I had a request to try and reconstruct the Taco Star Nachos from scratch for you. I will try, but I can’t guarantee anything. This is only because I am too busy eating when I open the styrofoam box of happiness to weigh and measure each of the ingredients. I will see what I can do, though.
In other news, I am so proud o me! I went to Cici’s Pizza Monday night with the chirruns and stuck with a salad bar salad and a pizza bowl (if you ask to go crustless, they’ll make you a “low-carb” bowl in a metal tin). I add in fresh onion and mushrooms from the salad bar, mix, and voila! Instant fabulosity.
The picture you see left is of the Cici’s pizza bowl and the salad. Instagram has a way of making things look kind of weird, though.
So I’m on track (for a quick second, I thought that said “crack”) and feel terrific, with no issues, limited my cheese and went with the fabulousness.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that Monday was a TOPS event. There are typically 2 food events per year. There was so much gluten and sugar that I couldn’t eat what was there, but there were cheese cubes and veggies and fruit. I ate some baby carrots, a couple of snap peas, and a couple of grape tomatoes, some ranch, three cheese cubes, and then two small pieces of cantaloupe and a tiny smidge of honeydew melon. I need to add that to yesterday’s menu…
Now on to how I’ve been doing with our Mid-Year Challenge… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Nothing. I had such a huge meal last night, I wasn’t hungry.
Lunch: Crock pot soup I’ll be sharing with you soon
Dinner: More of the soup + a small handful of nuts. I am in a snacky mood today…
Exercise: I helped decorate the tree in the front yard. That’s good enough.
Notes: I am paying super-close attention to how I am feeling today because I had more cheese than usual last night. Also, there was some sauce, and I didn’t want to over-sugar (some commercial pizza sauces are ridiculously sweet). I am feeling more snacky/cravey, but that could be my body’s way of telling me to eat more, so I did.
What I learned:
I learned that even though in the past my habit was always to go a little nutty at Cici’s, I focused on my family and not the food (but I didn’t deprive myself, either) and had the most amazing time ever! The kids had so much fun they’re still talking about it today. Sure, the food is fabulous, but we had an amazing conversation.
We sat there for 2 hours talking about things that made me laugh so hard, I was glad the restaurant was almost empty (we were pretty loud occasionally).
Family > Food (even if the food tastes so good you cry a little in your mouth)