Friday, November 13, 2009

Drive By

This has been a busy day, so I’m just getting to posting!  I’ll make it quick;  I know you all want to get started on your Friday happy hour!!!

I was looking forward to hitting the gym.  It’s been a few days and I was missing my morning routine!  I went straight to the elliptical and knocked out 30 minutes, then did a 25 minute upper body circuit workout.  I forget how much I miss lifting the weights!

I brought my usual dashboard breakfast to eat after the gym…

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Of course, not long after, I was hungry.  I had cheese on my mind for lunch!  My Mom hooked me up with a couple packages of the Sonoma Jacks Cheese Wedges.  She found them at Giant and picked up this cool flavor for me…

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It was a terrific topping for my Gardenburger Portabella Veggie Burger on an Ezekiel Sesame Bun

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With a juicy orange on the side!  Been missing those, too :)

The rest of the afternoon was spent mostly in the car driving big daughter to an eye doctor appointment.  The doctor’s office is inconveniently located not in close proximity to my home, so it was an all afternoon affair.  Good thing I brought snacks…

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After the appointment, we headed home in the rush hour traffic and the daughters were clamoring for some dinner.  I was tempted to do a drive-thru for them, but really didn’t want to have another meal in the car!  Then, big daughter said the most brilliant words…

“Mom, let’s just eat at home.  It’s healthier.”

I believe a choir of angels began to sing at that moment!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”

Score:  Mom –1  Fast Food – 0

When we got home, I fired up all burners and thankfully,  pasta boils quickly and salad is made in a flash.

Since I decided I was not going to starve to death if I had to wait 10 minutes, I cooked up some leaf spinach in a bit of evoo and served it with Turkey Ricotta Meatballs that I had in the freezer.  So glad I waited…

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and a side of Trader Joe’s Naan

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It was worth the drive home :)

ONE GOOD THING:  When given an option, the daughters are choosing to eat healthier foods over the junk food.   I want to follow their example :)

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

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18 comments:

Amanda said...

How rewarding to know your daughters are learning some healthy choices and are actually choosing those sometimes! That's great!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Good job, big daughter! :)

The cheese wedges sound good...

Have a great weekend, Marisa!

Graze With Me said...

I get the same sense of giddy excitement when my "meat & potatoes" husband steals fruit from my plate.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

wtg to the daughter!!

Michelle said...

The reason that I got serious about losing weight was due to me going to the zoo once and seeing obese parents with their kids. I share that with you, because what you're doing is such an amazing example to your children. You're helping thme overcome the struggles that so many of us have had by setting such a positive and sustainable example. Congrats. That is a huge victory.

Jamie said...

That is so rewarding that your daughter is starting to be concious about health. It shows that you have set a great example!!

Sarah said...

turkey ricotta meatballs!! That sounds delish!

Great job for your girls choosing well!

Tamara said...

Boo hoo hoo. Can you hear me crying all the way up here in Northwestern Ontario? I want taht chobani yogurt. I want those Sonoma cheese slices and I really really want Ezekiel hamburger buns. Woe is me :P

Yay to smart kidlets!

Katherine B Wood said...

thats so awesome about your daughter! and oh my gosh-PJ cheese triangles..whered you find those? id love them!

C.G. the Foodie said...

I need to find that cheese... nom!

WTG on setting such a good example for your daughters!!!

Danica's Daily said...

A new cheese!!!! I NEED to find that for sure! Yeah for your girls requesting to eat at home because it's healthier. I am sure it's because you set a great example :)

Thinspired said...

If it were between fast food and those turkey ricotta meatballs, I'd choose eating at home, too! Yum!

Mae Flowers said...

I just love how you've set such a great example for your kids on making healthy food choices. Way to go! I hope to be the same someday when I have kids too!

HipBunny said...

It's great to know that your habits are rubbing off on them...and it's easier to make the right choice when you have someone else on that side of the aisle. =)

biz319 said...

What a wonderful statement your daughter said!! Hooray!

I just read on MizFit that your grandma is diabetic - congrats on her controlling it with diet and exercise!!

Hope you and your fam are having a fabulous weekend - I just hit a new PR today - I sustained 9.0 mph for 30 seconds on my last sprint!!

I tried doing 10.0 for 30 seconds, but at 163 pounds, not quite able yet - but I will! :D

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

You are training and modeling the kind of behavior to them that will last a lifetime. Go you!!!

I'm so happy for you and for your whole family!

Sunny said...

wow, i've never heard of any kids that would choose eating at home over fast food!! good job! :)

theskinnyplate said...

You taught your daughter well. You get credit for that too.