This post comes to via my hotel room in South Carolina. We are en route to our first family Disney vacation and we are ECSTATIC! Besides some horrific traffic in Virginia it’s been smooth sailing and Little Guy has been really enjoying it.
If you didn’t catch it in my Thursday Thoughts Post I have issued a Food Journaling Challenge on BlogToLose and will be journaling all vacation on my twitter food journal account, @RonisFood. I’m also planning on posting recaps here on the days I don’t drop from pure exhaustion.
Today started nice and relaxing. We had most things packed from the night before. Little Guy and I woke up early, as usual, and had breakfast. I kept it fairly light, some fresh mango and a 6oz flavored yogurt, as I knew I’d be munching ALL day in the car.
My munching started with some watermelon and a 90 calorie granola bar. I packed us up with TONS of snacky items I wouldn’t feel guilty eating. Carrot sticks, celery sticks, dry cereal in baggies, granola bars, oranges, and some quaker mini delights.
Once we hit the hellish traffic in Virgina, hubby and I decided to bail from the highway and have lunch at Panera. I stuck with a you pick two, black bean soup and asian chicken salad with the dressing on the side. Oh! and the apple.
We hit the road again and not before to long I started munching again on the celery and carrots. I told you. I can literally eat non-stop while driving. I’m a bottomless pit!
After a couple of more hours we stopped again to stretch our legs and I HAD to get a McD’s cone. It’s like a road trip staple for us.
Of course we used out time out of the car to get goofy. We’ll at least little guy did. ;)
Back in the car and yet another snack
After 9 hours we decided it was time to stop. We got a room and took a nice stroll to a restaurant for dinner.
I am SERIOUSLY loving all this family time.
As for dinner…. Hubby ordered wings.
a favorite of his. I had ONE plus the celery. I have to have one. :)
Then the waitress dropped off this warm, out of the oven bread. Actually it wasn’t bread. It was more like dough balls.
I almost killed her. Again, I decided to have ONE. It was hard, REAL hard, not to have another. They were OUT OF THIS WORLD!
I ended up ordering a salad with the restaurants ‘famous’ chicken. I don’t normally get salads with fried chicken on top but I really wanted to try this ‘famous’ chicken, so I did. What I didn’t expect was this monstrosity.
Notice the dressing on the side. I always get dressing on the side. It’s a habit.
The salad was good. Too good. I couldn’t have easily eaten the whole thing but I didn’t.
Instead I tried a bite of the husband’s shrimp and had 2-3 of the tables french fries. Then I pushed the plates away.
Could I have eaten the whole thing? OMG YES! But I wasn’t eating because I was hungry. I was eating because it was in front of me. This may be the hardest thing for me. Stop eating when I’m satisfied. Simple concept I know. I’m getting better.
So day one on our vacation is a success on many levels! Little guy did awesome in the car. I feel good about my food choices without feeling deprived. We checked off about 30 states in our license plate game. AND we are 3 states closer to Disney!
I hope you had a wonderful day. I’ll hopefully post tomorrow night, but if I don’t get a chance you can check up on my food journal via @RonisFood.
Have a good one!