Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Also known as Shrove Tuesday (for shriving or obtaining absolution for your sins) and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). It's the day to eat up all the fats, sweets, eggs, and goodies before Lent. I don't do Lent and fasting (or more acurately, semi-fasting), but I'm gonna get me some pancakes today!
I've got a plan - walk the pups (1.5 miles), go to the gym and do the treadmill (4 miles) and circuit training, and, later, walk to the IHOP (about half a mile away). I recently discovered the IHOP's 2X2X2 "IHOP for Me" meal - eggbeaters (equivalent of 2 eggs), 2 slices turkey bacon, and 2 pancakes (no butter and with sugar-free syrup). About 400 calories. Yum!
I have planned for the calories, carb, etc , so I should be safe. Just have to avoid their "All you can eat pancakes" special. Oddly enough, the IHOP has "National Pancake Day" scheduled for next Tuesday. A week late for Fat Tuesday this year, but you can get a short stack of 3 pancakes free with a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.