Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day Menu

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers who read this post!

I have had a great day!  My younger son took hubby and me out to breakfast and we had a nice visit.  Then my older son and his family took us out to lunch (dinner, actually, because it was a large meal!).

I didn't do a great job diet-wise, but it could have been worse.

Here's what I ate:


Orange juice, 2 scrambled eggs, and 4 slices of bacon


Famous Dave's Burnt Ends Sandwich without the bread, 2 grilled pineapple steaks, and ice water.


For a snack, mid-afternoon, I had 2 small peppermint patties and a glass of Sparkling Ice, Grapefruit flavor.

I plan to have a few fresh strawberries later as a mini-dinner.......I'm really not very hungry.

The total Calories consumed?  1415  (I'm supposed to stay at 1390, so I'm not to far off there, but I'm over on fat and sodium.   How do I know this?  There's a very helpful website if you're trying to lose weight, called that the dietitian in the Bariatric Surgery Program told me about.

At first, I thought counting calories was a pain in the butt!  I mean who has the time or the inclination?  But this website allows you to type in what you eat and it breaks everything down by calories, carbs, fats, sodium, protein, etc.   It was a little time consuming in the beginning, but once you get started, it's pretty easy and kind of fun!  And, if you eat at a well-known restaurant, most items are on the website already,

You can also record your exercise and it will tell you how many calories you burned.  Again, the website is   Check it out!


Merlesworld said...

Sounds yummy

Stephen Hayes said...

It sounds like you were given the royal treatment today and I couldn't be happier for you. Happy Mother's Day.

Brian Miller said...

hey you...did not know you were posting again...welcome back...breakfast this morning was cooked by my boys...who woke before us...and the eggs were almost edible...smiles

happy moms day

River said...

Burnt ends sandwich? Burnt ends of what? steak? pumpkins? ummm, think I'll check out that website.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I think you managed to have a delicious day out with minimal diet busting. Well done on checking out that site!! The irony is I hold qualifications in nutrition; but as with anything, self-discipline versus age process are my enemies. Happy Mum's Day to you. YAM xx

Eva Gallant said...

Merle: It was yummy and then some!

Stephen; It was a great day! Love my sons!

Brian: yep, I'm back. Love that your kid made breakfast. Their hearts are in the right place.

River: Sorry I didn't explain..burnt ends are cubes of BBQ beef brisket!

Yamini: I hope you find the website helpful.

Pearl said...

Have been on a low-carb diet for over a week now, so your meals sounded really good to me!

I did have a dream last night, though, of a big bowl of rice. :-)

Happy Mother's Day, Eva!