Sun Shopping and Sand (part 1)

20 Jul

Ah, what a weekend! I haven’t posted since Friday because of how busy I have been and oh man how my eating habits suffered! Oops.

Let’s go back to the beginning shall we?


Outlet shopping with KL; we went to Tulalip, WA which if the border isn’t crazy is about 3 hours or so away from us…however, everyone and their dog was crossing at the same time as us so we sat, and sat, and sat in the roasting sun while slowly inching forward. We eventually got to cross (did you know you can cross the Canada/US border with an expired passport?!) and were on our way. Being on our way involved almost hitting a deer (I was quite traumatized by this) otherwise it was a nice drive. That mall is like the mecca of all outlet malls, lol. KL had never been there before and fell in loooooove with it, we hope to go back to do Christmas shopping. 😀

Now, while malls may be great for shopping we all know that finding something healthy to eat in them is quite the challenge, and if you do find something good for you managing to order the healthy food and  not head for the  line up for the Chinese food is hard cause it smells oh so yummy. lol. I prepped for this and took fruit and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with me. I bought a salad from Subway (worst Subway experience to date, btw) and ate that with my sandwich and fruit. Something else I tried was eating a large protein filled breakfast, I thought it might give me energy and keep me full longer. I think it would have worked better if we didn’t get stuck at the border for sooooo long but oh well, I tried. 🙂

Now, something bad that happened was I didn’t use all my points cause I was s’posed to go out after we got back home so I was saving some points for that but we got back so late I was exhausted and the plans fell through and no way was I eating at almost midnight when all I wanted to do was snooze.  I ended up using 18 points – it could have been worse I suppose. I was crazy dehydrated which I haven’t been in quite a while…the body did not like that!

Here’s how the convo went with the Subway lady:

Me: I’d like the Veggie Lovers Salad

Her: What kind of bread do you want?

Me: No, I want the salad.

Her: The what?

Me: (I point to the salad section of the menu) I want the salad.

Her: Salad? Oh…(looks confused then finally gets a bowl for the salad) You want chicken?

Me: No, I want the veggie delight salad.

Her: (puts bowl away) What kind of bread do you want?

This went on for some time, oy! Lol.

On Saturday I ate:

1 scrambled egg = 2 points

½ cup baked beans = 2 points

2 pieces toast = 2 points

2 triangles of Laughing Cow cheese = 1 point

1 nectarine = 1 point

1 slush = 2 points

1 Peanut butter and jam sandwich = 5 points

1 cup grapes = 1 point

½ chocolate chip cookie = 2 points

1 veggie delight salad = 0 points

So I used 18 points for the day. I should have eaten way more fruit, or at least drank way more water cause man was I dehydrated after all the time in the sun. I am happy with my ability to detour around the Chinese food and get the salad; my food may not have tasted as good but least my salad wasn’t making me any fatter! hehe

K, this ended up long, I will write Sunday in a seperate post!


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