Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Not The Rolling Stones

I definitely can get satisfaction.

I've had a picture perfect evening. I lost at my WW meeting. A lot.

I love fires. I could be a pyromaniac I think....really. We were going to have a bonfire all last year. Never did. Today, we'd planned that we'd toast weenies (yes we do call them that) over an open fire after I got home from WW.

I got home and started the fire in the outdoor, metal thingy with 4 sides and a top, so you don't burn the neighborhood down, fire thingy. Brought out the other 1/2 of the bottle of wine for me and a beer for the big man. Oh ya, we know how to live. We sat there and chatted and imbibed. Life is indeed good.

If you don't live in Michigan, you won't understand the draw of Kogel's hot dogs. Vernors either, but that's another post. I was hungry for Kogel's. That was on the dinner menu tonight. Potato salad also. Nobody could make potato salad like my Aunt Lou. I miss her but I sure do think of her often. Today I made her potato salad. Yep, Hellman's mayo and all. Just can't make Aunt Lou's potato salad without Hellman's. I got some Bush's baked beans too. Tonight's meal was to be potato salad, baked beans, weenies, and Ruffle's. God what a feast we had!! I made cupcakes earlier in the day. Yum.

What's different about this meal? Well, in the past we'd have had 4 Kogel's each. We'd have chowed down at least 3 helpings of potato salad and a large can of baked beans. We'd have eaten the whole bag of Ruffle's and gone on to polish off the whole batch of cupcakes. Not so tonight. I'm satisfied. I'm not too full and I'm definitely not hungry. Was I counting points? No. I never do Wednesday night after Weight Watchers. Was it an all out eating frenzy? No it wasn't. It would have been in the past. I've become so much more mindful of my eating.

The wine was exquisite. It was Traverse Bay Riesling. Yes, another Michigan product. It was freaking awesome. I had 2 glasses. Not large ones. I have lovely, smallish, Princess House wine glasses. I have one less now as the big man just came down to the Oasis and told me he broke my glass. Sighhh. Anyway, just 2 glasses. Yes, I'm blitzed. I'm such a cheap drunk. Not sure if this has more alcohol than most or what, but after 1 glass my lips were tingling. After 2, I wasn't sure if they were still on my face! So, I was starving to death, and having a meal that I love, and I was drunk. Wow, what a combo!!!

I had one small helping of potato salad. When I was making it this morning I said I was going to use one potato as I always make too much. You'd think that 2 potato's would make enough salad for 2 people, but it really makes enough for 4! So, today, I finally used 1 potato! I used 3 deviled eggs, onions, and red peppers. Aunt Lou used green, but I like red. I used Hellman's mayo too. Yum. This was about 1/4 of what I'd have eaten in the past. I was satisfied. It was so very good, just what I wanted, but I didn't need a mountain. Who knew?

I had 1.5 Kogel's hot dogs. I don't like buns, I like my weenies au natural now. They were to die for. I'd have eaten 4 in the past, with buns. I put 2 on my plate, but after 1.5 I was just perfect. I was satisfied.

I had a small spoon (less than 1/4 cup) of baked beans. Just perfect. I was satisfied.

I had only a few Ruffle's. Not into them tonight. I was satisfied.

I bought one of those small boxes of cake mix yesterday. Makes 12 cupcakes or an 8 inch cake. As I said, in the past, we'd have eaten every single one of a full batch of cupcakes. Today, making a half batch (I got 11 instead of 12 out of the box), I put 6 in the freezer for next week and there are still 2 sitting on the counter top. That's unheard of! You know what though? I'm satisfied. I don't even want another one. Those will go in the freezer also if the big man didn't inhale them already.

I ate what I wanted tonight. I enjoyed every bite. I was mindful of what I was eating even though I was tipsy as hell. It tasted so good. More wouldn't have tasted better. More would have been bad. Satisfied is where it's at.

Oh my gosh am I actually learning stuff???

Poof goes the pickled Pixie!



  1. Awesome Deb! Something for me to learn from lol

  2. Congrats on the loss and to eating what you wanted till you were satisfied! HIP HIP HOORAY! :)

  3. Woah sounds like you are doing well with mindful eating! And an open fire too! I seriously cannot do BBQs because for me everything'd taste TOO good and before I know it I'd be 150% full, going on to 200%.
    Everything sounds yummy too!! Great job on the self-discpline! :> You are rocking it Debby~~

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