I knew I was going out to dinner, so I thought I would stick to my sensible breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast was three of my apple cinnamon pancakes, 1/2 cup of strawberries,  1/4 cup sugar free syrup, and not pictured was 2 slices of turkey bacon.  Breakfast:  426 calories, 67 carbs, 16.9 protein, 10.6 fat and 5.2 fiber.

Lunch was a serving of my buffalo chicken chili served on a 5 ounce baked potato, 1/2 ounce 75% reduced fat Cabot cheese and fresh sliced jalapenos! 😀  Lunch: 479 calories, 89 carbs, 51 protein, 7.1 fat and 18.8 fiber! 😀

So we were meeting my step-son Joe and his girlfriend for dinner.

Tony and Hannah picked me up from work.  In my customary fashion, I of course already decided what I was getting for dinner.  The Sante Fe grilled chicken salad with low fat cilantro lime dressing.

However, when we got there, I was like “they have a beer sampler??!!”  I love microbrews!  Tony prefers his Miller Lite, but he helped me with these 😀

And then I made my fatal error.  I looked at the menu again.  I see the soup of the day is Cream of Tomato – my favorite!!

205 calories, 19 carbs, 8.8 protein, 10.2 fat and .7 fiber

The Lucky Monk is known for their outstanding burgers and New York style pizza.   The more I thought about getting the salad, the more I thought it would be like ordering a lasagna in an Irish pub!  So I got this:

The Hot Head! 😀

Oh.My.Gosh.  First of all, the burger is perfect – so flavorful and juicy!  The only thing that could have made this better was fresh jalapenos (which I asked if they had any, but they didn’t).

delicious pepper jack cheese

I ate 3/4 of my burger and about 10 fries: 623 calories, 36 carbs, 32 protein, 40 fat and 1.5 fiber

Both Joe and his girlfriend got the New York style pizza.  I was shocked when I heard Joe order the spinach pizza!  Um, turns out it was a bit too much spinach for him!  But not for me.  I ate one slice!

This is hands down one of the best restaurant pizzas I’ve had.  It was described on the menu as Fresh, tossed spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil with shaved parmesan. First of all, the crust was perfect – slightly crunchy on the outside, but a bit chewy on the inside.  The ricotta cheese base was to die for and the salt and peppered spinach with shaved parmesan – yum.  I plan to recreate this for Friday’s Pizza Party Friday!

My guess is that one slice is:  225 calories, 28 carbs, 10.5 protein, 18.5 fat and 1.5 fiber.   Oh, are you asking me if I had anything to drink with dinner?

151 calories, 4.6 carbs, .1 protein, 0 fat, 0 fiber

Ready for the stats for dinner?  1,374 calories, 102 carbs, 54 protein, 59 fat and 3.7 fiber.

Was it worth it?  Absolutely! I can’t remember the last time I had more than 2,000 calories, so I am just going to hit the gym harder the rest of the week.

And Joe’s new girlfriend?  We liked her a lot!  Very personable and she loves hot stuff! 😀  I see a hot sauce throw down in the future 😀  Meet Lizz!

Lizz and Joe

After dinner Hannah, Lizz and Joe went to a hooka bar.  Not sure I am even spelling that right!  She had a good time with them! 😀

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 30 minutes on elliptical (my knee hurt yesterday, but today it is fine)
  • 2,410 calories, 257 carbs, 122 protein, 76 fat and 38 fiber
  • Blood sugar average:  143
I still got a B for the day though! 😀

Alright, time to scoot.  I have to finish putting together my breakfast and lunch, and I need to marinate my steak for steak sandwiches tonight.

Oh, and thanks for all the sweet comments regarding Tony! 😀  He’s a keeper!

Have a great day! 😀