Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Good Day

Oh happy day! I felt so relieved after weighing-in this morning. It is terrible that I let the scale rule me and it is something that I haven't been able to conquer yet. I let that number on the scale dictate whether I'm going to have a good day or a bad day. Many times that number has caused me to throw in the towel and quit my diet. Other times it has caused me to overeat just from the stress of not seeing the number that I want to see. I'm trying to get better with this and I have realized that I am in this for the long haul, so it shouldn't matter so much what the scale says on a daily basis. It's about all the healthy changes that I am making for a lifetime. In any event, the scale was my friend today so I felt like it was gonna be a good day :)



Since it was weigh-in day, for both BLBE2 Challenge and Weight Watchers, I did not eat breakfast until after my meeting. I brought these in the car to eat on the drive home(don't worry - yogurt was at red lights only!)...


Lunch was a Mexican Bean Wrap, some carrots and a serving of Kettle Baked Potato Chips...


For the wrap, I used 1/2 c. Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans spread on a La Tortilla Factory Tortilla. I added 2 tbsp. salsa, 1 tbsp. guacamole, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes and rolled it all up burrito-style. So delish and only 3 POINTS! I have to admit that it is not the prettiest wrap to look at. Something about the refried beans reminds me of dogfood! Thankfully, it doesn't taste that way. Although, having never tasted dogfood, I wouldn't know for sure ;)


Before heading out for daughters afternoon activities, I had a snack of 1/2 c. plain yogurt with one of the new WW banana nut bread bars that I got as a sample at my meeting. I have to say that I really like these bars! It was awesome crumbled on top of the yogurt and it was a filling 3 POINT snack...


Again, I had no specific plan for dinner. Since, it's dance night, I knew it would be something quick. I ended up making soup and sammies for the husband and daughters. No complaints from them -how special ;) I decided to have Chinese food - Trader Joe's style!! I picked up this Chicken Chow Mein in the frozen section at TJ's...
It is basically frozen broccoli, peppers, carrots and chicken with noodles and sauce. The sauce comes in a separate package so that you can add as little or as much as you like. Big daughter loves this meal! We had tried it once before and she insisted I buy it again. It's a good buy, POINTS-wise, too. One serving is 220 cal., 3gr. fat and 4 gr. fiber which comes out to 4 POINTS! Such a bargain that I had room for these, too...

One of these egg rolls is only 110 cal., 4 gr. fat and 2 gr. fiber. That's 2 POINTS!
I added even more veg by having some leftover string beans with evoo. Another yummy and filling meal for only 7 POINTS...


And you know there's always room for dessert! I've been jonesing for peanut butter all day. I do have the weirdest cravings, huh? Deep Chocolate Vitatop with a more glaze-ish topping of PB2 mixed with Marshmallow Fluff...


Goodness in every bite :0)






7 comments:

Nicci said...

Glad you had a good day...I get that way too about weighing in too. I'm working on weighing myself once a week. I weighed today and was happy, but then crazy me had two cheat meals! lol

How long have u been doing WW, I was thinking about signing up.

have a great night

Marisa said...

Nicci - I wish I could only weigh once I week! I am compelled to get on daily and torture myself!

I have been doing ww for almost 18 months. It's a great program that truly teaches you the tools you need to lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime. It's been a slow and steady loss of 68 lbs.for me, with some ups and downs in between, but I'm so glad I stuck with it! Give it a try; you won't be sorry !!

Melissa said...

Glad the scaled was your friend today. That's always a motivation booster!!

Madison Song said...

yay!! :D it is hard not to let the scale dictate our day. but i think you are doing well =)

oh wow and what yummy foods from trader joe's!

Angie All The Way said...

PB2+Marshmallow Fluff!!!! Good Lord you are a genius!!! :-D You've taken something not so good on the blood sugar (fluff) and added the goodness of the good on the blood sugar PB2

YOu rock! And I'm jealous of your WW yogurts, little snack bars and vitatop stuff. We don't get that stuff here :-(

COngrats on the WI you rockstar! ;-)

Katrina said...

Mmm thanks for the pictures. I too have an unhealthy relationship with my scale. I am working on it, but it is hard.

Sharon said...

Wow, such great eats you have had! And glad you had such a wonderful day!

Note to self: buy plain yogurt! LOL