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I Fell Off the “Not Eating Out” Wagon

When John was looking over my food log, he remarked that some of the things I listed were really good and some of the things I listed were really bad and there really weren’t things in between. That’s pretty typical. I generally go from one extreme to the other. LOL.

This weekend has been the worst yet, nutrition-wise. Brian and I have been really good about not eating out except on special occasions. Granted, we have a lot of so-called special occasions come up. I guess we could classify the Phelpi’s wedding anniversary as a special occasion, but that’s probably reaching. Mandy and Justin won that gift certificate to Carlos O’Kellys, which gave us an excuse to use the $15 gift card we had from Christmas that we still hadn’t used. But again, we could have just given the gift card away instead of eating out. I think, no matter how I rationalize it, we were very bad.

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We had a great time with the Phelpi at Press, though. We ordered pretty much the same stuff that we had the week before when we went with Misty, so I didn’t take any food pictures. I had no idea that the sliders were terrible, though. I could have warned Cory not to order it. Everything else that I’d had there was yummy, though.

The nice thing about Friday nights at Press is they have live music. I had no idea. The folks they had playing on Friday night were pretty good. I’m not sure what the name of the band is, but I really liked them. They played a lot of James Taylor songs and they even played some Cat Stevens. It was nice and mellow. For a moment, I considered making it a regular hangout because we could just walk over. We wouldn’t even have to worry about driving home. It’s kind of an expensive place to hang out and listen to music, though.

After Press, the four of us decided to check out Nilla’s. It’s been around for a while, but we’d never been there until the other night. It looks like many of the people we used to play poker with at Highlands are now playing over there. Our old friend Mano is actually dealing over there. April, Brian and I decided that we’re going to come back next weekend and play in their Friday night tournament.

We haven’t played poker regularly in about a year so it’s kind of exciting to get back into it. At the same time, I fear that poker might start taking over our lives again. I think for now, we agreed to limit ourselves to one poker night a month. Speaking of, we need to bring Suede back into the weekend rotation. Ever since I’ve started training with John on Friday nights, we haven’t made it out to Suede for dancing. I may need to rethink my workout and social schedule and come up with a good balance. LOL.

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Last night we were at Carlos O’Kellys with Mandy and Justin. They won a gift certificate at the Group Kick launch so they had that to use and then Brian and I had our $15 gift card to use so we decided to just use it together.

Brian and I hadn’t been to Carlos O’Kellys in years and were pleasantly surprised. The food was pretty good.

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Brian and I both ordered the burro verde. He had it just as it was described on the menu. I asked for mine without beans and sour cream. I can’t stand that stuff. I’m thinking mine was probably better in terms of calories, but only slightly so. I’m pretty sure everything they serve at Carlos O’Kellys is bad for you. If you consider the amount of chips and queso I consumed and the fact that I made a happy plate, I’m pretty sure I ate worse than Brian last night.

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Justin had the combination plate which had a little bit of everything in it. Mandy ordered steak fajitas.

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I ate poorly, but I at least refrained from drinking poorly. I just had water with my meal. Brian was bad and had Pepsi.

We had a great time visiting with Mandy and Justin over dinner. After dinner, we had to run over to the South side of town to deliver Zane’s birthday gift. One down, two more to go. Next up, Carolyn’s birthday.

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2 Responses to “I Fell Off the “Not Eating Out” Wagon”

  1. July 27th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    usa socials says:

    Great story you have here. I wish I can experience it too. :/

  2. August 19th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    First Time at Nilla’s : Life After Marriage says:

    […] So we checked out Nilla’s after Press last week, but we didn’t really play because it’s mostly cash games late in the evening. We did come back last night and play. After a couple of years of not playing poker, I was very, very rusty. I played terrible. I was actually the first one out of the tournament from our group. Bobby was out shortly after me. The sad thing is that he outlasted me even though I had at least twice as much chips as he did. He was severely short stacked. Brian was out shortly after Bobby. Darcy was in the tournament a while, but then eventually got bored and gave her chips away. LOL. Jonathan took 7th, which paid out $30, so he got his money back and then some. April outlasted everyone and made $300. […]

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