HELLOOOOOO SATURDAY!!! I’m so happy to see you again! How’s ya mom ‘n them?
As I mentioned yesterday, we’d be driving up to Kansas City to watch the Cardinals (ahem) stop the Royals. It was a 1:10p game, and we planned to tailgate before the game…and we live 3 hours away…which means we had to wake up at 5:40am. UGH. I know some of you readers are moms and have to get up at the butt-crack o’ dawn on a regular basis and have no sympathy for me, but I typically sleep in until at LEAST 8am on weekends.
We ate light, since we knew there would be gluttony later in the day.
1 bacon cookie (they’ve got to disappear somehow) –91 calories 2.2 g fat, 2.3 g protein
2 oz leftover pork tenderloin – 60 calories, 2 g fat, 9 g protein
8 oz coffee w/Splenda & fat free creamer – 20 cal, 0 fat/protein
MidMorning Snack (9am)
1/2 Great Value chocolate chip chewy granola bar – 45 calories, 1 g fat, 0.5 g protein
Lunch – TAILGATING! (10:30a-12:30p)
Everyone brought something to contribute, so we had quite the spread: Nathan’s hot dogs, pre-made hamburger patties, pasta salad, baked beans, chips, garden fresh tomatoes & cucumbers, cookies, condiments…and of course, rum-soaked pineapple chunks.
(I apparently suck at taking pics sometimes, so these were taken by my cousins.)
Over the course of the two hour period before the game, we all munched & snacked & chowed down & snacked some more. This represents the dent I put in our stockpile:
1 Nathan dog w/ ketchup & mustard – 300 cal, 10 g fat, 10.6 g protein
1/2 fresh tomato – 12 calories, 0 fat/protein
8 cucumber slices – 7 calories, 0 fat/protein
1/2 cup pasta salad – 102 calories, 1 g fat, 3 g protein
1/2 cup baked beans – 140 calories , 1g fat, 6g protein
3 pineapple chunks w/rum – 70 calories, 0 fat/protein
3 mini choc chip cookies – 90 calories, 4.2 g fat, 0.6 g fat
1 3 oz burger w/ketchup & mustard (I probably didn’t need this burger, but the BBQ sauce on it was beckoning me) on high-fiber whole wheat bun w/ketchup & mustard – 343 calories, 17 g fat, 16 g protein
2 light beers – 220 calories
1 bottle water – 0 calories
1 Pepsi Max – 0 calories
Tailgating Total: 1284 calories, 33.2 g fat, 36.2 g protein (OUCH.)
Dinner (7pm) – Buffalo Wild Wings
We had originally intended to go to Stroud’s post-game; however, there was an hour wait & I don’t think any of us had enough room in our stomachs for the onslaught of foods at Stroud’s (a family style restaurant w/fried chicken and all the sides). BWW was convenient & quick.
1 fried pickle slice (stolen from my cousin) – 25 cal, 0.6 g fat, 0.4 g protein
6 traditional wings w/Honey BBQ sauce & ranch – 528 calories, 36 g fat, 36 g protein
16 oz Leinenkugel Summer Shandy – 150 calories
16 oz water – 0 cal
Total for Day: 2203 calories, 75 g fat, 84.4 g protein
UGH. Yeah. I overdid it. But I knew that I had, & I felt it. As you may have noticed from my previous posts, I typically eat about 5-6 times a day, small portions. I technically wasn’t even hungry when we went to BWW, and probably would have been better off not eating. Normally a midday meal would not carry with me that long. Could I have made smarter decisions? Absolutely. If I had a do-over, I wouldn’t have eaten that burger during tailgating (that I didn’t even need) and I wouldn’t have ordered that beer with dinner. Those two small changes alone would have saved me about 500 calories. And since I wasn’t really all that hungry at dinner, I could have also skipped the wings altogether & just ordered a side of chips & salsa or potato wedges (about 280 calories, which would have been a savings of another 250 calories).
However, all in all I had a great day with family, and of course, the Cards demolished the Royals, so it was still a great day.
Tomorrow’s Day 7…let’s see how this experiment wraps up, shall we?
To Be Continued…