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Hey! I decided to let myself sleep until 7 am this morning. And let me tell you, my upper body is s.o.r.e. from yesterday’s workout! It think it was the incline hammer curls that really did it. My upper body has not felt this sore in months! (Yay, though, it’s a good sore).
I needed some good protein repair for brekkie, so that means the protein waffles!
That white blob on there? I made some homemade fluff. It was easy and not something I really need to know how to make, know what I mean?
Got to work straight away so I could finish up early as today is my dad’s birthday (happy b-day poppa!) and we were going out to dinner.
Lunch time was a chicken sandwich for more protein. This was made with BBQ sauce (from my Open Sky shop) and Laughing Cow.
This was a really good sammie! Plus a delicious red pear. Lots of fruit eating today.
Nibbles with the latte.
I finished up work early and decided to try my hand (feet) at running again. I walked down to the track. I almost chickened out. I went one lap around walking, then I jogged the 2nd lap. It felt really weird and lop-sided. Kind of like Quasimodo, although John said I just looked slow and a little hunched forward (thanks…).
My inner eye was turned so far inwards to assess myself that diamonds could have been dropping out of the sky and I wouldn’t have noticed! I was concentrating really hard because running with a weak leg certainly feels odd. I kept waiting for it to give out. It only did that a little bit once, but I just had to hop skip to catch it. So, I alternated walking a lap and running a lap 4 times. That meant I ran a total of 1 mile today! Long way to go, but I now have a starting point to work with. I am shooting to run a 5K race in 3 weeks if all progresses okay. John is hoping for a PR at that race. Today he did 5K in 26:33 – he is Speedy Gonzalez!
So – out to dinner at Golden Corral. How many of you have been there? If you haven’t, it’s a huge buffet like Ponderosa or Stuckey’s and the like. We haven’t been there in a few years. Not really the best place to try to eat sensibly (although you can). I still can have real issues with buffet eating. That was where my dad wanted to eat, so off we went!
I channeled my inner Rosie and walked through the doors.
That’s clam chowder, about 160 calories for that bowl according to the website. The brussel sprouts were lame. I was excited to see them, but I think they were frozen because they were mushy, so I didn’t eat them. Not like my good roasted ones! 1 piece of fried okra just to see what it was like. M’eh.
The fruit plate along side:
Then I went for more fruit and veggies:
That was one limp asparagus stalk. Ick! I was glad to see some nice options here. I almost got some fish, but I should quit kidding myself that I am going to like it. I wish there was some shrimp or some other kind of seafood protein on the buffet. No other corporate meat allowed, so I was lean on protein tonight.
Happy birthday to dad!
He actually winked for this picture, but I just missed it and he looks annoyed 😀
I am extremely pleased at how I ate. I stuck to my plan for a change! I did eat more than normal, but it was all pretty good stuff.
Golden Corral: 0
Question: How do you handle buffets?