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Overindulgence at the Coast Ė Day 1

Saturday, March 27, 2010

(When I first started typing up this blog I had NO CLUE how long it was going to get! So I split it into two. Trust me, it would be crazy otherwise!)

I got the week off from work for spring break and I desperately wanted to get far away! So my husband and I decided to take off to the coast. We were gone for barely 24 hours, but in that time I definitely managed to go overboard. So many foods that I only get to eat every great once in awhile, you know, like when we head to the coast!

My main problem was that the day we left I had woken up at 4 am. I could not for the life of me get any sleep! I donít know if was in anticipation of our trip or what, but when I donít get enough sleep it is like a dragon is awakened within me. Or shall I say, my stomach. As in, nothing will stop the hunger pangs after a night of no sleep.

Since I woke up extra early, I started out eating a VitaMuffin, hoping the fiber-packed snack would keep me satisfied like it usually does. I then had a hummus wrap with extra veggies and a side of FSTG chips three hours later, but both meals left me feeling as though I hadnít eaten a single thing.

On the way to the coast I had a bag of Bare Fruit apple chips



and a Kashi bar.



And yet, my stomach still grumbled as though I was starving.

We usually stop by the Tillamook Cheese Factory on the way home from the coast, but instead we decided to go on the way there.



Before we got there I found a couple of packages of peanuts from McDonaldís in the car and devoured them. We took the tour as usual and were excited to finally be there on a weekday to see what else goes on there.



Then we went through the tasting station and I tried about an ounce of cheese total. Including a garlic herb cheese that gave me garlic breath for awhile. Then we got in the longest line known to man (well outside of theme parks) in order to get some Tillamook ice cream.



I got cookies & cream while Aubrey got strawberry cheesecake, although technically I picked both flavors. I love that my husband is willing to eat basically anything, so I can always get a flavor I know I love and one I want to try and heíll eat whichever one I donít want. The strawberry cheesecake wasnít bad necessarily, but it just didnít taste like much of anything!

When we finally got to the beach it was BEAUTIFUL. The weather was great and it was surprisingly not busy.



We were especially surprised considering it was spring break! There were some teenagers that were making more noise than is necessary after dark, but it wasnít too bad.

Originally I was really excited to check out the room service menu as I knew I wanted to get the Spanish omelet that I had the last time we were there for breakfast. However, I then discovered they no longer have it! Which made me completely bummed out. We had brought pizzas and salad from home to eat for dinner, but I decided I would rather eat dinner there and just have the pizzas after working out the following morning.

That turned out to be a bad plan when the only dinner option for a vegetarian like me was either onion rings or the spinach artichoke dip appetizer. I chose the dip, because it is FANTASTIC and comes with this yummy salsa and I really thought if I ate it I would finally feel full. We decided to get out of the room and actually go down to the restaurant to eat and of course I completely forgot my camera. But I think you can picture a giant platter of tortilla chips with a bowl of spinach artichoke chip and another bowl of salsa. YUM and so not healthy.

I did start with a garden salad that was so beautiful it really made me bummed I forgot the camera. It had various lettuces (most of which looked like weeds!) tomatoes, and onions. And a slice of sourdough bread, that they gave us butter for that was completely unusable. It was like they had just taken it out of a freezer and there was no way it was going to spread, but hey with what I was about to eat I definitely did not need butter.

Imagine my surprise when I ate the entire salad, bread, and appetizers only to not feel as though I had eaten a thing. Seriously, what is WRONG with my stomach? It totally had me down so we went to the candy shop. Aubrey chose his favorite lemon-covered Twinkie (so gross, donít listen to him!) and he tried chocolate-covered bacon which he said was completely disgusting.



I got a piece of Snickers fudge after spending entirely too long staring at the vast array of choices. They had at least 15-20 different kinds of amazing looking fudge. But I had decided not to eat it just yet.



Not my best day when it comes to healthy eating! Stay tuned for day two of our trip.
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AUBREYINGMAN 4/1/2010 12:12AM

    I am sorry but the bacon was just wrong. I like to try new things and I think that is the only one that I was really not happy with. The Twinkie was tasty as ever. emoticon

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PINETREEGIRL 3/31/2010 4:04PM

    For a potluck holiday party this year, I made bacon fudge and shortbread cookies and they both went over really well. But, it was inspired by a really bad experience with some chocolate covered bacon at a stand in the Puallup Fair! I think it's something that has to be well done to be tasty. The one that I made for the party this year had candied bacon in it--I cooked it on low heat in brown sugar for about an hour before making the fudge, so it was well preserved and not greasy. I cut it into teeny tiny little pieces though, and didn't make a full batch! I took about 1/6th of a fudge batch and used that with the bacon that was candied--it was just enough to fit into a holiday-sized tea bread pan. It was fun to make just enough to try.


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SHERWOODCYCLER 3/27/2010 4:43PM

    Wow! What great graphic photos.

I think my dh would try chocolate covered bacon, just to try it. Have you ever been to Voodoo Donut's in Portland? They have crazy funky donuts. I've been there once and got a "conservative" kind of donut, but my dh got a bacon maple bar. It was over the top.

Here's to getting back on track soon....

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