Saturday, November 7, 2009

I hate leaves

This is going to be a short post as every part of my body hurts from raking leaves or 6 hours. The good news - the backyard is done! The bad news - we only got half way through the front yard. So - a little more raking tomorrow, but it is a lot smaller area then what we did today!

I did manage to sneak a break and grab a new Stevia sweetened soda I found at Whole Foods, Zevia. It was ok - it didn't taste like Coke or Pepsi - more like RC Cola or a generic Cola if that makes sense. Oh and the model posing with the Zevia? My mini-dachshund Chloe. She is the best dog ever, don't let the mugshot-esque picture get you.

And what did I do after raking for an ungodly amount of time? Run to the grocery store to get steamed lobsters for dinner. There was no way I was cooking. I DID steam some asparagus and also eat a mini crab cake (1 point - not too bad!)

I may have also consumed a Milano cookie 100 calorie pack and a mini chocolate chip muffin pack 100 calorie pack. I hate those 100 calorie packs, but the husband begged for some preportioned sweets, and I caved. I hope he gobbles them up soon. I am sure I earned at least 4 activity points today, so I am good but I would rather spend my points budget on something not so processed.
Tomorrow should be interesting. Meeting some friends for breakfast at Friendly's - not sure how large that chain of restaurants is outside of New England, but I went to their website to see the nutritional info and I am left to ask how can a garden omelet have more calories and fat then a Ham and cheese one or a bacon and four cheese one? And how the heck can they cram 860 calories and 55 grams of fat in said garden omelet??
I have two choices, 2 egg beaters and home fries for 9 points, or chicken noodle soup and a dressingless side salad for 8 points. I will more then likely have the first one. But I am proud that I did my research and got the points value in advance instead of going for what sounded healthy which clearly isn't!
Ok kiddos - I am off to get some Advil & go to bed. Have a great night!!


  1. I love your doggie! Too cute! :) Raking leaves for that long was a tough workout! WOW!

    I love breakfast out- but I make up my own combo. 2egg beater/2bacon/tomato slices/ 1 slice of dry wheat toast-plus I add one of those jam packets as my treat. I give 7 for all of that-and I enjoy each and every bite of that bacon! YUM! :) Good job on looking at the menu ahead of time-but always remember to ask for what you want if you dont see safe choices. :)

  2. Cutest. Dog. Ever. And I completely heart the mugshotesque photo of him.