I had a really great afternoon and dinner tonight! It all started with a really fun starbucks date with Kate, a blog reader in the Tampa area. We are going to try to set up a dinner group of women, focusing on the book “French Women Don’t Get Fat”…aka how to eat for pleasure and employing Parisian lifestyle tricks! I’m super excited! If any of you are interested and in the Tampa/St.Pete area def. let me know because we are looking for girls! 🙂
I walked to Starbucks today (about 20 minutes each way) not only because it was GORGEOUS outside, but also because I just love to walk! I got a tall iced vanilla soy latte…my weakness! I love soy lattes–I think they taste better than regular ones! Later on I had an apple and half a chocolate chip cookie as well 🙂 I made the cookies though so I know they were not filled with artificial things…I gave some to Ryan a couple weeks ago and they have been in the fridge.
Dinner was shrimp scampi, like I said. Now this recipe (I listed it) is very rich and DOES have an entire stick of butter in it (gasp!)!! But, its SO good and worth it if you want to make a really nice meal for your family or friends. I highly recommend it! The breakdown of my meal probably was: 1 slice french baguette, 2 ounces angel hair pasta (not whole wheat, regular) and 6 large shrimp. Don’t forget the buttery, wonderful sauce!! 🙂 I also had about 1.5-2 glasses of red wine with my family.
After dinner Ryan and I went out for frozen yogurt of course! I had cheesecake/cookie dough twist with oreos on top. delish! Now we are home and all set to lay low and watch a movie on TV since I have to be up and on the road at 8:00 tomorrow to get back to Orlando to work from 10-4. Short, but good weekend!
Most of you agreed that estimated calorie counts on meals is beneficial to you, so I will continue to do that. However, I’m only going to list it for meals I make because then I know the calorie count instead of just randomly guessing (which you can do as well as I can). When I do list calories, I like them to accurate so I don’t feel comfortable just guessing at things I don’t prepare. I DO know that the calories in my frozen yogurt were about 150 or so…But I really don’t know how many were in my dinner/wine. I don’t really worry about it that much…its not my overall approach to count exactly and I don’t want to lose the pleasure of my meals by scrutinizing every morsel when it is prepared for me to enjoy. I hope you all understand!