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Well, well, well....where do I begin?
I'm going to add to this blog as I go...
Thursday: I did a lot of walking this day. Started the day with walnut toast "brushetta" from Hell's Kitchen. It had berries on top (blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries) with marscapone. I also had their homemade peanut butter and homemade mixed berry jam on top of the toast. Had some Lemon Zinger tea.
Went to the MN State Fair. Oh yes! The first thing I ate was, get this, Chicken Fried Rice on a stick!!! Leann Chin's had a booth there. chicken fried rice was put into little balls, covered with batter and friend. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Then I had a gyro. I love gyro lamb. Thank Goodness it's neutral for non-secretors! Also had a s'more. Then went to the the health fair booth. Tested my hearing (borderline but good), bone density (low risk), body composition. That was not so good. Even though I'm at my ideal weight, I've lost a lot of muscle since college where I used to jog and lift weights. Women are supposed to be between 19-24 for BMI/fat, but I am at 26! Here's the good news: had my total and HDL cholesterol checked. My total non-fasting cholesterol is 173! (Down 30 pts from two years ago). My HDL in the past was always good, but it's still good: HDL was 68! Ha! The blood type diet is WORKING!
Left the fair and strolled to Vincent for dinner. Had a glass of red with chilled tomato mint soup and some beets with goat cheese on top. (Along with bread and butter). It was to die for!
Friday: Didn't eat much. Just Cadbury Chocolate shell Eggs (the pastel ones) basically. Sad but true. I've had them since Easter and didn't bust them open till now. After that fair food on Thursday I wasn't very hungry otherwise.
Saturday: Grubster and I saved our tummies for the big binge: The State Fair. I just had to go again. It was so fun. We bussed over and checked out the alpacas and the buffalo. He bought some buffalo jerky. I did have a piece. We then gave in to the ultimate fair temptation: deep fried snickers on a stick! We shared one. Yum. Then we shared a gyro. We went over to the Cub food building and I got walleye on the stick and he got some root beer.
We went over to the Cub health booth and I got him to check his cholesterol. I estimated that his total would be 155. It was 154! But his HDL was 42. Not so good but that could be improved easily by dietary measures.
A while back I got him the secretor saliva test but he hasn't gotten around to using it because he was waiting for me, the mad scientist to experience it with him....well, at the fair they had a blood donation place that tested blood type. I wanted him to do it so that we could confirm his type. He was 98% certain that he was O but before the secretor test I wanted him to be sure so that the saliva test won't go to waste. Indeed, he is O+ so my mind was put to ease.
Later that night we were set to go to dinner with my sister and her clan who were up for a fun MPLS weekend. We stopped back by my place for a little bit of amaranth snackers as well as rye crackers with hemp butter (high in omega 3s). We then went to our ultimate destination: Oceanaire!
There we had one of the best meals in a long time! I had a house merlot. Grubster had two beers. I had a plate of escargot. Grubster had some oysters on the half shell. The main course was just amazing. I had mahi mahi in a soy based broth with green beans. Gruster had grilled swordfish. We passed around family-style veggies for the six of us: creamed corn, mashed potatoes with garlic butter, and HUGE asparagus! I mean HUGE! Wow, that was quite the meal.
Grubster and I woke up and had a leisurely brunch at the nice quiet Seward restaurant called Birchwood cafe. He had the scrambled egg plate and a big glass of OJ. He wanted to drink grapefruit but none was available. I had two scrambled eggs, Birchmade granola w/soy milk, and a soy latte.
We also ate chocolate.