Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Fat Fest Begins

It was a beautiful morning! I took Rocky (our dog) for a 2 mile walk with a quick pit-stop for some fresh bagels. I put a whole wheat one to work for breakfast, topped with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light and 1 oz. smoked salmon...
Then, it was time to pack up and head to the beach. For lunch, I made up a Chicken BLT Salad using 2 oz. roasted chicken, 2 slices center cut bacon, romaine, tomato and light ranch for 5 POINTS...

Along with it, I packed one of these new crackers...


This was a dud. First, the ingredient list is a mile long with lots of bad-for-you ingredients like partially hydrogenated oils, corn syrup and a really funky one called resistant corn maltodextrin. I have no idea what that is, but it doesn't sound good! Secondly, it had a fake cheesy flavor; very artificial. Lastly, it is way too POINTy for a cracker. Each filled cracker is 130 calories, 7 grams fat and 3 grams fiber which comes in at 3 POINTS. Not worth it...

After my unsatisfying cracker, I dove into these peanut butter filled pretzels...

Yes, dove ...head first. Drowned myself in them. Handfuls were eaten with reckless abandon:( Boo!!!
After lots of ocean play, I waddled home from the beach and got ready to go to dinner. We decided on a Mexican restaurant that we haven't tried yet called La Hacienda.
Our friendly server started us off with a plate of their house tortilla chips...
and salsa...



I had a small plate ...

The husband and I decided to 'live it up' with some margaritas. I chose the Mango Margarita and it was divine...

The husband ordered Nachos Grande with beef for an appetizer. It was soooo good. I had a plate... kill me now...



I should have stopped there, but I had already ordered my entree, a Vegetarian Burrito. It came with the most wonderful chicken soup. It was made with shredded chicken, rice, potato and carrots. The broth was amazing. I had a few spoonfuls, then shared the rest with the daughters...



While waiting for the entrees, little daughter snapped this picture of the husband and I before we fell into our fat-laden coma...


The entrees came out. Kill me again...


The veggie burrito was the size of my arm. Okay, not that big , but big enough! I ate half. I have no idea why. I was stuffed and past the point of even tasting anything anymore. I asked our friendly server to take it away and box up my remaining dinner. We sat at the table for a while after, basically unable to move due to a fat induced stupor.
We finally peeled ourselves off the chairs and headed home. I will sleep like a log tonight. I am looking forward to a bike ride in the morning. I may have to pump up the tires a bit more ;P
Hope the weekend was great for everyone!

12 comments:

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I lobe pb pretzels!! and mexican.... ok, now I'm hungry.

TJ said...

I cant keep those PB pretzels in the house. I would live in the bag if I could! lol yum! Its been 3 years since I had any- and Im cravin them now! lol

Mexican is probably one of the hardest places for me to go out to eat to. Wow, your food looked so good. That soup sounded really yummy!

:) Looks like you guys are having a fun trip! :)

katecooks said...

first, that mango marg looks AMAZING! second, that picture of you and the hubby is SO CUTE. sorry you are feeling stuffed to the max right now, i hate how that feels, but tomorrow you will wake up with that feeling gone! just get in some nice walking or biking and you will feel a million times better.

Tasty Health Food said...

Peanut butter pretzels are good, but I prefer the cheese filled ones! Yum. :D And just enjoy the food and start fresh tomorrow! You only live once!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

resistant corn maltodextrin is a new food ingredient that some manufacturers believe acts in a pro biotic sort of way, helping to cleanse your colon. South Beach bars includes this in their product, and there is no substantial evidence that it will do what is claimed.I think wisdom is to be wary of it because it is a super refined creation, and that cannot be good in the long run.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Oh, it's SO HARD to stop eating all the delicious food at a Mexican restaurant. It's just way too easy to get lost in the chips basket... And then there are the yummy drinks and all the flavors that I love...

I love the picture of you and your husband. It's funny we have hardly any pics of hubby and I since we are always the ones taking pictures...

Enjoy your bike ride!

Tamara said...

Thanks for the product review on the ritz crackers. I was totally going to try them when I saw them and now I think I will give them a pass. Not worth it for sure.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmexican! So tasty! Not every day is going to be points perfect. You'll work it off for sure!

Amanda said...

Marisa - I too had an evening this weekend where you eat until your stuffed and then keep eating! And drinking! You have to live life and this happens in life every once in a while. The main thing is to get right back on track after that meal or that day!

Good luck! Love the pic of you and your husband!

theskinnyplate said...

I love Mexican foods. So flavorful. Great date night. Love the hubby and u pic. Such a cute couple.

C.G. the Foodie said...

Your dinner looks so delicious. Yum! Maybe it is bad but it looks so darn good!

The American Homemaker said...

Your smoked salmon always looks so good. Is it expensive?

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