The OC

Just Beachy

No, you silly geese. Not the show. The place!

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I’m back from my beach vacation thoroughly satisfied and sunburnt. Hooray! I think I did a fairly good job sticking to my plan to eat better even if I wasn’t eating great while there. Check it out:

Game on.
The Fridge

VERSUS:

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*My* Shelf in the Fridge

Yup. Hahahahaha. There was, of course, room for a few indulgences though!

Hurts Donut?
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Portion control, baby!

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The condo we stayed in was small but definitely fit the bill, and it was right on the beach! What else can you ask for? The first picture of this post is the view from our balcony — sweet, right? And the nautical decorations were, well, you know. We all have a special relationship with those fish now.

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Even though my friends are fail at pre-ordering their Harry Potter 7: Part II midnight showing tickets (guess who’s gonna be standing in line at Tysons all by her supercool self?), they were a pretty fun gang to spend time with at the beach, I guess. 😉

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We make a pretty studly group, if I do say so myself. Even if we are incapable of taking a decent picture without constant threat of photobombs.

PhotoBOMB
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Le sigh. <3

I did discover rather quickly that beach = sand, and sand = fear for expensive camera’s life. So, not too many photos were actually taken of me ON the beach (sad, I know!) But I did take plenty of mini-golf and our boardwalk adventures. As well as several self-indulgent portraits of myself, haha.

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As for the aforementioned activities, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait to see those puppies since I don’t want to be responsible for your death via photo overload, haha. So! I’ll either be back later on today or tomorrow with the rest of the pics from the trip. Since I love you though, I will give you a preview of our epic putt-putt game (where I respectably and unsurprisingly placed second-to-last, haha):

Swing and a miss!

Bahahaha. I am the best mini-golfer ever.

What’s your boardwalk must-have? Are you a taffy person? Boardwalk fries? Pizza? This weekend the treat that took the cake for me was the ice cream from Dumser’s on the boardwalk. I got vanilla-orange swirl and it was amazing!

Ocean (City) Bound

Bags are packed.

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Beach gear is ready.

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Coolers are stuffed to the brim with healthy goodness.

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Some more creatively packed than others.

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(Those are eggs, btw.)

Some tragedies have already occurred.

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But it wasn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed with some repackaging!

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(I had to eat some to make it fit in the container, of course!)

Now let’s just hope the brother remembers to water my plants, and, y’know, feed the dogs…

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… and I’ll see YOU on Tuesday (much tanner, I hope!)

Thanks for all your awesome tips for staying healthy at the beach! You should be proud to know that I have packed not one, but two water containers (a reusable cup w/lid plus a standard ol’ bottle) and should hopefully come back to a successful weigh-in on Tuesday. Cross your fingers for me, and have a fantastic weekend!

Daily Eats – 7/7/11

Breakfast

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3 oz smoked salmon (99 cal)
With 1 tbsp light cream cheese (30 cal)

Snack

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Dove dark chocolate square (x2) (82 cal)

Lunch

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Greek salad: Romaine, tomatoes, red onion, capers, kalamata olives, light feta (~100 cal)
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar (~40 cal)

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Leftover einkorn pasta and sauce (~200 cal)

I didn’t finish either, hence the low calorie amounts. Sad.

Snack

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Celery sticks & edamame hummus (90 cal)

Dinner

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Portobello pizza with light mozzarella and pepperoni (~250 cal)
Squash salad: yellow & green zucchini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper (60 cal)
Tomato (22 cal)

Dessert

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Strawberry-Coconut banana soft serve (~200 cal)

Daily Total: 1,173 calories

Oops. Too low. Ah well. Gives me a head start on the beach. 😉

Daily Eats – 7/6/11

Breakfast

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Classy microwaved egg patty (80 cal)

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Watahmelon (~120 cal)

Lunch

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Moar einkorn pasta and high-protein pasta sauce (~400 cal)

Snack

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Granny smith apple (80 cal)
1 oz dill havarti cheese (~100 cal)
Coconut ABU: 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 tbsp almond milk, coconut (~120 cal)

Dinner

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Dinner at the ‘rents:
– Garlic spinach
– Kofu (soy gluten stuff – sounds gross, tastes amazeballs.)
– Black bean chicken
– No rice! w00t!

No concept of calories consumed. Conservatively estimating 600.

Dessert

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More watermelon — are you noticing a theme here? (~150 cal)

Estimated total: 1,650 calories. I have no idea of knowing whether that’s fully accurate, but if it is… huzzah!