A weekend of bad food choices

Good intentions don’t always last, especially when you are influenced by people who don’t always make the best food choices. I am not saying they are bad people; they are actually fun people, but they just don’t always eat the healthiest.

On Saturday, my husband and I went to Fargo to visit some friends of ours – Gary and DeAnn – who we love to hang around. They are fun people who share the same interests as we do. Actually, Gary is a college buddy of my husband’s. Unfortunately, because they’re an hour and a half away, we don’t always get to see them. 

After we arrived Saturday afternoon, we sat around visiting, catching up on the past few months. We finally decided we should do something about supper and opted to go out to eat instead of cooking at their house. There are so many good places to eat at in Fargo; it was hard to choose, but we finally decided on Spitfire Grill because of the variety it offered. 

My dinner choice wasn’t so bad…I had the 6-ounce sirloin steak, which came with two sides. I opted for one healthy (grilled vegetables) and one not-so-healthy (garlic mashed potatoes). The steak was divine. Almost as good as my husband makes! I ate all of it. The veggies were okay, but unfortunately were caked with pepper, which I don’t particularly care for. I probably ate half. The mashed potatoes, on the other hand, were heavenly. OMG good. However, I tried not to eat too many. I probably ate half. Maybe. Our friend, Gary, took my leftover food home with half of his ribs.

After I eat a good meal like that, I, unfortunately, always feel like I have to have something sweet. Some chocolately-ooey-gooey dessert. Luckily for me, the dessert choices on the menu didn’t really strike a fancy with me so we opted not to order any. Thank goodness.

Well, Gary, or maybe it was DeAnn, offered to make a run to the grocery store to pick up something chocolately for dessert instead. I jumped on that bandwagon immediately. So, off to the store we went. 

We shouldn’t have. We should have just went straight home. But, nope, my sweet tooth was fixated on having dessert and it having to be chocolate. When we arrived at the store, I did check out the produce aisle and picked up an apple. Wahoo. But then we headed to what I have now dubbed, the naughty aisle, where we proceeded to pick out two of those bowl desserts. You know, the kind where you pour the mix into the microwavable bowl with a little water and then add the gooey stuff in the pouch – whether it be chocolate in our case or caramel in Gary and DeAnn’s case – and then put it in the microwave for a little more than a minute and presto, change-o you have an awesome decadent dessert.

But, we didn’t stop at just the two decadent bowl desserts. Nope. Gary found the frosting. Apparently, we are both frosting fanatics and both love the cream cheese variety. You should have seen the evil, smirky smile on his face and twinkle in his eye as he twisted my arm – not that hard mind you – talking me into the fact that we really should get some because it really is really good. Whatever. I haven’t eaten frosting out of can by itself in probably five or so years. As much as I love frosting and I LOVE, I mean, really LOVE, frosting, I had to quit eating it out of the can. Seriously, do you know how many calories and fat grams are in a can of frosting? O-M-G!!! It is so bad for you. 

Well, after we got home, the frosting was opened and the desserts were in the microwave – all within the first five minutes. Really, I am not even kidding.  The four of us polished off two desserts and half a can of frosting. Which, in reality, probably isn’t that bad. But probably not that good, either.

At least we spent the next hour playing Wii bowling! Oh, and I did eat my apple that night as well. After eating so much sweet stuff, I actually felt like I needed to eat something healthy. It always makes me feel better, which is probably really stupid, but I do it anyway.

Sunday, before leaving to come home, we decided to go out to eat again. This time, we went to HuHot Mongolian Grill. It’s the place where you take a bowl, fill it with meat, veggies and sauce and then the guys at the grill cook it for you while you wait. It’s awesome. My bowl was filled with nearly all veggies and just a few noodles. I didn’t have any meat. But, I have two heaping platefuls. God, was it good, but was I full afterward. Thank goodness it was mainly veggies. Health-wise, it was my best food decision all weekend. Although portion control definitely wasn’t there. I really only needed one helping.

All in all, I guess the weekend wasn’t too bad, as far as my food choices went. There wasn’t any real exercise, however, except for the Wii bowling. But really, can you count that as exercise? Not necessarily.

Oh, I guess, maybe, I did forget to mention that when we came back from Fargo, my husband and I stopped at the grocery store because I needed yogurt. But I guess I didn’t need to buy the 1.5 quart-sized carton of vanilla ice cream I bought. Nor did I need eat half of eat while watching the Grammy’s!

But at least I logged it. That three cups I ate was 19 Weight Watcher’s points. Yep, 19. NINETEEN!


One thought on “A weekend of bad food choices

  1. Being away from home is always such a challenge, isn’t it, when it comes to eating? It sounds like you guys had fun, though.


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