Friday, January 30, 2009

The Grind

Back to the grind this morning! I was up at 6 a.m., got big daughter off to school and headed to the basement for my normal elliptical workout. I was able to pull off 40 min. before little daughter needed to get ready for school. Breakfast was a Weight Watchers Petite Bagel with PB2 , a tsp. of Smucker's Sugar Free Grape Jam and 1/2 an apple for 3 POINTS...


After breakfast, I headed out to meet my friend, Rosemary for coffee. We meet up every couple months at the same place; we drink coffee and solve all the world's problems! I had a super-sized coffee with 1/2 c. skim milk for 1 POINT....


Rosemary had decaf because she is preggers!!!!! Yay!!! So excited; can't wait to meet the little guy...

After solving all the world's problems (in only an hour - we should get jobs at the White House!), I ran some errands and headed home for lunch. It was late and I was starving!!! A hazardous combo, but I was able to get lunch quick enough before any picking started. I made a hummus, roasted pepper and spinach sandwich using 2 tbsp. hummus, 1/2 roasted red pepper and handful of baby spinach on an Arnold Sandwich Thin. I had a side of carrots and a serving of pretzel sticks to go with it. A crunchy 5 POINT lunch...


Believe it or not, I had no time for a snack this afternoon! I was all over the universe, shipping daughters from one place to the next. Their social life is much more exciting than mine! So sad :( I rushed home to get dinner together, which was.... you guessed it, Pizza! I wasn't quite sure whether or not I would tempt fate and eat pizza or just go with my own dinner. It got so late, I decided to give it a whirl again. I was able to survive last week's Pizza Night and since I didn't eat a snack today, I had plenty of POINTS to play with for dinner. I followed the same plan as last week: chew gum during cheese grating, have a good slice (this week was thicker crust, so I had one big slice instead of two small), have a big salad with it on the plate and - my newest addition- get the husband to wrap up the leftovers!!!! That way there is no picking. From start to finish! It was awesome! Pizza was yummy, salad was great and it was plenty satisfying for 9 POINTS...
After dinner clean-up, I decided to Shred it up! Dare I say, I am addicted to this now?? Am I crazy?? Addicted to quads so sore, I can barely get up or walk up and down the steps without ooohing and aaaahing? Addicted to my stomach being so sore that when I laugh, I want to cry? So bizarre that I feel the strong urge to continue to torture myself in this fashion. If I belonged to a gym, I may be able to call myself a "gym rat"! Scary ;)
When you Shred, you need to eat dessert. Okay, Jillian doesn't tell you that, but I think after she has kicked your butt all over your living room floor, you should be allowed to eat whatever dessert you want! Counterproductive, you say? Yeah, I guess you're right. But, after that beating, I decided to reward myself with a big berry dessert! I used a Weight Watchers Strawberry Yogurt and topped it with 3 sliced strawberries, 1/4 c. blueberries, 1/2 Kashi Raspberry Chocolate Fruit and Grain Bar crumbled and a dollop of fat-free Cool Whip (3 POINTS)...


That wasn't too dangerous, see?!

Hope everyone had a great Friday! It's going to be a tricky eating time since it's Superbowl this weekend! What are your plans for staying on healthy eating turf?

7 comments:

Graciela said...

We're having a SB party at our house, so I'll try to keep so busy entertaining that I won't have time to eat much.

Sharon said...

Oh yes, superbowl! Hope you have a fun time! But tasty eats today, love the pizzzzzaaaa!

Kaneil said...

Hi Marisa, I just found your blog and love it so far! I can't wait to keep up with it over the next few weeks. Your profile caught my eye because I am in the same boat. I'm looking forward to getting some healthy eats ideas from your blog. Thanks!
Kaneil

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luckytastebuds said...

mmmm roasted red pepper are the perfect complement to ANY sandwich or salad. Thanks for sharing those tasty looking pictures :)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Graciela - That sounds like a plan! Have a great party!

Sharon - hope you have fun, too! Loved your popcorn :)

Kaneil - HI!!! Thanks so much for reading! If you ever try any of my concoctions, let me know what you think!

luckytastebuds - I agree! They are especially tasty with hummus!

Sue said...

Marisa...I ordered the Shred off Amazon and just got it today. Can't wait to try it out after I get the son bathed and in bed. Then my legs can shake too! :)

Angie All The Way said...

haha My left quad is so sore, I sort of think that I pulled it or tore it or something! lol


*sigh* yeah I love it though :-)