Friday, February 5, 2010

The Cheesecake Factory Virgin…

Hey everyone! My sister wants to thank each and everyone of you for all the Happy Birthday Wishes! Ya’ll are so sweet!

We had a great time ayer but before we get to that, let’s do a brief recap of the last couple of days…

Wednesday Morning I had Rudi’s Honey Sweet Bagel with Reduced Fat Cream Cheese and Coffee with FF Milk. Have I mentioned how much I love these bagels? they are delish


I then did Jillian’s Wii Game and burned 260 Calories in 30 minutes.

I went to a friends house for Linner before heading to train my client. We ordered some sammies from a local restaurant. I got the Bungalow sandwich which is Chicken Cutlet with American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Russian Dressing on a Hero but instead I got it on a Wrap with a side of Macaroni Salad. This was HUGE so my friend ended up eating my leftovers lol.


I then went to train my client and managed to burn 254 Calories. Then  I went home and did Namaste Yoga for Distance runners and burned another 87 Calories.

Before bed I had 1 serving of Protein Cookie Dough



Thursday morning  I decided to try another product from Rudi’s, this time it was the Multigrain Wrap.


I made a breakfast Panini with a Banana and PB…yuuuuuuuuuuums


I also snacked on a Lemon Zest Luna Bar before heading to the gym with my sister.


At the Gym I did day 3 of week 3 of C25K and an additional 15 minutes and managed to do 3.2 miles in total and then we did some upper body and I burned a total of 648 Calories.

I rushed home to find my fridge acting up again and my super told me that I had to turn it off for 24 hours and let it defrost so right now alllllll of my groceries are in the trunk of my car! Thank God it is cccccold outside lol.

My sister was unsure of where she wanted to go for her birthday din din but then all of a sudden it hit her…THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY. I have never been there so I was excited to try it out.

Before we started to eat, I need to take some pic lol

Me, Homefries, and my Mommy


My sister and her Boyfriend


We started off with some drinks and I got my old faithful…Piña Colada. It tasted watered down but I took it as a good sign and just thought “less calories


We got Chicken Quesadilla as an Appetizer


This tasted amazing! I sort of wished that this was my meal…I had one piece.


For my Main Course, I ordered the California Cheesesteak

"Thinly Sliced Grilled Steak Covered with Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers and Cheese on Our Toasted Sourdough Loaf. Served with French Fries or Green Salad.”

I behaved and passed on the fries and got the salad instead with Bleu Cheese Dressing on the side.

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The Bread was just okay and I didn’t see the point of wasting calories on it so I scooped out the inside and tossed it out.


I also snacked on some of Hailey’s Fries and Corndogs…


I had no intention on getting dessert but c’mon who is going to go to the Cheesecake Factory and NOT eat dessert? The Pope perhaps but not me lol.

I studied the menu and I knew exactly what I wanted… Dulce De Leche Caramel Cheesecake! I did not regret one single bite! IT WAS AMAZING! I wanted to dive into a pool of this lol.


I definitely want to go back!


This morning I did 30 Day Shred Level 2 and burned 250 Calories.

I was not really hungry this morning so I just had Pineapple Chobani Greek Yogurt.


I am at the office right now, helping my boss out with billing etc so that means I get to catch up on some blogs HA!

Have a great day!!!!!



  1. Looks like a great celebration! I think you have covered all my favourite foods in one post...nothing quite like a wrap from NY (they aren't the same anywhere else!) Cheesecake Factory always sounds great to me...quesadillas, corndogs and cheesecake = my idea of foodie heaven.

    Random question- does "ayer" mean 'yesterday' in Spanish?..

  2. Yumm Cheesecake Factory is the best! You gotta try their Oreo next time! Good job tossing that bread! Oh and amazing that you are running 3 miles already!

  3. oh my gosh i LOVE cheesecake factory! one of my FAVS! hate cheesecake tho-i get the godiva chocolate sundae! great eats girl!

  4. How cute are you and the homefries? You almost look like you are matching! AWWW

    I would have picked the Dulce de Leche cheesecake too. It looks stunning and sexy and DELISH!!!!

  5. Breakfast panini sounds delish! Pineapple chobani? That sounds great. I'm currently in the process of doing a post about Greek yogurt.

  6. Fun family dinner! I'm not a fan of Cheesecake Factory's food, but I LOVE their cheesecake. You have to try the chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake next time!

  7. so fun!!! CCF is an awesome place the menu is GINORMOUS!!!!!!! great choice!! I have never gotten anything that you ordered but it all looks so great!

    you asked what speed I walk and run at on teh treadmill? I usually never stay on 1 speed I am always changing up my speeds and inclines but a good run I am at 6.8 and a fast paced walk I am at 4 (that is neither with an incline)!!

  8. What so California about that sandwich? There wasn't even avocado in it!

    Hubby and I got that cheesecake before. It was goooood!

  9. ho-lee-calorie fest!

    everything looks really good though!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday to your sista!!

    OMG, I haven't been to Cheesecake Factory in ages - I just remember the portion sizes being HUGE!

    And, in my pre-diabetic days, their oreo cheesecake was amazing!

    Happy Friday!

  11. Looks like such a fun birthday! I'm not a huge fan of their food but the cheesecake is AMAZING :-)

  12. Glad you had a nice time! And of course, you had to get a piece of cheesecake, I mean, what's a visit to the Cheesecake factory without that?!

    I didn't even know they sold corn dogs there, it's been such a long time since I have seen their 20 page menu, haha

    Have a great weekend Mari :)

  13. Cheesecake Factory rocks! Try their fish tacos next time you go. They are my favorite thing there!!

  14. I love the cheesecake factory, but the portions are huge. I can eat them for multiple meals, which is actually nice. I am glad you got to have a ncie time out for her birthday and you tried something new.

  15. I love chobani!! My favorite is the plain mixed with Bearnaked fruit and nut and banana!

  16. I love the Cheesecake Factory. It is my treat for myself. I din't even need dinner. I just go in to the bakery, order my slice of peanut butter cup cheesecake, and then take it home to enjoy and savor by myself. I don't do it often, but it is such a treat!

  17. OHMYGOD! I love CHeesecake factory. But haven't been there in decades. Which one did you go to? I am usually way too full to order dessert. Really I just need to go there and order dessert for dinner. I think that is the solution. The dulce de leche seems like an awesome choice. Never had it.

    I love the pineapple chobani! Tried it the other day and fell head over heels. It is my new favorite.

  18. I LOVE the Cheesecake factory,I went in Florida many times. The menu there is crazy and the amount of food they serve is nutz too! but so good! And of course anything with cheese and cake in it is my friend!


  19. You'd never been to CHEESECAKE FACTORY!? That's one of my all-time favorite places! The menu is HUGE! I generally need a round or 2 of drinks before I even make a selection! Sooo maybe I should be asking for a watered down pina colada to save some cals! Haha!

    Have a good weekend, Mari!

  20. Cheesecake Factory is pretty amazing. I love there salads.

    I am glad you sister had a great birthday.

  21. Can't believe you've never been to Cheesecake Factory, Mari! Haha! Aren't the portions just crazy! Just my size! :D

  22. I can't believe I haven't commented on the post! Looks like you guys had a great birthday celebration!

  23. mmmmmm cheesecake factoryyyyyyyy so good :) and their cups are HUGE

    love that banana and pb panini! so decadent of you ;)

  24. catching up on ur blogs, as you may have heard we've gotten 30 + 15 inches of snow in 3 days or so.. and i'm at ur cuzzo's where he's playing video games with aneudi!!! ughhhh.... anywho.. taking a break for doing work at home and catching up on ur blogs.. do u take vitamins? like daily women vitamins or anything?? ur ALWAYS sick, i thought i was always sick, u work out too much to be sick all the time!! =(..

    i texted jennifer a cool happy b-day and she never texted me back :-(, did she change her number and didn't tell me?? whore! it's an adorable photo of them though..

    hope ur feeling better and happy to see ur dad's doing well.. miss u and see u in a few weeks for matthew's baptism!!


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