This uptick is easily identifiable. Yesterday, we went hiking up a great big, rocky hill. It's only a mile hike total, but it's 45* up, and back down. It's a challenge. Think 1/2 mile of stairs up (12-15" riser stairs) and back down. Then we treated ourselves to dinner. Our appetizer was prosciutto asparagus; I had 2 pieces. I also had 1 dinner role, 1 dinner salad, a few bites of DH's lobster bisque, filet mignon, and I ate 1/4 cup of the veggie mix. It was mostly corn with brussels sprouts and broccoli. I ate the brussels sprouts and some of the broccoli and left the corn. We split desert, which was a slice of chocolate decadence that wasn't exactly cake. It was super dense, but not cheese cake. Some sort of flourless chocolate cake, likely with just eggs, butter and coco with a little sugar...it was very dark and not super sweet. It was about 1.5" wide at the widest part, and perhaps that high, so we are talking if you squished it into a measuring cup, probably not even 1/2 cup...and we split it. I had two glasses of wine with dinner...and it was an expensive restaurant, so the glasses were 3 oz. each.
I don't know about my husband, but I gained 1.1 lb. Granted, that meal was easily over 1,000 calories all on it's own. For breakfast, I split an orange with my husband and had one serving of almonds. I had perhaps another serving of nuts over the course of hour trip. We didn't want to eat much because we were splurging on superb food, so we barely nibbled as we got hungry throughout the day.
I had two more glasses of wine over the course of about 4 or 5 hours after we got home. I went to bed late.
My intake for the day was easily 2,000 for the whole day, but I also worked hard.
EVERY time I eat out this is what I know to expect. Thus, I need to bring it back in line ASAP. The next time we plan to eat out will be in just over a month.