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Special Dinner Tonight

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Tonight we are getting together with my daughter and going out to dinner at a fabulous restaurant at a the beach. This will be an advance, joint celebration to include her 29th birthday, my 57th and Mothers Day. My best friend (and also a surrogate grandma to both of my kids, so she is really family) is coming along and my daughter's girlfriend will be there too. I am going to eat well today with lots of veggies and water. We plan on getting there early and doing a lot of walking, so that is a positive.

First and foremost, my plan for today is NOT to BINGE. Whatever may calories are for the day is what they are as long as I do not go on a full blown binge, I'm happy. The calories will average out for the month anyway and this IS a celebration and I plan to enjoy myself. I will have to "eyeball and guestimate" my calories at dinner. I know I will have a martini, so that's say, 300 - 400 calories depending on how large they make them. DD is making a special cake for after dinner when we go back to her place for coffee. I'm going to say 400 for that, and eat a SMALL piece, VERY SLOWLY and enjoy it.

My entrée will be one of these:

Crispy Rockfish - Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Roasted Grape Tomatoes, Sunburst Squash, Meyer Lemon Sherry Cream, Fennel Arugula Salad, Garlic Basil Oil

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Spring Roll Stirfry - Silken Tofu & Wilted Scallion Spring Rolls, Sugar Snap Peas, Malibu Carrots, Sunburst Squash, Red Quinoa, Coconut Sweet Soy Reduction, Shaved Asparagus Smoked Almond Salad

Like I said, I'm going to have to guess, but I AM practicing "Choice Control" (Thank you Dee!). emoticon
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