Friday, January 29, 2010

Let's All Go to the Movies

Today presents a new challenge for me, we are taking Beren's girls to the theater to see Avatar. Yeah, yeah, I know, I am one of the last people on the planet to see it. Well, you see, for as much as I love movies I rarely go to see them on the big screen. We prefer to spend our money elsewhere and just wait for Netflix or cable to deliver us our flicks. But this time it's an exception since everyone is raving about this thing and I understand I'm going to be totally blow away by it. So, ok, we're going to a matinee in a couple of hours, kids in tow.

Now, we all know that part of the fun of going to the movies is hitting the concession stand beforehand and filling up on all the sweet & salty goodies. Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! I could easily dive straight into a bucket of popcorn and spend 2 and a half hours (really, it's that long?) grazing. Do you know how many calories/POINTS are in movie theater popcorn? According to Hungry Girl, a small bag will cost you 11 POINTS! What? I don't think so! Now, even though the movie theater will frown on it, I'm sneaking in my own mini-bag. Sorry, folks, but I'm paying enough in dollars to attend your establishment, I'm not going to "pay" with a weight gain, too!

As if the temptations weren't enough, following the film we are heading out for pizza. UGH! Ok, since I know that planning is the key, I looked up the restaurant's menu in advance and found a nice salad that I can enjoy guilt-free. Along with a glass of wine, I should be fulfilled and not deprived.

Wish me luck, am hoping this fantasy matinee doesn't turn into a horror fest!


  1. You can do it!!! I went to the movies with my husband last week and in my er, rather large purse I had a diet chocolate cream soda, and 2 lollypops worth 1 pt. each! Ya do what ya gotta do! Good luck at the pizza place though, I must admit pizza is one of my trigger foods!

  2. Ariel, I was spared the pizza temptation because the girls filled up on popcorn and didn't have room for dinner, lol! Instead Beren and I went out for happy hour, I had a glass of wine and a California Roll. Much less dangerous than pizza, right? :)