Finishing Up Strong

This beautiful 21 lbs Tom Turkey will be sliced up soon and consumed over the weekend!

5 1/2 hours to cook this beautiful 21 lbs Tom Turkey. The meat should last us days.

On track all day. Eggs, 1/4 avocado and 1/2 tomato for breakfast. A grilled chicken salad for lunch. Almonds for a snack. Plenty of water. Not too shabby.

For dinner?

Well remember that turkey I was planning to make this week. Well that 21 lbs bird just came out of the oven. And while it looks¬†scrumpdillyicious, given the late hour, it will be tomorrow’s dinner.

So what’s a girl to do? Given this Butterball took¬† 5 1/2 hours to cook, I was tempted to head over to Five Guys – the world’s most awesome burger creator. But as I want to do what’s right and avoid easy when it comes to food, I just decided to eat the leftover ribs from my hubby’s lunch and added in a few extra grilled veggies from yesterday.

Rather than a burger and fries, I'm having this healthy dinner tonight.

Rather than a burger and fries, I’m having this healthy dinner tonight.

So I finished up the day staying on track and put myself on a solid path for the weekend with that big a$$ turkey.

No Worms In This Big Apple Trip!

I survived New York City and its wonderful plethora of scrumdiddlyumptious food.

The keys? 1. Smart choices and 2. Walking, walking and more walking.

I left the cannolis and opted for eggs, ordered tasty salads, skipped desserts, drank lots of water, and avoided bad snacks. The biggest boost this weekend was the amount of walking we did. I worried as the weather report called for rain the entire time.

Sure enough it rained all night Friday, but that didn’t stop us from taking a 3-hour trek through Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen and the Theater District. Saturday it was windy, chilly and sprinkled some. That didn’t stop us from walking everywhere, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. No cabs! With the exception of our outing to The Book of Mormon, we were on our feet the entire day.

Saturday night I did indulge in a few Cosmos while listening to jazz. But my dogs were barking at me, so no guilt!

I plan to step on the scales this Friday so we’ll see if I kicked the worm to the curb.