Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Trip to Costco & the Market

Today was another beautiful, sunny day! Maybe a tad cooler than yesterday, but I'll take it! I rolled out of bed at 8:30 and headed on down to get breakfast going. The kids had already eaten....the joys of them getting I just had to worry about myself. Before going to bed last night I covered a 1/4 cup of quinoa with water and put it in the fridge to soak overnight. Here's what I did with it...
-1 cup water
-1/4 cup quinoa
-1/4 cup Quaker oats
-mashed banana
-2 tbsp PB2
-Enjoy Life trail mix
Yum, yum, yum!! A delicious way to start the day! I let this meal digest a bit and then did about 10 minutes of ab work and some push ups. I can still only do the girly ones, but I'm up to 10 in a row which is progress for me! Two weeks ago, I'd be lucky to do 3!!!

My hubby and the kids went out for DS's haircut so I did a few odds and ends around the house and by the time they got home, I was ready to get the day going. We went to Costco, which was a freakin zoo, and stocked up on our usuals. While there, I grabbed a Lara bar sample. They're now selling boxes of them there. I think the pack had apple pie, cashew cookie and chocolate cashew in it. Other than that, I kept my hands out of the samples! By the time we got out of there it was 1:30 and the kids were hungry. My hubby was feeling Subway (again) so that's where we ended up for lunch. I ordered a 6"veggie with the works and sweet onion sauce.
Loved it!! I didn't get any meat or cheese because I was still satisfied from breakfast and the piece of Lara bar that I had. After lunch we drove over to the market...another zoo...where I bought some nice looking pears and blood oranges.
I also bought a pound of ground white turkey meat for pasta sauce as this was what was requested by DS for dinner. My hubby bought himself a banana pie which he has no need to worry about me touching. BLETCH! Get a load of the treats this booth had....

Here is a photo of the inside part of the market from the upper level and one of DD in the same spot;
We made it home by 3:30pm and to be honest I was munchy. Before I knew it I ate a biscuit with some coconut spread...
And then another plain one. Then I inhaled one of these from the bag that my MIL brought over last night. My choice was the one with chocolate, of course!
Then I got a hold of myself, made a coffee and got out of the kitchen and upstairs on the computer!!! PHEW! That episode had binge potential written ALL over it! I'm getting much better at recognizing the signs before the crap eating gets too far out of control!

As I mentioned, pasta was on the menu for dinner last night. I had a bag of Shiritaki noodles with my sauce and some freshly grated parm on top.
I'll admit to one more cookie....almond this my sweet end. Once I'm done here, I'm going to be doing the 30 Day Shred DVD. I'll have just enough to time hammer it out before my parents get here for their visit!! Tomorrow will be my last day for level 1!! HOOT! There may be a movie later, but most likely just some TV. I still have a magazine to finish, too. I'll see you all back for Easter Sunday!! Hippity hop! :)

Bye for now!!


  1. "Today was another beautiful, sunny day! Maybe a tad cooler than yesterday, but I'll take it!"

    Saaaaame here :-D

    Oooh, FUDGE!! I want some.

    Enjoy shredding at level 1 for the last time!! Whoo hoo!!

    And happy Easter!!

  2. Those bagels!! I would have been in carb heaven ;)

    What a great day with the family!! Enjoy relaxing tonight!

  3. All the goodies look amazing! Have a great Easter!

  4. woooo.... so many treats!!!!! I want that biscuits with coconut spread! it looks delicious~~~
    happy Easter!

  5. That market looks fun!

    I see a windmill cookie...I spent a lot of time eating those when I was little. The pic brought back memories.

  6. Oh my gosh, your daughter looks just like you! So cute!
    And love the delicious treats!!!!

  7. what a great looking market! i wish i had those around me!

  8. your daughter is ADORABLE!!!!
    I think your goodie box is finally complete... i feel bad about the delay!

  9. Oh my goodness, your daughter looks just like your picture!!!! She's so cute!!

    I love the market. I do almost all my shopping there in the summer.

    Way to go for stepping away from the snack!! That english muffin with the coconut spread looks delish! That's so sad that they won't ship to Canada anymore! Where do you buy it from? I might have to make a special trip just to get some before you pick them all up! :)

  10. OMG, check out all those pies! That market looks like a great place to spend the day browsing all the fun goods they have :)


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