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A Tale of Two Birthday Parties (Pics)


Monday, April 22, 2013

My amazing nephew turns 8 years old today! We had a lunch party for him yesterday at a sushi restaurant. I decided to go back and compare my nutrition at his birthday party this year to my nutrition at his birthday party LAST YEAR.

LAST YEAR

I skipped breakfast and ate way too much at the party, rationalizing that his birthday comes but once a year. Then I skipped dinner! Even with the skipped meals, I was way over my limit. Here's how it looked:

Breakfast
Breakfast TOTALS: 0

Lunch
Lunch TOTALS: 0

Dinner
Dinner TOTALS: 0


Snack
Tortilla Chips, 1 oz
QUICHE (Spinach&Cheese), 3 oz
Hummus, 1 tbsp
Chicken Curry Salad with apple, 1 serving
Cheddar Cheese, 1 oz
Whole-Wheat Crackers, 10 cracker
Champagne, Brut, Andre, 12 oz
Vanilla Ice Cream (ice cream), 0.5 cup (4 fl oz)
Cake, chocolate, with chocolate frosting, 1 piece
Ginger Cocktail, 2 serving
Buckwheat Tabbouleh, 1 serving
Snack TOTALS: 2,151

TOTAL CALORIES: 2,151

THIS YEAR

This year, I started the day off with a healthy breakfast.



Sure, I enjoyed myself at the party but didn't get too crazy. Then, a healthy dinner! The day looked like this:

Breakfast
Delallo roasted piquillo peppers n water 2 pieces, 1 serving
Zucchini, 0.5 cup, sliced
Olive Oil, 1 tbsp
Mushrooms, cooked, 0.5 cup pieces
Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 large
Breakfast TOTALS: 315


Lunch
California Roll Sushi 12 pieces, 1 serving
Salmon Sushi 16 pieces, 1 serving
Japanese Seaweed Salad, 2 oz
Sake, 1 fl oz
Chocolate tart, 1 serving
Oranges, 185 grams
Lunch TOTALS: 916

Dinner
Atlantic Salmon (fish), 3 oz
Classic Romaine (lettuce,carrots,red cabbage, romaine), 1 cup
Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing, 1 tbsp
Carrots - Baby Carrots Carrot Company, 15 gram(s)
Baby Beets - Trader Joes (2 beets), 1 serving
Dinner TOTALS: 281

TOTAL CALORIES: 1,511

I managed to enjoy myself, stay on track and celebrate the birthday boy in style!



Now, that's what I call progress!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAALAN23 4/24/2013 10:34PM

    While the calorie difference is huge, I'd still say the best thing about the blog are the smiles. Great job and happy birthday to the little one!
Tina

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CAALAN23 4/24/2013 10:28PM

    While the calorie difference is huge, I'd still say the best thing about the blog are the smiles. Great job and happy birthday to the little one!
Tina

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BEECHNUT13 4/24/2013 6:07PM

    Oh man... sushi lunch! I'd take that over chocolate cake any day!

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SIMONEKP 4/24/2013 10:12AM

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FUNLOVEN 4/24/2013 7:51AM

    This was an awesome comparison. And that nephew of yours is a real cutie emoticon

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SHANNONY84 4/24/2013 2:21AM

    Great job! I love it!

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CAPECODBABE 4/22/2013 8:29PM

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BIGPAWSUP 4/22/2013 7:26PM

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KING_SLAYER 4/22/2013 7:06PM

    Well done and a very nice side by side comparison!

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MIRMIUM 4/22/2013 3:19PM

    Awesome!

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POOKASLUAGH 4/22/2013 3:02PM

    Great job!

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3016DEBRA 4/22/2013 1:59PM

  Great choices!!! And you probably enjoyed it just as much as the year before, I bet! emoticon

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LAILATN 4/22/2013 1:52PM

    Wow - way to go. I think I might have been tempted to blow off the whole day and use his party as an excuse. Great job compensating on your other meals without denying yourself.
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Cute picture too!

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SUSANNA37 4/22/2013 1:32PM

    Yay! Congratulations and what a handsome boy!

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PATTISTAMPS 4/22/2013 1:09PM

    Great job!!! You made good choices, but still had good food and good fun!!

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CJJANISS 4/22/2013 12:59PM

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