Friday, June 17, 2011

What I'm NOT Eating for DINNER on Vacation!!

I'm on vacation with no internet access so this is a scheduled post.  We're at Wisconsin Dells full of tasty restaurants and buffets.  We love the buffets. It's easy for everyone to get what they want and you get a nice variety of food.  Well, we ARE going to visit the same buffets this year but I plan to make better choices.  I plan to choose the restaurants that have the best salad bars.  Yes, I know that salad bars can be dangerous too but I have a better chance of choosing better if there is a salad bar rather than just all you can eat pizza. 

Pizza Pub, the favorite dinner buffet.  They have every kind of pizza imaginable.  The chicken alfredo pizza is my favorite followed by the bbq chicken pizza.  Then there is the hawaiian pizza, I just LOVE pineapple on pizza. That makes it healthier, doesn't it?  Just kidding.  :-)  Plus they have pasta, garlic bread, fried chicken and a large array of tasty desserts. 

Another favorite restaurant we go to is Ponderosa Steakhouse.  Sorry, but this is just an overeaters dream house. You go there and order a steak dinner with all the trimmings, loaded baked potato and maybe some fried shrimp on the side for only $3 more. Then, you have access to their all you can eat salad bar. Now, this is not just a salad bar.  This is a full meal buffet. Not only do you have fruit and salad but you have tons of pasta salads, chicken, pizza, tacos, pot roast, breads, pastas and whatever else they throw on there.  So you go there, you eat a whole plate of salad. You go back and get some of the hot food.  And when you are half way done with that; here comes your steak dinner that you just ordered.  By this time, you're not overly hungry for it but you ordered it and gosh, it sure does look good.  So you eat it. Or maybe most of it and take the rest back to the hotel. Then of course there is the dessert bar that isn't the greatest but you sample some; just because it's there.

So, here's the deal. We will be going to both of these restaurants and others too. The last couple of years, I have been making better choices.  Not perfect choices, but better.  This year, my goal is to make even better choices.  My plan is to attack the salad bar and avoid the pizza and steak dinner.  I might get some grilled shrimp at Ponderosa, we'll see.  I'm planning to avoid the breads, desserts and the pasta salads and sticking to salads and veggies and watching my toppings.  They usually have black or garbanzo beans which I love.  I won't be perfect.  I'm going to sneak a couple of the kids' fries, have a bite of the husbands steak and probably have something I shouldn't.   But I am really going to be aware of what I am eating and will walk away satisfied and not stuffed beyond belief.

I'll be back in a day or so and I can't wait to let you know how I did!! I'm hoping to get pictures of what I eat to keep me accountable.  We'll see if I actually remember to bring the camera everywhere I go.    


  1. I just CANNOT get into Hawaiian pizza and yes, I've tried it. (And I didn't think there was anything high calorie I didn't like!) Keep up the good work that I'M SURE you're doing even though this was posted in advance. And I can't wait for the pictures!

  2. Wow, I think I am hungry now. Hope it was great fun on your trip!

  3. Buffets are so hard for me. I will kiss your feet if you manage to make it out without overdoing it! Looking forward to your recap and photos. :)


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