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Gonna Blame it on Mardi Gras

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yesterday's food travesty brought to you by the letters m-a-r-d-i g-r-a-s and the numbers way to freakin' much!!!

Rationalizing alert!!!

I had a bagel with pb, half a scone (from "off the list"), seafood pasta for lunch, and (this one wasn't exactly my fault), got invited to a friend's birthday dinner at the last minute - at Olive Garden . . .where I had spicy shrimp pasta. And a tiny (literally, fit on a tablespoon tiny) piece of cake. What the heck? Oh yeah, and a couple of beer. EDIT - and forgot about the small DQ Blizzard I had that was going to be last treat until April instead of dinner. ::::::::::::::::hangs head:::::::::::::::::::

So none of that really had anything to do with Mardi Gras. It's just sort of how the day turned out. But I let it - partly because I got on his roller coaster ride last year around this time and figured it would be as good a time as any to get extra serious again. So I let the "last day before lockdown" get a lot out of hand. Looking at the day, that is NOT how I would have chosen to spend my last hurrah if I had thought it out ahead of time. My very worst "on purpose" choices probably wouldn't have had nearly as many calories. I'm just grateful that I didn't choose any of the pastas with cream sauces. :-/

Since January 29, until yesterday, I've been completely off fried and sweet foods and have been taking it easier (than normal) on carbs. Starting today - continuing no fried or sweet, even easier on carbs, and no beer.

My knee is almost all better. Took a long walk yesterday with no trouble. I'm going to try to start running again this weekend. Will see if I can ease back in or if I need longer to rest.

OK - back to work everyone. :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 2/14/2013 1:01AM

    My favorite blizzard was pumpkin pie. I used to always get the two for one for belonging to the Blizzard fan club and would buy it with Mom. When I looked up the calories for just a medium, we suffered 'sticker shock' and now she won't have them anymore :P Without someone to share, neither do I. Yes, if I was saying goodbye to sweets, that would be what I have. As a rule sweets don't interest me, I am more into chips.
Its a good thing Olive Garden never came here. I love the creamy, cheesy pastas unfortunately.
I would love to go celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans sometime. A bucket list thing. I love spicy.
Good luck with the knee, hope it holds up.
I know you have the willpower to get back on track in spite of the overload of temptations. Just do it!

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SUSIEQ911 2/13/2013 2:56PM

    I'm sorry you had a day of bad choices.

Stay strong

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