Thursday, May 03, 2007

Vegan Dining Out @ Rush Street Grill

I went out to eat lunch again today because my group was having a send-off for a member who is leaving our group. I really would have preferred not to have eaten out again this week, since that seems to make it more difficult for me to lose weight, but I didn't want to be rude, so I went and just tried to eat as healthy as I could. The person we were all roasting chose Rush Street Grill as the place to have our gathering. If you've been reading my blog for very long, then you've probably seen me go there before. There are a couple of good vegan options there, and the choices that they DO have are very good. They've got a nice outside dining area too, so I really like to go there and eat lunch when the weather is nice.

I decided just to get an individual pizza for my lunch. I had already quizzed them here about the ingredients in their pizza dough during a previous visit, so I didn't have to bother them with all of that this time. I just ordered extra sauce and a bunch of veggies and it turned out really good. I did order a few less veggies than I did the last time I ate here because I almost had too many veggies on my previous pizza (if that's possible) and it made it come out a little bit dry. As you can see from my picture though, this one was really juicy with lots of extra sauce, which I love, because I am a lycopene addict.

I briefly considered ordering a salad to go along with this but ultimately decided against it. I know that the veggies in a salad wouldn't have added that many calories to my lunch, but I would have had to put oil & vinegar on that salad, and I know I could have went easy on the oil, but I really didn't want to feel bloated after lunch today so I skipped the salad and just got the pizza. It turned out good because I was satisfied when I left, but I wasn't so full that I felt sick.

I usually eat too much, so I was happy that I was able to control myself somewhat and eat a little less food. Of course, it's not like I turned down chocolate cake or anything, I just didn't order a salad. It probably really didn't matter as far as calories and weight loss go, but I just didn't want to feel miserable after lunch because I ate too much.

So there's another vegan dining out excursion. I hope there's nothing else coming up at work in the near future because I really need to cut back on all of this eating out stuff. I haven't been able to lose a pound since all of that eating out started in Savannah a couple of weeks ago, and I am bound and determined that I am gonna' lose a pound or two this week. So I'm going to have to be extra good the rest of the week, which I HAVE been trying to do. For example, some friends wanted me to join them last night for drinks at one of our favorite watering holes. Normally, I would be inclined to join them, but I turned it down this week and stayed home and did a couple of things that I NEEDED to do. I want to lose some more weight more than I want a drink.

So thanks for coming by the blog today.

I'll be back with the lunchbox tomorrow. See you then!


NightOwl said...

Hey Ken, I wanted to thank you for featuring green smoothies on your blog. I tried them and I LOVE them! And my nutritionist is delighted too. :) Also, I went to and ordered The Raw Family and Green for Life, so thanks for recommending that as well.
I think you're doing a fantastic job of dining out and still being healthy. Keep it up, you're doing great!

bazu said...

I love your line about being a lycopene addict! I think I am one, too! I can eat tomatoes like apples, and I love red sauce on anything!