Happy 2013! An entire New Year…so much promise! Let’s all see how far we can go!
I’m not moving too far from my routine because, in spite of the New Year, I can’t miss out on being part of What I Ate Wednesday! That of course is the wonderful foodie party started and still hostessed by Jenn at Peas & Crayons (even though she turned 100 last week!!) ;-) So before we use up too much of this brand New Year, let’s get started!
Friday, Ralph and I were treated to lunch by his sister, Maddie and her husband, George. We headed to Olive Garden.
Love the salad at Olive Garden. I had two plates of it, but I resisted the bread sticks…I’m proud of myself for that!
Cappelini Pomodoro…with Lots of parmesan cheese. Tasty and just the right size serving.
We decided not to have dessert at the restaurant and instead went back to Maddie and George’s house for coffee and dessert.
Homemade cherry cheese cake. This was delicious. I need to get the recipe and see what I can do to lighten it up. Yum!
Sunday found us at one of our favorite places, Subway.
My usual favorite, the veggie with pepper jack cheese. So tasty. Now here’s a deal for you. You’ll notice the little card. Each time we go I hand in the card and I get points. This day, when I gave the card, the man serving us asked if I wanted to use my points. Two 6 inch subs, two drinks and a bag of chips for Ralph came out to $13.87. After the man calculated the points on the card…it cost us 80 cents!!! I was pretty excited! Good reason to hand in that card every time we go!
On New Year’s Eve we were heading to a friend’s house, but decided we’d do better with snacking if we ate first. We headed for the diner. I felt I was making a good choice. I ordered the eggplant parmesan mini meal. The operative word here Should be Mini. This is what I got…
Can you say Huge?! I had to take half of it home with me! It did come with a salad.
Might have been part of the reason I got so full and had to bring home the leftovers.
Now the interesting thing is that when we got to our friends house, where we thought we’d just be having snacks…Dinner was served! I didn’t take any photos there because other than the couple who invited us, I didn’t know the people very well. I didn’t fee right taking photos. Besides, I had the feeling they were the kind of group who would have asked me a hundred questions about what I was doing and I just didn’t feel like answering questions. Suffice it to say that I had asparagus (tasty!) and the very best baked sweet potato EVER! It would have qualified for Bigger Than My Head, if I had taken a picture.
My decision was that I would just write ALL of my 49 Weekly Weight Watchers points at the bottom of the page for Monday and be done with it! I now have 4 days to get back on track before my next weigh in. I think I can handle it. Tracking and exercising every day will get me back to where I want to be!
Don’t forget to visit Peas & Crayons to see what everyone else has been eating and be sure to leave some comments!
Happy first WIAW for 2013! On to a great New Year!