April 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm 17 comments

Sorry I didn’t post for Easter, but I hope that if you celebrate it you had a fabulous day!  I had a lot of family fun with both my family and Andrew’s.

Easter morning we woke up and it was sunny so we decided to take a walk on the trail.  It looked so warm out but unfortunately it was freezing, we only wound up walking for about 30 minutes because the wind was so strong and I was an icicle . My right inner ear was so irritated by the cold and wind we turned back and left. Common sense would have told me that if it was a little windy at our apartment chances are walking along the water would be super cold.  Lesson learned.  As much as I want it to be summer it’s not yet and I still have to dress for the weather. 

Once returning I laid on the couch whining about my ear while Andrew cooked up some Easter breakfast.  We had turkey bacon (meat!!!) and scrambled egg bagel sandwiches!

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3 slices of turkey bacon and 2 scrambled eggs on a whole wheat bagel.  So delicious.

After not eating meat for 47 days it felt really weird eating the bacon, and actually to be honest I felt a little queasy afterwards but there was plenty more meat to follow during the day.

We first went to my parents house where I got my Easter basket.  The Easter bunny (mom) waited until the last minute so there were no Easter candies, just regular reese’s pb cups (my favorite candy), Mounds, kit kats, and the newest Danielle Steel novel.  Does anyone else read her books?  I’ve read them all, my dad insists my mom named me after her, my mom denies it.  I kind of side with my dad on that one. 

After hanging out with my family for a couple hours we went to Andrew’s grandma’s house.  I had a small slice of lasagna while we were there.  It was yummy but there’s no picture.  I’m sure you all know what lasagna looks like though.

Around 5 we headed back to my parents house for dinner.  Usually my parents make lamb, the smell of it cooking makes me gag.  Since I’d been meatless for all of lent my dad suggested we get Prime Rib.  I definitely liked that idea since we only have it once a year on Christmas and I love it.   So we had Prime Rib (super rare for me), asparagus, and mashed potatoes.  I ate about 1/2 of that piece of prime meat that you see, all the mashed potatoes (plus another spoonful) and of course all the asparagus.

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After dinner we watched The Tale of Despereaux that my sister got in her Easter basket. It was a pretty cute movie.

And I had a small piece of Cheesecake for dessert.  My favorite dessert by far.

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It looks like a pretty big slice but that’s a dessert plate if that puts it into perspective for you.

We eventually made it back to our apartment where I fell into a food coma and passed out.

I woke up this morning starving and pretty much the second I got to work I smeared some pb on a honey whole wheat bagel. 

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Hit the spot!

For lunch I had a Chicken fajita wrap from Green Leafs.  It was delicious!

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There was no description of it so I asked the woman behind the counter what was on it, she told me grilled chicken, grilled peppers and onions, and some sour cream based dressing.  I loathe sour cream so I got it without that, but she failed to mention there was a ton of jalepenos, and some kind of cheese.  Regardless it was really good.  I ate 1/2 and left the other 1/2 at work and plan on having that tomorrow for lunch.

For a snack at work I had 2 Mounds candies.

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Mmm is there anything better then dark chocolate and coconut?

Once I got home Andrew and I decided to go for a walk, we went to the trail and walked for 1 hour 17 minutes and burned 574 calories.  Not too bad, it was a beautiful night for a walk.

I’m giving in to all my meat cravings now that I can have it and we decided to have tacos.

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Lettuce, peppers, extra lean meat, and onions. It looks like a lot of meat but it was about 3 ounces, there’s a ton more lettuce underneath as well.

So obviously I have began eating meat again.  Although I really had an easier time then I thought for Lent, I definitely don’t see me being a complete vegetarian anytime soon.  I definitely enjoyed the experience and loved a lot of the “meatless” products that I will still continue to enjoy.   And although I’m going a little crazy with meat, and expect to for the rest of the week since I’m so excited to be eating it, and I’m eating everything I missed during Lent I’m sure it will taper back to down to just once or twice a week as it was before Lent. 

To be completely honest I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, I was sure I’d cave in and eat chicken or taste something of Andrew’s at least once.  I’m proud to say I had not tasted meat since February 24th.  Sometimes it was hard but for the most part it wasn’t too bad.   Thanks for all your support during Lent and always!

Time to go watch The Mets!  Anyone else here a Mets fan!?


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Easter Eve Free Pizza and Extra Zzz’s

17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon  |  April 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Oh wow, everything looks amazing! And mmmmmm that bagel sandwich looks great!

  • 2. jenngirl  |  April 13, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats on completing your Lent goal! I think meat in moderation is a great thing, and I don’t think I could ever go vegetarian. I don’t like putting that much restriction on my eating either.

    Glad you had a good weekend!

  • 3. broccolihut  |  April 13, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Totally salivating over those Mounds!

  • 4. wholefoodswholeme  |  April 14, 2009 at 5:41 am

    big congrats on completing lent!! i could never go veggie either, even if i’m not that keen on meat – putting rules to eating ends up being reallly stressful for me. that choc/coconut sweet makes me weak at the knees. one of the best combinations ever!

  • 5. brandi  |  April 14, 2009 at 8:11 am

    glad you had a good Easter, and way to go finishing out your Lent goals!

  • 6. ksgoodeats  |  April 14, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Oh cheesecake! I love it so much 🙂 I keep fooling myself into thinking it’s summer (when it’s like 40F out) and then get so angry when I’m freezing!

  • 7. Sarah  |  April 14, 2009 at 8:34 am

    i’m glad you had such a fun family- and meat-filled easter. and i’m so impressed by your stats on that trail walk — wow!

    and whoaaaa, i think your prime rib is still breathing! you really do like your meat rare, don’t you?

    enjoy wrap half #2 today 🙂

  • 8. Rose  |  April 14, 2009 at 8:44 am

    This post had me drooling from the beginning. Bagel sandwiches are my weakness.

  • 9. Vani  |  April 14, 2009 at 8:52 am

    nice job on the meatless experiment! And whoa – I never think that walking burns that many calories! awesome!

    My friend comes from a family of huge mets fans – he even has a cousin named Shea 🙂

  • 10. Mel  |  April 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Congrats on being successful on your meatless Lent! If anything, that chicken fajita wrap definitely looks like something that was worth breaking into afterwards!

  • 11. Hil  |  April 14, 2009 at 10:37 am

    You Easter dinner looks delicious. Congratulations on making it through lent, and enjoy your meat over the next few days!

  • 12. verbalriot  |  April 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Your lunch wrap and that cheesecake look great!

    I thought about giving up meat…but I think with my culture, I just can’t do it!

    And GO METS! I’m a proud New Yorker 🙂

  • 13. healthy ashley  |  April 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Your Easter looks wonderful 🙂

    As for the prime rib- you definitely went back to meat with a bang! 🙂

  • 14. ellie  |  April 14, 2009 at 11:47 am

    belated happy easter Danielle! Looks and sounds like a fun weekend! I don’t eat meat often so it’s always a little strange when I do!

    Your fajita wrap looks delicious!

  • 15. cleanveggiex3  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    sounds like you had a fabulous easter!! I think its so cute that you still get an easter basket 🙂

    mm fajita wrap – total yum!!

  • 16. sweetandnatural  |  April 14, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I didn’t know Mounds made a dark chocolate version!

  • 17. Sweetie Pie  |  April 14, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Congratulations on making it through Lent. 🙂

    I LOVE mounds! What a great Easter bunny! I used to read Danielle Steele books, but it has been YEARS since I picked one up. I remember that I really liked Zoya long ago.

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