Friday, July 22, 2011
Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt 1,260
The Cheesecake Factory Farmhouse Cheeseburger 1,530 (1,900 with fries)
IHOP Bacon ’N Beef Cheeseburger 1,250 (plus 620 for onion rings)
Cold Stone Creamery PB&C Shake 2,010
Applebee’s Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs With Fettuccine 1,520
The Cheesecake Factory Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake 1,540
The Steakhouse (Morton’s) Porterhouse Steak and mash 1,390 for the steak; 850 for the mash
Great Steak extra large King Fries 1,500
I have to say.... none of these were on my list of things to eat; my weakness was mostly homemade goodies. When I found out my (favorite with the family) apple dumplings were 1640 calories each, I quit making them. WOW!!!! No wonder we felt stuffed after eating them.
I'm highly resistant to watching everything that goes into my mouth. I really do think it's better to not constantly be worried about what we eat. My goal for myself is to get the focus off of food and onto enjoyable activities and building constant growth (except in size! Ha!) into my life. However, because my husband and myself grew up in families where the focus was on food, we have many learned habits for which to provide healthier substitutes. Both our families were farmers, and relatively poor, so their focus on food was for entirely different reasons, and had different consequences, than are ours. They ate "three squares" a day, and didn't worry about occasional sweets, which were (at least in my family) always homemade.