Happy Friday, friends! No worries, I can totally tell you how Red Lobster, Headaches & Weddings all tie together–read on! One more day of good news: I got 20 minutes of the elliptical in + 20 minutes of weights yesterday. That means, I’ve worked out 4 times this week. I’m going to take today as a rest day and then get a run in tomorrow.
Yesterday for lunch, I had a mega salad w/ strawberries & half a can of chicken. I also stopped by the cafeteria and grabbed this:
Do you see those veggies all up on the left side? Anyone know what they are? I ate them, they were good—but I don’t know what I ate. Guesses?
Last night, I was invited to dinner at Red Lobster. I haven’t been to Red Lobster in years. Eh, I take it back, I think I went last year when my brother-in-law, Dan, was craving the all you can eat shrimp. Missy, The Marketing Mama invited me and so we drove together to maximize our talking time. I had a slight headache but was hoping eating would help.
The idea behind last night was to introduce a couple (and by a couple, I mean 4 of us) to some of the changes they’ve made in the past couple of years. I’m talking overhaul of the menu AND the physical dining room decor + the outside of the building. Here’s the food they shared with us.
I didn’t take pictures of my individual plate each time but I had 1-2 bites of each dish + a bite of each of the desserts. In all, I was impressed that Red Lobster was really concentrating on NON-FRIED options. Here are some additional findings:
- Nutritional content plays a role in creating the recipe.
- Nutritional recipes are available upon request.
- Only 18-20% of menu is fried fish, the rest remain grilled, broiled or steamed.
- Note on the bottom of their nutritional menu
“We believe in offering our guests a broad range of dining experience that appeal to a variety of taste and dietary preference, and we welcome the opportunity to work with guess to customize their experience o r make substitutions where possible.”
While dining & hearing about dinner, we had the opportunity to sit with Sr. Executive Chef, Michael LaDuke (yep, this is the guy who’s photo is on the back of the menu.) It was an interesting night however mid-way through dinner, my headache got worse. To the point that I couldn’t even concentrate anymore.
I tried as much as possible to listen because…for petes sake, I was sitting next to the tippy top chef at Red Lobster! By the time we finished dinner & talking, I could barely open my eyes and felt so sick. We all wanted to take pictures at the end, so I smiled and did my best to just be in the present:
While I love the taste, I don’t eat much seafood because I struggle with ideas on how to cook it–dinner tonight made me realize how yummy seafood is and gave me a ton of great ideas–seafood is so light & refreshing, I forget often how much! Besides myself, the other bloggers were:
By the time we got in the car, I thought my eyeballs were going to pop out. I dropped Missy off and came home to go right to bed.
I woke up this morning feeling way better although still moving a little slowly. As I mentioned, I’m going to take today as a rest day from workouts because I have an off-site work event at Feed My Starving Children this afternoon.
Weekend plans include a wedding at 6:30pm tonight, a volunteer event from 9am-12pm tomorrow and another wedding tomorrow night. I’m hoping to stay healthy through all of this craziness this weekend. My goal is to workout both days.
I may update this weekend depending on time because I know some of you have wanted to know more about how to get your own bracelet that I showed you earlier this week.