Knowing we would be going out for Hannah’s birthday, I wanted to keep my breakfast and lunch on the lower side.  I made these pumpkin pancakes over the weekend, and while I loved them the day I made them, yesterday I could really taste the baking powder – going to have to go back to the drawing board on these.  I still ate them though – ha!  4 points for breakfast.

I was solo for lunch – Jenn had a work engagement, so I was on my own.  I went across the street from my office to pick up something for lunch.  I went to a place called New Orleans Kitchen, but when I got up close it was basically Chinese food – huh.  That was their bourbon chicken – she gave me a piece and even though it was thigh meat and would cost me a point an ounce, it was delicious!  I got that with steamed broccoli and no rice.

When I got back to my office the chicken in my bowl had so much gristle and fatty pieces – I only ate about 1/4 of the chicken but all of the broccoli.  Because the sauce was a bit sweet (even though most of it was in the bottom of the container) I gave myself enough insulin to cover it.  But then I didn’t eat all of it.  So the insulin kept working and my blood sugar was 62.  Dangit.

Luckily my friend Lauren gave me and my sister some Bilt Bars and I had one – it was delicious!  The inside reminded me of the inside filling of a milky way bar.  That did the trick, and I ate an apple on the train ride home.

I am also getting my eyebrows done this weekend – you’re welcome. šŸ˜€

We went to a Japanese restaurant.  I thought for sure she would pick the hibatchi side – where they cook the food in front of you, but she thought it would be easier to talk if we sat at a table.  She even got a drink!  It was so sweet – pineapple mango something – it’s about the only drink she’ll have all year. šŸ˜€


That was called a firey tuna – it was kind of like a jalapeno popper, but with raw ahi tuna and spicy mayo on top – so good!

We also go the shrimp shumai – little shrimp dumplings in a light sauce and more spicy mayo.  Pretty sure the spicy mayo has no points, right?!

Hannah and Jacob doing a selfie – #love

My plate:  filet mignon with garlic shrimp.  So much food!  I ate barely half of this and had to ask for a to go container.  And you’ll be happy to know I picked out all the big chunks of onion. 

Oh, but wait.  Hold up.  You have green mint chip ice cream for dessert that comes with our meal?  Okay, I can make room for that. šŸ˜›

I am still doing the 100 days of honest tracking, and with a meal like that, you sometimes have to guess at the points.  I tend to go higher than I think, but then maybe I am underestimating – so while this isn’t exact, it’s pretty close.  So I kind of ate like an asshole last night, but your daughters birthday only comes around once a year, right?!

So let’s just say I am not looking for a loss on the scale this week.  In fact, because I went out so much this week, my goal was to maintain, so we shall see!
I may be doing a last chance workout out tonight at the gym.

Tomorrow I am going to a free Orange Theory class after WW.  It’s perfect because Meijer grocery store is near there and I need to buy some Certified Angus Beef to hopefully grill out on Sunday – it will be near 40 degrees!  I’ll probably be grilling in a tank top and flip flops. 

Happy Friday friends – make it a great day!  And don’t eat like an asshole.

Love, Biz