Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stop The Insanity

Hi Everyone! A much better night sleep was had by all, so we are feeling more like normal people today instead of zombies ;)

I managed to get my regular workout in early this morning which felt good. After the daughters were off to school, I had a bowl of Trader Joe's High Fiber O's mixed with the storebrand high fiber cereal, 1/2 c. blueberries, a few strawberries and 1 c. Soy Slender...



I spent the remainder of the morning working around the house. Before I knew it, it was time for lunch. I was looking forward to trying these guys that I picked up at the grocery store the other day...


They are a krinkle-style baked potato stick with ketchup flavor! How fun is that? The serving size is the entire 1.2 oz. bag and for 120 cal., 3 gr. fat, 2 gr. fiber, it was a yummy 2 POINTS! And what goes best with fries? Yup, a burger! I went with a Boca Burger in the original vegan flavor (which is only 1 POINT!) served on an Arnold Sandwich Thin with a slice of 2% cheese, lettuce and ketchup. Some sweet grapes were the perfect side to round out this 6 POINT all-american lunch...

After lunch, I had some errands to take care of and while I was at Target picking up something for the husband, I saw these.....


A new product from Kashi! I haven't met a Kashi bar that I didn't like, so I decided to give these a try (plus they were on sale!). Oh my, they are yummy! Like a granola bar topped with an almost gooey frosting and sprinkled with some nuts. This flavor was pumpkin pie...




I have to say, it really did taste like a well spiced pumpkin pie! What a nice 2 POINT snacky. I also picked up the chocolate raspberry flavor; can't wait to try that one!

I wish I could say that was my only afternoon snack, however, it wasn't. I got really munchie and snacked on some other things: 1/2 pretzel rod, handful of baked potato chips, couple bites of little daughter's soft pretzel, piece of chocolate. Carbs and sugar. The usual suspects! Well, that sucked :( I don't know why I do that stupid snacking right when a weigh-in is coming up!! Sorry, Team Angie :( But, guess what? I stopped the insanity! Believe me, it could've gotten UGLY; I was in that kind of mood to eat and eat. However, I shut the pantry door, ran upstairs to get my running shoes on and headed to the treadmill for a 25 min. run! I don't know if it will make that much of a difference for my weigh-in, but at least it helped me do damage control. I'm thinking that was progress :)
My dinner options became fairly limited due to the oversnacking. I estimated the extra snacks at about 5 POINTS and because I don't have any Weekly Allowance POINTS left, that gave me only 4 POINTS to work with for dinner. I decided to make an egg white omelette with baby spinach, a tbsp. of Trader Joe's Roasted Pepper Spread and a shredded light string cheese . I also had a side of leftover string beans with garlic and evoo...

That 3 POINT dinner left me with one lonely POINT which I should have let go, but I knew I had these Mrs. Freshley's 100 calorie mini chocolate cupcakes...



They are 3 mini cakes for 1 POINT, so I broke into them and had some tea to go with these little guys.
I'm gonna call it a night and watch the Biggest Loser. Hopefully, that will inspire me to not eat any more food tonight!!




9 comments:

Ashleigh said...
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Ashleigh said...

I absolutely LOVE your plates! They're gorgeous!
How are the 100 cal pack cupcakes?? I LOVE the full fat/cal hostess ones, so it might be worth it to give these a shot!

Marisa said...

Ashleigh - Thanks, I like the plates,too. Only downside is they are stoneware and food gets cold quickly after it hits the plate!

The cupcakes are good; tiny but, good! Sometimes they leave you wanting more, ya know?? But, for 1 POINT they're a nice treat.

just me said...

ohh!! i tried the new raspberry tlc bar and it freak'n rockS!!! i hope you get to try it soon!

Jen said...

I can never let a point go either!!! Thanks for all of your comments and support on my blog!

Madison Song said...

oh wow those fries chips are fun looking! :) ketchup-flavored!!

oh my i remember getting 100-calorie cupcakes, and i almost finished the whole box =X

♥ Dee ♥ said...

WTG on the workouts, and the stopping of the insanity!!

Okay, now... as your teammate, aren't we supposed to butt kick when needed? So, not a full fledge kick, because you are staying within your points... but don't you think that your points would be better spent on nutrients rather than 100 calorie, 1-2 point garbage?

Juuuust sayin!

SMOOCH!!!

Alvin said...
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Jennifer said...

You can go to Kashi's website and sign up and get free products occassionally sent to you as well as coupons. Those new Kashi bars, I was sent a sample in the mail, with coupons for two free boxes + $2.00 off coupons! I love when that happens!