Healthy Diet and Friends, might not mix.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Past two weeks I have gone out on Thursday nights, and I am starting to think, it was not the best plan. Last week, met friends at the oldest bar in Cincinnati. Love this place, great porch, covered by grape vines, wonderful food and beer selection. Had a great night, found out even though I had planned for the Litter of Beer I was going to drink, and had planed my meal out before I went. Things went haywire quickly, that litter of beer! I had lost all sensible and rational decision making, which led to the idea that drinking from a boot of beer 4 litters was a great idea. That the decent small plate meal I was going to get changed to a larger portion, and well, at about 11:00 at night dessert was calling. Now desert was grand, and luckily I split it amongst friends. But what had gone from 1000 cals, grew to over 5000 cals, by my best guess.
So that lead to Saterday, again back in Cincinnati, worked all day helping a friend, and we decide to get some food. Started out going to a Fish house, some how my wife and his thought Cheesecake Factory sounded so much better, okay I Thought I can do this. Yeah right......... Only drank water here, but there is nothing light on that menu.....
Which then brings us to last night, everything is looking good, we are cooking at home with friends. Nice grilled steak, a potato, and fresh corn on the cob. But somebody in my group decides the punch is not good enough and makes it into a Hurricane. And dang nab it if the night went out of control again. I am looking a 16 ozs worth of steak, a potato the size of Texas, and one ear of corn. Oh and cherry cobbler, which is my fault cause I made it. But portion sizes got larger as the drinks got bigger, and the night grew older.
I love these friends, they are great people, and I have some of the best times in my life with them. With or with out alcohol. But for some reason, I am with them, I toss my good habits out the window.
I need to figure this out or make new friends.