Bunny on the Move

February 11, 2010

Bunny’s vacation with her friend Lucy started, predictably, at the airport. The flight left at approximately sunrise, so she dragged herself out of bed and spent the next hour making strange whimpering sounds was up and at ‘em at o’dark-thirty.

 Since they knew they would have to jump out of bed and dash off to the airport with no time for breakfast, they had planned ahead and brought protein bars to eat in the car.

Actually, the label said they were cereal bars. Is that the same thing? We’re thinking no.

All she knows is she didn’t get the one made by CinnaBun, on the theory that the health benefits of anything made by CinnaBun was highly suspect. This cereal bar thingy at least used the phrase “whole grain.” It was ok, cinnamony, probably not the best choice, but not the worst either. It put something in her tummy before the flight, which is important. Since they had three take-offs and 3 landings and 8 hours on a plane ahead of them, Bunny didn’t want her tummy upset. Oh, dear, no.

Once they made their way through airport security, were all checked in and sitting at the gate, it was finally time for coffee.

Ah, morning coffee. The cure for those early-morning whimpering sounds.

Oh look! There’s a Starbucks!

 Danger! Danger!

Bunny is now standing before a display case full of muffins and scones and all kinds of yummy pastries, and it’s so early that her defenses and most of her rational mind are still sleeping. There is serious potential for diet slippage here.

May I take your order?

Bunny thought: venti frappawhozewhatsis with extra whipped cream and 4 blueberry muffins, please.

Bunny said: grande drip, a banana and a bottle of water, please.

 All right, Bunny!!

Grande drip. Ingredients: coffee, blessed caffeine, water. The girl even drinks her coffee black (thank goodness for small favors).

Banana. Ingredients: a nice collection of vitamins and minerals, potassium bananarama, antioxidoodles and other nice things.

The banana was for the flight. Bunny planned to eat it when they came around to offer to sell her a prepackaged preservative-ridden overpriced pseudo-breakfast to serve breakfast.

She was a bit worried about the peel. What would she do with the peel on the plane? Tuck it into the seat pocket? No. Hold it? Leave it on her tray? Shove it in her purse? Bunny decided to worry about that later.

Bottle of water. Ingredients: Water and a few electrical lights. Or something. Hydration for the flight. Very important to avoid swollen ankles and other awful things.

On the plane, Bunny ate her banana and tucked the peel neatly into her empty coffee cup. When the beverage cart came around, she went with black coffee on the first 2 flights, but gave up and went for merlot on the afternoon flight. She felt she should keep Lucy company while she sipped the last of the Bloody Marys she bought with her stash of drink coupons.

So Bunny is off to a good start on her adventure! Many challenges await. We’re anxious to see how she meets them.

Stay away from the buffet, Bunny. We’re watching you.

And so is the scale.

Have fun!

Bunny has been saying “no, thanks” to a lot of things she would have grabbed before she began this journey:Fly

Muffins. Oh, how Bunny loves muffins. Especially after a healthy breakfast shake.

Wolfgang Puck’s Chicken Caesar Salad. Pre-packaged, yummy, for sale at your local Gelson’s. (Calories: 870, Fat: 66g, Carbs: 25g, Protein: 45g.) Bunny walked right past it and headed for the salad bar, where she assembled a lovely collection of fresh veggies. Good Bunny!

Starbucks. Bunny used to go with a Grande Chai Nonfat Latte with one Spenda. And 2 cookies. Today: Grande Nonfat Cappuccino, one Splenda, and definitely no cookies.

Deli DoRight. At the deli, Bunny passed on the bagel and bagel chips.

Football game snacks: She forewent—(oh, that can’t be the correct past tense of forego. BRB . . . Well, what do you know? According to Dictionary.com, it sure is. Moving on. . .) 
Bunny forewent the standard chips, ice cream and popcorn, and brought some nice green grapes to snack on. On which to snack. For snacking. She ate green grapes!

Zero Coke? Bunny is choosing water instead of Coke Zero. (Diet Coke is SO last-season!)