Monday, October 12, 2009

Holy Cannoli!!

Today is my 6 year anniversary of being married to my wonderful K. In honor of this momentous occasion (pretty much every day that K puts up with me is a great achievement!) I went and got a 60 minute massage! It was heavenly. I have THE BEST massage therapist ever. I didn't want the massage to end! Afterwords, K took me out to dinner. We ended up at a charming little Italian Restaurant. We intended to go to Bistro Wasabi for Japanese and Sushi, but it was closed on Mondays!! (I should have called beforehand). It was all for the best though, because La Trattoria was fabulous. Owned by a couple who were actually from Italy who actually WORKED at the restaurant. It was not a chain, which I am always grateful for. Why is it that the only restaurants that are not franchised tend to be diners and pizza joints?

Anyhow, I had Veal with a Wine Butter sauce, stuffed with prosciutto and melted mozzarella, with a side of thin spaghetti. It was awesome. I have NO idea how many calories it was, and I didn't care. Then the owners, gave us a complimentary Cannoli because it was our anniversary. I think since I haven't had that much sugar in the past few months it made it that much more wonderful. I was so happy. I am so happy. I ordered what I wanted and didn't stress about it. I was happy to share a dessert with K. THAT is what I am striving for. Normal, non emotional eating. It was a great day.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful anniversary date. Glad you enjoyed it so much....esp the cannoli.

  2. Congratulations on 6 years! Sounds like a lovely celebration. Cannoli is among the best desserts in the world! Glad you enjoyed it all without guilt or emotional drama. And thanks, Jodie, for your kind comment yesterday. You're an inspiration for sure! Enjoy the first day of your 7th year married!

  3. Glad you had a fantastic time! My partner is half Italian and I LOVE Italian food!

    I'm so glad you're not stressing about what you ate and ENJOYED IT instead! That's something I've only recently come to terms with. I had the most delicious spinach and mushroom lasagne while I was in the New Forest and it MUST have had over 1000 calories (mostly from cheese and bechemal sauce!) but I savoured every mouthful and really appreciated it, instead of my usual trick of stuffing it down and all the time wondering what I'd have for pudding! lol

    This is the first time in my life that I've had a break from a diet (well, I was *good* 75% of the time I was away) and been able to get straight back into it the next day. Normally that's my diet blown for months on end!

    Have fun!

    P x