Day Fifty Four

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Last official day in the Long Island office, penultimate day in the hotel gym.  Another 30 mins on the stationary bike and morning workout circuit plus the evening’s inversions, crows and dips back in the room after dinner.  So it has not been a week completely devoid of exercise, just not quite as much cardio as I’m used to and the diet has been a little less than ideal.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Oatmeal with raisins, cranberries, granola, cinnamon and maple syrup
    • Banana
    • Orange Juice
  • Lunch:
    • Tortilla chips and guacamole
    • House salad with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Dinner:
    • Appetizers: Vegetable Samosa, Pakora, Papada
    • Yellow Lentil Dahl, Rice and Peas
    • Garlic Naan
    • Gulab Jamun
    • Glass of Cabernet

Lunch was at Chili’s.  Ughh.  If I’m ever asked again, no – I do not wish to go there.

Dinner at was at “Cotillion Lounge”, an Indian restaurant and banquet hall in Jericho.  A little unusual, but pretty tasty.  We were looking for a different restaurant which, it turns out, had recently closed it’s doors. We ended up next door to this place and decided to try it.  It’s mostly a banquet and catering operation and the restaurant was deserted when we got there, but it was 6 o’clock on Halloween, so that’s maybe not too surprising.  I decided to try another dessert. ( I feel like I’m going to have some work to do when I get home )  Galub Jamun, which is apparently a very popular dessert in India – “Fried Milk Balls” in a honey sauce.  Doesn’t exactly scream ‘health food’, does it?  It is a dessert after all and that’s not typically a health food course.  Very interesting and quite good.

One more breakfast in the morning, one more lunch on the plane and then home.  That sounds pretty good.  I should be home by 6pm to figure out what’s for dinner and I’m looking forward to getting out on the Simi Ride Saturday morning.

I’m a little anxious about stepping on the scale when I get home, but I do continue to see signs of what would appear to be improved body composition, so I’m going to do my best not to get hung up on the numbers right now and just get back to the routine of regular workouts and cleaner eating.

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