It actually started off as a really good day. Boot camp has officially ended for two weeks on Friday and I had managed every day Mon-Fri for ONE WHOLE MONTH. My sister was SO PROUD of me, she and her daughter in law decided to take me to a wonderful restaurant called Pinnacle Point.
Its a fabulous, somewhat exclusive restaurant, but since my nephew was doing some work there, we got a pass into it. It sits poised on the edge of a cliff, all glass windows overlooking the sea....quite breath taking.
It is a golf mecca so its surrounded by rolling golf course greens.
Outside its very impressive with its flying flags for all countries and a very interesting water feature.
Inside the restaurant, its all subdued colors and deep sea blues, soft music playing from hidden speakers etc. all designed for the ultimate relaxation experience and IT WAS ALL THAT.
Despite the inside designed for relaxation, we are outdoor people, and the weather was perfectly warm so we sat on this deck outside for our breakfast.
The staff are so well trained. They seated us immediately on arrival and promptly brought us menus. They talked in soft voices and anything we wanted....was ours at the flick of their wrists. This is the land of the RICH AND FAMOUS. We dressed up and swanned around as if we were just that, while it couldn't be further from the truth LOL, however the staff treated us like royalty, it WAS GREAT if fleeting.
With all the choices on the menu, we still had to consider our pockets, so I had a standard egg and bacon breakfast with a cup of delicious coffee, and was still feeling pretty smug and in control at this point.
Considering that the work my nephew did took a good few hours, we ended up indulging in a second cup of coffee AND my sister and I shared an individual pecan nut pie. Quite the most incredible tasting pecan nut pie ever. Instead of being a fairly dry tart, underneath the nuts, hidden away, when we cut the pie it had a runny sauce which tasted like slightly burned caramel.....slurp. It was an unreal flavor and utterly amazing.
Again, I was still feeling in charge because of SHARING an individual tart, especially as my sisters daughter in law ate a pie TO HERSELF lol but then again, she is incredibly tiny.
I ordered an individual cheese cake to take home for dh since he couldn't join us for our outing. I was feeling great.
Now it is true what "they" say that you cannot stop at just one bite and THIS is where my wheels came off. It was Friday and generally I buy a family chicken and veggie pie sold by our local supermarket. Its awesome and actually pretty healthy. They use no junk, its pure chicken and mixed frozen veggies and only has pastry on the top. I have a Friday night off and my family love this pie and its a really good price too. I don't know how they make it for such a ridiculous price of R34 for such a large family size pie. My hubby and son usually eat Friday night and Saturday lunch on this pie.
But as I said, the wheels came off. I ended up eating not only a BIG slice of the relatively healthy pie BUT I also ate the cheese cake I bought for dh.
On top of that, I ended up eating white bread toast with jam on for dinner. Oh my word it felt like a feeding frenzy and on stuff I generally don't eat.
Well, I can't fix yesterday, that's gone, but at least I woke up with renewed resolve to eat properly again today. Actually I feel quite proud of how long I went before anything went wrong.
Today, I woke up and my mom decided to treat me to a breakfast outing since hubby had to go off to work on a day we usually spend together. We went to the mall and I ordered a healthy portion of rye toast with avo on and had 2 cups of coffee.
At lunch, I chose a meal replacement shake and for my morning snack I ate a half a tub of low fat cottage cheese and a ruby grapefruit. The grapefruit was so delicious.
My afternoon snack was 1/2C fresh raspberries with 1/2C fat free vanilla yogurt.
For dinner I had a piece of lean steak with 2 new warm salads which I found online and tried.
The salads were fantastic. Here are the recipes should anyone want to try them.
Sweet potato salad. (serves 2)
I wrapped 1 med sweet potato in kitchen towel and microwaved for 4 minutes, then cooled and cut into cubes. I left the skin on.
I cubed an apple and sliced some fresh celery very thin.
Mixed this altogether and drizzled the dressing over which was made from 1Tbs olive oil, 1Tbs orange juice, 2tsp cider vinegar.
Warm spinach salad (serves 4)
1 shallot...1tsp balsamic vinegar...300g spinach...2Tbsp olive oil...1/4C walnuts...200g white
button mushrooms and black pepper to taste.
Heat oil in pan, add shallots and nuts and cook for 3 minutes, add mushrooms and brown. Remove and add to the shredded spinach in a bowl and add the remaining table spoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
They were both wonderful and definitely a keeper for me.
So at least I did some damage control today and feel more like I'm in the driving seat again.
I am going to have to find something to do for the two weeks boot camps off or I shall lose the fitness I gained. It comes at such a - hard work - price and leaves so jolly easily.
Maybe I can find some walks to do for the next two weeks.
Its Saturday and I hope you have done better than I have with your Friday. Be good for the rest of the weekend....I shall do my best to, as well.
Now I need to go and track what I ate today.