Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Fun Monday

I am going to post a couple of recaps here of Monday and Tuesday!

Monday the kids were off of school and FabHubs took off of work.  We had some tickets to go to Boomers and decided to use them.  We had a fabulous time.  I managed to eat healthy most of the day….I flubbed up a little at dinner though.  Not too badly….but not too goodly either.

The  day started off with my Monday Weight Watchers Weigh-In and I was DOWN!  YES!!!  By 3 pounds!!!  YES!!!!  Bringing my total to 17 pounds since July 20.

I am pleased about the slow, steady weight loss.  I really feel I am adjusting my body’s setpoint by going so slowly and healthy…and that the weight will stay off this way. 

Breakfast was one of the two usuals.  Due to the cooler weather I opted for some oatmeal.   Gotta take advantage of that hot cereal weather…normally I have hot cereal on hot days!

It was 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked with Vanilla Lite Silk Milk, topped with 1/2 sliced banana, 1 TBS walnuts, and 1 TBS Almond Butter.  YUM! 

Banana Oatmeal By the time we got up to Boomers everyone  was hungry.  FabHubs stopped at McDonalds to let everyone pick something off the dollar menu to tide them over….I haven’t had fast food since back in June and I was not going to break that trend now!  So I  opted out…but when we got to Boomers I was hungry!  So I had a healthier (I think) snack…..

Pretzel and waterA simple pretzel (with waaay too much salt which I had to scrape off) and a bottle of water which I had brought.  It was perfect and held me over for most of the afternoon.

Then the fun began!!!

We played air hockey:

Air HockeyRode Go Karts: 

Go Karts The Swings:Swinging

Played on the Bumper Boats:

Three Bumper Funs

Bumper fun Michael and Hollis She gets him!

She gets him good!

Became Secret Combat Agents in Laser Tag:Laser Tag

And played some Mini Golf:

Me!  Mini GolfBy this time it was after 6 and I was FAMISHED!

I dragged everybody to Sweet Tomatoes as we don’t have one near our house and there was one right by Boomers.  I was craving a good salad!  Only the MeatEater, otherwise known as the FabHubs, protested, although afterwards he relented and said it wasn’t that bad.

I piled mostly veggies on my plate…with a few of the “Bad” salads thrown in (sorry…a little blurry)Sweet Tomatoes Boy do I love Jicama…I need to buy some of that for my salads at home!   I also had shredded raw butternut squash…I have never eaten that raw before and that was good!  The beets and carrots were also raw!

I had a slice of their delicious whole grain seed bread…shhh….with butter.


And that  is when I sort of ate more than I should have…I had a couple of spoonfuls of the Leek and Potato soup (with cream)….a couple of spoonfuls of the Lemon Orzo Chicken soup….a couple of spoonfuls of the vanilla pudding….half of a chocolate muffin…half of a lemon muffin…and a small chocolate chip square. 

I really do need to get a handle on the buffet stuff!  I like to sample everything!  But because I wasn’t sitting behind a computer all day, I also got a bit more activity than that was good.

All in all we had a fabulously fun family day!


Karilynn said...

The sucky thing about diets and buffets is that you want to get your money's worth out of it.. and you don't feel like you've got your moneys worth until you are bursting at the seams!! LOL!! Looks like you've had a fun week so far. Love all the pics. Do you use a cell phone or carry a camera around. It makes me giggle a little to think of you taking pictures of your food in a restaurant! ;o)

Jewel said...

You are right! Eating a small salad and 3 ounces of chicken is hard when you paid a buffet price!

LOL...I pull out my camera! Even my own family thinks it's weird!

Moi said...

I can't do buffets. I will eat until I want to vomit and then have dessert. I just stay away. I also have to stay away from the food table at a party. I will continually eat - I force myself to stick to the veggie tray but it really is crazy.

Ellura said...

well, sounds like your family had a wonderful day. I'm sure you will be right back on track!