Tuesday, September 15, 2009

0 Of Buffets and Big Eyes :)

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Today Erik & I went to an Indian vegetarian buffet for lunch. Neither of us are vegetarian per se, but we both like Indian vegetarian food. :)

It's been a while since we've gone out to eat, & it was nice to go out to lunch to spend some time with him. Plus, the food at this restaurant is DELICIOUS. :)

I had a very rushed morning -- a long story that I won't bother explaining -- & normally make a point of eating breakfast. This morning was just one of those rare days when the only thing I had to eat was a mid-morning snack of a nectarine & a piece of cheese, and then by 12:30 pm was of course more than ready for lunch.

Today -- as a direct result of the uneven spacing of meals/snacks -- my eyes were a bit bigger than my stomach, & I ate two medium-sized plates of food at the buffet. Normally, I'm pretty good about not overeating at buffets and one will do the trick. OK, I don't know what the heck I was thinking. Apparently, my eyes & my stomach were doing the thinking for me. :)

The other thing is that I haven't been running lately due to some recurring soreness in my knees. The reason I mention this is that when I'm "not exercising," I seem to do more things that I regret. ;) Namely, eating with the same kind of wild abandon normally reserved for a tank of Great Whites during a feeding frenzy. LOL! :)

All kidding aside, it's 9:15 pm and I am STILL digesting lunch. Hard to believe, I know. I'm actually scared to find out how many calories I consumed in this one meal, & honestly there's a part of me that'd rather not know (!). However, what's done is done, so now I'm heading off to the gym to do some course-correction & work off some of those extra calories. I would probably need to run 15 miles to make a significant dent (LOL!) in consumed calories from today's lunch. However, since it's late & realistically-speaking, my knees probably can't handle that amount of mileage after several days off from running, I think I'll be running closer to 5-6. :) After all, 500-600 extra calories burned is better than nothing!

Anyhoooooo, as a result of the aforementioned situation & the current time of night, I've decided to hold off on making the chicken until tomorrow night. So you'll just have to wait one more day for the modified recipe. That's just the way things went today. You're welcome to check back after tomorrow night's dinner, & there might be an update with the recipe. (I'm not going to promise an exact time table; however, the recipe will most likely show up here at some point in the near future.) Until then, have a great night!

-C

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