Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!

Whooo Hooo! It was great to have a snow day! We slept in a little (til 7 a.m.) and lounged around in bed. Such laziness :) I didn't do my normal early morning workout, but knew I would have time to fit it in later. I ended up spending the morning helping the daughters with homework projects, but I made sure to get in a good breakfast before I got busy with them. I made Whole Wheat Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes(they were huge!) with a few slices of banana on the side. Delish and only 4 POINTS...


I finished helping little daughter with her project, so she and I took the opportunity to "Shred" before lunch. Brutual! I hate Jillian today ;) My legs are sore and I suck at push-ups, but she says" nothing is for free" so I have to keep on keepin on. Ugh! Little daughter, on the other hand, rocked this workout! As if she needs it; she weighs all of 43 lbs.!

After "Shred", I shakily made my way to the kitchen to make some lunch. I decided to go with another big salad since I really enjoyed the one from yesterday. Today, I used a bunch of lettuce, 2 oz. lean ham, 1 light string cheese sliced, 1 hard-boiled egg white, tomato, carrots and 2 tbsp. Marie's Lite Chunky Blue Cheese dressing. I looked at the bottle today and realized that this is the "proper" name of the dressing !! Lots of bites for 5 POINTS...

I still required some more crunch (and salt!), so I grabbed a handful of pretzel sticks for 1 POINT...

Later in the afternoon, I had the urge to exercise. HUH??!! I know, I thought that was bizarre, too! But, I rode the wave since I need to make up for some cals, so I hit the elliptical for 30 minutes. My legs were not thrilled with this decision. Still shaky and kinda burny. Tomorrow should be REAL fun; hope I can get out of bed !
I almost went without a snack, but suddenly I felt ravenous and still had an hour until dinner, so I didn't want to chance a pig-out session. I had a Weight Watchers Vanilla Yogurt and a serving of Cinnamon Puffins for 2 POINTS...

For dinner, I made Chicken Cacciatore with a side of Gram's green beans. I also had a half slice of some delicious whole wheat bread that little daughter and I made earlier in the afternoon. This was a big hit at dinner; she was so proud!! A delicious 7 POINT family favorite...


And, of course, there had to be a dessert for me. I debated about letting it go since I have weigh-in tomorrow and I'm thinking it's not gonna be so hot. But, my sweet tooth got the better of me! I had a Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Cookie with PB2Fluff icing. Oooohs and ahhhhs for 2 POINTS...



I have to admit that, although I was excited for a hang-out snow day with the daughters, I was secretly worried about being stuck in the house all day with lots of food! I was hoping the munchies wouldn't surface and cause me to blow this whole week out of the water. Thankfully, I kept busy enough and I made it through unscathed:) We'll see what tomorrow brings...
Hope everyone had a great day =)

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, great workouts and tasty eats!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

PB2 Fluff Icing??

Do tell!

Sarah said...

2 workouts that is amazing, hope your not too sore tomorrow. Glad you had a good day with your daughter.

Juliet said...

Snow day? That's not fair!! We never get those in CA. :) I haven't had a good pretzel in so long. Looks so good!

MizFit said...

GREAT JOB on avoiding the snacksnacksnack which always accompanied snow days for me.

now Im the opposite since I live in a hot climate.

it's the summer 102 outside days INSIDE which can derail me.

Katie said...

You did a great job being in the house all day without overdoing it on food! I struggle with that on days off, too.

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks, everyone!

Dee - mix PB2 with the water, then combine with 1 tbsp. Marshmallow Fluff(I heat it in the micro for a few seconds so it mixes nicely). Too good!

fitforfree said...

nice to find another ww-inspired blog :-) your eats look great!

luckytastebuds said...

Hi! You have a fabulous blog going on over here. Thanks so much for sharing such yummy looking foods and being a great example to follow. :)

Ashleigh said...

That salad looks DELISH!
I've never thought of putting egg on my salad, will def have to try it.

(Also my bff's name is also Marisa, do you pronounce it "mar-reee-sa, or mar-iss-a?)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

fitforfree & luckytastebuds - thanks so much for reading!

ashleigh - It's ma-reee-sa, but people still insist on saying ma-riss-a! It drives me crazy, but I stopped correcting people cause they still say it anyway! LOL!

Tracy said...

Hope your day today went as well as this day did. We had two snow days too but were back at work today. I'm on the lookout for those peanut butter cookies, especially since I now have PB2. And thanks so much for your comment on my blog, I really needed to hear something like that and everything you said was dead on!