Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Shopping...UGH!

Another day of run, run, run. Unfortunately not how I wanted to run! I actually planned an outdoor run for this morning, but big daughter realized that she forgot an assignment and I had to meet her up at school to sign it. So, I ended up fitting in my run on the treadmill before taking little daughter to school - thanks to the husband who was able to attend to her while I ran. I did a good 40 min. and felt great after!

Once I got everyone set, I headed for the remainder of the shopping escapades. Before I left the house, I grabbed my breakfast to eat in the car -again! I don't love eating on the run, but the Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin with 1 tbsp. lite cream cheese (3 POINTS) made it an enjoyable experience...


I finally sucked it up (more like sucked it IN) and bought myself two bathing suits. One-piece, basic black. No do-dads or patterns to draw attention. Boring, I know :( But, I got one at a major bargain at Target - it was on clearance for $8.74 !!!! Seriously, it's not hideous; it was just on sale!

After recovering from bathing suit shopping, I went to eat!! I met my sisters -in -law and mother-in-law for lunch at Bertucci's Italian Restaurant. The food is really good here, but the rolls are exceptional. They are made with pizza dough and baked in the wood-fired oven. Mmmm! But, I decided NOT to eat them because I knew I would have white rolls with dinner tonight and didn't want to bog down my system with too much junky bread. Wish they made them with whole wheat! Anyway, what I DID eat was a portion of the "table salad"...

Nothing special. Just bogus iceberg with cucumbers, tomatoes and an olive with an Italian vinagrette dressing. I only had a bit, so I counted it as 1 POINT for the dressing. I also ordered the Tuscan Minestrone Soup which was delish! I couldn't find any nutritional information for this anywhere on the internet, so I'm guesstimating it at 5 POINTS...

When the daughters came home from school, I was ready for a snack. I had a fuji apple with 1 tbsp. of homemade almond butter for 3 POINTS...

I did some extra snacking, too. Nothing too extreme- a handful of Peanut Butter Puffins and a handful of reduced fat Cheez-its. I wasn't hungry and I knew the whole time I was snacking that I was just using up some nervous energy. I guess being able to recognize that during the snacking instead of after is a step in the right direction. The next step would be to tell myself to KNOCK IT OFF! Baby steps ;)
Later, I got dinner going. I made mini burgers( or sliders as they are now called )with ground beef. My mom had seen these made on a cooking show by spreading the ground beef evenly on a cookie sheet, baking it whole and then, cutting it into squares to fit on the mini buns. I decided to give it a whirl and it worked out great! It took no time at all; way better than forming a bunch of mini patties! I served these on Pepperidge Farms soft dinner rolls (12 in a pack). For a side, I made Bacon Ranch Coleslaw using a package of coleslaw mix dressed with a mix of 1/4 c. Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch Dressing, 1/4 c. buttermilk and 4 slices of crumbled center cut bacon. This was a hit with the daughters who NEVER eat regular coleslaw!
I had two mini burgers and 1/2 c. coleslaw for 8 POINTS...
No big dessert tonight since I had the "snack attack". I did indulge in a little bit of dark chocolate...


I needed the antioxidants :)
I'm off to give my attention to the Biggest Loser. I've been watching bits while posting and can I just say Ron needs to GO! UGH!
Have a great night =)

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Enjoy your night! I totally love your sliders/mini burgers! So adorable!

christine said...

What a grea idea for the sliders...never thought about that. Love your blog...you give me motivation. thanks.

Amanda said...

I might have to try those mini burgers. Look good!

I was disappointed in the outcome on the BL. What about you?

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Sharon - I wanted to make tofu fries to go with them, but didn't get a chance. Maybe tonight!

Christine - thank you so much for reading!

Amanda - yeah, I think Ron should get the boot. I didn't catch the very end - did they show what Nicole looks like now or are they saving it for the finale?

katecooks said...

turning down those rolls...impressive :) AND only one handful of PB puffins?! seriously, i need to borrow some of that willpower, please?!?!

im so behind on tbl!! maybe tonight i will get to play catchup :)

hope you are having a great wednesday!

Sue said...

I'm with you Marisa...Ron needs to go. He always comes up with these little blurbs about how everyone else needs to go..but not Mikey. Let Mike stand on his own two feet. He is doing great!!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

looks like a good food day!

Juliet said...

The rolls so good!! I'm impressed you were able to pass on them.