Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Last big meal before the wedding!

I'm sure it won't surprise you to hear that I'm currently in strict 'wedding diet' mode. The big day is less than a fortnight away so I'm spending even more time than usual in the gym and obsessing over eating healthily and cutting out any rubbish from my diet. Boring, but essential for my sanity!

I went out for lunch with my lovely work colleagues yesterday as this is my last week in work before my wedding and honeymoon leave. We decided to go to the Cedar Tree Farm restaurant in Cardiff Bay as we hadn't been there before as a group. You can read my previous blog post on this amazing place here. I fully intended to be healthy and to restrict myself to a very small helping from the carvery, but this just didn't happen. I can't say no to food when it's right in front of me!

I went for the beef option as I haven't tried it before and it looked very lean. So I started well! I then said yes to a yorkshire pudding and stuffing, and things just snowballed from there...




I even went for the 'small plate' option instead of my usual 'standard plate', but it didn't seem to reduce my portion size. I just piled things even higher than usual! My plate mainly consisted of beef, yorkshire pudding, stuffing, roast parsnips, roast potatoes, swede, carrots, red cabbage, some kind of cauliflower cheese concoction and onion gravy. Diet fail! I probably did manage to squeeze in my 5 a day though, on the bright side.

After insisting from the beginning that none of us were having dessert, we eventually decided to share a slice of the Galaxy cheesecake between the 7 of us as it looked so beautifully decadent. We weren't quite prepared for the sheer size of the portion...






We didn't manage to finish the magnificent slice (if you can even call it that) even though there were 7 of us there to tackle it! Yes, most of us are on diets, but that still shows how massive the thing was. It was so good though... the biscuit base was absolutely beautiful and there were two different layers of chocolate mousse which were both mouth-wateringly delicious. I only wish I'd managed to finish the whole thing off, but I did have a tiny bit of a conscience left at this point which strongly insisted that I'd feel guilty later if I ate any more. Put the spoon down! I consoled myself by mentally pencilling in a guilt-free date to return after the honeymoon in order to conquer one of these fantastic desserts. Well, I say 'guilt-free'... I don't think anyone could consume that much sugar/fat/chocolatey goodness without feeling a bit guilty. 

Needless to say, I was too full to eat anything else substantial all day and I worked extra hard in my Spin class after work. 

So I've (hopefully) had my last big meal before the wedding day... I'm glad it was such a good one! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh bless you last big meal, you don't need to be on a wedding diet!
    And goodness that is one heck of a slice of cake o_O
    x

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