A Much Needed Girls Day

September 13, 2009

9-13-09_breakfastEvery once in awhile it is good to have special days. Days where you allow yourself to go out to eat at a restaurant or to splurge and have a special dessert. Weight Watchers allows for days like these with an extra 25 points each week over and above your daily allotment of points. Today was one of those days for me. My Mom and I had a girls day.

I had breakfast at home. Today it was a quick bowl of oatmeal. It was the instant kind that comes in packets and you microwave. Not a bad way to spend 2 points.

I took my Mom out to my favorite restaurant for lunch. It’s a Greek style restaurant that I’ve been visiting since I was a teen. I ordered Chicken Souvlaki. It was delicious!

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Cubed chicken on a skewer, marinated in a mixture of Greek herbs and spices. Served on a large plate with rice pilaf and a Greek salad. I only ate half of this and had the rest boxed up so I could take it home and eat it later. (or give it to one of my family)

My Mom and I saw the new movie Julia & Julia. Awesome film! I’ll definitely be buying it when it comes out on DVD. After the movie we got some shopping done. Tomorrow I will have to post a picture of me in the new outfit I bought.

We also went out for Dinner. I ordered a soup and salad. We had such a great time together. I didn’t end up getting home till about 9 p.m. My family missed me but were glad I had a great day. We all need a special day every once in awhile.

My Daily Points Target = 32
Total points spent = 29
Breakfast: Oatmeal = 2 points
Lunch: half an order of Chicken Souvlaki = 10 points
Coffee with cream and sugar = 4 points
Dinner: cream of broccoli soup, a side salad and a biscuit = 9 points
Coffee with cream and sugar = 4 points

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Day 20 July 15, 2009 (Blogging this a little past midnight. I need to get to bed!)

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Food Units
1 small pancake and an apple. 5
pizza 18
popcorn. 9
Total: 32

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

My day started off great. I had a nice breakfast, the sun was shinning and I was in a pretty good mood. I had plans to spend the afternoon with my sister and her friend from work. Since I had broken my toe we decided to spend the day at her friend’s house so that I didn’t have to do much walking. I had a really good time.  At first I was a little anxious about getting together with them since this would be the first time meeting her coworker, but we all hit it off really well. We spent the whole day chatting and before I knew it it was passed dinner time.

I hadn’t eaten since breakfast and I could tell I was starting to get a little cranky and very tired. I knew I needed food. We also needed groceries. (I know, not very good planning on my part.) So after getting home I immediately turned around and went to the store for food. Shopping when your hungry is a horrible idea. Everything was tempting me! Iced animal cookies, breakfast bars, pizza, oh and the deli food smelled so good. I am happy to report I didn’t give in to my cravings but it was hard. Well let me rephrase that…I did choose a quick pizza for dinner but I made sure I had the points for it.

From now on I need to plan my meals better so as not to let myself get like this again.

Day 17 July 12,2009

July 13, 2009

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almond joy cookies = 7

5 slices of medium ham and pineapple pizza = 30-35pts

Let’s just say I went over my points for the day. I was gone all day long. We left the house to take C and our two oldest boys to paintball. We needed gas first so we pulled up to a gas station and C got out and got the gas. After paying for it he came back with snacks for everyone. I hadn’t eaten yet (bad me) so I accepted the package of cookies he got me.

Youngest son and I spent the day together. It was a great day even though it did rain. We went to see Ice Age 3. We also did some exploring in new areas we’ve never been before. We got lost plenty of times but had a blast doing it. I let him choose where we would eat and he was in the mood for pizza.

The day was not very well budgeted or planned. It was spontaneous and fun. I think every now and then a day like that is ok. I just hope the scales agree with me.