Monday, July 27, 2009

Recovery

I have to do better today. That was my first thought when I woke up this morning. I knew I had to curb the overly-overeating or I will not be feeling great at the end of this vacation. Unfortunately, the bike ride didn't happen due to some early rain and by the time it cleared up, it was time to take Rocky for another long walk before we hit the beach for the day. At least it was movement and I enjoyed taking in the sites and sounds.

I came back and went right to breakfast- 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt, 1 c. strawberries and 2/3 c. Trader Joe's High Fiber Fruit and Nut Medley for 3 POINTS...


I made everyone's sandwiches for the beach, but decided to make an orzo bean salad for myself...
  • 2 cups whole wheat orzo, cooked
  • 1 can Trader Joe's Marinated Bean Salad, drained
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 oz. light feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • s + p to taste

This made about 5 , 1-cup servings for 5 POINTS per serving. It was a great tasting salad and filling due to the addition of the beans. I also added a few extra tomato chunks leftover from the husband's sammie...

We spent lots of time in the ocean again. The water temp was a nice 76 degrees! The undertow was pretty strong, too, so I'm thinking there was a good bit of strength training going on while I was in there ;P

After the ocean "workout", I had a nice, ripe nectarine... Later, we headed home to get ready for dinner. The husband chose a restaurant on the island which, incidentally, has great pizza. Imagine that!


We started with a deadly bread basket including the daughters' favorite - garlic knots...


Of course, I couldn't resist such fabulous bread...


I ordered two appetizers for my dinner. A salad with pear, cranberries, walnuts and fried goat cheese with a raspberry vinagrette...



and a calamari dish in a spicy tomato sauce with peppers served over crostini...



Both dishes were huge for an appetizer portion. Unfortunately, my calamari dish was bad. Not quite sure what the deal was, but it smelled terrible (like dirty socks - and I'm being nice by saying that). I noticed the smell as soon as the server put the dish on the table. At first, I thought it might just be me, so I tasted the calamari. Brave, I know. Hope that doesn't come back to haunt me, if you know what I mean! Although, it tasted okay, I couldn't feel good about eating it. It just smelled awful. The husband almost gagged and called the server to take it back. I hate doing that, but I hate eating bad food more. No need to end up in the hospital on vacation! Anyway, that kinda ruined my appetite, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I did eat about 2/3 of the salad which was quite tasty, but nothing to write home about. I nibbled on some of big daughter's pizza crust, too. At least the pizza, their veggies (delicious string beans with garlic) and house salad was good!
When we got back from dinner, we went on a leisurely walk with Rocky to soak in the last bit of the day. We all ended the night with a Lil' Drumstick...


I chose the Cookie Dough flavor. It was delish; the perfect little something for 3 POINTS (130 cal, 7 grams fat)...


I'm ready to hit the hay! We have an early morning boardwalk bike ride on tap tomorrow; it should be a fun time!
Have a great night everyone=)

26 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sounds like a much better day! :)

Sorry that the calamari weren't good. There is nothing worse than bad seafood... But you lunch looked and sounded fabulous!

Enjoy your vacation!

She-Fit said...

Oh no, sad days about the calamari dish. I hate when that happens... but I would have totally done the same thing.

Weight Loss Help said...

The bread gets me everytime, I love it!

Emmett said...

The food looks good.

theskinnyplate said...

The Lil' drums are so cute. I've tried the vanilla and chocolate flavor one before. Definitely enough to curb the ice cream cravings.

Dinner out looks great!

TjRenee said...

Oh, how I wish for one of those ocean workouts. I love the ocean!

Sorry the calamari dish was so foul. Yuck! Other than that, everything else sounds wonderful.

Weight Watchers Chic said...

Love the necterine pic! I love necterines! Even thought the calamari was bad-- the salad looked great! Now I am hungry for a salad.. guess I know what I having for lunch.. Have a great day!

katecooks said...

ew sorry about the stinky dinner!! im surprised they didnt bring you something else?? but the ice cream looks like a great way to end the night. ive never tried those but i love the cookie dough toppers!!

C.G. the Foodie said...

Breadbasketes are so evil and SO FREAKIN DELICIOUS!

Sorry about your calamari but your salad looks amazing!

Shawnee said...

Keep up the good work. Hope you're having a blast on vacation!

Amanda said...

Never knew they had those mini drumsticks! They look good.

Are they really small though and would it tempt you to eat 2 of them?

Wendy said...

one thing i have noticed about you marisa is that you are great about getting back on track and you are the bomb at exercising! you really are an inspiration to me!

sorry about the calamari dish....it sounded awful!

Sunny said...

i love ocean workouts, so fun!! :) looks like you're having a great time!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Wow...my dinner would have consisted of BREAD...all of it!!

Terri said...

All this talk about the beach is making me jealous!

I hate to order food and then it turn out to be bad. It always makes me feel bad to return it. But then again, it's our money that we spent on it.

The bread looks fabulous!

biz319 said...

OMG, that salad sounds amazing! I love anything goat cheese!

Sorry about the calamari dish - that stinks! (get it??!!) :D

Terri said...

Ok, I'm concerned. It's one thing for me not to post...but when you don't post each day, I start to worry. :-)

Melissa said...

A morning boardwalk bike ride sounds so delightful. I was just thinking about the fun times I had riding at the beach last year. Enjoy!!

luckytastebuds said...

ohh man I can't resist piping how and fresh bread baskets myself! hahah I'm so sorry the calamari dish was vvery much like socks (sweaty too?) but you certainly did a great job photographing it. I looked at it, almost drooled, and then read your description. hahahaha BARF. :P
And the dessert looks right up my alley too!!!

Heather said...

Where are you? I hope everything is okay!

biz319 said...

Hope everything is okay with you!!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Just checking on you!!

Wendy said...

Hey Marisa! Been waiting on a lovely post of your day of healthy choices and food finds. I am missing you! Hope everything is ok with you!

Kari said...

Where have you been? It's been a while. I hope all is well!!!

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