Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day Eight (not Day ATE!)

What a day today was! I faced lots of challenges and I came through smelling like a rose!

Got out of bed and did my WATP dvd and then went for a walk. Came back, showered and settled down for my morning coffee. Felt good to have the exercise all out of the way before coffee. I started to plan my food. Ran into a wall as I needed to shop today. I'd planned a crock pot meal for tonight, but the stuff I needed for the meal I had to still get from the store. Doh. Back to the drawing board!

Went to town and had a lovely lunch at Olive Garden. It's my new favorite restaurant of all time. I love it on No Rules days for all the gooey, rich dishes. I love it on my OP days for the healthy things they have. Today was soup and salad, skip the bread sticks if you please. I can have them of course, I chose not to. I had 2 bowls of minestrone soup. We sat there chatting and eating for over an hour and a half. That's my kind of lunch! Very relaxing and enjoyable. I didn't eat the salad. Brought that home for my dinner. Damn it, just realized typing this I forgot to eat my salad at dinner. No wonder I was still hungry!

We went to Wal-Mart after that. Good grief Wally World on Saturday here is like a trip to Mexico without the water problems! I think I might have been the only American in the place. I wandered through the store and enjoyed it a lot. I had a mini panic attack when I realized I was in the candy aisle and it all was shouting to me at once. I backed slowly out of there and nobody got hurt. I loaded up with good stuff to make more good stuff at home. Not one unhealthy thing made its way into my basket. I felt really good about that.

I was really hungry on the way home. It was now 5:30 and I'd no plans for dinner at all. Got home, took care of the groceries and went for a golf cart ride with a can of Cherry Coke Zero as a treat. That was lovely. Came back and sat down to plan my meal. I came up with a plan and then sprang into action!

I had chicken out so thought I'd start with that. I cooked that up on a grill pan. Let that rest while I heated up some refried beans in a pan. I mixed some enchilada sauce with some fat free sour cream. I stirred half of that into the beans. When it was hot I put it in a shallow dish and topped it with 1/4 cup of shredded low fat cheese. I cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and tossed it with the other 1/2 of the sauce mix. Put that on top of the cheese and ate it with fat free tortilla chips and 1&1/4 cups of wine. It was good. Quite high point though and not very filling. The chicken stuff was 11 and the wine was 4. I was hungry soon after I finished eating. I meant to have my salad with it and I just forgot until just now. I hadn't eaten all my oatmeal from breakfast so I finished that and it will just have to do. My points are all gone for today. I usually make sure to have a few left over, but not today. I just have to learn when the points are gone I'm done eating. Thank goodness it's 9PM!

Day 8 tally:
Stay OP: check
Exercise: check
Journal: check

Tomorrow I promise to plan ALL my food in the morning!

1 comment:

  1. Reading your post made me realize just why I hate WALLY WORLD! I truly hate that place! But, I had to go today! It's the closest grocery store close...I would rather go to Kroger, but its too far away and since groceries are outrageous, I chose WALLY WORLD! But, boy it was packed today. I guess I don't usually shop on Saturdays! I am not usually in there when there are 20 people to the aisle and they won't move out of your way! But, I managed to get what I needed and managed not to run out of that place screaming at the top of my lungs! I am glad you had a good OP day. I did too! WI is tomorrow. Let's hope it worked! Good luck and keep up the great work!