Friday, October 19, 2012

Could this be any more tempting?!

I woke up very congested today, and I am SO hoping that I can kick this cold before Sunday. I'm still doing everything I can, and at least my throat isn't sore anymore, but the congestion is driving me crazy!

Jerry and I spent the entire morning and part of the afternoon cleaning the house. It wasn't super messy, but we took our time. Rik sent me a text at 11:00 to say that he and his wife Cynthia were on their way to Michigan, and they would be here at around 5:00. I started thinking that maybe La Pita wasn't a good idea--it's a 40 minute drive, and since they were driving here from Wisconsin, the last thing they'd want to do is get back in the car to go to dinner.

So I changed plans, and made a big pot of turkey chili. I'm actually glad it worked out that way, because then I wouldn't have to spend a bazillion PointsPlus on dinner.

Angela, the producer of From Fat to Finish Line, flew in today also--she wanted to film Rik and I meeting for the first time, and film some more stuff while we're all together. Rik, Cynthia, and Angela are all staying at my parents' house this weekend, so I went over there to wait for them to arrive. I brought the chili with me, and figured we could just eat there.

Angela arrived about a half-hour before Rik and Cynthia. And guess what she brought with her?!
That cookie cake, I kid you not, is the size of a large pizza... maybe even bigger. How in the hell am I supposed to stay on track this weekend?! That is my very biggest weakness--cookies with butter cream frosting. Especially the Mrs. Fields cookie cakes.

Rik arrived bringing all kinds of goodies, too--cheese and sausage, wine, lots of little chocolates, and this amazing pastry called a Kringle. All the stuff was local to him, so of course I wanted to try it all.
This is a Kringle. The nutrition info was on it, and for 1/12th of the ring, it was 220 calories. I had a piece that was a little smaller, about 200 calories (6 PP). I could've eaten it all, because it was really good, but I am trying my best to rein it in this weekend.

So we ate chili and chatted for a long time. I am really happy with the way I handled my dinner and dessert today. I ate chili, which was 8 PP. Then, I had one piece of chocolate covered licorice (a mini piece a couple of inches long), and one mini chocolate covered pretzel. And finally, I had a small piece of the Kringle. So when all was said and done, I ate about 16 PP.

We haven't cut into the cookie cake yet--maybe tomorrow. I'm going to have a piece, but I'm going to weigh it out and count the PP for it. Then hopefully everyone else will eat the rest.

Meeting Rik was exactly how I thought it would be--I didn't feel nervous at all, because I already felt like I knew him. We've been talking on the phone and on Facebook for a year. Tomorrow, we're going to run two very easy miles in the morning. Then we're going to Eastern Market in Detroit, followed by the Expo to pick up our race packets.

The nerves about the race are REALLY starting to hit me!

19 comments:

  1. Yay :) just yay! I'm super happy for you to have finally met Rik :) He looks like such a kind soul. I like him ;)

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  2. OMG..thats one hell of a cookie;).
    Good luck for the race...& did yu try gargling?( I know u must have) But just asking...!
    And....I like Rik too he looks nice.

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  3. OMG..thats one hell of a cookie;).
    Good luck for the race...& did yu try gargling?( I know u must have) But just asking...!
    And....I like Rik too he looks nice.

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  4. Those Kringles from Racine are wonderful! I hope he brought you some fresh cheese curds too!! Yep, I'm a cheesehead as well!

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  5. I'm also from WI. We do have many super tasty, not healthy foods! Kringles are a Christmas morning treat in our house. And cheese curds are the BEST! I hope your race goes super well for you and that you are feeling better. :)

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  6. Been a reader a long time, but this is my first comment. I just had to say it - your hair looks AMAZING curly. It is extremely flattering on you and I wish I could wear my hair like that. :)

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  7. What a cookie!!! Best of luck with this race... I can't wait to read about it!

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  8. Cookie cakes are the best, especially served warm and with ice cream. Good luck with the race! You'll rock it!

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  9. Hi Katie- I haven't written in a while but I had to comment now that you've met Rik from Wisconsin (I'm from Milwaukee). The kringle looks great - they're so good with coffee in the morning:) Good luck to you both in the race - you'll deserve a big bite of that cookie:)

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  10. Wow, that cookie didn't look that big until the last picture! It's humongous! And your hair looks so adorable curly! :)

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  11. Rik got a nice bicep workout lifting that thing! Have a great visit with everybody!!

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  12. I'm so inspired by how well you kept yourself from diving into all those foods! My thoughts would be...well she bought this for us so I have to have some...then I would have more cause it was so good!
    Good luck in your race!!

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  13. Holy Cookie! good luck resisting it, not sure if I could!
    Have fun with Rik and good luck with the race :)

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  14. What a strange (and thoughtless) gift for Angela to bring. Documenting peoples lives to health and that's what she brings you, scratching my head on this one.

    Good luck with your race!

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    1. I can see your point but things like this are part of normal life; people bring food gifts. In my world, giant cookies, bowls of candy, and gooey doughnuts are everywhere at work. She has learned how to handle these situations. I love the idea of someone below who suggested sharing it at the finish line with many!!

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  15. The kindness was there. The thoughtfulness certainly was not! Best of luck on your run!

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  16. Good Luck Tomorrow!!
    You could always have someone bring the cookie to the finish line and share it with others =)

    GO KATIE AND RIK!!

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  17. I am loving that you've kept your hair curly! Looks so great.

    Ang texted me a picture of that cookie as soon as she got it and I was chuckling to myself because I literally had just read / and wrote what a rock star you were for resisting that little pumpkin cookie!! And then here comes a cookie the size of a pizza!

    figure the points, eat it, enjoy it and toast your marathon success :-) I'm very excited for you and to hear about the accomplishment. I have to think that running 26.2 miles will earn you a million points.

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