Holiday parties: UGH

So let’s talk about this weekend….

I consumed (gulp) 1,868 calories in alcohol.

Yep. And that’s just an estimate, I don’t really remember the count of Blue Moons I had on Friday so it could be even more. 98% of those calories came from Friday. Not to mention dips, chips, and random sweets from the party. Add a full breakfast spread of Panera goodies, egg casseroles, Charlie’s amaretto cheesecake (which won first place in the cakes/pies division), and other misc sweets from the holiday breakfast Friday morning; and then add the same kind of stuff from my cousin’s annual Ugliest X-Mas Sweater party that occurred yesterday.

Suffice to say, this was not a good weekend at all for any sort of control on my eating. Nor was it a good weekend to control my crazy drunken state. Not. Good.

Today is another day, learn from my mistakes of yesterday for today.

In attempt to purchase my last Christmas gift with everyone else in the world, I ran into T.J. Maxx/Homegoods and found these cute Fit and Fresh containers. I ended up getting the salad shaker and the lunch on the go set. They are awesome! They both come with ice packs that stay in the container. The salad shaker is fantastic. The salad dressing sits in the container at the top, and when you turn the dial the dressing falls through to the salad below. I love them! You can find them at: I know that Target sells them, but I got both of them at T.J. Maxx for about 15 dollars. Well worth the price since I do bring my lunch to work every day, and mostly it is salads or sandwiches.

After a stop at Bed Bath and Beyond, I headed over to get some things at Whole Foods. I decided to get lunch/dinner there in attempts to getting back into a healthier eating pace, and to detox from the weekend. I ended up getting a salad from the bar there. I’ve never gotten one, and I really can’t say why I haven’t. It’s was so ridiculously good! I’m obsessed with random salads, I normally bring a salad to lunch and it ends up having the base of lettuce, but the toppings of whatever is left in my fridge from leftovers, to things almost going bad.

The salad contained:

  • Spring Mix
  • Green Beans
  • Fried Tofu
  • Carrots
  • Hummus
  • Curry Pasta Salad
  • The BEST marinated mushrooms
  • Bulgar w/ apples
  • Turkey pieces
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • A generous amount of white bean tuna salad

There may have been some other random things that I can’t remember. Well worth the 6 dollars I spent on it. Paired with my favorite Izze: sparkling blackberry. Baby steps into getting back on track!

Now to return to watching my new Alton Brown DVDs 🙂 Hope all is well with everyone!