Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kids Meals at IKEA

I am working late while a new application is released. New job means making sure everything is hunky dorey. My building is across from IKEA and someone mentioned in their blog about craving an IKEA hotdog. Of course this got me strolling over to the store telling myself "Do NOT try to eat a hotdog!". Food has not been going down so well and I have had a few stuck episodes in the past few days so have been taking things real easy. I wonder if it is the heat. We have been 35C (92F) for the last few days with a humidex taking us over 100F (38C). So glad for air conditioning.

Back to IKEA. I wandered through the store and ended up at the cafeteria. I decided to order the kids plate of meatballs, which is 5 meatballs with tomato sauce and a lovely mound of mashed potatoes. It did say for those under 12 but I guess they thought I had a kid stuffed in a chair in the back. Tasty little bites and now I am stuffed. What a difference from a year ago, when I could have polished off the plate of 20 meatballs and pasta. I'm thanking the band. I have been stuck at 179 for 2 weeks now and am hoping my weight drops tomorrow.

I've also been keeping up with my trainer, although she took it easy on me yesterday since I had a stomach ache from being stuck on Monday night. I didn't tell her about the band. Only that I had a hiatus hernia repair last February. Anything to get out of doing crunches. But we worked hard on arms and shoulders and legs. I even tried the rowing machine and love it.

Hope you all have an enjoyable evening my lovelies.
 

21 comments:

CHRISTINE said...

thanks to "the Band" my new best friend. Meat balls? good Idea. I do think it is the hot temp.

Nicole said...

yummy your kid meal sounds delecious!!

Cindylew said...

Not the Swedish variety, but girlfriend...I live half my life eating mini meatballs from BJ's...10 minis equal 400 calories and that's usually my caloric allotment left by the time I get to dinner...love 'em.
Another little something we have in common.

Janice said...

Got to love Ikea and their prices are AWESOME!!!
Good job working with a trainer and avoiding those crunches. :)

Gilly said...

You can do crunches, you big wuss! Get on the floor and give me 20!!

Does the Ikea kid's meal come with a toy??

Barbara said...

Oh boy what good restraint you have.. I would have walked out of the store with more than meatballs.. and I think I am right there with you with crunch avoidance. me no like to crunch!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

My band has kept me from overdoing temptation more than once.

Jacquie said...

Good for you keeping up with the training. I am right there with you. I only went 2 x this week due to heavy schedule with work/family visiting.

Drazil said...

God I want to try a rowing machine. I think I'd love it. IKEA has food??? For real? I thought they only sold furniture?

Tina said...

I agree-even on my tightest day I can eat a few Ikea meatballs with Lingonberry jam and gravy..yummmmmy. The mashed potatoes are a killer though. I haven't been able to eat more than a bite or two of them since my first fill.

Once I stopped downstairs at the quick food counter (where the hotdogs lurk :))...they sold just meatball in a cup with a toothpick. It was the perfect size for my band. I have noticed though that they don't always have them there.

Andrew said...

Good work with the trainer.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

That sounds delish! Unfortunately, I do not have an Ikea near me!

Bianca J said...

I think you're on to something with the heat. I've been fairly tight lately and have to eat very slowly and chew, chew, chew to get a cup of food in.

Kerri said...

Closest IKEA is over an hour away but that meal looked yummy!!!

Stephanie said...

I was right there with you getting a good workout!! My trainer focused on upper body last night and lordy be that kicked my ass, but don't you feel good today??

I have to come clean, though. I've never stepped foot in an Ikea. The nearest one is about 1 1/2 hours away :(

Alison said...

Well done on your workout, as you know, I told my trainer the same thing!

Joey said...

Mmmm I love IKEA food. I'm so Scandinavian. Nice work with the trainer!!!

tessierose said...

Yummy!

amandakiska said...

I love Ikea!

Jess said...

Cocktail size meatballs are my best band staple food. I eat em for lunch or dinner several times a week. All kinds of sauce, marinara, tomato cream, BBQ, teriyaki.

Oh and on the back of my surgeon's business card, he has a little blurb for me to show at restaurants that says "To Owner/Manager, (my name hand-written), patient, has had recent stomach surgery and his/her stomach will hold only 2 oz of food. We request that he/she be allowed to purchase a child's/senior meal or a meal at a reduced rate."

It's pretty cool.

Nella said...

I keep saying the exact same thing...6 months ago I would have had two adult size portions! All I order now are appies on the menu...

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