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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I started today like every weekday, with a low cal high protein breakfast; veggies and low fat protein for lunch. And then the day turned into a dietary catastrophe.

First, we had a birthday celebration at work. We take turns bringing in cake, and there were 2 cakes - because the bringer had misjudged the number of people. So we had twice as much cake as we needed. One vanilla, one chocolate. So what did we do? Give everyone a slice of each. And what did I do? Eat both of my slices! Ugh ugh ugh. They started off delicious, and then ended up feeling like massive inert balls of fat in my belly.

So that was my first really bad decision. We haven't had birthday cake at work in months, and I had forgotten how to politely limit myself to a small portion.

And then it just got worse. The hub and I fulfilled a bucket list item for him tonight. But it required driving nearly 3 hours to a stadium for a concert. We left work early to give us 2 hours to find a decent dinner near the concert venue, but with traffic we ended up with only an hour to spare and the nearby restaurants were packed. So we decided to go into the stadium and look for dinner there.

It's been a while since I went to a stadium and seriously, there wasn't a single vegetable to be found. After checking out half a dozen food stands, we ended up sharing a pulled chicken sandwich. The sides were chips and mac/cheese, so more fat and starch in my belly. And while spendy, the meal was not very generous and we had shared it, so we were still hungry. After looking some more, we ended up sharing some chicken tenders and fries. More fat. Ugh. My body felt like it had been immersed in lard.

I drank a bottle and a half of water during the concert, another bottle during the drive back, and as soon as we got home I ate a bowl of grapes. I feel a little more human now. Tomorrow I will be back to normal meals with lots of veggies and eventually today will be a distant memory of eating gone wild.

But it was worth the drive. The hub is a bit of an amateur musician; he plays a couple of instruments and loves older pop/rock. He's too young to be a Beatles fan and yet somehow he is. Tonight we saw one of the remaining Beatles in concert. The hub doesn't have a lot of bucket list items, but this was one, and I'm so glad we could do it together.
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  • PJDANIELS
    Oh well to the bad food, I'm sure it was worth the adventure! New day tomorrow.
    2005 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Well, except for the dietary disaster, I'd say it was a good day that gave you a great memory with "the hub." "One of the remaining Beatles"! Why does that make me smile so big? I'll try not to delve too deeply into why I find your wording so amusing, but it has something to do with my own advancing age (and sparsely populated "real estate").

    Yeah, your account of today's food choices reminded me a little of all the wandering around airports I did a few weeks ago. There were fruit cups and salads available, but in general it was so hard to put together balanced meals, especially at those prices and if I had to have more than one meal a day on layovers, etc. Home is where the good diet is!
    2005 days ago
  • SLLYONS51
    Sounds like a great date night!
    2005 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1338628
    It's too bad that places like that don't offer healthier options. I'm glad you got a night out though. emoticon
    2005 days ago
  • 1BOOMBALATTY
    It's fun to go on dates!
    2006 days ago
  • RHIO3TRE
    It's sounds like you both had a great time even though the food wasn't ideal! So wonderful that be able to share moments with those we love!
    2006 days ago
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