Monday, March 12, 2012

Anniversary Dinner Success Story

How cute!
Yesterday was my second anniversary of marriage to my wonderful husband, Dominic. I love you, honey! On Saturday we went out for a celebratory dinner at a brewery/restaurant called Granite City Food & Brewery. It was wonderful and y'all...I am so very proud of myself.

I ordered the grilled lemon chicken with fresh green beans and new potatoes. My inner chubby girl, let's call her Gert (why not?),  wanted the garlic butter sirloin with mashed potatoes, but my inner skinny chick, we'll call her Margot (alrighty then), won the battle! Is this growth? Is it a sign that my body knows what's good for it a little bit more now? I wanted to be able to have a beer with dinner and some kind of dessert. It was our anniversary for Pete's sake!

How yummy does that look? source

I'm so proud of Gertrude for forfeiting her desire for fatty foods to Margot's knowledge that the grilled chicken was a better choice. Good job, Gert! How in hell Margot overpowered Gert is beyond me, but she did and my body thanks her. I congratulated Gert with a lemon cupcake for dessert. I figure this is the better choice when faced with a case full of ooey, gooey, chocolaty, creamy, rich, luscious options. Am I right?

I guess what it comes down to is give and take. Gert gave up an entree to Margot so that she could have a cupcake later. I think she made a wise choice don't you?

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  1. I love lemon chicken. I make this chicken dish with lemon and basil that is SO good! I may have to make that again sometime soon actually.

    It is all about give and take really.

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    1. I love lemon everything! Hahaha!

      You're gonna have to give me that recipe, girly.

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  2. Excellent job!!!!! I would gladly give up a fatty entree for a shot at dessert. Smart girl that Margo!!!

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  3. This deserves a hearty congratulations. Self control and meal planning actually came in handy! Good for you.

    By the way, I love cupcakes.

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! It really did come in handy.

      I do too, girl.

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  4. Congratulations both on the anniversary and the choice of celebratory food

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Way to go Gert!

    Isn't it weird how your mind responds to food after a while? It's like automatically my brain says, "You don't want that, it's bad for you." Sometimes I listen, sometimes I don't. Yay for your success!

    The war is won one small battle at a time.

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    1. Thank you!

      It is weird! I'm so glad that it is too.

      I like that. I won the battle!

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