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Friday, January 23, 2009

Foodie Fitness Friday (or Fitness Foodie Friday, I'm not sure)

I believe I mentioned last week that I may or may not have fallen back into some bad eating habits thus causing a rift between me and my favorite jeans. I am currently in the process of seeking to reconcile our relationship by starting to practice some food wisdom.

However, I make it a point each year not to bother putting into place any kind of new eating (or non-eating, as the case may be) "plan" until after my man and I have had a chance to celebrate our anniversary. And this year was no different. Except that date was delayed due to some scheduling difficulties; otherwise known as our anniversary occurred in the middle of the week and I don't consider it a true celebration of our anniversary for us to go out to dinner with the 7 and 3 year olds in tow.

So, last weekend, my sweetest thang in the world mother in law (aka Nanny) took the munchlets so that we could properly celebrate. We dropped them off at her house Friday evening and then stopped and had a very nutritious meal at Saltgrass Steakhouse:

Cheese fries from Saltgrass, I can't quit you.

And yes, that is all we had. Hey, you would, too if you didn't have your kids with you. You KNOW you would.

After I scarfed those down while barely having time to taste them, we went to a movie (whose title I am WAY to embarrassed to mention because of the shallowness of it) and had us some popcorn as well.

A culinary feast.

Then, on Saturday we padded around the house for a while because we couldn't find anything else to do. Then over lunch we worked on an annual plan (an idea I got from my sweet friend Melinda at Traveling the Road Home); all the while, looking forward to an exquisite meal that evening.

Saturday evening we went to a local French restaurant that has been around for years called St. Emilion, after the town near Bordeaux, France which we actually visited back in 2004.

Here's a run-down of what we ate: Grilled Portabello Mushroom with grilled onions on a bed of greens, Fresh Mission Fig with several incredible cheeses (one of which was Tete de Moins), Cream of Asparagus soup, Caprese Salad, Duck, and Pork Tenderloin. Finally, for dessert Mike had a half chocolate half raspberry tart and I had this wonderful creation of a shell filled with a cream cheese filling and topped with warm blackberries. I intended to take a picture, but by the time I remembered....

And then I licked the plate.

This is why I don't try to go on any kind of diet before our anniversary. I want to be able to enjoy our anniversary celebration with no (or little) guilt.

But now, I'm back on the proverbial wagon. I'm working to not grab a piece of candy every time I walk past the bowl in our house. I'm working to only eat half of what I get at a restaurant. I'm working on smaller portions all around.

I am noticing a little bit of difference already in my buttocks region. And while I didn't make it to exercise class on Tuesday because of an all-day headache and we didn't have class on Thursday, I did do the Wii Fit on both Monday and Wednesday evenings. Right up until I lost my balance at one point and it called me a couch potato.

I think I will be doing the Wii Fit body test (weigh-in) on Saturday mornings so I don't have enough data to post any kind of results yet.

So, I'm working to exercise some food self control. And, believe me, we won't be visiting Saltgrass with the cheese fries that are like manna from heaven any time soon.

For more Fitness Friday posts and for a community to encourage you in your fitness goals this year, join us over at Wii Fit Mommies.


Momstart said...

that looks so yummy

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Your anniversary only comes once a year, so you're entitled to indulge! ;) Sounds like YUMMY food, too! :)

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Oh, I have got to get my hand on those fries so I can eat them all, then feel guilty and THEN got on the wii fit so I feel less guilty lol. They look worth it though!

Jenn said...

You make me laugh!!

I'm glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner! Do you think I could wait until June to celebrate my anniversary dinner and THEN make a resolution to get going?! LOL

Glad you got on and got it going! Can't wait to hear how it goes next week!

Sarah said...

Oh, you are not helping my diet plan with the descriptions of that scrumptious meal! But good job getting on that Wii Fit!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

My kids are about to thank you.

If you keep posting things like those fries, I will end up purchasing Wii Fit a whole lot sooner, thereby making my children happy....because they love anything that's Wii.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

All that food sounds fabulous! Those fries look fantastic. I'm really trying to do portion control right now and limiting the sugar...SOME. Wish it wasn't so hard and food didn't taste so good - LOL!