Sunday, July 20, 2008

Shopping Saturday!

Saturday was a busy day and I started it out with a great find from Whole Foods. This 1 pack of Belgian Chocolate crunch has 270 calories and 16 grams of fat but also 9 grams of Fiber and 6 grams of Protein. It says on the package that the Glycemic Load is only 6 grams. I had this pack with a 12 ounces of skim milk. This really kept me well fulled until lunch time.

Around 10am Steve and I started our day of shopping. We went to Grove City Prime Outlets which is about 40 min from our house. It is a huge outlet mall with so many great stores. We didn't get to spend nearly the time I would have liked. We took a break at 12:30 to have a sit down lunch at Eat n' Park (similar to a Bob Evans). I had a non-fat sugar free Vanilla iced latte and the Eat n' Smart Smile which is Scrambled no-cholesterol Egg Beaters®,­ served with a fresh fruit slice and your choice of toast. I had wheat toast, which I sent back because I didn't know that it would come with butter all over it.


After lunch we went back to do some shopping and around 3pm I had a chocolate pretzel (it had 80 calories). Also around 4:30 we stopped at a different mall because Steve needs sunglasses and the Sunglass Hut at Grove City didn't have what he wanted (or they had it but the only pair had a scratch in the lens). At this mall I had an Original Orange Julius. I knew we wouldn't have dinner until 8pm so I wanted something to hold me over. This Orange Julius was great on a 90 degree day. (Sorry no picture of the drink, I had the medium).

At 5pm we made the best purchase of the day:

She is a cockapoo that we bought from a woman that also breeds horses, this was about an hour from our house. We named her Sophie. This is the first pet Steve and I have to raise together. My mom has 4 dogs so I grew up with dogs, all different kinds. My birthday is Tuesday, so Sophie is part of my birthday present from Steve, he already is being such a good daddy to her.

I was sad that after we got her we already had to leave her alone for 2 hours to go to a big party at the house of one of the Partner's at my firm. Before we rushed out of the house at 7pm I ate some pretzels and kashi crackers in case there were not too many vegetarian choices. I do not have any pictures from the night due to the nature of the event:)

I had 2 and 1/2 glasses of white wine which made me tipsy. The only appetizer that seemed vegetarian were some seeded crackers. I had two or three of these. For dinner they had meat kabobs, so not much for me. I had a wheat roll, some vegetable rice dish (not sure what it was really but they said it was vegetarian), some marinated beets, and a little salad already in dressing (I prefer salad greens to be dry so I can add my own dressing). Not much protein and not very impressive. Dessert was a buffet. I had a mini cream puff, mini eclair, 2 mini pb cookies (smaller than a thin mint), and some white cookie. They were good, but I may have thought they were better than they were based on the wine I had and the not so good dinner. I prefer chocolate desserts, and the only chocolate was some drizzled on the eclair. When I got home, also because of the wine and weird eating schedule today, I had some pb puffins and pb. I wasn't hungry so I should have stepped away from the pantry.

My mom is having us and my brothers over to celebrate my birthday, because Tuesday being a work day is hard to get everyone together. We are taking Sophie over. I will post pictures of my mom's fours dogs playing with Sophie tonight!

5 comments:

just me said...

Ahhhh! you puppy is so cute! i've been thinking of getting one myself...i really want to get a welsh corgi...so i'm on a hunt to find one! but she's adorable! why did you pick the name sophie, if i might ask?

Aimee said...

I picked Sophie because I wanted an "S" first name to go with our last name that begins with an "S". I told my mom that I named it Sophie and she said that Oprah had a dog named Sophie and she thinks it was the same kind. so no real reason besides I thought it sounded cute.

VeggieGirl said...

DOn't you just LOVE Whole Foods?? I go twice per week, haha :0)

Sophie is so PRECIOUS!!!

eatingbender said...

Ah Sophie is ADORABLE!!! Definitely the best buy of the day :o) I hope to see more pictures of her in the future, hehe!

That granola looks great - I love new finds from Whole Foods.

I'm adding you to my blogroll if that's ok!

Aimee said...

Thanks girls for the nice comments about Sophie, I'm a proud mom:)

Jenn of course you can add me to your blogroll. I need to get one up and running and I will for sure add you.