Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! I am really looking forward to starting a fresh new year. I am happy to be starting this new year a LOT healthier and trimmer than last year and I can only hope for the same for the coming year. I have had some thoughts about goals for the new year, but haven't given it as much attention as I wanted to since we have still been busy celebrating and entertaining. I hope to have some quiet time this weekend to get my goals and affirmations together and in place! Well, let's get to the food...



A quick recap of last night; there was a ton of food at the party! I decided on salad to which I added some shrimp from the shrimp cocktail platter, some of Gram's green beans that I brought, a slice of pepperoni bread (so yum) and a piece of soft pretzel...





Looks pretty good, right?? Yeah, well let's just say that soft pretzels are just as evil as brownies especially when they are fresh from the pretzel bakery!! I ended up eating a whole one and another half piece. I also brought a honey bun cake which was not WW friendly at all (i.e. sour cream, oil, brown sugar, milk), but I had to have a piece to make sure it was o.k. to serve to the masses (wink, wink)...



Uh, it was o.k. And super sweet. After that I dug into various other treats. Little pieces, but quite a few. No way to count Points for it all. There was some damage done, but not binge-like. I kept it pretty under control. I wanted to talk more to keep myself busy during the whole eating party, but I lost my voice (no, I haven't been screaming at the daughters) so it was a little difficult to keep conversing without really straining my voice. But, believe me, I tried!


Here's the husband and me, striking a pose during the festivities...



It was a long night, but we all made it to midnight, even the daughters!! They LOVE to party! We finally got to bed by 1 a.m. and since, no one in this house likes to sleep in (except me) we were up and at 'em by 8:30 this morning. Ugh. I hit the treadmill and ran for 15 min. then hopped on the elliptical for another 15 min. Not my best work, but hey, it's New Year's Day and you're supposed to really want to exercise with "resolve" today!!! I decided on a quick breakfast of Trader Joe's High Fiber O's mixed with a Fiber One knockoff high fiber cereal and 1 c. Soy Slender...


We had both sets of parents and Gram over today for New Years lunch. I had a roast pork sandwich with cheese, roasted peppers and baby spinach. My Mom brought some sushi rolls, so I had one of those and I made a wonderful Black Eyed Pea Salad. I had never tried black eyed peas before; they are delicious...


I had also made some lentil soup which I didn't eat today, but stored some in the freezer for another day. As I was cleaning up, I nibbled on two more sushi rolls and a slice of cheese :(


Then, came these guys...



My mother-in-law makes these awesome peanut butter kandykakes and although I tried to resist them, one made it's way into my mouth!! YUM.


We spent the rest of our afternoon playing Wii bowling and some card games. All in all, a nice family day!


I went with a lighter dinner tonight and a repeat from the other night; lighter spinach frittata and a salad with evoo and vinegar...



I wish I could say that was all I had today and gee, isn't this a great first day of a new year of eating right! However, I ate a bunch of junk following this lovely dinner ranging from more kandykakes to some chocolate to a soft pretzel with cheese!!!! I think I was still in "holiday entertaining" mode and once I shake this, I can regroup. I realized part of the overeating issues are just plain being out of a normal day schedule. The daughters are home from school, the husband is off from work and it is making my normal daily routine out of sync. This, in turn, throws my eating out of sync, too. Not that being an excuse, just an observation into the "whys". Anyway, TOMORROW (there's always that day!!) will be better!


I wish a wonderful, happy and healthy new year for everyone! I have been hearing some great mantra's for 2009. Last year was "gonna be great in 2008". My niece, Nikki asked me last night what mine was for this year. I said , I'm gonna lose my behind in 2009! Ha Ha! Her's was a lot better, "gonna get to the finish line in 2009"!!! Leave me a comment with your mantra for 2009! I'd love to hear it!

9 comments:

Madison Song said...

yay glad to see a photo of you - you're beautiful!!
i agree fresh soft pretzels are awesome!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

biz319 said...

That frittata looks delish!

Just found your blog today - looking forward to reading up!

Stop by my blog tomorrow for my beginning of the month giveaway and a weight loss/exercise/personal choice challenge!

Angie said...

I'm still in the holiday eating mode today too and didn't do as well as I would've liked. It's nice to put a face to the food :)

Sharon said...

Love the picture of you and your husband. And great job at eating under control!

Superb!

Amanda said...

Happy New Year! I was eating too many sweets the last two weeks and vowed to get it together starting Jan 1st. Well, I did. That is, except for the ice cream that I had in the bowl. That was fine, counted it, moved on, but then found my way back to the freezer and eating more ice cream directly out of the container!

Anyway, I don't really have a mantra for 2009. I just said "New Year, New Me!" Hopefully that will work!

Good luck on the new year!

Heather said...

Marisa....you are ADORABLE! So good to put a face with a blog. lol Great job with all the party food. Looks like fun! Happy New Year!!! :)

Juliet said...

Yum. I want a peanut butter kandykake. :) Happy new year to you! I love the pic from the party

loveofoats.com said...

i just had to comment on the fact that your husband was a comic in the mummers - that is SOOOOOOO awesome!!!!!

have a great night & happy new year :)

Nancy said...

You look great in your photo, btw, Marisa!