Hurray its Friday
Friday, December 09, 2016
Yesterday we went to an annual Christmas party at an Italian restaurant. I had Shrimp Scampi since it came with roasted vegetables and I love Shrimp Scampi, one glass of wine and split chocolate cake with 6 people. This restaurant does post nutritional facts. I picked Shrimp Scampi from Red Lobster when tracking and it came up with just 236 calories. I'm sure there were more calories in my portion but this was the best I could do. We had a great time and when we got home we walked around the block even though we got home at 10:00. If Red lobster is about right, I stayed within my calories.
Tonight we have my company holiday party. It feels like I'm running through a calorie gauntlet with no control but my weight is staying pretty steady so I guess I'm doing okay.
I was talking to another woman who is 65 named Julie last night. She has Venous Insufficiency and has to wear compression hose, suffers from awful cramps in her legs and is having money trouble to boot. I feel a little bad that hearing about other people's troubles makes me more grateful for what I have. Someday I hope I can be truly grateful for what I have without having to depend on troubles from others.
I was reading a blog today where another group of people is dealing with snowstorms and ice. I always feel really grateful that I live in California where our weather is usually awesome, that my house is almost paid for and that my company gives us a nice pension and that I'm almost ready to retire while we still have a healthy medicare and social security system. I'm also grateful that my husband encouraged me to start putting the maximum into my 401K when I was pretty young. I don't fear my future at all but I have so many friends who are my age or younger and so stressed about the future. In all, I feel pretty great and grateful!