Just Keep Me Away From the Cookies…

December 22, 2007

…………..and I’ll be fine!!

Actually today went well. I feel like I made mostly good choices and but I ate too many sweets and did a little too much mindless nibbling. Nuts and bites add up!

Christmas Part I

At my uncle’s I had a 3 oz glass of wine when I arrived and a big sip of the husband’s full-fat egg nog – heavenly! They had a whole buffet of snacks too, which I didn’t really need until later in the afternoon (see below!).

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I nibbled on a few candied pecans throughout the afternoon…….

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 but I started to get really hungry around 4:30 (due to a very small lunch!) and wanted something substantial. All I could think of was mixed nuts – almonds and walnuts usually do me well. But I think I had way more than I needed. And of course I had to have a little peppermint bark and a cracker with olive tampenade as well. I had about twice as many nuts as are pictured here, but I think for the whole afternoon of Christmas presents and cheer, I did pretty well. Thankfully the snacks were small :)

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And here’s me being Hannah Montana with my cousin’s new wig!

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Dinner

We went to the best small restaurant in America, known for its fresh seafood. We walked there and back, about 10 minutes each way. It wasn’t much, but it was some!

 I started with half of the best scones in the world and a tuft of freshly baked bread. Their bread is SO WORTH IT!! I ended up having another half a little later on…sorry no photo.

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I skipped the alcohol and got a club soda. Smart choice!! I didn’t miss the wine at all and am so glad I didn’t get any tonight. I’ll have some tomorrow night most likely at cocktail hour.

For my entree, I got the broiled seafood platter, which seemed healthy enough. It came with a side salad (fresh raspberry dressing!), a stuffed shrimp, pesto salmon, and parmesan-crusted scallops. I ate 3/4 of the salmon and 3 or 4 scallops and gave half the shrimp to my sister. Of course I ate all the salad. I also had some bites of the husband’s tuna and ate my sister’s zucchini (3 pieces). I gave the rest of my scallops and salmon to the husband. I could have easily eaten them, but I was determined to be satisfied and not FULL at the end of the meal.

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I felt I ate the perfect amount to feel full but not stuffed.

We skipped dessert (it looked wonderful but everyone passed and I’m glad!), but when we got home I tried one of my sister’s homemade icing-stuffed cookies. YUM!!!

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I also had half a gingerbread cookie. I didn’t need these and they put me over the top, but they were still delicious.

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Recap

I’m so glad I was able to get in a good workout this morning. Although it’s impossible for me to ever have a clue how many calories this was, I’m guessing between 2,200 and 2,400. If MyPyramid is right, I ate just enough. But this seemed like a LOT of food for me and of course it wasn’t the best choices. I’m hoping to just keep this week an average of 2,000 calories per day or so to maintain and will cut back a little the next week. I just gotta keep active to keep up with the cookies!

Tomorrow the husband and I are going running first thing and we’re eating all of our meals at home, which will help cut back on the cooking oils. Although we are having fondue so it’s not exactly health food central around here! We are having a big salad with it courtesey of me 8)

Cheers!

Kath

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1 laura December 22, 2007 at 5:38 pm

this is way off topic.. since this post was about christmas but i was wondering how much avocado you usually put on your sandwiches? thanks! happy christmas!

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2 Elizabeth December 22, 2007 at 11:32 pm

I would love the recipe for the icing stuffed cookie!

Glad you are enjoying your holidays!!

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3 Tina December 23, 2007 at 3:04 am

Love the fact that you're still blogging although you're on holidays! Thanks Kath! And you look fabulous in that wig! And congratulations on your new educational journey! You'll be a great nutritionist!

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4 Meg December 23, 2007 at 3:48 am

Ya, I agree with Tina! It is SO nice that you blog during the holidays. Helping us to keep reminded of healthy food decision making yet a few once-a-year indulgences! THANKS!

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5 mel December 23, 2007 at 5:09 am

Hey kath! My cousins are OBSESSED with hannah montana and you look just like her! haha! I have a question about wine..I know you drink red more often, but does white wine have the same calories as the same amt of red would?I know red is better for your heart , but I just love beringer, white zinfindale and pino grogio..sorry I dont know how to spell these! haha! I know they are all white, but do they have any positive aspects to them as red does? thanks so much for everything!! take care

Mel

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6 CKMeg December 23, 2007 at 7:45 am

Happty Holiday! (I love the Hannah Montana picture!) :-)

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7 Kath December 26, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Laura,

I usually have 1/2 an oz to 1 oz of avocado on my sandwiches, which is like 3-4 thin slices.

Elizabeth

My sister said it's just pre-made cookie dough put in mini-muffin cups. Bake as normal. Then she just piped the icing on top!

Mel,

White and red wine have equal calories – if there's any difference it's negligible.

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