Heat Wave!

Whew! 110 degrees in the shade yesterday! Braved the heat wave to go to the grocery store just so I could walk slowly through the frozen food aisle. Stood in front of ice cream display for 10 minutes just enjoying the coolness. BUT – I didn’t get any! Thumbs up! I treated myself to some of those Greek style yogurts everyone is talking about instead. They are super creamy, but personally I like a little more fruit in my yogurt.

Whenever I go grocery shopping, I like to imagine that I’m in a competition and the judges are holding up signs rating the contents of my cart. Yesterday’s trip was a definite 10. Lots of fruits & veggies, a few whole grains, some dairy. The closest I got to processed food was some of those fruit snack cups in 100% juice. They are expensive, but handy when that “snackish” feeling comes on that might otherwise drive one to 7-11 for chips & soda. Oh, and I also got some precooked steak strips. Makes it a lot more likely that I will actually make a salad for dinner with some steak strips thrown on top for the men in the house.

And yes, we did have steak salad for dinner last night! I do like regular salad dressing. Low-fat and fat-free dressings feel weird in my mouth. Besides, a girl needs a few calories to keep her going! Woman cannot survive on salad alone! I used just a dab and it made all the difference.

I did stop at Mickey D’s on the way home – it was so hot and I needed a drink! – and then when I got there it seemed silly to just get a drink… so I had some lunch too. But I eschewed the usual value meal & got the kid’s meal instead. I happen to know that it’s only 12 WW points for the cheeseburger Happy Meal (with diet soda), plus I can save the toy to throw in my prize box at school. Bonus! (For comparison’s sake, a value meal is 24 points, minimum.)

Tip of the day: Make sure when you’re eating all that roughage that you throw a little garlic in there. I have it on good authority that zombies hate garlic farts. Hold on a sec… *holds finger to earpiece* I’m sorry, I’m being told that it is vampires who hate garlic farts. My bad.  Oh well. Can’t hurt to keep the vampires away as well!

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Posted on July 23, 2011, in grocery shopping, mcdonald's, salad dressing, vampires, weight loss, zombie apocalypse. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. steak salad sounds delish! (amen to regular dressing. the low cal/low fat fare is dreck!)

    i ❤ garlic, however, i'm trying to ATTRACT vampires not send them running back to the coffin. because as we all know, "the vampire love the ladies".

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