One bad weekend does not a failure make.
Monday, December 13, 2010
I had a bad weekend nutritionally. I went over my calories on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday was my little sister’s graduation from college. We went out to lunch/dinner at a restaurant in Grand Rapids called the Twisted Rooster. I have been there before and really like their food. There were eight of us and we got three appetizers to share: fried calamari, tater tots in blue cheese sauce, and cheese and spinach dip with tortilla chips. I tried a little of each, probably more than I should have. For dinner I had parmesan encrusted whitefish with a rice pilaf and dried Traverse City cherries. Delicious though the crust of the fish made it taste kind of like hash browns. I prefer a baked fish, but that wasn’t an option on their menu. Then we got dessert. The eight of us shared a platter of six desserts. They were delicious. There was an ice cream sandwich cookie, red velvet cake, brownies with strawberry cheesecake ice cream, chocolate mousse, apple pie martini, and carrot cake. I did not have the carrot cake, red velvet cake, or the chocolate mousse. Unfortunately, this restaurant does not have their nutritional information available so I had to guess on the caloric content of this meal. Overall I estimated that with this meal and the oatmeal I had had for breakfast that morning, I went over my calories for the day.
Dessert at Twisted Rooster
Sunday I am not sure what my problem was. My husband and I were home all day and I was trying to clean out our garage. I had Honey Bunches of Oats cereal for breakfast with ½% milk. For lunch I had two servings summer sausage with two servings of colby jack cheese. I am not even sure of why I ate all of it since I did not enjoy the sausage that much. For dinner we went to McDonald’s and I had a McDouble and a small fry. This put me over my calories for the day.
On a plus note, I did work out for 60 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.
I am back on the wagon though. I am not going to let these two days discourage me from continuing to be successful in my journey to a healthier weight and lifestyle.