Yesterday was my cheat day. Yes, weight watchers does not build in a cheat day but I’ve been quite successful with mine. My wife suggested we give the kids dinner and when they go to bed we go out for a date. Dates as husband and wife are generally simple. Dinner, maybe just a trip to Starbucks, but always enjoyable!
We ended up at Olive Garden. Right now Olive Garden has their never-ending pasta bowl which is all you can eat in layman’s terms. As a pasta fanatic this sounded like a great plan. Before I continue, I will not be showing any pictures of our outing in this post. I contemplated it but I didn’t want proof of what I had done.
I ordered my first bowl of pasta. I choose angel hair pasta with three cheese maranara and my wife chose penne with meat sauce. It also came with a salad which was delicious! The pasta bowl was quite large and half way through I was feeling it. Being the el-cheapo that I am, I ordered a second bowl when the first was gone. The second was penne with meat sauce because my wife’s looked so good. By the time this one came I was stuffed. I ate it anyway. It wasn’t easy. I was hurting after that dinner. I don’t regret it because my wife and I had such a great time but I cannot tell you the last time I ate pasta and my body wasn’t used to it.
After I got home I was full of energy and good feelings, other than the one in my stomach. The carb rush was awesome. After watching some TV with my lovely bride I went to sleep. It was a night filled with a queezy stomach and rushes of energy. It was like being on drugs. This morning I woke up with a headache and had absolutely no energy. I drank three cups of coffee and feel a little bit more normal now. Pasta, we’re no longer friends!
I did 160 squats yesterday! I’m feeling great now and a good friend of mine has started emailing me asking what the exercise of the day is each day. He’s working out too so now I feel like I have a workout buddy. Well I’m pressed to get out the door to work. Enjoy your holiday weekend!