5 March 2010

Something we learned on our little snow adventure: South Lake Tahoe apparently closes at 2 pm on Mondays. The first hint of this came when we discovered that the restaurant next to the the hotel had a "closed Mondays and Tuesdays at 2 pm" sign on the door.

Not a problem; I whipped out my iPhone and used Yelp to find reviews on nearby places to eat. Less than a mile down the road was a place that sounded promising, so we headed out, and along the way it seemed that there were quite a few darkened storefronts.

And then the restaurant we'd driven to was closed.

Just wonderful.

In the same parking lot was a KFC, and it was open, so we parked in front of it and went in, reasoning that one fast food meal wouldn't hurt. Well, we hoped it wouldn't, but I brought plenty of Immodium, so it wouldn't hurt too much.

Then on the drive home the next day, both so hungry we considered peeling pleather off the dashboard and munching on it like beef jerky, we stopped at an In-N-Out.

And later that night...well, the pizza was a deliberate choice. And it was freaking good.

My diet this week was fairly craptacular, so I wasn't surprised when I got on the scale and was up a pound.

Hell, I was grateful it was only a pound.

The only downside is that now I'm 2 pounds from hitting 50 lost. I'm not moping about gaining it; I knew when I was shoving crap into my mouth that I was likely going to gain a little this week, and I was fine with that. I'm trying to lose weight, yes, but I'm not trying to "diet" so much as I'm trying to change overall how I eat, and once in a while a person caves to the lure of the junk.

And that's ok.

But now it's back to eating sensibly, because I don't want to find myself feeling like the crap I'm eating, and I really want to hit 50, and then move on to hitting my final goal.

Hey, when I get there, I might even admit what weight I started at.

Trust me, you'll be appalled...


Angel and Kirby said...

Why so whole towns close down at 2 pm? I never understood that

Four Dinners said...

Being English I need to get my head around all this.

As a holiday you go somewhere cold and full of snow.

You then put strange long thingies on your feet and hurtle down mountain sides.

You then go and eat KFC.

This is all such a mystery to me...-)

kenju said...

I wish I could routinely stop at In and Out!

Marti said...

Sounds as if Mon.-Tues. is the weekend for employees of good restaurants.

Maybe gaining that one pound will make your body turn around and next week lose 2-3 pounds. Your metabolism needed a jolt of some kind, even if it was not a good jolt.

We don't have In and Out here. Sounds like a quicky!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

John Denver was a vegetarian.
He once said: "Sometimes you just gotta have a taco."
Ok, I'm off to Taco Bell. All hail the power of suggestion.

kmilyun said...

Whoa you all are just having too much fun - is craptacular a real word?

Thumper said...

It is now... ;)

sanjeet said...

I need to get my head around all this.
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