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    Hey! I'm Beth - a 27 year old foodie living and working in the Washington, DC area who has lost almost 90 pounds through Weight Watchers. I love good food, wine and getting creative in the kitchen, and then balancing that out with running, The Shred, and yoga. Please feel free to browse around and hopefully you'll find some ideas, recipes and motivation!

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Whirlwind

Hey there! I can hardly believe it’s Sunday night. This weekend has been such a whirlwind of activity with my parents visits, lots of good meals, and the 10 mile run today. I really could use one more day to relax before going back to work, but unfortunately that’s not an option. Physically I feel great – hopefully I’ll wake up in a similar condition tomorrow. My left knee has been a little sore, but I’m icing it again and took a few advil, so it’s really not that bad. I’m glad for this because since I was away for Easter and then got sick, I ended up not running since last Friday! I did 4 miles that day, and then biked 16 the next day. Since then, I’d only done yoga a handful of times besides this morning’s 10 miles, so I’m especially happy with the way today went given those circumstances.

My parents and I went to Legal Seafood for lunch before they got on the road, and it was just an OK meal. The hostess was actually a bit rude to us when we got there which just started the meal off on the wrong foot. Our server was really good, but I actually used to work at Legal Seafood as a waitress years ago, and the menu hasn’t changed one bit since I worked there. Everything is usually good, it just wasn’t that exciting for me. I had one of their rolls and then ordered the Vegetarian Box with scallops. They bring this out to you in a Chinese takeout container, and then remove the container so it stands in a tower.

In the mix is Asian flavored stir-fried vegetables, Thai red coconut curry sauce, cashews, tofu and brown rice with Scallops. I realized shortly after they delivered it that it was made with shrimp instead of scallops, so I let the waiter know and they brought out scallops, too. The flavor was good, but the dish had way too much sauce, so by the end of it, my mouth felt really salty and I just wasn’t enjoying it. I ate about 2/3 of it because I was pretty hungry still from the run. My mom and I also decided to share a dessert and went with the Bananas Foster, which was really good.
The bananas were browned and served in a caramel sauce, and it came with vanilla bean ice cream. We poured the bananas and caramel over the ice cream and it turned into ooey gooey deliciousness. I ate about half of the dessert and it was really good and just what I was craving.
After that meal, my parents got on the road home and I was sad to see them go. I’m always bad with goodbyes, plus my boyfriend is away at an event for a few days, so I have a hard time going from having a lot of people around to be alone! I ended up going into DC to meet up with some girlfriends and we spent some time outside because the weather was gorgeous all day. Mid 70s, sunny and just the right amount of breeze. We ended up grabbing dinner at The Diner in Adams Morgan in DC. I got a glass of sangria and chugged 3 huge glasses of water when we first sat down.
And then I ordered the Hot Veggie Wrap, which had spinach, green peppers, onion, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, broccoli, tomatoes, and provolone cheese.
It also came with delicious hot fries, and the wrap was really good! The provolone cheese got all melty and the wrap was the perfect size. I wasn’t that hungry since we’d eaten such a late lunch, but I managed to eat it all. I definitely indulged a bit today between dessert, french fries, and sangria, but hey, I ran 10 miles this morning! It’s all about balance! 🙂
I am getting ready to pass out hard tonight since I only slept two hours last night, so check I’ll be back tomorrow. I hope you had a good weekend!
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2 Responses

  1. Congrats on the run! So inspiring.

  2. That dessert looks amazing!

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