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Future Husband and I keep commenting that we are on our "Weddingmoon."  We’re both on vacation, but it’s not our honeymoon yet, so it’s our WEDDINGMOON!  Super exciting — we are both very relaxed. 


We met up with our DJ at 11 and went over all the details.  We’re going with Soundwave Entertainment.  The company is owned by a wife and husband team (the wife is the coordinator and the husband is the DJ).  Then, we headed to the mall for Christmas shopping.  First, we stopped off at Red Lobster for lunch.


One of the things we’ve begun to do is order 1 dinner and side salads for the both of us instead of getting 2 large dinners that neither of us can finish!  We end up spending so much less money AND we both end up satisfied, but not stuffed.


I started with one of the famous cheesy rolls and a salad.


We ended up "sabotaging" the last cheese roll with Splenda.


Neither Future Hus nor myself wanted to eat the last roll, but we knew if it stared us in the face long enough, one of us would give in! (Future Hus is watching what he eats before the wedding because he "wants to look his best"… it’s so cute.)


We got Surf and Turf to split.  Here’s what we were served…


And here’s my portion…




We did some shopping at the mall and dropped my ring off to be cleaned.  We also ended up splitting a Peppermint Mocha.


And by the time we got home (4:30), I was ravenous for a snack and had some Grape Nuts and milk


We’re going to have a relaxing Saturday evening at home! I might do some cleaning, too! I hope you have a fun night as well….


What’s your trick to eating out and staying healthy?  I like to use meals out as a chance to splurge sometimes (like with a yummy dessert or rich cream sauce on pasta), but I do try to mostly eat normal portions and whatnot when we eat out.  Splitting meals saves calories AND $$$!


AND don’t forget about the Ratty Sneakers Contest – you could win $100 gift certificate!



  • VeggieGirl December 20, 2008, 3:28 pm

    Aww, love the “Weddingmoon” idea!! 🙂

  • Meg December 20, 2008, 4:22 pm

    It sounds like you guys are really relaxed and I love that! Enjoy your Weddingmoon!

  • Julie December 20, 2008, 4:45 pm

    Weddingmoon! How fun!

    Sometimes I get an appetizer as my entree, unless there are healthy main dish options. I also make modifications if need be…I ask for meat and fish dry grilled, dressing on the side, no butter sauce on veggies, ect.

  • Mrs. LC December 20, 2008, 4:58 pm

    Ross and I do the same thing a lot of times, with splitting one big dinner we can both share.

    Not that we go out to eat often, but a tip for healthy eating out is to look for menu options of healthy things that you don’t usually get/ buy on your own (i.e. if you love asparagus, and don’t buy it often, get it when you’re out!).

  • Erin of Care to Eat December 20, 2008, 5:32 pm

    I DO THAT TOO! I put salt or sugar all over stuff when I’m done but still tempted. 🙂
    Weddingmoon. So cute.

  • Claire December 20, 2008, 6:16 pm

    Ha…looks like you ate all the broccoli! 🙂 I just go with the plan to take something home. However, at Cheesecake factory the other night, I ordered an appetizer and salad. I STILL had leftovers! SO good!

    Hope you get your ring back soon…I know I’d be missing it if I was you!

  • just me December 20, 2008, 6:20 pm

    love the weddingmoon! i wonder if they would accept that as a new word for the dictionary? haha!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! December 20, 2008, 8:09 pm

    yeah for the weddingmoon~~~~~~~

    Eat out and eat healthy shouldn’t be opposite! I usually choose places that have healthy meals. I do find that good qualities restaurants offer healthy meals and their portions are usually small. So, I either don’t eat out or I’d go to a really nice one.

  • Mica December 20, 2008, 11:07 pm

    I wish I could split meals with the boyfriend, but he always wants to eat his entire portion and then is too full to eat half of mine. Maybe I should just cut mine in half…

    Hope you had a good wedding moon!

  • Aggie December 20, 2008, 11:47 pm

    I love how you sabotaged that last roll, sometimes I pour ketchup on stuff I don’t want…or throw a napkin over it (which doesn’t always work!)…love the Splenda idea. 😉

  • Anonymous December 21, 2008, 6:30 am

    Actually sabotaging your food is a sign of an eating disorder – glad you’re encouraging all these people to do this!

  • K December 21, 2008, 7:20 am

    Red lobster rolls are DIVINE! I would have to sabotage them too!!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 21, 2008, 7:25 am

    julie – thanks a good idea with the apps. and i think most waiters dont mind modifications 🙂 if you leave them a really big tip! LOL

    mrs lc – hahah yessss! nothing irritates me more than when i go out to get and i get something i could’ve made myself!

    claire – i do miss it!

    anon – oh lord! calm down! sabotaging one of the four cheese rolls that red lobster brings to the table because neither future husband nor i really wanted to eat something loaded in butter, cheese, and saturated fat when we had a steak and shrimp coming is NOT a sign of an eating disorder. if the waitress had been nearby, i would’ve asked her to take away the bread basket, and speaking from experience, if a bread roll is sitting in front of me, i will pick at it until its gone. so NO, sabotaging this roll was NOT a sign of an eating disorder. it is not healthy to sabotage food that would otherwise be eaten as part as of a healthy portion.

    i wish that anonoymous people like yourself didn’t attack me for something that isn’t really there. or at least approached me about it an a much more constructive way? sigh.

  • HangryPants December 21, 2008, 8:17 pm

    Also, doesn’t Jillian on the Biggest Loser also tell people to pour salt on food they don’t want so they don’t eat it?

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) December 22, 2008, 9:46 am

    We usually make sure to bring half home with us for leftovers. We’ll both order stuff we’re interested in so we can share bites. 😀

    Hooray, Weddingmoon!

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