|My pancake view from Jer-ne at Marina Del Ray|
Yup, that’s right. I gave myself a 10 day vacation to eat whatever I wanted and be a couch potato before going back to the gym.
What was on my list of indulgence was much more specific:
4) Something Fried – I don’t eat a lot of fried foods as I’m a little bit sensitive to oils and bloat up like crazy, but I do like fried oysters. Unfortunately the place I went to in La Jolla to fulfill my craving didn’t have them – so I settled for spring rolls.
While they weren't the best rolls I had ever eaten (too much chicken and not enough vegetables), I loved the atmosphere of the place and the giant fire pit on the patio. If you go to La Jolla, being near fire is a "must have". It gets cold there at night.
Roppongi, the name of the place, also has happy hour appetizers and drinks if you go there before 6 p.m. which I did. Don't worry. I didn't go to George's and Roppongi on the same night. I split up my decadent treats so I could fully savor them one day at a time.
6) Popcorn - Yup, that's right. I wanted plain popped corn. No butter, no flavorings - just the real thing. Not showing you a photo of this as that would be lame.
7) Lobster - I actually was lucky and got to have lobster in three different ways during my 10 days off my training dietary plan.
Three days after my competition I was food judge for an iron-chef style of competition. One of the mystery ingredients was lobster (bonus!).
That night I savored it poached and with a cream sauce. Both were yummy.
So the hunt was on. AND on my last day of decadence I found the ice cream dessert worthy of my sweet appetite.
Ginger Elizabeth (the chocolate genius of Sacramento) has salty caramel ice cream bars made with macarons. It was love at first bite and I knew I had finally found the treat to satisfy my ice cream craving.
READY TO HIT THE GYM
After 10 days of eating, am I ready to go back? Yup. I miss the gym, miss how flat my stomach was when it wasn't bloated and am actually missing my healthy meals.
But I am glad I took these 10 days off to indulge.
It's now back to the being good.
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