The Truth About Dining Out

Workouts:

Monday AM: Spin/Core Monday PM: Yoga Tuesday PM: 7-mile run Wednesday AM: Strength Training w/Trainer Wednesday PM: Spin (You can read details of all works here.)

Other than my race report of the Oakland Running Festival, I haven’t blogged regularly for almost a week. Life has been busy and I’ve hardly had time to keep up with the basic daily basics….like blogging!

Last week I went out to dinner at the Elephant Bar. I noticed that they have started to include calories on their menu. Now I know that there are a lot of calories consumed when eating out, but after reading their menu, I was honestly shocked!

Seeing how much calories were in every item really impacted my decision on what to order. I love sweet potatoes fries – but not for 720 calories!

EB1
EB1

I ended up ordering the Garlic Noodles with Shrimp, which was a mere 780 calories.

EB2
EB2

Less than some of the items on the “Light Menu."

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EB3

Back in the day, from college up until 2003, I ate out for practically every single meal. I never grocery shopped and didn't know how to cook. The staff at the local restaurants knew me by name and what my regular orders were. It’s no wonder I was 50+ lbs heavier back then. I wish all restaurants printed nutritional data on their menus. I think it would really influence the decisions that we all make.

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Picking up on my 30-day Photo Challenge (which is now a "30 Days of Blogging Challenge"):

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show

I watch a lot of TV. I mean…A LOT of TV.

Sunday: Amazing Race, Brothers & Sisters Monday: Gossip Girl, Hawai’i 5-0, DWTS Tuesday: Biggest Loser, Glee Wednesday: Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU Thursday: The Office, Grey’s Anatomy Friday: Blue Blood, Who Do You Think You Are Saturday: Law & Order: Los Angeles

And there are a lot more (like GH since I’ve been watching since I was 5 yrs old)…

I don’t watch any of the shows live; I TiVo everything and save it all for Sundays so I can fast forward through commercials and the story lines I don’t care for.

For obvious reasons, I picked Hawai’i 5-0 as my current show. Whenever I watch it, I feel closer to home!

5-0 cast
5-0 cast