Sunday, April 18, 2010

Birthday Celebrations...

Yesterday was my Dad's 69th Birthday... & so we went out for dinner to celebrate!

We went to Macaroni Grill. I know what you're thinking... because I was too. But I was good. I DID eat. But I ordered the item on the menu I felt best fit into the rules. Here's a little photo album of our night.

Caution: food porn ahead!

These are my parents!  Aren't they cute???

This is the amazing bread with olive oil I did NOT eat... okay, one TEENY bite crust edge.

This is my Dad eating his favourite food... spaghetti & meatballs. He's a simple man.

Dad got "Happy Birthday" sung to him in Italian by this woman. She has an amazing voice! I should have video'd it. My Dad enjoyed it...
See the amazing chunk of chocolate cake I did NOT have any of?

And, finally, the dish I ate: grilled chicken spiedini. It was great! Had some olive oil & lemon zest on it, with a lot of wonderful grilled veggies (peppers, onions, eggplant, zucchini). Potatoes too, but I only had one of those tiny wedges. Water to drink & dropped 2 out of 5 shakes for the day to make up for it.
Afterwards, when I looked on the nutritional info online, I saw I did GOOD! Only thing better was the jumbo shrimp spiedini, & my Dad's allergic to shellfish, so I never order it around him.

And... I weighed myself this morning & am down again! Only 7.2 lbs left to lose until surgery day! And I need a name for my band... any suggestions???

My birthday is tomorrow. I'm a total breakfast person, so I told my Mom that would be my birthday treat: 2 boiled eggs with some turkey bacon. Can't wait!

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  1. Hey Rob...have a great birthday tomorrow and enjoy your breakfast. We have even more in common than our band month...our birthdays too...mine is next Friday.

  2. That's awesome, Cindy! Have a wonderful birthday too! Are you planning on having a little celebratory cheat (like me)? How much do you have to lose to hit your pre-op goal?

  3. I ate at Macaroni Grill last night too!

  4. What a great pic of your parents and love love the food porn! From one canadian to another!