Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cheesy

Hey, hey, it's 5K Saturday!! I headed to the treadmill early this morning and did the 5K treadmill run. Boy was I sloooooow. My legs were weak and I was feeling tired, so I went at a slow pace which made it take even longer! But, I persevered because I feel committed to this 5K Saturday thing! One hour later (I told you I was really slow), I was finally done. Whew! While I was running, I was watching the Food Network (I don't know why I do that to myself) and I saw someone making fried eggs topped with salsa. I think it may be huevos rancheros. That really appealed to me this morning, so after my run, I made a similar version. I scrambled 3 egg whites in a nonstick pan and topped it with a few tbsp. of salsa. It looked good, but still needed something...CHEESE! I grated 1 oz. of Cabot's 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese and sprinkled the salsa eggs with half. On the side, I had a lite english muffin topped with the remainder of the cheese and broiled for a few minutes. Mmm... a cheesy good 3 POINT breakfast...


The rest of the morning was spent mainly putzing around, reading the paper and hanging out. Laaaazy! Lunchtime came around and I rummaged around the freezer and fridge for something different. I saw Trader Joe's StirFry Vegetable Egg Rolls and went with those. They are only 110 cal each, so I had 2! I had a huge side salad with carrots and Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch. A nice 5 POINT lunch...


For snack, more cheese! This time, I had a light string cheese, 1/2 pear and a half serving of pretzels sticks, all for 3 POINTS...

Dinner was late tonight; big daughter had a basketball game that ran right until dinner time. We decided on a quick pasta dinner. The husband and daughters had ravioli and meatballs that I had in the freezer. Too POINTY for me, so I made some whole wheat cappellini. I sauteed two big handfuls of baby spinach with a tsp. of EVOO, added a sliced Spinach, Fontina, Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage from Trader Joe's and combined it with the 2 oz. whole wheat cappellini and 1/4 c. marinara sauce. Awesome! It made a huge serving, all for 8 POINTS...

We all cuddled up after dinner and watched The Game Plan, which was a cute movie. Although, I feel like writing Disney a letter demanding to know why, in almost all of their children's movies, the mother in the story has to be dead!! Aren't these supposed to be "feel good" movies!! Humpf. Anyhoo, I can't let the night go without dessert. I went with my classic - Deep Chocolate Vitatop with PB2 (no fluff - oh, the horror!). This is the best 2 POINT dessert on the planet...



Toward the end of the movie, I also grabbed a couple handfuls of pretzel sticks. I wasn't really hungry, but just felt like munching. No worries, I'll call it 4 POINTS and add it to my Weekly Allowance POINTS. I have to shut it down for sure, though. Don't want to do any serious damage. Just have to get through tomorrow and I think I'll be o.k. this week!
I missed doing The Shred tonight. It's a little late and I'm pretty much ready for bed, but I'm still thinking about doing it. It's only 20 minutes, right?????

11 comments:

TJ said...

Hey, 5k is 5k whether it's slow or fast. :)

Great food choices.

madison Song said...

hahah i used to run on the treadmill and watch food network too. i agree with TJ - a 5k is a 5k and it must have felt awesome afterwards!! =)

Sharon said...

I think you did great with the 5k, and I heart the food network!

Andrea said...

That's exactly why I DON"T watch the Food Network channel! LOL
It makes me feel like I'm hungry when I'm not! It's an evil channel! LOL
Good job doing your exercise! I love your meals, they look really yummy! I like the way you put your food on your plates to make it special for yourself. It makes eating a nice experience.

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks, everyone! Guess you're right, doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you get the job done =0)

Andrea - yes, Food Network IS EVIL!! I find my stomach rumbling and my mouth watering when I watch - why must I torture myself?????!!!

spunkysuzi said...

The Shred's a killer :) I should do that this morning!

just me said...

oh, i'm so jealous of the cabot cheese! i'm glad you enjoyed it!

and that vitatop/pb looks sooo good!

great job w/ the 5k run too!

Lori said...

I want to eat at your house! Everything you've made sounds amazing! :)

Tracy said...

I watch all the shows I've taped on the food network while I'm on the treadmill, so you're not alone. I especially like Ellie Kreiger because she does the healthy food. lol, you miss the Shred? I think you're addicted. : )

Juliet said...

You watch the food network while you run? That's awesome!! :) Congrats on the 5K. I'm thinking about doing a 5K race soon.

Krist Summer said...

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