Wednesday, June 27, 2007

honky tonk heaven

Yesterday went really well. I got in all my water/fruit/dairy and even played in my pool for a little while. Somewhere around 9 o'clock last night Jeremy and I needed to run to the store down the street, and while we were there he decided that he had a sweet tooth. (Can I just say that my hubby always has a sweet tooth?) He grabbed a fried apple pie and I zoned in on the fried chocolate pies. Okay, now I love me some fried foods and I love me some chocolate and when you put the two together I'm in honkey tonk heaven. So I got it, but not before I swooned at the nutritional facts on the back. I knew I had six points left and I had achieved all of my GH points for the day. (minus a milk serving - but you HAVE to drink some milk with fried chocolate pie anyways) And when I got home I realized that my slide points thingie wouldn't calculate the points because it was over the charts! I got on Roni's site and used her little points calculator that she can no longer call a "points" calculator. It was a whopping 11.8 points! :o) So I ate half of it and used 2 WP's for my milk. I zapped it for a few in the microwave and it was delicious - totally worth the 6 points. And since I only hate half of it I didn't feel like I was going to go into diabetic shock.

So it's all gravy. I had my chocolate fix, stayed OP, and have hopefully headed off that "whoa is me I'm on a diet I can't have no fun" feeling. The bad thing is that I encouraged Jeremy to eat the other half of my pie so it wouldn't be there to tempt me. This is after he ate his pie. I'm a bad influence.

It's going to be pretty busy busy in Mandy Land for the next few weeks. We're going camping on July 5th and won't be back until the night of the 7th. Then July 8th we're starting VBS at our church and I'm the storyteller, so I've got to get all my props together and my backdrops painted and my peeps organized before I leave for camping. I'm nervous about my eating habits during this period b/c we'll eat out for all of our meals while we're away (I know it's not real camping if you don't cook you own food, but we're taking baby steps) and then we'll have kiddie meals everynight at VBS. Maybe I can get a hold of the menu in advanced and plan ahead. Being the youth minister has its perks! ;o)

So, I suppose I should stop procrastinating and get int the middle of my planning. I'm blessed to have a job that allows me to not only blog and comment with my favorite cyber buddies, but also allows me to work on church stuff while on the clock!

Have a Great OP Day!

11 comments:

MMalloy said...

I am so bummed that we will not get away for the 4th this year. You will have fun and all the little things you have learned will stick with you and I am sure you will do just fine over the trip!

strawgirl said...

Good for you for having your cake and eating it too! Way to go!! WW is all about flexibility (sp??) and fitting it into your life style. You proved that last night.

Sorry you are going to be so busy, BUT it sounds like good busy. I would love to go camping, but my DH idea of camping is the nearest Holiday Inn (well mine too...) but I love hearing the sounds of the night and the beauty of nautre early in the morning. You will have a blast!!

Janet said...

Ooh...the pie sounds good....

Have fun camping! Is it at a place that has decent food options around? When I went camping last weekend, I was at a place where the closest fast food restaurant was half an hour away, and being on "company" money, I HAD to take my own food (and forget my camp stove!)

Good luck getting ready for VBS... I remember those days.

Courtney said...

You did such an awesome job with the pie! It's those little things that will keep you going...and, once you hit your goal, you will realize how easy it is to eat what you want but maybe not ALL of it! Have a great camping trip!

BB said...

Wow-you did really well with the pie. That's what I like about WW-you can still eat some stuff-in moderation. Funny that you had your husband eat the rest of it-I totally understand ;)

Calyn said...

Wow, you are strong. I could not have stopped at 1/2 with something that good... maybe later on down the road! Have a great time camping!!!

Candace said...

Woo Hoo on the pie. I did that a few weeks ago with 8pt BBQ ribbets. I ate the whole thing, but I waited a whole day so it would fit into my plan better.
The flex plan seems to be really great at getting those 'fixes' that satisfy.
This weekend, it was chocolate B-day cake. The next B-day gets 1pt muffins - I swear!

WeightBGone said...

Great job on staying OP and eating only half of the pie. That is never an easy thing to do but you accomplished it and should be proud. Keep up the great job and enjoy your time away.

Melanie said...

Great choices with the pie! That is awesome. With camping...think about taking some of your favorite non-perishable foods that are OP...so you don't have to worry about going too crazy. Have a great time camping...I hope we get to go this year. I love it...the dog, the tent ,camp fires, smores....good times.

strawgirl said...

I was thinking of you last night and your DHs sweet tooth. When he is a preacher and has his own churcn, the little old ladies who love to bake are going to LOVE him and his sweet tooth!

dizzydazey said...

Strawgirl -

I know! That's what I'm afraid of! :o) Those sweet little old ladies are going to make me FAT! lol