Happy Sunday!! My mother in law just moved to Charlotte this year and is learning the ropes of the city, including exploring new restaurants. Her condo has a nice gym (small, but adequate) and we’ve been going over on Sunday twice a month for a workout followed by brunch at some of Charlotte’s famous places. Today we went to Eddie’s Place, which is supposed to have the best brunch in Charlotte. I wasn’t totally impressed, but we had a great time.
I started today with a smallish breakfast around7:30 before we left around 9:00 for our workout.
I made a smoothie with frozen berries, plain yogurt and a splash of leftover apple cider. On the side, a piece of Kath’s Breakfast Bread with PB&J and some Good Earth Tea. It wasn’t really a filling breakfast, but it took away my morning hunger and fueled me through our workout.
The husband and I did a 2.5 mile run in his mom’s neighborhood (the sun decided to come along too!) and then met her inside for some ET and a circuit on the weight machines. We showered and were all hungry for brunch at 11!
I learned my lesson last time that I need a snack between my workout and the wait at the brunch places, so I brought some trail mix to much on after my workout –
Here’s me and MIL waiting for our table outside in the sunshine!
For brunch I decided I was more in the mood for an omelet than French toast, so I ordered a mushroom, pepper and cheddar omelet with 1 egg and 2 egg whites and minimal cooking fat. They did a great job listening because this was just like something I’d cook at home – it didn’t taste greasy at all!
My plate also came with fresh fruit and whole wheat toast –
I put some orange marmalade on my toast!
All together – I ate about 75% of the omelet (and gave the rest to the husband) , all of the fruit and 2 of the 4 toast halves. I also had 2 cups of coffee with skim milk –
The husband ended up ordering the ciabatta French toast! I definitely snagged a bite He also ordered a huge biscuit and I had a bite of that as well.
I estimated my portions at around 500 kcal, including the extra bites.
- Memorize all the physiological processes of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
- Vacuum and clean the kitchen floor
- Make soup
- Host friends for a casual soup dinner
- Make lunch for tomorrow
- Read Eat, Pray, Love (I doubt I’ll get to this)
Too bad I don’t really have time for a nice walk 😥 It’s beautiful out. And we’re supposed to hit 70* tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!