Rate my Meals - 2010-02-22

February 22, 2010 · 5 comments

Last night I didn’t eat in the hotel because it was too expensive but I didn’t have that problem this morning for breakfast because there was a breakfast buffet included in the price of the hotel room. If you know anything about the struggles of a guy like me you are wincing to yourself thinking about how I may have performed at the trough of a hot breakfast buffet. That is normally a concern I would share but this morning I was determined, partly because of this crazy taking pictures of my food stuff, to behave myself at breakfast.

I think I succeeded, what do you think?

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Ahi Tuna Lobster Bisque

Breakfast buffet. These are usually very tough for me but I set out to do well and I think I did. Only one trip to the buffet, where I had a single sausage link, a couple of scrambled eggs, some pineapple, a yogurt, a small cheese blintz and believe it or not a bowl of oatmeal. My wife always gets oatmeal at buffets and I’ve never understood it. But I’ve been eating oatmeal lately so I tried a bowl with a little brown sugar and some raisins. Frankly, it wasn’t very good. I only ate about a third of the bowl.

As often happens when I travel for business I skipped lunch because I was too busy and then took a coworker out for dinner. The restaurant was dark so the pictures aren’t very good. Dinner was a cup of lobster bisque (so good but I don’t want to know how many calories), a couple of small pieces of bread, a beer (which is in the picture but hard to see), a glass of really delicious Reisling and for the entree a rare seared ahi tuna served with a little rice and a side of asian slaw that was tossed with a light vinaigrette. No dessert.

So today was kind of a mixed bag depending on how you look at things. On the one hand I think I did well at the buffet but on the other hand you can still make an argument that even though I think I did well in comparison to how I would normally do that I still ate too much. I don’t think so but I can see why someone else might think that. Obviously I know skipping lunch isn’t good, and while I think I made good decisions at dinner, far better than I may have made otherwise, I obviously know how I could have done either better. But I still think I did pretty well.

So how do you think I did? Click a star!

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seth February 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Good attempt at the oatmeal! It’s not for everyone. :)

Mike February 22, 2010 at 11:56 pm

John - I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now. I recently started my own fitness journey, as well.

Nice job on making only 1 trip to the buffet and for making a good dinner choice. I can relate to how difficult it is to eat healthy while traveling.

I’ll continue to check in from time to time. Good luck!


100 Pounds in a Year February 23, 2010 at 12:20 am

I’m shuddering at the idea of being able to control myself at a breakfast buffet. Seriously, I’m salivating at your pictures.

My hat is off to you for being strong and resisting. Keep it up!

AndrewENZ February 23, 2010 at 1:50 am

I will give you a pass today as I think you did well at the buffet. I love breakfast so would struggle to restrict portions there as well.

John's Weight Loss Blog February 23, 2010 at 6:30 am

@seth You are telling me! I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to be going for the oatmeal again this morning. Like I said, it really wasn’t very good. But I’ll be doing breakfast earlier this morning and maybe it will be better then.

@mike Thanks for stopping by Mike, I’ll check out your blog as well. Welcome!

@100 Just be glad I didn’t post pictures of other goodies like french toast, waffles, corn beef hash, biscuits and gravy, etc etc!

@andrew I’ll take the pass! ;-)

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