Brick and eating healthier at Denny’s?

I conked out early last night and got up to do my brick.  Then I checked the weather:

35 degrees? No thank you!  35 feels a lot different in February versus September.  And I like how the little sun was pcitured and the sun wasn’t quite up yet…

So, I instead had some cafe au lait:

Then I worked some and made breakfast.  I was so wanting something warm.  We don’t have the furnace on yet and the house was 64 degrees when I got up (which is only a couple degrees below where we keep it anyway).

After a couple hours of work, the temps rose into the mid 40s and it was time for the brick.  I decided on run/bike today.  I set up my transition outside:

Last year, I didn’t have clip shoes for the duathlon, so I will have a little extra to do in the transitions this year.

Did 2.2 miles, then hopped on the bike and rode 10.5 miles.  It felt just fine going from run to bike, but I think that is a much easier transition anyway.  I certainly am ready bikewise LOL.  I almost did a run afterwards, but figure I should ease into the bricks a bit.  Plus I needed to get back to work.

Kinda hungry after this, but it wasn’t lunch time, so I had a cafe au lait and put some whey protein in it.  Worked pretty well and made a good recovery drink.  I got really sweaty on the run and chilled on the bike.  Not a good combo.

I did break for lunch and hit the veggies!  I knew we were eating dinner out, so I wanted to pile on the veggies for lunch.  However, I had a quick snack while cooking (oops)

I stirfried 2 cups of broccoli and cauliflower in some coconut oil and teriyaki sauce and tossed in some chick peas.

Plus a pear and cinnamon.  Pretty good.  I did get hungry an hour later and had a Pria bar.  And then my latte!

Cheers!

So, John won the football picks this week. Grrrrrr….  His choice? Denny’s!  Eeek!  You think Grand Slam and patty melts and all that fried stuff.  John was nice enough to print out nutritional info for me to take. Thanks for having that Denny’s

I was not in the mood for a dressing-less salad, and you know I love breakfast for dinner. Well, wouldn’t you know that they have a make your own omelet and have egg whites available?

I had an egg white omelet with smoky cheese.  Surprisingly, the hashbrowns were less caloric that other options.

The nice part is that Denny’s doesn’t charge extra for having an egg whites!  It’s nice to savor the cheese by leaving out the egg yolks.   Very tasty and not a huge portion either (which I was also worried about).  I love eggs.

After dinner, we stopped at K-Mart.  Denny’s and K-Mart in the same night… oh my…

Anyway, check this out:

Come on!  It just turned to fall!  It was like we stepped into a time warp, minus Rocky Horror.

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21 thoughts on “Brick and eating healthier at Denny’s?

  1. Alissa

    Every year it gets earlier and earlier… That’s great that Denny’s has healthier alternatives. Most of the time their meals are full of oil. It looks delicious, too!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Snacky Day =-.

  2. cammy@tippytoediet

    I saw Christmas decorations at JCPenney today. That’s how I knew summer would soon be over. 🙂 (Walgreen’s has had Halloween candy out since the post-4th of July sales were over.)

    I think I may have to have some Denny’s hashbrowns on my upcoming road trip.
    .-= cammy@tippytoediet´s last blog ..Farewell to Summer =-.

  3. Shelley B

    Nice that your brick went so well today, although I can’t believe that you had to wait for the weather to warm up!

    I really hate that stores are pushing Christmas so early – no wonder people get so grumpy about it by the time December rolls around.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Lift Your Sole Giveaway!!! =-.

  4. Fran

    I haven’t been to the gardening stores here yet but I can promise you that it’s already Christmas decorations here too. I hate it so early.

    We have another holiday in Holland called “Sinterklaas” (kind of a Santa Clause) on December 5th on which day lots of candy can and will be eaten. All the candy for that particular day can also be bought already in the grocery stores now. And than there is Eastern for which you can buy chocolate eggs in January allready.
    I really don’t like that at all!

    Well done on the brick training.

  5. Joanne

    Good job on the brick.
    Yep, the weather is on the down swing. It’s cold but at least the sun is shining.
    I can’t believe the store skipped over Halloween and went right to Christmas. Give us a break! Our winters are long enough in NY State, they’re trying to add another 2 months to it.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Last Long One and Another Frittata =-.

  6. Cindy

    It’s total christmas-ville here. In August I stepped into Hallmark and they head ornaments up already!

    YIKES

    and I ADORE breakfast for dinner. Anytime! I think you had a killer day~
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Impressions =-.

  7. Sandi

    It’s such a relief to find a better option on the menu. I’ve been afraid to go to a Denny’s for a long time now. Last time we went I couldn’t find anything decent on the menu. I feel the same about the salad with no dressing, that gets old.
    .-= Sandi´s last blog ..I wont back down =-.

  8. Ang

    Cracker Barrel has had Christmas decorations out for over a month now! Seriously in the dog days of August who is thinking of decorating for Christmas???

    Due to my gluten issues I love restaurants that serve breakfast all day. I eat a lot of omelets!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Back to Blogging =-.

  9. Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42

    I wonder if I can avoid the stores until a couple of weeks before Christmas. Seeing the sites for several months and hearing constant carols over the speaker system just takes away from the specialness of it all.

    The broccoli and cauliflower dish looks d-lish. Did you blanch them first?

    1. Lori Post author

      No blanching. They are frozen florets and I just through them into a skillet with some coconut oil. Then I slap a lid on to steam.

  10. meg @LivingInLuling

    35deg?! We were excited that the low was 64 yesterday. It’s all anyone could talk about here in NOLA.

    I wish they would put out the decorations so early. Makes me panic a bit with all the things I have to do between now and then.

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