Saturday, January 17, 2009

5K Saturday and Pizza Revenge

Hope everyone is having a good Saturday! I woke up a little slow; my cold seems to have surfaced. It's mild, but I was still slow going. My first thought was no way am I exercising today, but as I got up and moving around, I realized that I didn't feel as badly as I thought. I donned the sneakers and headed to the treadmill for another 5k Saturday! This was my second time and I was able to run without stopping again! I even beat my time from last week by 3 min.; I went from 61 min. to 58 min! I felt really good afterward. Depending on what I have going on, I may try it again tomorrow morning!



After my run, I had some breakfast of 3/4 c. Puffins, 1/2 c. high fiber cereal, 4 sliced strawberries and 1 c. Soy Slender...









I was craving lots of fruit today and I actually decided on what fruit I wanted before what I would have for the main part of my lunch! I went with a ham wrap with lettuce and tomato, orange slices, grapes and 1/2 oz. Kettle Baked Potato Chips. An altogether yummy 5 POINT lunch...


My peanut butter cravings surfaced again and I also wanted some yogurt for a snack, so I put them together. This was an interesting combo! I used 1/2 c. plain yogurt and mixed it with my BFF - PB2 to make peanut butter yogurt! Sounds weird, right? It was good, though. To make it even better, I crumbled a Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Cookie over the top...


Wow, 3 POINTS of PB heaven!


The husband and daughters devised an evil plot to get their pizza that I deprived them of last night! It was decided that we should go out for dinner and of course, they chose Bertucci's, which is an incredible brick oven pizzeria and Italian restaurant! This place is hard to be in; even though it is a chain -type restaurant, everything is so delicious. But, the item that is the toughest for me is this...



These dough ball rolls are right up there with brownies in the temptation department! They are served with a dish of flavored olive oil for dipping! Evil, evil, evil!!!!! So, I tried to be a good Weight Watcher and moved the rolls and the dipping oil to the other end of the table. I allowed myself one of these rolls, but I waited until the server brought my salad with fat free Chianti dressing until I dug into this doughy goodness...




Along with my salad, I ordered a cup of the Tuscan Minestrone Soup which was delicious and warmed my stomach on this cold, cold night...



I did break off another bite of roll, but didn't eat any of the pizza that was swirling around me! Whew, glad that we got out of there before any damage was done! It's a little rough going out to eat, especially when I knew that I used most of my Weekly Allowance POINTS yesterday on that mindless after lunch snacking. Overall, I was happy with my choices tonight. I have to understand that everything I ate was delicious AND good for me, even if it wasn't what I would have eaten "in the old days" (i.e. giant calzones, heavy pasta dishes, way more than one roll!). As a matter of fact, I commented to the husband on the ride home, that I couldn't imagine eating or ordering the menu items that I used to when we went there. I could almost remember the "after feeling". You know, like that stuffed and lethargic just want to lie down feeling. Again, I acknowledged my progress in this journey of trying to eat healthy! Cool!


When we got home, we played a little Wii bowling and tennis, then I had some dessert. It got away from me last night, but no way can I go 2 nights without some!!! I continued on with my peanut butter craving and had my usual dessert, Deep Chocolate Vitatop with PB2/Fluff icing. This was the last of my PB2 (sniff, sniff), but I have some on order. Can't live without the stuff, now...



The husband brought the remainder of the daughters' pizza home and one of those doughy devils home. I am using Angie's trick right now of imagining that it fell in the toilet!!! LOL! Hey, we gotta do what we gotta do to stay outta trouble!


Hope you're all staying out of trouble, too! I know, I'm NO FUN...

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, amazing job with the 5K improvement! You go girl!! And delightful eats!

Melissa said...

Way to go on the 5K!! I can't wait til I can run like that!!

Sarah said...

Great job running and resisting temption for dinner!!

thewwchick (aka: Heather) said...

I hope you're feeling better! Just looking at that wrap is making me hungry. How that's happening after all I ate this evening.....is a mystery. lol

Madison Song said...

Wow you did so awesome at the restaurant!!! that bread looks so good too. I'm so impressed :)

MizFit said...

awesome job on keeping up the 5K saturday!!

spunkysuzi said...

Way to go on your 5k and with your food choices :)

eatingbender said...

Congratulations on your 5k improvement and GREAT eats! I just bought Vitamuffins for the first time this weekend and can't wait to try one with PB on top. Yummmmmmm!

TJ said...

You're doing so great! And I can't imagine you being no fun. I also can't say no to those doughy goodies either. I had just 1 yeasty, delicious roll last night at Logan's. MMMMmmmmm...

Kiki said...

Your food looks so YUMMY! Great job on doing your 5k. I walked one the beginning of the month and will do it each month trying to decrease my time. Great for you on doing it each Saturday!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks so much everyone!!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! You rock and reading what you're doing motivates me. Thanks for all the wonderful food ideas! I've now tried the Arnolds Sandwich Thins and love them. I'm going to try your bean burrito thing this week. Keep it up!