Week 3, Day 6/Day 20
Back to LA tonight, so I decided to spend as much time out and about in Toronto as I could. After checking out of my hotel I walked through the nearby neighborhood and looked at the back and front-yard gardens all around. What a neat neighborhood! Unfortunately I didnt snap any photos. After walking through the neighborhood I wandered into the Original Motorcycle Cafe which lured me in with their offer of a free smoothie with any brunch menu item. I am a sucker for free stuff.
I decided on the traditional breakfast for $5.99 super cheap for Toronto which came with two eggs (fried) 3 slices of deli ham, toast and home fries. Plus the free smoothie and a fruit garnish.
So I didnt eat the homefries and I only had on slice of the multigrain toast, so I am going to estimate that this would be 575 total plus I will throw in another 50 for the restaurant grill grease that makes this stuff so yummy making it 625 cals for brunch.
After some more wandering I decided to head to the conference hotel bar to catch up on some work and see if I might run into anyone else headed to the airport that might want to share a cab. I ran into one of my professors at the hotel bar and she invited me to dine with her and her colleagues–so I had another coffee and a cup of Thai Chicken Curry Soup @ 150 cals even though I wasnt really hungry just so that I wasnt the only one that wasnt eating. . .this must be another skinny people strategy that I have picked up. Everyone else at the table ordered the quesadilla because they had figured out that it was the best bang for your buck, at 7 canadian dollars a pop the soup was not the best monetary option for sure!.
After a very long line at the airport I was headed back to LA. During my 5 hour flight I pretty much had the same snacks that I had on the way there–a pack of Roasted Seaweed @ 60 cals, a can of V8 @ 70 cals, and a fig bar @ 130 cals. I was so exhausted after the trip that when I got home I cracked open a beer @ 110 cals and fell asleep. The total calories for the day was 1145.