Philly to Florida

Before I caught my plane from Philadelphia to Florida I went back and grabbed an iced coffee from ABP. I am an “8 hours a night” girl, meaning I need 8 hours of sleep to feel good and have not gotten that for days. I needed this :)

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On the plane I enjoyed this bag of soy crisps. They were okay tasting, but I love that they have 9 grams of protein in a bag that feels like a “fun snack”. Normally my snacks are too carb heavy so that’s a step in the right direction.IMG_8850 Here is the nutrition information for Soy Crisps – Apple Cinnamon flavor

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Ben picked me up from the airport and drove me to Marco Island, Florida. It’s over an hour from the airport and I was hungry, plus we needed to stop and pick up some “Monica essentials”, so we hit up Publix.

I got some cherries for instant driving & eating gratification :)  IMG_8855

And I got a ton of salad veggies. I am in major need of a detox after the last few days. That may have to wait until I get home, but I was cravings veggies crazy style.

I am also trying to increase my protein intake, so I got this pouch of salmon to put on top of the salad. I usually buy cans of salmon, but this is so much easier and less messy.IMG_8856

This is a great way to get good protein in a salad without any work, just open and dump it on top! I use hummus as my salad dressing, which acts like mayo and flavors the salmon and the salad perfectly.

I made my salad in a mixing bowl. I am for real.IMG_8858

After I ate we hit up the beach. That water is sooo warm here, it’s borderline hot. This is very different from CA where I don’t go in the water because it’s freezing all the time.IMG_8870

Ben’s mom made lasagna for dinner, but I don’t eat meat lasagna so I picked up a veggie one at Publix too. IMG_8861

My plate… that bread was probably bathed heavily in butter, but I’d rather ignore that fact and just enjoy the deliciousness of it.IMG_8863

Then, it was family picture time. This is a tradition with Ben’s fam :)IMG_8877

After the serious pictures we had some fun. Serious pics are over-rated anyways, right? Okay, maybe not but we had a good time.

This guy (that I married) missed me and was very sweet and happy to see me today :) I like love him a lot <3

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Ben with his nephew Owen, who is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen.

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This one is me, Ben’s two sisters, mom and grandma.  IMG_8892

After picture time we lounged in the pool for a long time and just now I am enjoying some cookies and milk. I need to wrap it up and get to sleep soon, I’m fading fast!IMG_8895

Comments

  1. says

    Marco Island! My grandmother used to live there, and I spent weeks there every summer as a kid. Good memories! Enjoy your time at the beach! It is such a shocker being able to go into the water at the beach and have it be PLEASANT! (I´m from Southern California, too.)

  2. says

    I am no longer an 8 hour a night girl. I believe stress in the culpurate to that lately. Anyway, the beach looks awesome!! I could use something relaxing like that.

  3. says

    I always hate the “natural flavors” that are in so many foods. Just what are these “flavors” and why do we consider them “natural”?

    I totally need 8+ hours a night. And my body can’t handle caffeine so if I don’t get sleep, it’s only me and my desire to wake myself up!

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