Monday, November 8, 2010

Fancy Dinner, Polyface Farms, Chipotle, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I feel like my post title sums up my weekend. Basically, it turned into a mishmash of activities and foods--not too healthy, by the way. But oh well, what did I say last Friday? It's time to move on.

On Friday night, I met a friend at the restuarant of the Virginia Musuum of Fine Arts. The restaurant was gorgeous and we had a really nice view. We ordered a salad to start (it had yummy candied walnuts) and this delicious chicken curry dish for an entree (we split everything). We also ordered a bottle of red wine, and we got a complimentary spread of desserts at the end of the meal. It was quite a delicious splurge ;)

Then on Saturday I woke up super early (7 am) to drive to Polyface Farm. In case you're not familiar, Polyface Farm is an organic farm near Staunton, VA. It was featured in Food Inc. Anyway, NZ and I drove all the way to Staunton to see this farm and buy some organic meat. The verdict? It looked like you'd expect a farm to look--a little messy, animals, dogs and cats hanging out. Nothing too spectacular. The farm definitely had a lot of great features--the cattle grazed on grass, the pigs and chickens had enough space, etc...I wish there were more farms like that in the US. Anyway, I picked up some ground pork and I'm cooking dinner with it tonight, so I'll let you know if I notice a difference in taste.

Then, (cue scary music here) we stopped at Chipotle on the way home and I ate nearly an entire chicken burrito. Ugh. Diet fail--especially considering how many points I know those burritos have.

The rest of the night was a bit of a wash since I felt uncomfortably full and was lying prone on my couch watching Gilmore Girls. Haha.

And then on Saturday I went out for brunch with my friend Adriane and ordered CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES. They were delicious, and they were mostly all I ate yesterday so I don't feel super guilty.

Today, the plan is to get back on track with eating well and exercising. I brought a healthy lunch and I packed my gym clothes in the car, so hopefully I'll be able to manage that ;)

I feel a little bloated and gross this morning. I really need to get back on track with eating well. It's so hard for me this time of year!


  1. I looooove Chipotle!!! I haven't had it in tooo long. I think its important to splurge sometimes. I usually am a lot looser with healthy eating over the weekend and then try to be on track during the work week. For me that helps me maintain but I haven't lost in a while.

  2. Halloween weekend I drank myself silly and ate moderately, but definitely not well. I worked so hard all week to make amends, and it definetly paid off.Just think of how great you'll feel once you go to the gym! I have weekends like that where I overindulge, and go crazy, and then never want to go to the gym on monday. I know if I do though, It definetly helps me stay OP during the week.

    Good Luck!!