FMM

Happy Monday my friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I did.  I went by nice and slow and I had a wonderful time getting in some QT with my loves, Kevin and Ian!

For now, it is time for another getting to know you session! Sarah, once again, is hosting and it is so wonderful to be able to learn just a little bit more each week about the faces behind the keyboard.

Without further ado: Holiday Traditions

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1. Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Um, not really. I’ve made corned beef and cabbage a couple of times because I love to cook and eat! Any excuse, right?

2. Which is your favorite holiday to celebrate? Hands down, Christmas! I have TONS of decorations and I just LOVE the tradition of it all! Carolers, putting up the tree, making the treats, and surprising my friends and family with things they love as well as keeping traditional gifts alive. 

3. Do you have a favorite ‘holiday’ food? My mama’s cornbread dressing is by far my favorite holiday food.  We eat it for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I have learned to make it and I’m teaching Ian.  My mom was taught by my grandma. The original recipe includes instructions like “a handful of this in here” and “pour a little of that in there”.  It is so much fun to make because I can remember nearly every Christmas, seeing my grandma’s and mama’s hands mixing that dressing because you can NOT use a spoon.  It won’t get mixed good enough!

4. What do you think of holiday parades? I love any celebration.  Now, living in Louisiana it is perfect.  These people have a parade if the sun comes up in the morning.  If Thanksgiving comes along and I don’t get to see the “Macy Day Parade” (my name for it) I don’t feel like it has been Thanksgiving and the day is not a bright for me.

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5. Have you ever been part of a parade? I was in marching band in high school so I’ve been in so many parades I can’t help but feel sorry for those marching as they walk by!

6. Do you decorate your house for the holidays? Oh yes.  I have decorations for a lot of holidays but the ones that are brought out without question are the Christmas decorations. I collect Santa’s.  At last count, I had over 100, I believe.

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7. Do you send holiday cards? I love sending and receiving cards.  Some years life gets in the way but I ALWAYS buy them with great intentions!

8. Are there any holidays that you celebrate that are traditional in another country, but maybe less well known in the US? I’d have to say no.  I’m a born and raised southern girl so we mainly stuck to American holidays.

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Thinking Out Loud

I am linking up with Amanda again today to get some of these random thoughts out of my head.  Ready for the purge?

  • Wow! Technology hates me today! I was in the middle of this post and my computer popped up with a box that said something about It’ Dead, Jim (Not exactly but it was talking to Jim) and then everything shut down! Fortunately, I was able to recover all I had typed so far! My phone is hooked up to my desktop restoring itself (for the last 3+ hours) because it just died for no reason today.  Oh wait, maybe it died because it is as old as Methuselah! Anyway…
  • First off, I was going to tell you all about this chili I made tonight but I can’t for the life of me find the original recipe.  I can’t share the recipe and not give credit to it’s owner.  So, I’ll just show you a picture!

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Doesn’t that look glorious? It was originally crockpot turkey chili but I left out the turkey and cooked it on the stove.  I also made a pan of cornbread to go along with it.  It was seriously delicious! As soon as I figure out who created it, I’ll share the original recipe and my tweaks.

  • I mentioned earlier in the week that we went to the farmers market last weekend.  There were no veggies. We bought popcorn and candles but zero veggies.  Apparently there were some vendors there who had a few but ran out by the time we arrived.  They were still standing there with their empty tables.  They told me due to the cold the veggies didn’t come in as planned and they hoped to have some soon.
  • Tomorrow, I am spreading my wings and going to Lafayette by myself.  Kevin is on call this weekend so he has to stick close to his work truck.  Ian is working all weekend so when I get off tomorrow, I’m going to get groceries all by myself! I told Kevin I felt like a bird being pushed out of the nest!
  • I have two major health victories.  The first is, due to my digestive issues, I normally go through a large bottle of tums every couple of weeks.  I have HORRIBLE heartburn.  I realized earlier today I haven’t had a tums at all since either Saturday or Sunday.  That is MAJOR!
  • Secondly, our produce is getting low so when I was scrounging for lunch, I was so surprised to find myself not automatically reaching for the peanut butter and jelly or bread to make some sort of sandwich.  I grabbed a head of romaine and when I realized what I was doing, I was surveying the contents of the fridge to see what would work on a salad.  It ended up being black olives, almonds, a sprinkle of parmesan and some ranch.  Small steps create big changes.  When you notice those changes, it is quite the thrilling feeling.

OK.  I’m going to take a nap before Kevin is ready to watch American Idol.  I am quite please with everyone that is left so I can’t pick a team, however, if I were made to pick a girl, it would be Jessica Meuse.  I like all of the boys so no picking there!

Do you have an idol favorite? 

Do you vote? We don’t.  We just sit on the couch and get mad when our favorites go home! Ha!

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WIAW

I pulled a disappearing act yesterday.  Basically, I was lazy.  And sleepy.  So So Sleepy.  I barely made it through my work day so there was no way I was doing anything other than get a healthy meal on the table and then vegging the rest of the evening.  And that is what I did. 

Today is all about what we eat! I’m going to give you a glimpse into some random stuff we have been enjoying as of late.

                                       

058 Let’s begin with last nights dinner.  I made this. Portabella mushrooms with a white bean filling.  I left out the rosemary (I had none) and the prosciutto (we are staying away from what meats we can) and used vegetable stock instead of chicken.  Oh my heavens.  I also roasted an eggplant on the side as well as a couple of white potatoes which were on their last leg.  Today, I had a cap and added some avocado on top.  That took it to the next level for me!

045 We’ve also been enjoying big salads.  Kevin grilled some organic chicken breasts we had on hand after I marinated them in teriyaki.  To the salads we added romaine, tomato, cucumber, boiled egg, and of course avocado.  I had mine with REAL ranch dressing.  Delicious and filling.  This was dinner Monday night and lunch Tuesday.

060This morning, I enjoyed some steel cut oats that I cooked in the crockpot topped with peanut butter, almonds and a banana.  I forgot about the oats and cooked them a scoche too long. In the morning, I’m going to add a splash of almond milk when I heat them and see if that helps. 

That is our not so boring meals from this week.  Everything else has been very mundane.  If you are looking for some great meal ideas, hop over to Jenn’s blog and see what you can find! There are tons of link ups that you can search and get some really great meals!

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Friend Making Monday

Happy Monday after the time change.  That little tiny lost hour sure puts a kink in our lives, doesn’t it?  Yesterday flew by so fast you’d think we jumped ahead 10 hours instead! That baffles me.  Today, I’ve been so sleepy all day long it is like that 10 hours we jumped ahead yesterday were the 10 I was supposed to used for sleep.  Yuck! I had plans to come back yesterday and talk all about our adventures shopping at the farmers market (there were NO fruits or veggies!!!) and buying organic groceries.  It was fun and quite economical!

Anyway, I’ll talk more about that later in the week.  Suffice it to say we had a great weekend!

Today is all about making friends! My friend Sarah is once again hosting and has come up with a great set of questions! Without further ado, let’s talk about vacations!

 

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1. Where was the last place you went on vacation to? Well, our last “travel” was to Louisiana in October to visit Kevin’s parents. That is the trip we actually found a home and Kevin a job and decided to move here.  Our last REAL vacation was November 2011, I think? We went to Disney for a long weekend.  Before that, In 2008 we went on a 7 day cruise.  Whoa it was fantastic! It was Kevin and myself, Ian and a friend of his and my baby brother and one of his friends. 

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2. Do you have any plans for a vacation this year? Um… not set in stone? I’m going to Fitbloggin(!!!) and we are taking a long weekend to meet my parents in Alabama.  I’m sure we will go back to Florida at some point and I have a few places I want to visit on weekends.  We also have camping gear that has never been opened.  We desperately want to spend some weekends camping.  I think that is enough traveling, yes?

3. If money was no option, where would you dream vacation be? It would definitely be a European vacation. Any country, really.  I’m not picky. Reading of Ashley’s adventures has me craving a trip over there!

4. What is your favorite vacation spot that you have visited? It isn’t a spot necessarily, but if we had unlimited resources and time, we would definitely cruise no less than a couple of times per year. 

5. Have you ever had a staycation? Actually, our very first vacation we took together in 2002 was a staycation.  We visited some local landmarks, slept late, went to the zoo and just lounged around the house a couple of days as well.  It was glorious!

6. Are you a lie on the beach person or a go out and explore person? I am definitely a mix.  Right now, I am wore out mentally and just need to lie on a beach somewhere. Calgon, take me away!

7. When you fly do you have a favorite airline? I’ve never flown before

8. Have you ever had a ‘vacation from hell’? I don’t think I have.  I am one of those people that as long as I am on vacation, I am happy! You will rarely hear a complaint from me.  When we were at WDW in November, I didn’t realize it at the time, but I had just developed plantar fasciitis.  I thought it was my shoes and I threw a brand new pair of Nikes away in Epcot and bout a pair of Mickey crocs.  They are actually really cute and I wear them all of the time but had I know, I’d still also have my super cute pink Nikes.  The only part of that vacation that was hell was feeling helpless and not understanding why I was having such severe pain when trying to walk.

9. Have you ever had an airline lose your luggage? See number 7

10. Do you send postcards to friends and family when you go on vacation? Normally, no.  We did mail postcards from Hell, Grand Cayman but I think they never actually arrived.

Thank you SO MUCH Sarah, for these great questions!

Now it is your turn!

Have you ever had a vacation from hell?

Pick any 2 questions above and tell me your story!

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We Have MADE It!!

It is finally Friday! I can NOT believe I made it.  Let’s start at the beginning.  I had a grand meal plan for the WHOLE week but it fell apart like a dry biscuit.

Monday I attempted to thaw my chicken for the chicken and bean bake but it was like 100* below zero so it stayed frozen.  When I realized it was not going to thaw, I stuck it back in the freezer and bought some boneless pork ribs to bake.  That was OK.  No problem.  However, we also realized that Fat Tuesday was going to be snow, sleet and ice all day.  Alas, we did not go. 

015bbbc398e9ffadb468afbec3dafd5fe40108684f01ea17c271bed9933ea6eef0b292b22818227123d2This is what we were dealing with. We kept waiting for it to thaw and waiting and waiting… The news kept pushing back the hour where the temperature would rise above freezing.  It never happened.  Ian was supposed to go to work so when it was nearing time for him to leave and it was still icy everywhere, Kevin and I decided to get Papa Ben, (Kevin’s dad)  and just drive him there and then eat and play while he worked.  He only had to work 4 hours.  So that is what we did.  I only ate fried fish, a green salad and 2 rolls.  Everything else was either too greasy or too spicy for me to try sans meds.  We played the slots for a few minutes, I lost my $20 and Kevin turned his into $80.  Jerk.  We then watched his dad play and explored the new hotel they just added to the casino. Some of us also took a nap.

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When we dropped Papa Ben off, he informed us he would be cooking dinner the next evening.  So now we have night 3 off plan, not to mention the fact that I’m beginning to feel the effects of not taking my medication and my tummy is beginning to not feel great.  When I say it wasn’t feeling great, what I feel is constant excruciating heartburn that comes from deep in my chest and sometimes can burn all the way up into my sinuses.  It is BAD.  I am supposed to have an endoscopy every 6 months to check my esophagus but… we won’t mention the last time I had one. 

So.  Papa Ben cooked Wednesday and I was also able to get my prescription filled Wednesday night.  It just doesn’t work immediately.  Thursday, I planned to cook the chicken and bean bake and try to get back on track.  Right before I got off of work, I received a call from Papa Ben, he had some business for me to take care of when I got off.  So I get to his house and he has fried me a hamburger.  See where I’m going? Yep.  Another greasy meal.  This one sent me over the edge.  I ate and left.  Quickly.  I barely arrived home and I’ll let you use your imagination so as to not provide TMI. I went straight to bed and just laid there trying not to move.  In the time from Monday to Thursday evening, I emptied a 72 count bottle of Tums.  Kevin very graciously stopped and got himself dinner and then climbed in bed with me.  We watched Mixology and Forks Over Knives on the iPad and about 10PM I realized I was finally feeling normal.  Hallelujah for meds kicking in!  

That brings us to today.  I FINALLY made my chicken and bean bake.  It was worth the wait! YUMMO! I also facetimed with my favorite person:

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We didn’t go to Alabama this weekend because my Mommy got sick last week and had to miss almost a week of work! Boo! We are going to attempt a meet up again in about 3 weeks.   Absence makes the heart grow fonder, yes?

Whew! That was a little bit long winded, yes? Sorry bout that! I’ll be back tomorrow with our grocery store finds! We are also going to the famers market for the first time this season!

What do you love purchasing at the farmers market?

If you have watched Forks Over Knives, did it have an impact on your diet? Kevin and I toyed with vegetarianism before and we have been talking about it this week,.  After watching that documentary, we are pretty much there! I have a few packs of chicken in my freezer and then I am going to make meat a sometimes dish.  If at all.  I think we will probably stick with seafood though.  I just really don’t want to put a label on how we eat, I just want to eat the healthiest that we can for us.  Ya know?

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Makin It

So. I was thinking I wouldn’t have a great week and I was right. Having run out of my medicine, I wasn’t able to get it until Wednesday evening so I was without it 4 days. That made my stomach very tender. Add 2 meals cooked by my father in law, whose main ingredient is grease and you have a recipe for disaster. Yuck! At this moment, I’m laying in the dark blogging from my iPad. This is me:

Also, no idea how this post is going to look. This is my first time using BlogPad Pro. I’m going to try to sleep off some yuck. I’ll be back tomorrow with our weekend plans and some more of our derailment from this past week.

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Friend Making Monday

                    

This is one of my favorite link-ups.  My friend Sarah is the host and I want to thank her for allowing us to play along!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic-Movies!

1. What is your all time favorite movie? Dirty Dancing! I cried when Patrick passed away.  Yes.  We were on a first name basis.  The only movie he ever did I didn’t care for was Steel Dawn. 

2. Who is your favorite actor and actress? Patrick, of course. I also enjoy Adam Sandler, Liam Neeson, well, I really like saying his name.  Back in my younger years, I adored Steven Segal.  Whoa! Actress wise,  I really enjoy Julia Roberts, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy, there are SO many!

3. What is the first movie you ever saw at the cinema? I can not for the life of me remember…

4. Did you watch The Oscars last night? I did not watch The Oscars.  The Walking Dead was on.  Oscars or Darrell… the choice was clear!

5. How many of the Best Picture nominations did you watch and which did you enjoy the most? I am embarrassed to say, none.  Between moving and getting settled and now living in a small town with no movie theatre, we are way behind on our movie watching!

6. What did you think of Ellen hosting The Oscars? I’m sure she did great? But, since we didn’t’ watch, who knows!

7. If you had the chance to play a part in any movie, what would it be? It would have to be a part with no love scenes.  I’m very shy and that would just be awkward. If my voice could be dubbed over, I’d love to play a part in Pitch Perfect.  I LOVE to sing but no one loves to hear me.  ha!

8. Is there a movie you have watched that was so bad that you have either walked out of the cinema or turned it off? Vanilla Sky.  Kevin and I walked out on that one.  It was just weird.

9. What do you think of 3D and IMAX movies? Are they worth the extra money? I don’t care for 3D movies.  I enjoy IMAX movies that are not regular Hollywood movies, the ones about nature and such.

10. What was the last movie you saw at the cinema? Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Now, your turn. 

If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment below and tell me the last movie you saw at the theatre AND what is a MUST RENT for us so we can get caught up on our movie watching.

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Weekly Plan

My plan for this week is just to make it to Friday!

Yesterday did NOT go as planned.  We were to go get my prescription filled only to learn I have no refills and no doctor since moving.  That means I took my last pill today and starting tomorrow, my digestion is going to bite it! I’m going to call my Florida doctor and beg them to call me in 1 refill until I can see a doctor here.  I really doubt I’ll be able to find any doctors open until after Mardi Gras.  This state is shutting down until Wednesday!

Our plans Saturday we to go early to Lafayette, get groceries, eat an early dinner at Illegal Burrito and the head to the parade.  Kevin got a call so that put us behind.  We left just in time to find out I had no refills, get no food and make it just in time to get parking for the parade.  I was SOO hungry.  Kevin talked me into going into the fair to find local food.  We found a booth that a deaf organization was hosting.  They had no healthy choices.  What did I expect, I was at a fair, right? I ended up with a sausage dog that tasted like canned dog food.  Kevin also got one and a Frito pie, as well as 2 bottled beverages.  We spent $19.  It was awful.  We ended up not finding his coworkers we were supposed to meet up with, staying until 730 (the parade started at 630) and when I looked at the tracker and found the parade had only made it a couple of blocks, we decided to pack it in.  Ugh! We then went and bought groceries.  By the time we made it back to our tiny little town, we were about to eat our arm.  We passed the Chinese restaurant and the next thing I knew, I was stuffing my face with lo mein! See how that works? One bad choice leads to another.  I should have been prepared with healthy snacks in my purse but I wasn’t.  I will try my best to not let that happen again!

Let’s move to Sunday.  It isn’t any prettier, food wise.  When we were at the grocery store last night we found a King Cake that was chocolate and coconut.  It looked really good!. I had a piece for breakfast with my coffee and it just went down from there.  I had ice cream, chocolate covered peanuts, you name it, I ate it.  I did have a turkey and cheese sandwich at lunch but for dinner I had a scrambled egg sandwich.  I had zero fruits or veggies today.  See, for me, one bad choice leads to another and another and, well, you get the idea.  So, I’m not regretting anything I had (except the king cake.  that was NARSTY!).  I am going to move on and tomorrow is another day!

As far as my food and fitness plan for the week, I’m linking up with Racheal so I can learn for all of these successful women! I’m just doing what I can, learning along the way and hopefully one day, I’ll make it!

                                   

Monday: chicken and bean bake *I have leftover great northern beans I’m going to put my chicken on top of

Tuesday is Mardi Gras, we are meeting a group downtown. I’m not confident this is going to be a healthy day, I am, however, contributing a veggie platter, and I will have my normal breakfast and hopefully a healthy dinner.

Wednesday: I bought a new to me marinade for some chicken breast tenderloins, we will have sweet potatoes and cauliflower along side

Thursday: BBQ chicken on the grill along with some grilled potatoes and green beans

Friday: we will be traveling so, whatever we find on the road. 

Saturday: we will be in a hotel, they do have semi healthy options on the breakfast and I have no idea what we will be doing for dinner.  I’ll pack some healthy snacks for in between

Sunday: we will be traveling home so breakfast at the hotel and lunch on the road, dinner here at the hacienda, something quick like soup or eggs

For fitness this week, I’ll be walking 3 miles everyday except Friday and Sunday, I’ve knocked it down to 2.  I have signed up for the Fitfluential #ffmarchmiles – 100 Miles in March challenge. 

What is your plan to stay healthy this week?

I plan to move on from this weekend and learn! What did I learn? That I can have a bad choice, meal or day but I do NOT have to continue that behavior.  MOVE.  ON. 

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Thinking Out Loud Thursday

My mind is a jumbled mess tonight.  I have a million things I WANT to do and a millions things I NEED to do and no energy to do any of it. I”m going to link up with Amanda and I’m going to use bullet points to clear my head, mmmkay?

  • I am slowly but surely teaching myself how to update my blog and “fix” it.  Usually when I work on something and FINALLY figure it out, I do a happy dance and get a look like I’m crazy from mi familia.
  • Kevin just opened the door we shall call the pneumonia hole.  I am SICK of the cold.
  • I am ready to pack.  To. Day. for Fitbloggin
  • Next weekend we are meeting my parents half way for a visit. I am excited to get away and excited to see them.  I’ve never gone 3 months without seeing my mama before!
  • I am hooked on eggs.  Like, I eat at least 2 a day.  I haven’t had any in a couple of days so I was kinda jonesing.  Yes.  You can “jones” for an egg.  Anyway, the beans I made for dinner last night didn’t’ get done in time so I put them away for tonight.  Tonight, I reheated a bow and added a runny egg on top.  Even Kevin loved it.  Holy Yum!
  • DSCN0979 Um, yeah.  It was good.  I think I’m doing it again for lunch tomorrow.  Except I’m going to also add avocado.  Now I’m ready to eat again and I just got done.
  • Also, I’ve been working on my photography skills.  I thought my camera was broke because it wouldn’t focus on anything.  Case in point, the last 799 blog entries.  Turns out, it was just me.
  • Not sure if you know, but this is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Though I’ve never been “diagnosed” with an ED, anyone with common sense will know you don’t get to be this size without disordered eating.  I’m working on myself.  If you’ve never had a problem with food, I’m extremely happy for you.  If you have, you are in my prayers.  I’ve had to do a lot of hard things in my life but nothing compares to making these changes.  Tonight before you go to bed, say a prayer for people with eating disorders.  They need all the prayers and encouragement they can get.
  • Finally, so far so good with intuitive eating.  I do photograph most everything I eat and I do write down everything I eat.  I’m not counting points or calories, per se.  I do know what I like t eat for breakfast and the round about of calories for each. I also am trying to be very aware of the nutrients of what I’m eating.  For instance tonight, I had the protein rich eggs and beans atop a small portion of rice and on the side was zucchini.  There was ZERO boiled meat in the beans (this is HUGE for a southern cook) and the olive oil was sautéed in a bit of olive oil, which is a healthy fat.  I did bake 4 peanut butter cookies for the hubby and enjoyed 1 with him.  It was 140 calories, but I had no snacks today so it was a special treat.

How do you know what you are eating is healthy? Do you enjoy runny eggs?

I am of the belief that a runny egg makes anything taste better!

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What I Ate Wednesday, Last Weekend

I’m going to share with you what we had last weekend.  We stayed on the streets all day enjoying the Mardi Gras Parades.  However, first, I need to say that today is the second day I have gotten no activity in.  I have been having some intermittent pain in my left side.  Yesterday it came back with a vengeance.  In hindsight, I probably should have gone to the ER because after speaking to Uncle Google, I think it my stem from my gallbladder.  Anyway, it started in the afternoon before I got off of work, I could hardy stand up straight to cook dinner but I did get it done.  I kept waking up from the pain during the night.  It as lessened today but it is still there and I’ve been nauseated off and on all day.  Also, I’m sure I know what I ate that triggered it.  I cooked some pork chops that were not the leanest they could have been and I also had a piece of chocolate.  No more fatty pork!

Ok.  On to todays topic. 

                      

This is my first ever Mardi Gras so I was beyond ecstatic to learn that we would be sitting on the side of the road in lawn chairs multiple days watching parades.  This past Saturday was the first. I planned a picnic for us because I knew we would be gone all day long.  We left our house at 8:15 AM and returned around 11:30 that night.  It was  a LONG day! I felt like poo all day because my eating schedule was thrown off for the get go! I was too excited to eat breakfast so I made myself eat a granola bar on the way to town.

For the day, I cooked a pork tenderloin in my crockpot all night (10 hours) and shredded it in the morning before adding barbecue cause.  I had buns for sandwiches, made some chicken salad (that was never touched), granola bars and a case of water.  Kevin’s aunt added fruit kabobs (delish!) oatmeal cookies and Sun Chips.  We arrived about 2 hours before the parade got to us so we nibbled fruit kabobs and a cookie.

IMG_5107IMG_5113 During that parade, my hunger sat in.  By the time it was over, I was nearing starvation.  No joke.  Traffic was horrendous so we pulled out our food and had lunch on the sidewalk.  It was quite glorious!

IMG_5121I enjoyed a barbecue sandwich and Sun Chips.  With an additional fruit kabob and cookie for dessert.

When traffic had finally calmed down, we left there and went to the mall for a brief errand and then to Starbucks.  I did have a few almonds on the way to the mall.  The town we live in now doesn’t have one so it is truly a treat when we get to go.

IMG_5123I enjoyed my normal Venti Iced Non-Fat Upside Down Caramel Macchiato and an unpictured Salted Caramel Cake Pop.

We then went to our spot for the 2nd parade.  I didn’t snack at all.  Looking back, I should have snacked a little bit.  We had our bux treats around 3, I believe and by the time we ate dinner at 9, I was ready to gnaw someone’s arm off.  Or their face, based on my mood.  It wasn’t pretty.

Traffic was again a mess, so we walked to the nearest place to eat, which happened to be Chinese.  What do ya know, I just looked and don’t have a picture.  If you are surprised, please raise your hand! Anywho, I order lo mein, at the chicken out of it and gave it to Kevin.  It didn’t taste great so it wasn’t worth the calories.  I did have 3 cream cheese wontons.  They were worth it! I also had a few almonds once we were back in the car.  They seemed to be the only thing that satisfied me all day! I thought I had our food planned out very well but no.  I felt gross all day. 

That was what I ate during the Mardi Gras parades! Head over to Jenn’s blog and see what everyone else has been eating!

Have you ever experienced a Mardi Gras?

How do you plan your meals when you know you will be gone for all 3 meals?

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