Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Day at the Races

Saturday, we went to Hollywood Park to celebrate a friend's birthday. I hadn't been to the racetrack before, and the hubster and I had a blast picking our favorite ponies for our bets.  We managed to win once out of the 6 races we bet on, for a grand total of $6.  I will do my best not to spend it all in one place!

While our day at the races was fun, it did a number on my eating (and drinking) plan.  The hubs and I shared a Reuben sandwich with fries and a basket of wings. I also helped myself to the breadbasket more than once.  I had expected to have my cheat meal anyway, so that wasn't so bad.  The drinking I probably could have done without, but I had several beers, a shot of tequila, and a rum and diet coke.

After the last race we wandered over to the onsite casino, where I lost $80 playing blackjack. Boo!!! 

On the way home, we stopped at Randy's Donuts for a sweet treat,and we shared a donut.  Then, we stopped (again!) at Taco Bell where I had Nachos Bell Grande (this was just over the top).  

I totally left my phone in our friend's car, so I am feeling a little lost. How did people ever make it through extended periods of time without smartphones???

After spending most of Sunday recovering from the previous day's festivities, the fam headed out to Buca di Beppo for my niece's graduation luncheon. 

We arrived early and were starving, so we had a stuffed mushroom appetizer while we were waiting.  It was delicious!!  

Then it was time for lunch.  I haven't had pasta in over 2 months, and boy, was it yummy!!  There were two salads, rigatoni, chicken parmigiana, and for dessert, we had cheesecake and tiramisu.  This was washed down with diet pepsi and coffee.  So for this weekend, we are 2 for 2 on cheat meals.  

I left Buca feeling like quite the fatty.  I am sluggish and remembering how much I dislike the feeling of being stuffed to the max with heavy foods.   Gotta hit our workout tonight, since we missed yesterday. I know workouts aren't punishment for bad eating, but this one feels like it.  

And in case you were wondering, I did get my date night on Friday.  We want to Applebee's and I had jalapeƱo shrimp from their under 550 menu.  Applebee's has the best light menu of any restaurant I know of.  Everything on it is full of flavor and sensible in terms of calories.

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