Friday, June 11, 2010

The Outback Steakhouse Diet

As we drove to Outback for dinner last night, I thought to myself, It'll figure if I finally lose weight after a big meal tonight.

Well, sure enough, I did. After two weeks stuck at the same stupid weight, I dropped a wee little bit. After eating: a 6 oz sirloin, a fairly dry salad (with croutons and cheese), a dry sweet potato, my daughter's mashed potatoes, and two slices of bread without butter.

Then? We came home, and I ate about 10 marshmallows (no sugar/sweetened with maltitol, they're GREAT!) and went about 1000 calories over my budget for the day. Go figure.

I did jog 3 miles in the morning, so maybe that helped a bit?

Today, I'm all about eating my veggies. I made stuffed red peppers, which, if I do say so myself, are super-yummy. The only problem, is I can't fully enjoy the flavor, because my tongue is still injured. By whom or what, you may wonder?

One of my Body Pump instructors, that's who. She thought throwing Fire Balls (you know, those super hot, cinnamon balls from childhood...they still make those!) during our class, perhaps to signify our burning muscles, would be motivating.

Well, motivating, it was not. What it did do, other than overshadow the pain in my legs, with a pain in my mouth, was destroy my sense of taste for the last few days. You know how hard that is on this Foodie?


  1. Funny I also had stuffed peppers today and I posted a picture in my blog. I love red peppers more though in terms of color. I love your blog and congratulations on your weight loss.

  2. I can't do fire balls either - totally burn my mouth. I love stuffed peppers. We have peppers in our garden and I can't wait until they are bigger!

  3. I haven't had a fireball in so long! I used to love those!