Wednesday, March 18, 2009

IHOP on St. Patrick's Day? No Problem!!

So I told my kids they could pick the place to eat lunch on Tuesday. Of course they picked IHOP. Ugh! I love my chicken fried steak and pancakes. Damn, I've eaten a lot of those meals in my time. But I've been doing a super job staying on my diet the past week and a half and wasn't going to blow it just because I was surrounded by temptation. So I had a grilled chicken casear salad, one of my kids sausage links and some of her scrambled eggs. Piece of cake. Not literally. You know what I mean...

On a side note, the waitress had a pretty nasty cold and we had to double up on the hand sanitizer once we left there. Yikes. Speaking of colds, we have pretty much been a cold-free household this winter. Which hasn't been the case in previous years. I chalk it up to a good vitamin D regimen. Since last November I've been taking 6-8000 units of D3 and I found a vitamin D3 liquid that I've been giving the kids. Needless to say, we'll be doing this next winter too.

For more vitamin D info, Jimmy Moore has a good post on Vitamin D here and check out The Vitamin D Council's Website.

This is shaping up to be another great week. I'm thinking I could drop 3lbs this week. We'll see.

Here are the menus so far:

-3 sausage patties, 3 fried eggs, 1TB coc. oil
-BK double stacker, side salad with ranch dressing
-a little steak, 2oz cheese, 1TB coc oil
-grilled chicken (3 thighs, 1 leg)

-3 sausage patties, 3 fried eggs, 1TB coc oil
-IHOP chicken caesar salad (no croutons, of course), 1 sausage link, scrambled eggs
-thick cut pork chop, ranch dressing, sf jello, 1TB coc oil

Today's plan:
-ground sausage, 3 fried eggs, 1TB coc oil
-leftover grilled chicken, 1TB coc oil
-gr beef and sauteed cabbage or leftover pork chop


  1. What brand of vitamin D are you taking, if you don't mind my asking? Is it all by itself, or mixed with any other vitamin?

  2. I get the house brand from They are just plain vitamin d and are dirt cheap. I do take other supplements though. Maybe I'll make a post about them.

    I'll start lowering my dose once the warmer weather gets here and then I'll cut them out completely until winter rolls around again.