Sunday, December 12, 2010

Metabolic Efficiency - Day 12 - CAKE!!!

the kid in the green was talking to himself all morning "i want cake, cake, cake" hilarious. That could have been me as a kid (and adult!) 
Hope I got your attention with the title! Today was my nephew's third birthday party, so there was, you guessed it....cake. I have a saying..."where there is cake, there is Nicole." Yeah, I like cake. A lot. I'm the one who will take the big corner piece because it has more frosting. I don't think any cake is too sweet for me. You know those huge pieces of chocolate cake you get at a restaurant that should probably be shared with 6 people? I could down one of those solo if presented the challenge. Although now since I don't eat as many sweets it my be a little more challenging than in the past.

Here's how my day unfolded. I got up and did a short core workout (that I feel now, thank you very much). I had one of my delicious breakfast smoothies then headed to walmart to get Joey's birthday present. OK I spoiled him with this one.
can you say Buzz Lightyear?! 
I arrived at the birthday party location, a place called My Gym - a fabulous idea for a birthday party for 3 year olds! They had a blast and we had fun watching them play on all the kiddie gym equipment.
Here's what was set out for the not-so-young kids:

Did I eat any? Nope! Passed the first test. The kids played for about an hour and then it was cake time. Buzz Lightyear/Toy Story cake time. Look at all the happy kids!

I am happy to announce that I only had one bite of cake. My mom shared with me and it was good. But that's it! One bite! Phew! After the party I headed over to their house to watch Joey open all his presents (and get the car). The 1-2-3 assembly that was stated on the box was really 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9...but my dad and brother got it figured out in not too much time. But on my way there, I realized I was pretty hungry. So I stopped at Albertson's and found some survival mix. What else do you need if you didn't eat cake?

dried fruit and mixed nuts
At their house I had a little snack of some ham and turkey lunch meat and a slice of cheese. This actually tided me over for quite a while!

On my way to meet a friend, I swung by Whole Foods and picked up a salad for later. Ate this after I got home later that afternoon. And I got some coffee. I don't mention it much here, but I do drink about a cup (a big cup) of coffee most days. Usually I mix half decaf and half regular, today it was all regular. Watching 3 year olds run around can really wear you out!

Feta cheese, pecan, cranberry on spring mix greens with creamy balsamic dressing
After this snack I headed to the grocery store to stock up for the week. I found this in the produce section. I think it's a new kind, but most people wouldn't have trouble getting in 5-9 servings of this each day.
why didn't I learn about this vegetable sooner?!
OK now I'm home and a little hungry, so I snack on some more of the survival mix and then start cooking dinner. I'm making two dinners, one for me and one for my husband. In the past I would have just been lazy and had what he wanted (hot wings, potato skins and beer) but since that's what he was craving for tonight, I heated that stuff up for him and made myself this:

That's pork tenderloin (oh so moist!) with the leftover avocado salsa from yesterday and some cheesy cauliflower. Childhood favorite way to eat cauliflower...delicious!

So...there you go! I made it through several temptations to eat not so well and came out successful! And I did really, really enjoy that bite of cake!


Terry Odell said...

And it was from a corner piece, although I managed to leave most of the frosting behind. But the Bavarian cream filling in the middle of the cake (which was chocolate) probably made up for it.

And we stopped for a beer at Bierwerks on the way home. With a giant pretzel.
Oh, wait. I'm not doing this metabolic thing.

Nicole said...

sounds like you're eating enough to make up for what I'm not. :)

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

The Whole Foods salad bar is amazing!! You know I love coffee!!! Way to go, only one bite!!!

Christi said...

Wow, I am a cookie monster so I am so glad to know that they are a veggie and that I was eating well all those years! :)

Sunny said...

Who needs trail mix when you can have survivor mix?!

Dinetonite said...

That looks amazing, and would make a wonderful holiday dinner! Gosh I can smell it from here!