Daily Eats – 7/13/11

Breakfast

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Big Train iced mocha mix made with skim milk, water, ice

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Another slice of Greek breakfast casserole I made last night

Snack

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A whole wheat hot dog bun slathered with Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Dinner

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TJ’s frozen mushroom ravioli doctored up with some frozen shrimp, frozen spinach, and a little sour cream added to the sauce.

Unpictured: Luna bar (breakfast), 3 fat ol’ slices of pizza (lunch), Popchips (snack), coconut milk ice cream (dessert), 4 or 5 li’l Reese’s Pieces (depression). Yeah, it was just one of those kinds of days.

Bright Lights, Ocean City

Hallo! Here we are with part dos of my Ocean City beach weekend adventure. Need to catch up on Part 1? Clickity click, you know the drill.

I Heart You, Ocean.

I know I left you in rapt anticipation of reports on the rest of my weekend (which, of course, I’ve deluded myself into thinking you actually care about, mwahaha) so let’s get to it!

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After the beach happened on Sunday (since every day started off with the beach, duh!) we went a-mini-golfin’. This was not just your average, everday putt-putt though…

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This was PIRATE mini-golf!

Ahoy-hoy!

ARRRRRR!

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I was purple, natch.

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Swing and a miss!

I was also terrible at mini-golf, natch.

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At least I had fun trying!

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I’m pretty sure that losing at mini-golf is not the thing that will set me over the edge anyway. Besides, I knew I’d be able to drown my sorrows at the Boardwalk afterwards anyway!

Ocean City Boardwalk
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Boardwalkin'

Drown my sorrows in ice cream, that is! Dumser’s is amazing.

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As you can see, I basically made love to my soft serve orange and vanilla swirl.

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You’re welcome for that.

Monday morning ended with more time on the beach, my back getting wrecked by the sun (worth it!) and a long, lazy drive home — complete with a Cracker Barrel pit stop. All in all, a fabulous weekend.

Now when’s the next beach trip? 😉

Daily Eats – 7/12/11

Breakfast

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Luna Bar

Lunch

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Taco salad

Snack

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Some mango guacamole and chips.

Plus an unpictured bowl of cereal.

Dinner

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Greek breakfast casserole (recipe to come!) topped with a spoonful of white bean & basil hummus

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Plus an extra sliver and the last leftover remnants of Ben & Taylor’s lasagna, haha.

Eeking my way back on track. Mid-week weigh-in tomorrow… ahhh!

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!