Monday, November 4, 2013


Okay... we are back home from Nashville. Had a lovely visit with the family and now it's time to get back on track. My daughter and I both tried to watch our intake but she is much more strict than I am so I am sure she is paying for the indulgences more than I am. I do know I gained 2 pounds.

We ate out on Friday night - Olive Garden is more a 'treat' for me. I only eat there maybe twice a year at the most. I had the Lobster Cannelloni (510). Very good. Rich but very good. You only get two so the portion size is very doable. I started off with a bowl of Zuppa Tuscana soup (170 cal). I don't care for a Caesar-based salad. I only ate 1/2 of a bread stick and drank part of an unsweet tea.

Saturday was Fall Festival at the oldest granddaughter's school. We started out with breakfast at IHOP.
Another place I don't eat any more than I have to. I'm just not a fan. Though I do love their Colorado Omelet. The Colorado has 1210 calories. I ate half and saved the other half for Sunday morning. So at 605 calories, though high the omelet is all protein and vegies so I'm good with that. The only curse was drinking one of their flavored coffees because I can not stand the taste of their brew and what's breakfast without coffee. I indulged in the Swiss Mocha at 190 calories. I didn't eat anything at the fall festival but did enjoy the jerk chicken, corn on the cob and brussel sprouts my daughter prepared. I'd forgotten I even liked brussel sprouts. Thanks Sue!  Later in the evening we all had a slice of the apple pie I baked for a benefit last week and wound up bidding on trying to raise money for the family. #8 of apples in one pie! I know Apple Pie is my son-in-law's favorite pie and was happy to share with him.

Sunday morning, Sue made french toast and bacon. I ate 1 slice of the french toast, the other half of my Colorado Omelet and 2 pieces of bacon - one of which I shared with the youngest granddaughter. Sunday on the road was damaging. Hubby chose Red Lobster for lunch (around 1:30). They have crabfest in progress. I had a platter consisting of Maine Lobster tail (4 oz), Grilled Shrimp Skewer and Shrimp Scampi. I chose steamed broccoli as my side. I also ate part of my house salad and drank an unsweet tea. I don't like the Cheddar Bay Biscuits (I hear you all gasping for air) What I thought was going to be a light dinner (6:30) at a little road cafe we like turned out to be a meal of country fried steak and mashed potatoes with gravy. I've had their country fried steak before. I was just smart this time and did not eat the mashed potatoes but did have a cup of chili and an unsweet tea.

The point is you can not travel and indulge in some things. I did try to portion things out so the damage was less than it could have been. Awareness is the important part of any journey.

Enjoy yours!

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