Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The day after report

Had a great meal out. It is sometimes fun to go out dressed nicely. I had dressed up yesterday for work, in anticipation for going out to eat. When I got home from work, my husband was wearing his good clothes also. I ate yummy food at the restaurant. We did indulge in the chips and salsa on the table (I love really thin tortilla chips...and the salsa/dip at this place is incredible). Todd got a margarita, which I did take a couple of sips from...however I stuck to my water. We each got a papusa for an appetizer. And for my meal I got the Lomo Saltado. It is a beef dish which marks probably the 4th time I've had beef in the last 7 of 8 months. The dish was quite tasty. (more on the beef discovery later). Todd and I declined dessert at the restaurant and instead decided to go home and have our dessert. NO NO NO....that came out wrong, let me rephrase. We declined dessert at the restaurant and instead decided to go home and make mudslides at home. One of the main reasons...at home we can control the type of ice cream used. Because you can guarantee that if you get a mudslide out, that they are not using fat free or even low fat ice cream! :-) So we stopped at the store on the way home and I picked up some fat free ice cream and voila, we had a nice treat at home (with the addition of the vodka and Kahlua).

Beef. When I first gave it up I never really missed it...but occasionally I'd break ranks and eat a little beef. At first when I did eat it, it was like rapture. It would taste soooo good. But the longer I have gone without, when I do eat beef it has become less and less tasty when I do get it. My meal was great last night, the veggies and sauce and all that stuff in the lomo was really really good...but I found the meat to be lackluster. I can only wonder, is this normal?????

Sooooo, this morning I really debated....weigh or not? I know that I ate a little more food than I probably should have. But I did it knowingly and freely acknowledging that I may gain from that choice. So I stepped onto the scale this morning and...... 203.0. So yep, up about a pound and a half. I can handle that. Plus, is it possible to gain a pound and a half in one day? I don't really think so. The chips and the mudslide were what pushed me over my points...but were they really worth a pound and a half.....5250 calories????? No worries...I'm back on track today and it will go down! :-)


WWSuzi said...

I would say the gain was from the salt. Glad you had a good time out :) And yep it's always nice to have a reason to get dressed up! We have beef maybe once or twice a month. Tonight we are having steak which is usually what i have when i'm going to eat red meat. I'll let you know how it goes.

Deborah said...

First of all, Happy Anniversary a day late and a dollar short.

Good job on getting some exercise in before hand. There are always going to be those times that we just have to let ourselves enjoy an indulge and anniversaries are one of them :o)

I wish I could say that beef has lost it's flavor for me but it hasn't. I will sometimes only have it once a month and when I do I set and go YUMMMMMMM. I really miss not having in in my daily routine.

VRaz60 said...

Good to hear you had a wonderful evening out. Nice to go out on the town now and then, isn't it? I would like to say that beef has lost its luster for us, but it hasn't. Being raised here in the Midwest we grew up on beef, beef and more beef, followed by a pork chop as a side dish. :) We've cut down to maybe one "beef night" per month, and really look forward to it. We choose very lean cuts and have small portions, so at least we get our "blood lust" taken care of without going crazy.

JC said...

You probably got a more salt than usual in the chips and meal than you are accustomed to eating. Sounds like a great day.

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

Declined dessert at a restaurant is tough, good decision. Probably saved money and fat, lol.