Sunday, May 31, 2009

Don't Forget To Bring IT

Hey all! Another glorious day weather-wise. I started off with a 40 minutes treadmill run that went much better than yesterday! I felt strong from the beginning and got in a good groove so, I even upped the ante and ran a little faster than normal. It was great!


After a shower, I made a bee line for the kitchen and made breakfast. Salmon was calling me this morning, so I went with a Thomas' Light English Muffin topped with a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge and 1 oz. of smoked salmon for 3 POINTS...


I spent the rest of the morning getting in some laundry, then it was time to head out to another nephew's graduation party. My original plan was to eat before we went to the party and just have some fruit or salad while there, however, I wasn't hungry at all before we left, so I opted to wait until we got there to eat something. Dun, dun, dun, duuuuun! I told my sister-in-law that I would gladly bring a dessert to the party, but the most IMPORTANT thing I forgot to bring was.................... WANT POWER!!!!! Darn it! I needed to pack that stuff up and whip it out BIG TIME! There was some spread at the party and although, I started off with the best of intentions, all self control was lost by the end of the evening! Here's how it started...

Soft pretzel sticks (for some reason, these are my kryptonite - LOVE THEM), carrot sticks and broccoli..... quite virtuous, don't ya think?


Then came the big guns. A vat of homemade meatballs...


pulled pork.....




thinly sliced roast beef....

homemade baked ziti...

macaroni salad....

Grandmom's potato salad...


beautiful fruit salad...


delicious spinach salad with mushrooms, egg and bacon...


Here's my plate with a small roast beef sammie, fruit salad, and only itty bitty tastes of the "bad stuff". Pretty good, eh??


After this my camera broke and I was unable to take anymore pictures of the extreme number of unmentionables that I continued to eat throughout the night ;P Just kidding. My camera didn't break, but my Want Power was completely MIA. Gone. Bye bye. Nowhere to be found. I dug into 3 more (at least) pretzel sticks while chatting and hanging out. There were bowls of chocolates on every table that I was able to dodge, however, my sister-in-law is a FAB-U- LOUS cookie baker and there were gobs of cookie trays that I kept "visiting". I am sorry I didn't take pics of them, they are so delicious looking. But, I realize that food blogging is a multi-tasking job that includes the use of both hands which is, at times, difficult when you are too busy shoving mass quantities of cookies in your mouth. Booo! Well, just for the fun of it, I'll throw out a "here's a positive". I did jump around playing badminton for about an hour. I am sure that burned off at least half a cookie. Yep, definitely a good calorie deficit there.

So, everything we do should be a learning experience, right? Okay, today I learned...

  1. Go with your gut( or else you'll get a bigger one) and stick to your original plan. Eating first, then going for a salad or fruit would have limited the number of choices when it was time to eat.
  2. Do not sit for long periods of time at a table with a bunch of chocolate.
  3. Do not stand anywhere NEAR the cookie table; especially when there are super irresistible ones that would love to make your hips their new home.
  4. Don't forget to bring the WANT Power. Bring it, use it and reuse it.

I will end my tale of woe as I always do. Ready.... everyone say it together.....

There's always tomorrow........ =)

19 comments:

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

rules 2 and 3... so true! luckily I wouldn't be able to resist that fruit salad though- beautiful!

Terri said...

That fruit salad looks beautiful!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

oh my goodness, so many food options!

Good thing, there's always tomorrow!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Yup. There is always tomorrow! I hope you enjoyed your cookies. Maybe that's what your body needed... :) That's what I told myself after the wedding we went to yesterday; the dessert table was SOOOO amazing, and I just couldn't stay away...

Weight Watchers Chic said...

Love rule #1 and "there's always tomorrow!!" I am sure you will kick that treadmill's butt in the AM!!

Anonymous said...

Your food choices at the party were 100 times better than what you would have done in the past! You've come a long way!! Did you see Oprah interviewing people from the Biggest Loser this past week?
-margie

Ang said...

there is always tomorrow but there is always "I'll get back on track with my next meal" whenever that is...

Glad you were able to enjoy company/family!

theskinnyplate said...

Love the attitude... there is always tomorrow. And the fruit salad looks delicious!!

Connie B said...

Man that food looked sooooooooo good! Kudos to you on your "plate Pickings", lol.

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Family and good food can be kryptonite to want power ! However , know it is in the past, it's a brand new day and it will be better.

The meatballs give me an idea for the next family gathering I have to host.

Sarah said...

Love your rules! I will have to remember these for parties I go to this summer.

Kari said...

Holy food batman. I'm thinking the fruit salad and cookies would've for sure been hitting my plate.

Todays a new day!!!

Sunny said...

wow, you and your family sure know how to cook for a party!! everything looks yummy! i think i would have had a hard time too. :)

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

big fan of rule #1 hehe!

You did a great job. My mouth is watering after seeing all of the different food choices. You are being a good WW food blogger by not showing us the cookies, that just might send me over the edge lol!

Danica's Daily said...

Wow - that is alot of crazy tempting food! It's ok that you chose to enjoy this weekend. Just get right back to it and the damage may not even happen :)

Angie All The Way said...

You totally rocked it! That's all you had out of that spread of yumminess?! That's some major WANT power lady! Woooot!

Heather said...

You love to party don't ya? Every weekend there's a party. lol You're making me want to move back home so I can party with my family. No, I'd be fat again if I did that. lol

Wendy said...

all that food looked incredible. to make you feel better, i didnt do that well at my neices graduation party either....but like you said..there is always tomorrow

Kelly said...

my god, what kind of wicked party did you go to that would feature so many delectables?! That's insane. You are a better person than me, my friend. I salute you.