahaha. Then when we got home I was still under calories too much and had to have a snack. I love that we can eat anything we want, we just have to watch serving sizes and track calories.

    You are doing great and such an inspiration!