My Little Girl is Home…….

November 21, 2012

Lots going on again in preparation for the big Thanksgiving Day Feast!

In-Laws on Thursday, our house on Saturday. I spent Monday Evening ironing the monstrosity of a Tablecloth…….and every cloth napkin I own. I got out all the chargers and napkin rings and wine glasses. None of it matches, and I think maybe thats my favorite part of the way the table looks! The table is set and ready for family and food!

Tuesdays schedule included breakfast with mom, a massage to follow, a little work in the afternoon, and dinner out with two of my favorite people! My husband and kid.

J. Alexander’s is one of my favorite restaurants to eat at. I always order the grilled salmon and smashed potatoes, and most likely, a nice glass of cab to go with it. So, needless to say, I knew I would need to choose my breakfast, snack and lunch options very wisely!

I started my early morning off with coffee and a banana.

Breakfast with Mom….. A fave for sure…..
First Watch!
Healthy Turkey Omelet
7 PPV

Then……..I was literally all over town, and so busy, I never felt hungry. While at Trader Joe’s, I sampled one bite of Sweet Potato Casserole, one bite of Pumpkin Pie and one bite of Cranberry Chèvre Goat Cheese! I bought the Goat Cheese for an Appetizer on Thanksgiving Day! Delish!

I’ll call my sample bites 3 PPV.

Later, after running all over, I took a 30 minute break on the deck and enjoyed my first ever Pumpkin Beer. I even kinda liked it! I really can not get over this weather! While on the deck, Tess arrived from college! Yay!

5 PPV

Dinner was as awesome as anticipated. I love this restaurant. For me, it’s just one of those special occasion places. It’s dark….it’s cozy……it’s always perfect!

I ordered the salmon with smashed potatoes and a Cabernet Sauvignon, just as predicted.

Wine
4 PPV


Salmon
9 PPV?
Smashed Potatoes (I ate only half)
6 PPV

After dinner, Tess and I decided an “After Dinner Drink” would be a perfect way to end the night…….so we had Chocolate Martini’s!

8 PPV

I did get the dogs to take a short walk with me, and I was up and down the stairs a gazillions times, and every stop I made, I parked far away……so I was very active today, without ever really exercising. I had to earn at least One Activity Point, but I won’t count it. Feels like cheating…….

Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

The food I ate today and it’s PPV.

Breakfast = 7
Snack = 3
Beer = 5
Dinner = 15
Wine = 4
Chocolate Martini = 8

Total = 42

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 13
How many glasses of water I drank today = 9

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

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