One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A Slow to Start Sensational Sunday

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This morning I just did not want to get out of bed. Saturday was a jam packed day with a long workout in the morning, a walk to the park (it’s unseasonably warm here in Maryland),

and a date night with The Husband. We saw the new Mission Impossible. It was great but we stayed up way too late, and The Baby’s getting up earlier and earlier.

I was tired but making breakfast for these two guys…

cheered me right up! So did my awesome breakfast…

That’s a 1 egg, 2 egg white, onion, pepper, spinach, ham and bacon bit omelet with a side of orange I split with The Baby, WHO also ate the extra 2 yolks and a banana pancake all by himself. I was so proud of him!

After breakfast I lounged around watching Power Rangers and playing a variety of games with the kids.

First up, Stackadoos!

We LOVE these. So much fun.

Then Ryan and I played Hedbanz

No comment.

Then Mr. Turkey wrangled me into a game of Operation.

We were having fun but I was done. There’s only so many games you can play with a 6 year old before your head explodes.

I tried so hard to muster up some energy to get off the couch but it just didn’t happen. Not till almost 11 which is late for me, especially after getting up at 6:30 AM.

It was finally the baby waking up from his morning nap that snapped me out of it. I wrangled the troops and put them on laundry detail.

Then I blasted the iPod to snap me out of my slow moving morning funk. This one always works.

Someone got quite a kick out all my crazy dancing and singing.

The husband was unfazed.

After a little Lego time…

we headed out to run some errands. Little Guy needed new sneaks for his indoor soccer league.

For lunch we hit Red Robin which may be my new favorite chain! They have so many great ways to lighten up some really tasty dishes. Today I had this…

A Blacked Chicken sandwich on a lettuce bun, no mayo with a side of steamed broccoli instead of fries. I added on the carrots extra.

This is the first time I’ve ordered the lettuce bun and it ROCKED! I was able to pic up the sandwich and take a bite as if it was a real bun. The lettuce added such a great fresh crunch that went great with the spicy chicken. The best part…

(screen shot from the Red Robin meal customizer)

300 calories?!? It was the most satisfying 300 calories ever! Totally ordering it again.

After lunch we got the sneaks and headed home to relax. I contemplated taking a nap but it never happened. Instead I prepped some squashes. I figured I might as well roast them while at the game.

The fries were for dinner. I planned on putting them in as soon as we got home.

Little Guy’s first game was a blast! Little Bean was fascinated.

We came home to cooked squash…

and I made the rest of dinner while the boys played and folded.

Dinner rocked…

and I learned Little Bean LOVES cauliflower.

After dinner I gave Little Bean a bath while the husband cleaned up the kitchen. Then Little Guy read us a goodnight story. Just thinking about it makes me smile. I love hanging with my boys. :)

So my Sunday may have started slow but it ended Sensationally!

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    Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life

    January 9, 2012

    What!? I didn’t know there was an option for a lettuce bun at Red Robin! oh I so know where I’m going more often!

    January 9, 2012

    Thanks for the Red Robin review. It’s Ben a while since I have been there. I usually get a boca burger on a wheat bun with broccoli. Your choice looks even better!


    January 9, 2012

    It looks like you had a great time with your family.


    January 9, 2012

    I love your sundays. Thanks for sharing them with me!


    January 9, 2012

    For some reason, “Surfin’ Bird” immediately pops into my head whenever I see the traditional Bird Photo of your hubby. Glad to see he did not disappoint, this week! Does he know he has a ‘Fan Following’?

    Kim F

    January 9, 2012

    I too love your Sunday wrap-ups. :O) Love the family time you make!


    January 9, 2012

    WOw I didnt know they did the lettuce buns… will definatly have to try that!

    Im assuming that is pork with dinner? Recipe?? It looks so moist and I suck at pork.



    January 9, 2012

    I truly enjoyed the “Where’s Waldo?” version of spotting the hubby’s bird this week :) :) :)


    January 9, 2012

    @Jessica – He does. It cracks us up all the time. I told him he was famous. lol

    Alicia from Poise in Parma

    January 9, 2012

    I never consider going to Red Robin, but after seeing your sandwich, I will. And for 300 calories, that’s a great lighter option at a spot where you don’t normally expect it.

    That “I Am A Turkey” picture of your son is hilarious. Love the look on his face!!


    January 9, 2012

    Aw, man! I moved to an area sans Red Robin from an area that had them, and I was so happy about it because they are a total calorie trap. Now I’m bummed!!! :) Oh well…guess I’m going to have to try to make that at home…


    January 9, 2012

    The lettuce bun = brilliant!


    January 9, 2012

    Going to see if my hub will take me to Red Robin this weekend! Must try the lettuce bun burger :)

    Kathy R.

    January 9, 2012

    Wow Roni, thanks for the heads up on the lettuce bun at Red Robin. I haven’t been there for a long time. Definitely do-able for 8 points plus. But dang, it’s still hard for me to pass up fries when I have a burger.

    Also been meaning to tell you thanks for the mini baby bell cheese mixed with Laughing Cow cheese wedge and milk for that cheese dip. Mine didn’t turn out quite as smooth as yours did, but tasted great. I’ve made it twice now.
    I plan on trying your way to do hard boiled eggs next time I make those.

    Your boys are growing up so fast! I always look forward to seeing pics of your husband… it’s sorta like where’s waldo…except it’s where’s the finger. :~)
    You’re very lucky to have a husband that regularly helps out with the laundry and cleans the kitchen as well as play with the kids. Yes, all husbands should do this, but not all that many do.


    January 9, 2012

    In my experience men don’t do things unless you ask. I ask. A lot! LOL


    January 9, 2012

    I’m glad I’m not the only house that has piles of laundry! :)

    It does make it easy though with help!

    Great Sunday Roni!

    Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me

    January 10, 2012

    The bird. I almost didn’t see it. He was quite sneaky this week.

    And the lettuce bun! I’m so glad you wrote about it. I usually go for the whole grain bun because I was afraid the lettuce bun would just fall apart. I’m definitely trying that the next time we are there.


    January 10, 2012

    ok i wanna be able to do all you do on a sunday well on really lacking


    January 10, 2012

    Thanks for sharing about Red Robin. There is one here but we’ve never gone since I figured it would be nothing but fatville.