Monday already!? Time flies when you have a lot going on, and this weekend was certainly no exception. Saturday, Wil and I drove up to Philadelphia for my mom’s birthday party. She knew we were having dinner but thought it was just going to be immediate family. My dad had asked me to invite some additional friends and family, so 4 of her best friends from high school came and she had no idea! It was so fun to be a part of the surprise and see the look on her face when she spotted her friends from so many years ago.
Sunday we went to my sister’s church and then to Dim Sum for lunch since my sister’s actual birthday was yesterday. It was really fun to be with family and get to see my niece and nephew. That brunch was immediate family only (plus one of my moms friends) so it was fun to eat and goof around before we got back on the road.
Neither of us really felt like cooking last night, so we went out in search of cheap eats. We could not agree at all on where to go – I wanted Chipotle, he wanted fried chicken. So he asked if I minded exploring a bit (which I didn’t) but we seriously could not come to an agreement whatsoever on where to go. Finally, he suggested a buffet that we passed, and my stomach was literally grumbling since we had eaten over 6 hours before with dim sum, so I (hesitantly) agreed. What a mistake.
There was so little food there that I could actually eat, and everything was nasty. I started with a salad..
Mixed greens, broccoli, tomatoes, croutons, beets, fat free ranch, pickles, and some cottage cheese on the side. It was edible but nothing I would request again. Plate #2 consisted of the few things in the hot part of the buffet that I could eat.
(Disgusting and mushy) Broccoli, (awful) mac and cheese, (decent) fried shrimp and onion rings. It was so hard to eat but I was still really hungry and wanted to get something more in my stomach. How can you go wrong with mac and cheese? They found a way.
The only good part of the experience was that they had a self-serve softserve machine and I got to rely on my former experience as a waitress at Friendly’s.
The perfect cone.
I left feeling awful. My stomach started hurting almost immediately as we drove away and it didn’t improve much into the evening.
I stepped on the scale when I got home and was pretty taken aback by the number. Granted, I had just had a ton of food over the last 48 hours, but the number is one I haven’t seen in a long time. I try not to let the scale define me or determine my mood or self-worth, but the number was a little alarming. This morning it was 3 pounds less, (and in a lower decade) but I’m still slipping in the wrong direction with my weight. I know that holidays are tough with so much going on, but I also know myself and how unhappy I’ll be if I don’t take care of this issue before it gets out of hand.
I’ve heard really good things about the new Weight Watchers plan – Pro Points, and how it emphasizes eating real, unprocessed foods and lots of fruits and veggies. To be honest, I’m a little resistant to go back to Weight Watchers with all my preachiness about it before, but I am really interested in the new program. My biggest problem with WW previously was exactly the thing they changed – the emphasis on low-fat/fat-free/low calorie everything rather than on whole foods.
So my question to you – – is anyone currently doing Weight Watchers on the new plan? What do you think of it? If you’re a regular reader of my blog, do you think its more in line with my lifestyle?