Out For Lunch and Comfort Foods

I met a friend for lunch today at Jake’s Grill in Portland. It’s one of my favorite restaurants! They have fantastic seafood there (and the best calamari in town).

I got the shrimp sandwich on a croissant and a cup of clam chowder. It was okay. The shrimp sandwich had too much onion!! Too much! The clam chowder was fantastic though.

I probably had about 700 calories for lunch. That’s about double what I usually have for lunch but I skipped my morning snack and I’m pleasantly full (so probably no afternoon snack). I was not tempted with dessert–even though it looked delicious! đŸ™‚

I recently got a book from the library called “Eating the Moment.” I enjoyed reading it. It was short and a quick read (mostly little “food for thought” thoughts). One of my favorite quotes from the book is:

If food is medicine, overeating is overdosing. [pg 166]”

What is your comfort food? Mine is usually soup and bread. When I’m not feeling great, when the weather is icky, during wintertime, I really want that warm feeling I get eating hot soup. My favorite is tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. When I’m feeling sad or upset, my “go-to comfort food” is dessert.

Tonight I’m going swimming and will definitely be spending a lot of time in the hot tub. I hope that helps loosen me up for Sunday’s race. Tomorrow I’ll be picking up my race gear! I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to work out tomorrow.

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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