We made a pilgrimage to our home state this weekend for a football game and to spend some time with family and friends.
This has been the most enjoyable weekend we’ve had in a long time, despite the fact that we were incredible dumb asses who attempted to tailgate in 106 degree heat.
The good diet news about that day was my husband and I barely ate anything at all because the heat crushed both our spirits and our appetites, and we ended up snacking on a veggie tray when we got back to our rooms. Between the exercise of wandering Lucas Oil Stadium (who I swear used the same architect as Hogwarts) and the sweat of our three-hour sauna, we were probably at a calorie-negative on Saturday.
So far, my husband and I have made reasonable choices with food, opting to split appetizers and not over-indulging in booze. Yesterday we went to lunch at Buca di Beppo with a group of friends. Let the carb-fest begin.
In case you are unfamiliar with this chain of restaurants, it specializes in serving Americanized Italian food family-style. So you order bowls of pasta or plates of entrees that feed the entire table. The food is very good and the portions are more than generous and, if you are counting calories and carbs, I would avoid this place at all costs.
I did my best make the good choices — skip the lasagna, stick to the chicken pasta, take only half of a stuffed chicken breast, go for seconds only on the salad, do not attack the cheese garlic bread like PacMan devours the dots.
I stopped eating when I was full.
So far, so good. Proud of myself, actually.
Then the waiter brings by the dessert tray, which features my Kryptonite — cannoli.
In case you weren’t aware, I’d cut a bitch for a chocolate chip cannoli.
Other than a few bites of my husband’s tiramasu (the bottom layer was so booze-soaked it tasted like a shot of amaretto — not that there’s anything wrong with that) the only dessert I indulged in was the cannoli.
But hey, it’s vacation. And if just make the best choices I can while still enjoying myself, then I call this a win.