Dessert? Worth it? Yes!

December 3, 2007

Man, I am in a real BLIZZARD here!!

Yikes – dinner was good! Well, dinner was OK, but dessert was REALLY good!! I am somewhat of a dessert connoisseur and make a quick judgment of whether something is “worth it” or not. This dessert was worth it! More later…

First off, I apologize for the horrible photos. I was at a nice function and had to make do with a quick photo from a camera in my lap. So the photos are blurry and poor quality!

Snack

Arrived at the airport around 4:15 and had half a Kashi Cinnamon Coffee Cake bar. I wasn’t particularly impressed but it did the job of tiding hunger. Sorry, no photo – I was in a shuttle!

Cocktail Hour

Had three plates of raw veggies and a club soda. I could have started in on the wine, but I figured I wouldn’t miss it much if I had something to drink in my hand. I was right! I had THREE plates of raw veggies, but they were yummy!

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Dinner

When I sat down they poured a tiny glass of red wine. I had about 2 oz more than this, probably about 5 oz total? I’m kind of tipsy and am not really sure why, as this wasn’t that much wine!

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The rolls were those good take-and-bake kind. I had about 1/3 of one. Yum! Then I asked her to take the plate away.

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Salad was just mixed greens with balsamic dressing, cuc, and tomato. I ate most of this but left the pieces with the most dressing.

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I ordered the salmon, which was quite good. It came with a red pepper-cheese sauce on the side, which I had about 1/3 a tbsp of. The veggies were drenched in butter, but were good enough. It also came with smashed potatoes (kind of hidden) but only a very small portion, so I ate them and they were good. I ate 3/4 of the salmon, purposefully leaving some on my plate.

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Dessert

Oh my gosh….Apple Tart a la Mode

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Like I said, this fell into the “yes, it’s worth it” category. I usually am not tempted by tarts. I would never buy one in a store – they’re not that appealing to me. But this thing was GOOD. It was caramelized and of course the ice cream on the top was delicious. I logged it at 400 calories based on Cosi’s tart. But know knows!?

Also had a cup of decaf coffee.

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Total dinner calories? Around 1000. As always, it could’ve been a lot worse!!

Only exercise today was walking around the airport, which I actually did a lot of, especially with my heavy bags. Who knows on the calorie burn, but I’m not really counting today.

Total Monday calories: ~2050.

I’ve got plans to hit the hotel gym in the morning (it’s 9:10 and I should be able to easily get up early). I found out through strategically placed questions that breakfast is pastries and bagels – not exactly the best whole grain way to start the day. I’m not sure if I’m better off making my oatmeal and banana here or at the office. I brought a bowl, but I have no coffee maker for hot water. But if I wait until I’m at the office, I might not have time. I might just call room service for some hot water? Not sure yet! Lunch is sandwiches and a fruit tray; dinner is at the Washington airport – or tuna in a packet and nuts in an emergency!

See you all tomorrow!

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1 jaweber December 3, 2007 at 4:43 pm

oh wow, that apple tart DOES look amazing!!! You work out so hard and eat so well that you deserve a splurge–I'm sure you will be right back on track tomorrow! I made a big batch of roasted root veggies last night….sweet potato, butternut squash, carrot and parsnip…i know you eat a mixture similar to this, do you know what an approximate calorie count would be? I guessed at 100 calories per 4 ounces but you sure don't get too much for 4 ounces! :( i could easily eat the whole pan!!! yum!

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2 katheats December 3, 2007 at 4:48 pm

Jaweber,
Mine come out about 27 calories per oz, depending on the proportion of the higher calorie veggies to the lower. You could add bell peppers and mushrooms to add some lower calorie options. But 100 for 4 oz sounds just about right. You're right, though, you don't get much for 4 oz! (For the volume readers it's about 100 calories per half cup). But they're soooooooooo good and soooo healthy!! I've found they are great on salads – that way you get the taste and bulk it up with more veggies!

K

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3 jaweber December 3, 2007 at 4:56 pm

oh, ps- i dont know why it keeps changing my name on this thing…this is jennifer (jenna)!

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4 Meg December 3, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Glad you arrived safely! Sounds like you had a long day though. The dinner dessert looked awesome, and yes, the best part was it was worth it to you. There's nothing worse (IMO) than eating something and wasting calories on something that's not worth it. So, I'm glad you enjoyed your overall healthy dinner. Have a good workout in the morning! And, safe travels back! :)

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5 Danielle December 3, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Slightly odd question… but are you at the Genesee Grande Hotel? Just wondering because my mom came to visit a few weeks ago and she stayed there. We ate dinner in there one night and I swear those were the plates I ate off of :)

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6 katheats December 3, 2007 at 5:07 pm

Danielle,

Sure am! We could've met for a drink (or an indoor walk!), but I'm already tucked in bed!

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7 Elle December 4, 2007 at 1:20 am

That tart DOES look good! Great job, I'm especially impressed that you managed to squeeze so many veggies into a restaurant meal. Good luck getting home today!

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