Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Anxiety

I've been a bit anxious today because tomorrow morning is my 1st "official" BLBE weigh-in!! Aaaahh!! My teammates have had a spectacular start! I have had some ups and downs with my eating, but all in all I have stayed within my alloted POINTS. I did end up using all of my Weekly Allowance POINTS, so we'll see how that all pans out tomorrow.

I tried to focus on lots of fruits and veggies today. I started the morning with a good 45 min. elliptical workout and then a nice hot breakfast. I made a serving of Whole Grain Cream of Wheat made with water and topped with 3 oz. blueberries and 1/2 banana. Yummy...




Breakfast held me pretty well. I ended up having a late lunch of 2 tbsp. hummus, 1 tbsp. Trader Joe's Red Pepper Spread on an Arnold Sandwich Thin with a handful of baby spinach. This was an amazing combo!! Definitely on my "repeat" list! On the side, I had a HUGE orange...


Sooo juicy and sweet, not to mention pretty and packed with Vitamin C...

For my snack, I couldn't help myself, I HAD to try the other Kashi Fruit and Grain Bar flavor that I bought - Raspberry Chocolate...


OMG, this is by far THE BEST granola bar I have ever had! Good for you and a nice chocolate fix for 2 POINTS!!! These are keepers for sure :)
The rest of the afternoon was crazy and basically spent in and out of the car schlepping the daughters. I didn't really have a spectacular dinner plan for tonight; the husband was working and the daughters opted for different things from the freezer. A-O.K. with me! I was in the mood for a salad. I searched around the fridge/freezer for a topping for it and I finally settled on it being a Cheeseburger Salad! I used giant handfuls of lettuce, chopped tomatoes, 1 oz. Cabot's 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar and a Boca Burger that I micro'd and crumbled on top. For dressing I used 2 tbsp. Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch and about 2 tsp. ketchup! Sounds strange, but it tasted great - just like a chopped up burger without the bun! It would have been awesome with some bacon crumbled in there, too! Next time...



I had some dessert tonight. Suprise, surprise ;) A decadent, potentially dangerous, Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Cookie topped with 1/2 tbsp. Nutella ...

So, I'm off to bed! I will spend a few minutes "visualizing" a wonderful weigh-in that I can be proud of tomorrow! Then, I will pray :) Is it obvious that I have a scale phobia????? Add that to the "therapy list" =)

9 comments:

Sharon said...

Have a lovely evening!
But wow, such a delicious cheeseburger salad! That is such a smart idea girl!

And great job on the workout, plus, I am totally jealous of your Kashi bar! I wish we had those in Canada!

just me said...

ohhhhhh...i LURVE that new kashi bar...sooo good!

Marisa said...

Sharon - thanks! Your salad looks soooo much prettier though!

just me - you were right! It DOES freakin ROCK!!!!

Madison Song said...

aww don't be anxious about your weigh-in =)

ooh i totally want to try those kashi bars now!

Melissa said...

I don't think I've seen that kashi granola bar yet. It looks yummy!!

Good luck with your weigh in!!!

Rebecca said...

You just put me in the mood for an orange, I always eat them the same way, cut up, the pictures looked so delicious!

looking forward to your weigh in!

Amanda said...

Marisa - is that cabot cheese shredded or in block form or what? I was thinking about picking some up this weekend and want to know in what area I should be looking for it!

I also just got pb2 (from someone who didn't like it) and it is so good! I love it!

Oh and good luck w/ your WI tomorrow. I WI on Sat and I always have a phobia too. I have also just about used all my WPA's for the week too but I still have my Ap's. Do you use your AP's??

Nancy said...

Good luck at your WI!!

Marisa said...

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone - it must have helped -I had a 2 lb. loss :)

Amanda - HI! The Cabot cheese I buy comes in block form. Look for it in the dairy aisle with the other block mozzarella and cheddars in your supermarket. I have also picked it up at Trader Joe's and BJ's wholesale Club.
I'm glad you got PB2 and love it!!
Good luck on your WI on Sat. And I do count my AP's but don't use them. I tend to dip into the WAP first, but hopefully the AP's I earn cancel out the WAP!