Saturday, May 11, 2013
Once a month my friends and I have a potluck dinner - where all the foods have to be from a country starting with ... Last night was B.
Only rule is - You can NEVER have made it before. Takes you completely out of your comfort zone.
I made a Bahrain Chicken Machbous. Which meant over an hour in the kitchen cooking up a storm.
There were lots of wonderful exotic foods from Bangladesh, Burma, Belize, Bali ( very loose with our rules) Bolivia and Bahrain.
Yes I went over my calories!!!.
It is one meal a month I allow myself to not count.
I did however do what I could to minimise.
I did not snack on the pre dinner nibbles.
I had diet ginger beer instead of wine for most of the night - had a couple of glasses of wine later on.
I didn't go back for seconds on the Belgian Chocolate cake - even though I REALLY WANTED TO.
Anyway not a great way to kick off a 5% challenge however life goes on.
Add to that today is Motherday and I am taking my parents out for Brunch. Hmm will have to try to manage that.
Today I will get in a 2 hour bike ride and will aim for three biking to work days - Daughter and weather permitting.
Oh well nothing like starting a 5% challenge It can only get better from here!!