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Falling off the wagon in a good way

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Yesterday, my DH and I celebrated our 40th anniversary together. We celebrated by going out to dinner to Evvia in Palo Alto. It is an amazing Greek restaurant. If one resolves to celebrate by eating how far wrong can you go embracing the Mediterranean Diet? Mike and have been to Greece nad grew up a few blocks from St Spirodon, the largest Greek Orthodox church in North America. Our neighborhood in NY city was part of the great New York melting pot of European imigrants and almost every restaurant regardless of ethnicity was owned or run by Greeks. We have always loved Greek food.

We had
Spanakotiropita (fresh greens and feta in phillo dough)
Tiganita Kalamarakia (crispy calamari with Lemon herb aioli)
Crusty Bread with the most virgin olive oil around
Horiatiki (Greek salad)
Mike had Kokinisto me Manestra (Lamb shank) and
I had Kotopoulo Souvlas (Lemon Chicken)

The service was amazing and the restaurant comped our dessert since we were celebrating our anniversary:
Galaktoboureko - phyllo wrapped vanilla bean semolina custard with pistachio ice cream

Very little of this is in the SP tracker but at least I had my veggies so I added 2000 extra calories to my tracker and called it all even.

I don't feel guilty about any of this because some times everyone just deserves a little celebration and this morning I was down 3/4 of a pound. Go figger!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EJOY-EVELYN 8/12/2013 11:04PM

    Great celebration! Nothing need to be considered off limits as long as celebrations remain special (vs the norm). Keep celebrating in style!

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BOOKAPHILE 8/7/2013 12:56AM

    Even your scale is on your side with anniversary congratulations!

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CHALLENGER15 8/6/2013 9:52PM

    I absolutely agree and congrats on your anniversary!

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WILSONWR 8/6/2013 9:07PM

    Yes, you're right -- we all deserve those special celebrations. This is a lifestyle, NOT a diet. Happy Anniversary!!

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PHEBESS 8/6/2013 8:27PM

    Happy anniversary! (Only thing I can think to say is Kronia polla!)

LOVE galaktoboureko - we lived in Greece for a year and that was my fave dessert!

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NEVERORNOW 8/6/2013 8:00PM

    What a wonderful way to celebrate! Reading that list of food brought back a lot of fond food memories...DH and I lived in Greece for 18 months (courtesy of the U.S. Army) when we were first married some 44 years ago. He still likes to tell people that's where he took me on our honeymoon, lol.

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LASARRE 8/6/2013 6:22PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 8/6/2013 6:16PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Wow! That sounds like a yummy meal!!!!

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    Sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary!!!!!! How ever reading your blog made me

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JUSTME29 8/6/2013 3:27PM

    Sounds yummy! And definitely a great way to celebrate.

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EWL978 8/6/2013 2:26PM

    Congratulations on the big day....sounds like you had a great time and a perfect meal!! Also congrats on the weight loss.

Keep on keeping on............

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WIZKEY 8/6/2013 2:19PM

    Happy Anniversary!! What a delicious way to celebrate!!

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