Friday, July 24, 2009

Salads And Swirls

I had a great night sleep, yet I woke up feeling blah. It was slow going for a while, then I started doing some much needed house cleaning. My legs and hip felt really sore today. I think I stirred things up when I went on an outdoor run at the shore. It's been a while since I hit the pavement and I think it was harder on my body than the treadmill runs. So, I thought a day of rest might be in order. It felt weird to skip exercise, but I moved around so much today that I think it could count for something.





I had no ideas for breakfast this morning. I wasn't very hungry and could have totally skipped it altogether. Nothing was enticing me. I finally settled on a bar that Carol sent me ...



I generally don't think of a bar as a meal, but no other food seemed very appetizing to me. These One Organic Food Bars are 180 calories, 4.5 grams fat and 3 grams fiber. They are very chewy and I detected a slight bitter taste at first, but then it grew on me. Could've just been my weird taste buds this morning. Overall, it was a fine 3 POINT breakfast...


The daughters and I ran a few errands after breakfast. On a whim, we decided to pay a visit to my Gram at her retirement community. We surprised her and took her to lunch at one of the restaurants in her community. I was craving a salad and ordered the Cobb salad with light Italian dressing...




It was a nice portion of salad with grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, egg and dotted with blue cheese. It was very good; I ate it all!!! I also stole a few of Gram's chips and a few bites of big daughter's taco salad; also very good.


Gram had a turkey sandwich on sunflower seed bread. She wanted to show hers off, too...




We spent a little more time with Gram doing puzzles and chatting, then headed home. I spent the afternoon doing more running around, then got some dinner going. It's pizza night for the husband and daughters, but I was still craving salad. I made a plain green salad with cheese and garlic croutons (store bought) dressed with evoo and vinegar. A slice of cheesy(asiago) toast went perfectly with it...



Then it was time for something sweet! First, I cracked open this new find...

"Crack" being the operative word! Holey moley, this is scary good stuff! I see very bad things happening involving this Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB! For example, I present to you, Exhibit A...




Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB smeared on a dark chocolate square. Deadly, I tell ya. In case you were wondering, it is NOT a lowfat peanut butter. It is to be eaten in moderation. Do not eat half the jar...with a spoon...digging to the bottom where all the raisins reside. You have been warned =)


Okay, I'm sure you don't want to hear that I am packing for the beach...AGAIN. Yes, we are going on our family vacation. I will be blogging all the fantastic overeating that I will be doing since the husband generally starts our vacation off with a trip to the most amazing bakery at the shore. And continues to go EVERY morning bringing back fabulous breads, pastries and NY crumb cake. He believes they are food groups. UGH!! And the worst part? We will come back from vacation , he will weigh himself and tell me he lost weight. I will try to resist, hardly eat any of that crappola, exercise my rear end off and come back 15 lbs. heavier. Men! Pfftt!



Have a great night!

9 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Have a wonderful vacation! I'm sure you'll do just fine food-wise... :)

Reen said...

Hey, Marisa, have a great time on your beach vacation. I can't wait to hear all about it! I love the beach but have only been once so far this year, last Sunday, O.C., New Jersey. Suppose to spend a few days in O.C., Maryland beginning of September.

TjRenee said...

Love the pic of your Gram.

I can't believe you're leaving us again. *pout* hehehe

Never thought to put pb on a square of dark chocolate. I'm going to have to try it.

Tamara said...

I just discovered the PB&Co products too thanks to Jaimie at Embracing Balance. And yesterday I had White Chocolate Wonderful on a square of Organic Chili Chocolate. I have to say, I could totally relate to your "crack" analogy! This stuff is soooo tasty.

Have a great vacay. May your husband STS! LOL!

Weight Watchers Chic said...

When I went to the beach, I gained on each trip... actually one time 8 pounds.. but guess what, I think my weight loss was amped up when I came back.. The extra weight fell off quickly and in 3 weeks I lost the 8 pounds PLUS 3.8 more!! WOOHOOO! Sometimes it's OK to indulge and for some reason it made it easier for me now... I am sure you will do great. I think a lot of the extra weight comes from what is in restaurant food and water retention- comes off quick! Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Have fun on your trip ! And why does your hubby most likely lose while relaxing on a beach and eating rich food ? Lowered level of stress hormones !

Lauren said...

Ah yes... one of PB & Co.'s "crack-infused" peanut butters! I can't keep my spoons out of the jars ;).

Enjoy the vacay!

superbecca said...

Have a great trip! I think I'm back on track but thanks for your support!

katecooks said...

haha i love how your last post read, back from the shore, and this one reads, off to the shore! amazing!!! sounds like you are having a great summer :) good jobs on all the greenery today!!