A Weight Watchers Free Weekend
3/19/2010 5:20 PM
This past weekend my wife and I took our first trip without our kids, Henry and Louisa. My parents came down from Rochester, NY to baby sit, and my father-in-graciously let us vacation in his beach house in Ocean City, NJ for the weekend.
We had decided that we were also going to take a break from healthy eating. Whatever we wanted, we’d eat. Because sometimes, you just have to cut loose.
After good night’s sleep, we got up and headed to nearby Atlantic City for lunch at the famous White House hoagie shop. They make huge, tasty hoagies (a.k.a. subs). I saw an Italian hoagie being made that was easily five feet long.
I ordered half a steak sub, but what the White House calls a half sandwich is actually 12 inches long and overflowing with meat, provolone cheese, grilled onions and sautéed mushrooms. My best guess is that it had a POINTS value of 20 or more. It tasted great, but was way too much food. I was completely stuffed after eating half of my half. I ate the rest for dinner.
But the place I enjoyed most was Friendly’s. It’s nostalgic for me and my wife. My parents used to take me to the Friendly’s in Penfield, NY for a treat when I was in grade school. I always got the Mint Cookie Crunch Sundae. My wife had her first un-chaperoned date with a boy at a Friendly’s in a mall in southern Pennsylvania when she was 13.
My wife got two scoops of cookies-n-cream ice cream topped with chocolate sauce. I got the Reese's® Peanut Butter Cup Sundae—vanilla ice cream topped with peanut sauce, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. It was like the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
We got home Sunday, and when I got up Monday and weighed myself, I was up 1.6 pounds, which, all things considered, doesn’t seem that bad. In fact, it seemed great to me.
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