Hey all and welcome to Monday Morning! Nolan and I got back yesterday from our weekend in New Hampshire and we are getting back into the swing of things. If you had a productive weekend away from blog land, here is what you missed:
Here is a quick recap of our weekend trip.
and food! One of the highlights of the trip was when Nolan and I went on a hot date for dinner. We went to a local restaurant right on Lake Winnipesaukee called the Town Docks.
The restaurant was gorgeous and it had a beautiful view of the water.
To start I ordered a watermelon margarita because it was the “special” of the day. I had NO idea what I getting myself into.
Nolan and I both LOVE seafood and besides the occasional sushi, we never order it when we are out because it tends to be expensive. Since our vacation had been free so far, we decided to splurge! (By splurge I mean we spent $40 on dinner.) After looking over the menu for a bit and sipping on our beverages, we formed a game plan.
To start we shared two cups of soup: Clam Chowder, and Lobster Corn Chowder.
They were both delicious! I am a huge chowder fan, but I hate when it’s runny. These were thick, creamy, and fully of seafood goodness. We decided to split a fisherman’s platter for dinner. It came with shrimp, scollops, clams, haddock, and french fries.
We housed this bad boy in about 10 minutes flat! I pulled as much of the breading off the seafood as I could, not just because of the calories, but to conserve room! If I had to pick a favorite item on this plate I would have to say shrimp. I realize that sounds lame but these shrimp was so thick and flavorful. I think the waitress was getting annoyed because I kept asking for more lemon. Squeezing lemon on seafood is the best way to eat it in my opinion.
It was a fabulous dinner and it certainly constituted a second date.
I just want to thank everyone for catering to my pity party with all the amazing support and comments. I am being proactive, and getting out of the fat funk! A.K.A Detox Week!
I feel like the word detox gets a bad wrap. So often it is associated with drugs and extreme dieting (I’m not judging!). The actual definition of detox (according to dictionary.com) is “the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances. ” Exchanging bad stuff for good stuff.
I am undergoing this process, not for vanity, but because I feel gross, tired, unmotivated, and sluggish. This weekend I am helping throw Kara’s bridal shower and none of these characteristics are acceptable!
Now by detox I don’t mean I will be on a liquid diet of cayenne pepper shakes and Slimfast. I mean the following:
- No alcohol
- Limited caffeine
- Eating whole grains
- Limit processed foods
- High fiber foods
- No eating out
- No red meat
- Fresh/ frozen produce
- Drink lots of water
- No eating after 9 pm
- Get plenty of sleep
As Jillian Michael’s says, “If it didn’t have a mother or it didn’t grow from the ground, don’t eat it.”
I also plan on doing some sort of exercise everyday! I don’t care if it’s just walking to the store or doing a few situps. I am getting my butt into gear this week.
Wish me luck!
Town Docks: 10/10 on the Sullivan Scale
What is your favorite type of seafood?