Monday, February 16, 2009

A Valentine's Treat

I missed you all last night, but the husband and I had a date night and got home a little too late for me to blog! Well, actually we had a date "day and night" since the daughters are sleeping at the grandparents! So, here's a quick update on my day....


It was beautiful in the morning, so I decided to get in my 5K Sunday(making up for Saturday!) in the great outdoors. It was a nice run and my foot felt fine during it, so I'm glad I gave it a rest. When I came in, I settled into a bowl of 1/2 c. quinoa granola, 1/2 c. blueberries and 1/2 c. unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze for 4 POINTS...



Lunch was a bowl of Tabatchnik vegetable soup and leftover whole wheat veggie pizza for 8 POINTS...


A little while after lunch, I did Level 1 Shred. I noticed my foot acting up part way through. I toughed it out because I knew I was going out to eat with the husband and I wanted to make sure I burned those calories!!!

And here those calories are...


We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. They make their own chips and salsa - to die for!!! I had planned to only eat 4, but the restaurant was packed and we had to wait a bit for our dinner, so I ended up eating more like 12! They were delish! I have no idea how to count them; they aren't greasy, but they are fried, so I don't know - maybe 6 POINTS?? I'm not gonna get too crazy about it - they were good!

For dinner, I chose the vegetarian fajitas which were made up of peppers, onions , mushrooms and tomatoes...

Since there wasn't that much to these, I counted them as 3 POINTS mainly for the oil that they use to make them. They were served with small corn tortillas of which I only ate 1 for an additional 1 POINT. For a side, they give you a salad of shredded iceburg lettuce, tomato, 1 tbsp. guacamole and sour cream -the real kind! I took off the sour cream and added a little of the salsa to my salad instead.



Very tasty, although I only ended up eating about half of it. I also left about 1/4 of the fajita dish, too. So, I'm guessing I didn't do too badly...

After dinner, we went to the movies to see the Oscar-nominated, Slumdog Millionaire. It was an amazing movie. I don't usually go for oscar-type movies; they are generally hyped up, but this one deserves the hype. An interesting story of survival, love and destiny.

The husband and I came home to our quiet home and snuggled in for a great night of......
UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP!!! Whooo hooo! Any of you that have kids that don't sleep through the night KNOW how important and special this is!!!!! LOL!!


All in all, a great night with the husband and a good night's sleep! A wonderful Valentine's treat!

8 comments:

Burp and Slurp~! said...

yay for a good night's sleep! hope you are all invigorated and refreshed for a bright new day!
wow that quinoa granola sounds interesting! is it homemade?

Sue said...

Marisa, your day sounded wonderful! I think you did an awesome job with both the exercising and especially the eating out portion of the day! You are my hero! :)

Sharon said...

Okay, now I need to watch Slumdog! LOL! Glad you had such a great time last night!!! =D

Lex said...

We're going to watch Slumdog in the next few days so i'm glad you enjoyed it!

Your date sounded awesome!!

Lex said...

We're going to watch Slumdog in the next few days so i'm glad you enjoyed it!

Your date sounded awesome!!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

mmmmmmmmmm....mexican, my favorite! I'm going to have to get my boyfriend to take me out now!

Lori said...

I love a holiday journey through food.... sigh... :))

You have to tell me where your favorite restaurant is - it may be one I go to, as well!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

burp and slurp - the granola is interesting. A little goes a long way! The recipe is from Bob Greene's Best Life Diet Cookbook.

Sue - thanks, I'm on the wagon with ya!!

Sharon - Go see Slumdog! It's really good!

Lex - Enjoy the movie!

Jen,apriorfatgirl - Mexican is so awesome! Hope the boyfriend takes ya!

Lori - we got to La Tolteca in Del., but there is one in West Chester, too. So amazing! Where do you go??