Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Low Carb Menu - Day 165

Day 165 of my Low Carb Life!!!

- Tuna salad with diced onions, tomato and swiss on an oopsie roll
- Low carb peanut butter fudge

(at restaurant)
- Side salad with cucumbers, purple onion, baby spinach and ranch dressing

- Thick slice of ham
- Pork tips with mushrooms & onions
- Broccoli with butter

- Cabbage / zucchini / onion stir-fry
- Big fat burger, deluxe, on an oopsie roll

The italics above was what I ordered at the restaurant. I ordered what was called the Whole Hog Platter and it was soooo good. For some reason, I did not like my pork chop... at all. I usually love them! What is up with that!? I really think it was raw.

Nancy wrote about eating low carb at a restaurant... Honestly, before I really became committed to low carb, I used to just think, "Hey, I'm eating out... I'm not sticking to that shit..." Now, I think.... "Hey, I'm worth this..." and I politely ask my waitress to leave off the croutons... Simple as that.

Tonight was so funny. I went out to dinner with my mom and my grandma, who is a feisty 80-something who loves her bread. There was this gigantic bread bowl of fresh-baked bread. We were eating out to celebrate my three month anniversary for quitting smoking cigarettes!!!
To get on with it, my mom and I (who are avoiding carbs at all costs) kept placing the bread basket away from us.

"I don't know why, but I've lost my appetite lately," Grandma started, loading her to-go container with the rest of the bread, half-heartedly.

"Well, you did eat all of your redskin potatoes, most of your meat and at least four or five pieces of bread," Mom reminded her.

"Well, this last piece of bread will have to stay here," Grandma was frustrated because she couldn't squeeze another piece in here bulging Styrofoam container.

"Now, who wants the rest of my wine?" She held up her glass high in the air, with about half a sip of White Zinfandel in the bottom.


  1. ha ha ha! Your grandma is cute!

    I used to do the same thing when going out to dinner, just forget my diet because everything that I couldnt have was so yummy. But not anymore, its gotten easier to eat right and I really like that I dont feel sick to my stomach leaving a restaurant.

    Congrats on your three month no smoking anniversary!!!! That is very awesome!!!! Yay!

  2. your grandma sounds like a sweety. I'm sure she's of the generation that pales at the thought of spending money on something that could go to waste. Good for her. I have no trouble at all with tossing out the items that I don't want to where on my hips ... or ordering a substitute if they can be convinced to do so. :) That peanut butter fudge recipe looks to die for!