We decided to weigh in a day early this week due to the pending blizzard that is scheduled to hit the area tomorrow. I am down 2 pounds - would have liked more, but I will take whatever I can get! That is 6 total since I started.
Monday evenings my daughter has her gym class, and in order to make it to class on time the family eats on our way to class. We eat somewhere in between the daycare and the gym - we have multiple options including Panera Bread, Subway and KFC (these are our favorites). I have always liked Panera Bread the best - I love the soups, sandwiches and salads - I LOVE ALL OF THEM! We ate at Panera last night and I am sad to say it is not the best option for someone trying to stick to a low carb diet. I know what you are thinking - it is called Panera BREAD for goodness sake! Yes I can enjoy a salad (with or without chicken - I always include the chicken) and I did just that... I had the 1/2 Greek Salad (+/- 3 grams of carbs) and a small bowl of the French Onion soup without croutons (13 grams of carbs). But that is a lot of carbs for one meal for me (at this time). While I only went over my allotted daily carb intake by 6 grams I was not really satisfied after the meal. I would have preferred to have the creamy tomato soup and 1/2 a sandwich... and I would have liked to finish the mac and cheese my son did not eat, but alas that is not an option for me right now. Therefore the following must be said:
Dear Panera Bread,
While I am sad to have to break this type of news to you at this time - I cannot subject myself to your delicious menu items as often as I would like to these days - but that does mean I don't love you. Really it is not you, it me... I just need some time apart from you to find my best self. I hope you understand. Please try not to cry. Keep a bowl of creamy tomato soup warm for me... maybe next fall or winter we can see each other again from time to time.
A former patron
Just to kick me while I down (figuratively speaking) my daughter said she would like to go to Subway next week! Ugh - I think that may be a bit of a problem for me ... I will have to do some major research of the menu and figure out what to order. If necessary I can go to Saladworks a few doors over, because it is snap to lug 2 children to 2 different eating establishments in the span of 20 minutes, right?
In case you were wondering I did not may the spinach muffins last night - I will attempt them tonight (or tomorrow during the blizzard).