Monday, August 17, 2009

Festive Foods

I did okay at the fair. There were no mini doughnuts or cotton candy to try and tempt me, but I still managed to avoid the worst of what was there. I purposely looked at all the options from the vendors before making my decision on what to get for lunch so that I could choose what was healthiest. Plus, during the road trip part of the excursion I managed to find food that I felt was not too bad for me... sort of.

I have to confess though, I just sat down and was all ready to write about how well I did today, but the truth is I had forgotten that I started the day with McDonald's. So then I was ready to report how it was okay because I only ordered a breakfast burrito and a parfait and that I thought they were both pretty reasonable on the fast food scale, but then I actually looked up their nutritional information and realized that the burrito was really high in fat and sodium. Definitely not as great as I initially thought.

Well, to finish out the confessions, the one thing I treated myself to at the actual fair was a snow cone, but it was because it was so hot more than because I wanted a treat. The last item I feel a tinge of guilt over is that when I had a sandwich made at a delicatessen on the way home for dinner I completely went on automatic and asked for sourdough which I don’t think is the best choice I could have made.

The day was a lot of fun and I had such a great time with my husband, but I am absolutely exhausted. I got a bit sunburned and have that tight skin feeling all over my face and neck… ugh. I need to crawl into bed. Someone remind me tomorrow to reprimand myself for the burrito, okay?

- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 McDonald’s breakfast burrito
- 1 McDonald’s yogurt and fruit parfait with granola
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cups pretzel crisps
- 1 small skewer of grilled pineapple
- 1 small skewer of grilled mushrooms
- 1/2 grilled pita bread round
- 2 bites of grilled steaks
- 1 large snow cone
- 1 ham and cheese sandwich on sourdough bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, mayo, and mustard
- 1 bite of Lucky Charms
- 1 mug of hot chocolate

- 6 hours of walking around a fair


  1. No need to reprimand yourself. The day is over, you recognized you didn't make the best choices and you can move on and do better the next day :)

    You ARE doing great!! One burrito isn't going to ruin you!