Monday, January 19, 2009

You Wanna Play, You Gotta Pay

That was my motto this morning as I headed to the treadmill for another 5K run! I figured if I am going to have these moments of uncontrolled snacking, I better be making up for it with the exercise. Hopefully, that will balance it out. The scale will tell. Thankfully, not until Thurs. :)

After my super sweaty run, I went with a little breakfast of 3/4 c. Puffins and a Weight Watchers Strawberry Yogurt...



A reader mentioned to me that I might need to bump up my breakfast to help with the afternoon munchies and I have actually been thinking that same thing to myself! With this more intense running, I seem to be hungrier, so I will try that the next few days and see if I notice a difference.

For lunch, I decided to make a big salad. My thinking was that all the crunching might be beneficial in curbing the munching that may be approaching in the afternoon! I made a Chicken BLT Salad with 2 oz. chicken (Perdue short cuts), 2 slices of center cut bacon, lots of lettuce and tomato topped with 2 tbsp. Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch Dressing. Awesome, flavorful and took a while to eat! A great 5 POINT lunch...

I resisted the urge to find something else to crunch on and got myself busy. The daughters and I spent much of the afternoon cleaning out our basement of old/unused toys to be shipped to the Land of Misfit Toys, otherwise know as, Good Will. There was lots to give away and also, lots to throw away. Why we hold on to things with missing parts, broken, etc., I don't know. My car is packed to the brim for Good Will and the garbagemen are going to hate us this trash day!
Around 4 :00, I figured I should have a snack before I got to the dangerous time before dinner. I made more hummus (this is an addiction for sure) and paired it with a cut up Arnold Sandwich Thin and carrots. This has to be my favorite 3 POINT snack!

Dinner was pasta for all tonight. Of course, the husband and daughters wouldn't dare eat pasta that is possibly mixed with anything resembling a vegetable, so they got plain spaghetti with butter and cheese. I decided to "get craaaaaazy" and mix mine together with veggies. Eeeeeewww, they said. What do they know????? My delicious dish was made with 3 oz. (dry) Barilla Plus Elbow Macaroni , 5 baby bella mushrooms, chopped roasted red pepper , 1/2 c. frozen cut leaf spinach sauteed with garlic, and a cheese sauce made with 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Cheese, 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese and 1/4 c. fat free milk. Mmmmm...so yummy. This was a ginormous portion. I was feeling piggish and I had the POINTS, so I went for it! This all-you-can-eat plate was 9 POINTS...



Still had room for dessert, believe it or not! I had sugar free ,fat free cheesecake pudding with a drizzle of Lighthouse Reduced Sugar Caramel Dip...



So, a pretty good eating day! No crazy snacking. I need to keep focused these next few days since there are no more Weekly Allowance Points left before weigh-in on Thurs. Funny, I'm not so anxious about my WW meeting weigh-in, but my BLBE2 weigh -in skitzes me out!!! I guess that's a good thing! Whatever works to stay on the course...
Have a great night, everyone!!!!

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, such delicious eats! And great job with the running!

I really need to find those sandwich thins.

Nicci said...

Yummy Pasta, I love it! Makes me want to eat pasta now. I had chili con carne earlier!

Melissa said...

You know, I'm sure all those 5K runs do end up giving you a bigger appetite. Hopefully a larger breakfast helps!!

Katie said...

That pasta you had for dinner looks delicious! I may have to make this soon.

Great job with your runs!

Amanda said...

Wow! That is the best looking pasta dish ever! I might have to start getting creative w/ mine. I usually do whole wheat pasta w/ spaghetti sauce and call it a day!

Amy said...

Pasta looks awesome. Good idea with the Laughing Cow Cheese - is this the original Swiss kind? I'm going to keep this tucked in the back of my mind. I too had pasta last night but threw in spinach and shrimp with garlic. Yours looks better!

thewwchick (aka: Heather) said...

Hey everyone, I'm headed to Marisa's house for dinner. Yum! Way to go on the exercise. You're making me wish I didn't hate it so much. lol

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm almost embarassed about how huge that serving was, but I loved it!

Amy - yes, it is the light swiss which is 1 POINT, however the original swiss is 1 POINT too!