One of the challenges I find myself facing as I try to lose weight and get in shape is always having healthy food choices on hand. I try to take my lunch to work when I can, because that is the only way to know exactly what I’m eating and allows me to control portion sizes. Unfortunately it’s just not always possible.
That said, I’ve been searching out good fast food choices. One thing I’ve found is that at least some fast food chains are providing pretty healthy choices these days. Granted, I’m sure there are ingredients in these things that I might not choose if I were making the meals myself, but I’ve found a few good options.
My favorite new find is Wendy’s Berry Almond Chicken Salad. I don’t use the dressing because it really isn’t needed with the fruit. Another good thing about this one is that you can get a half size or a full size, depending on how hungry you are. Delicious.
Another option I’ve found that’s pretty decent is a chicken soft taco from our local Mexican restaurant. Grilled chicken wrapped in a soft tortilla, and you can request only what you want added. I typically ask for lettuce and tomato. I can eat this with an apple or pear and it’s a perfect lunch for me.
Exciting news on the exercise front – my bike has been in the shop for its annual maintenance, and I get it out tomorrow. My first ride in a very long time is tomorrow after work with a couple of friends. I cannot WAIT to get back on that saddle, although I am dreading the tushy toughening that has to take place for the first few weeks. But it will be worth it. I am now up to 20 minutes on the elliptical, and plan to go to 30 next week. The plan is to stick to 3 days a week since I’ll be biking a couple of days.
My goal for June 15 is to be down 4 lbs from June 1. I’m feeling pretty confident. One day at a time.
No post is complete without a Peanut pic.