Dinner @ Charlie Browns

January 8, 2008


I had a cup of hot tea this afternoon and some pistachios and almonds around 5:00 to take the edge off of my growing hunger. As usual, worked like a charm!



I just got the salad bar at dinner but I sure took advantage of the all-you-can eat!!

Plate #1: The Salad

I have no idea what I put on this since I took a little of SO many things, but here’s what I DO remember:

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Pickled veggies
  • Shredded carrots
  • Corn + black bean mix
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • Jalopenos
  • 3 dried banana chips
  • A tbsp granola
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • A dried apricot
  • Green pepper
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Black olives
  • 1 cucumber slice
  • 2 red sweet peppers
  • 1 tbsp raspberry dressing


Plate #2: The Breads

I also had to try these breads! Fruit and nut (DELICIOUS) and pumpernickel, plus a little barley salad with raisins. I also had one bite of my sister’s stuffed flounder.


Plate #3: The “Desserts”

Another small slice of fruit and nut, a few chocolate chips (!!) some noodles with sesame (didn’t eat all of these), more barley salad, some trail mix.



We were going to get a slice of pineapple cake for the table, but they were all out. So we passed! I’m very glad, as I really didn’t need anything else. I had a chocolate graham pretzel when I got home.



I’m 90% sure I’m under 1800 total kcal today. I’m so proud of myself this week. This trip is the ultimate test to see how well I do eating in “real life” situations – where I’m not cooking my own meals all the time. I think I’ve made some smart choices: no alcohol tonight, skipped big dessert, salad bar full of vegetables for fullness instead of entree (which I didn’t need) and salad bar.

Tomorrow morning my cousin, who runs DII cross country for Slippery Rock University is taking my sis and me running. I’m excited to get a good workout in – but I hope we can keep up with her! She runs 6:15 miles on a regular basis and can do a timed mile in 5 something!


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1 arimcg January 9, 2008 at 3:48 am

That salad bar looks awesome, and chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite thing EVER.


2 Elle January 9, 2008 at 5:45 am

Hi Kath! Glad to hear that you're doing so well on your trip. Pretty amazing to see how good you are while traveling!


3 Elle January 9, 2008 at 5:46 am

Oh, and there's a Charlie Brown's in my parents' town (also in New Jersey). I haven't been there for years but after reading your blog I am totally craving there amazing salad bar!


4 Rachie January 9, 2008 at 6:32 am

Hi Kath! How do you deal with noshing while making meals? While I'm making dinner esp., I tend to eat the ingredients as I cook whether I'm hungry yet or not, and then I'm already 3/4 full by dinner time so I'm stuffed at the end of the meal. do you (or the husband?) deal with this at all and any tips to overcome it?


5 Sarah January 9, 2008 at 6:58 am

Rachie—I do the same thing! I like to cut up some raw veggies and eat them just like that. The crunchiness keeps me happy and busy while cooking supper. Sometimes I throw in some hummus or light ranch dip on the side to liven up the taste a little as well…:)


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