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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Red Wine Guy

Thoughts for Today
Grading myself a C- for today, my worst since I started the grading system. Things were OK until Macaroni Grill for dinner and then went quickly downhill. As if what I ate there wasn't bad enough, I then got home and (probably because of the red wine buzz) started eating snacks I was not hungry for at all. Snacked a lot in general today and had 2 very high salt meals. If I hadn't had a decent amount of pedometer steps, I would have downgraded it to a D.

I'm still very happy about the overall progress I've made since starting the blog, but that guy who wants to go around eating everything is definitely still very much alive, especially when you feed him red wine!

Good night y'all.

A little bit of jump roping and some walking. A little short of 10,000 steps so far.

Bowl of Raisin Bran and 1% milk. 2 cups of black coffee.

Leftover Chinese from last night. Chicken Garlic, string beans, and brown rice. Reasonable size portion with a few glasses of water.

Wife and I went to Macaroni Grill. 3/4 of the hot Italian bread dipped in olive oil and pepper. 2 glasses of red house wine.  About 1/2 my serving of spaghetti and meatballs and 1 piece of wife's eggplant parm. Only saving grace is we did have leftovers and I didn't ask for extra bread though I easily could have.

3-4 small pieces of homeade beef jerky. About 20 natural almonds. An Empire apple. 2 pieces of Russell Stover Candy we've still got sitting around from Valentine's. 6-8 malted milkballs (Whoppers). 8-10 Reduced Fat Triscuits.


  1. OMG I LOVE the Macaroni Grill.....have you ever had their pork chops with the mushroom risotto???? Fantabulous!! And that damn red wine making you snack....a few too many Killian's always does that to me ;)

    About the whole anonymity thing...I meant post a pic of you wearing the jeans...but take the pic w/o your face in it! I'm pretty sure nobody from your "other" life will recognize you from the waist down ;)

  2. those 10,000 steps have begun to haunt me - some days it is such a daunting task to do

  3. I am so impressed about how you are not only changing your habits but recognizing your triggers and being aware of them going forward.
    You are doing great!

  4. I haven't had macaroni grill, and by the sounds of this, i don't want to!
    If this is your first serious slip since new years, you're doing fandiddlytastic!!
    That all-you-can-eat guy will never be dead unfortunatly, but you can keep beating him down with a celery stick :o)

  5. Tammy - I haven't tried that one, will have to next time, which probably won't be for a while.

    Lauralei - Yeah sometimes it's a struggle, parking far away can help.

    Enz - There's lots of triggers out there unfortunately!

    Catcus - Well not my first slip, but it was the worst since I staretd letter grades, that is until tonight.