Too Full

Okay…its now 11:30 and I’m JUST getting home from dinner (well home to Ryan’s that is..not Orlando!). I AM SO STUFFED!!!! I should be the number one example of what not to do when at a restaurant…I just try everything because I’m so excited about it! Because I love food! Well, sometimes I think I love food a little TOO much.

Lets see…to start I had some crackers and celery then french onion soup..because I LOVE french onion soup and order it whenever i see it on a menu! It was HUGE and it could have easily been my entire entree. I ate about half of it and was actually full at that point. But then my salmon came! And yes, I ordered salmon at a steak place and it was probably the most amazing salmon I have ever had a restaurant. I got the butter sauce on the side and it was crispy and delicious without. There were 2 fillets on my plate, probably each weighing 4 ounces. I ate one of them. And oh yes, the sides….I had sugar snap peas (SO GOOD), creamed spinach, corn and mac & cheese. Yes, I had a very small amount of each I suppose but I still stuffed myself way too much and ate more even when I knew I was full. Bad Jenna.

When dessert was served (they had brought a b-day cake in) they gave me a slice and, while I didn’t devour the whole cake, I ate all of my favorite part: the frosting. I scraped every last little smidgen of frosting off that damn cake! Now I feel like I weigh 400 pounds and I’m calling it a night. Oh yeah, I also had 2 glasses of wine.

Def. a splurge night. I feel overstuffed and poopy. Note to self: when you feel full, put down the fork! Why is that so hard for me???!!!





About 900,000 calories?? I’m just kidding..but it was quite high, I’m sure!

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  • Brianne
    January 30, 2008 at 4:41 am

    OMG that looks and sounds awesome. I am so jealous. I would have splurged too!

  • Kristie
    January 30, 2008 at 4:46 am

    that salmon looks AMAZING. wow. *drools*

  • Liz
    January 30, 2008 at 5:04 am

    LOL! We would do some damage if we went out to dinner with eachother. I LOVE going out to eat and seem to lose most self control if they place is worth it (which it looked like it was!) Just remember, tomorrow is another day…you’ll be back on track:-)

  • Beth
    January 30, 2008 at 5:09 am

    HAHAHA 900,000 calories???

    that cracked me up. You are too cute (and i love the healthy attitude!)

  • Megan
    January 30, 2008 at 5:17 am

    ‘Bad Jenna.” You are too funny!!! haha, I just got done making a cake and licked the beaters, and the bowl, and the spatula….I swear I volunteer to bake for people and special events just so I can lick the bowl!!
    That dinner looks awesome, I love salmon, trust me you could have done much worse damage calorically by getting the steak!!

  • Jill
    January 30, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Hehe, I do the same thing Megan! It’s the best part, and then you don’t have lots of baked goods sitting around AND you got the best part!

  • Kath
    January 30, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Haha – I would TOTALLY eat the frosting off of cake too. It’s by FAR the best part. Cake is just a means to serve frosting. Dinner looked great!

  • VTgirl
    January 30, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    omg i thought i was the only one that ate the frosting off cake sometimes!! a lot of times the cake part is kind of dry and i wonder why in the world they don’t just serve massive amounts of frosting as dessert…hahaha. i saw an article a while back in a magazine interviewing this guy who worked at Cinnabon in Los Angeles. When asked if he saw celebrities in Cinnabon, he said he saw several female celebrities come in every week. They would ask for a cup full of the white frosting and devour it! hahahahaha just thought yall would find that amusing 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    January 30, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    haha, oh Jenna, you’re too funny – no worries!! glad you had a terrific meal, and enjoyed it :0)

  • Becky
    January 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    That looks delicious! How did Ryan like your hair?

  • jenna
    January 30, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    He likes it! Or at least he says he does….! (i dont think he would say anything if he didnt like it though)

  • amy
    January 30, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Yesterday a co-worker who takes a cake decorating class tested her cake out on us. YUMMY! Icing is my favorite part too! You have to splurge every once in awhile. But I did go to the gym and try to work off some of the damage. Today I will be better! =)

  • Shelley
    January 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    frosting IS the best part! My best friend bakes cakes (completely from scratch) for people every chance she gets, and she knows how much I love frosting, so she always gives me the leftover frosting. Yesterday she came to work (yes we work together too) with a huge, probably 16 oz, container of lemon buttercream frosting. I had a couple spoonfuls, and it was SO HARD not to just sit there and eat it all. I had to keep reminding myself that no matter how delicious it was, it was mostly just butter and sugar, and thinking of eating spoonfuls of butter kinda grossed me out. I still had a small spoonful with breakfast today though 🙂

  • arimcg
    January 30, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    That cake looks SO GOOD. I can’t stand it. I hope you didn’t forget the icing in between the layers 🙂

  • Jtine
    January 30, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one who has trouble putting the fork down! I went to a fabulous French restaurant last weekend and ordered a very yummy but very rich coq au vin and couldn’t move for hours b/c I was so full!

  • Mallory
    January 30, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed yourself Jenna!

  • jenna
    January 30, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Oh dont you all worry…i got all the icing between the layers, on the cake, on the plate…everything! I could eat that stuff with a spoon!

  • Trina
    January 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Oooh that dinner looks great! Don’t worry Jenna, you are definitely not hte only one that can’t put your fork down!! That is the hardest part!

    Too funny to see how many people love frosting! I actually usually wipe it OFF my cake and eat the cake part 😉 Haha.

    Glad you had a good time Jenna!

  • Mandy
    January 30, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    dinner looked amazing!!!

    See now, we could definitely share a piece of cake… I hate frosting… so you could eat all the frosting and I would gladly take all the cake! 🙂

  • kara
    January 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only who, a) splurges at fancy restaurants and, b) eats frosting by itself!

    Jenna – your attitude and blog inspire me to make healthy, balanced every day choices with food (and help me realize that occassional splurges are part of a healthy attitude towards food too!)

    Thanks for sharing your life!

  • Alex
    January 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I am frosting crazy. Seriously. I don’t even like cake, and whenever I order it someplace or buy it, I just eat the frosting and leave these sad pieces of cake lying on the plate. It makes me feel funny sometimes (like when the server comes to take my plate and gives me a weird look), but I’m not going to deprive myself of frosting (which I love so much) or make myself eat something I’m not crazy about.

    Of course, this is bad when I rationalize getting three pieces of cake because I have only eaten the frosting. 😉

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Glad to see i was not the only one who couldn’t stop eating last night! I wasn’t hungry at dinner time, but decided to have a little something anyways – then could not stop eating! 900,000 calories and feeling fat even though i am still as skinny as i was the day before!

    It’s good to see that when you splurge you resume with your regular breakfast the next morning. Sometimes I try to cut back the next morning, but then i am not satisfied anyways and just eat more later! I know i know – it doesnt make sense!

  • Lauren
    January 30, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I am such a frosting fiend, it’s ridiculous. (It’s ridiculous that I used the expression ‘frosting fiend’ too, I know). I never want the cake itself, just the frosting. So I can totally sympathize with your lack of self-restraint when presented with really yummy-looking chocolate frosting.

    Your entire dinner looked very good, especially the salmon. It’s certainly okay to splurge every once and awhile. My personal theory is, as long as you thoroughly enjoy what you’ve eaten, you have nothing to regret. Of course, it’s never fun to feel uncomfortably full. But that happens to everyone on occasion. You just learn from the experience, and go back to your normal, more moderate eating behaviors the next day.

  • Lea
    January 30, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I mean, if you didn’t really eat all of any one thing…then you didn’t really ‘splurge’ that much, did you?