Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back In Action

I was so glad to be outside today!! I was a little disappointed in the weather; I thought is was going to be sunny and warmer for my morning run, but that wasn't the case. In any event, I got the daughters off to school and headed out for my run. I was a bit weak this run, but after I got going, I felt better. As I was walking my cul-de-sac to cool down, my neighbor asked me if I wanted to walk, so I walked a little with her, too! Hi, Dana!!! Then, I came in to Shred! I realized after posting last night, that I forgot to list my Shred for yesterday afternoon. I got it in, even though little daughter was bugging the bejesus out of me during it!! Anyway, there are only 2 DAYS LEFT to the Shred Challenge! Hallelujah!

After my morning exercise extravaganza, I made a breakfast of Thomas' Light English Muffin with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light and a Weight Watchers Strawberry Yogurt for 3 POINTS...


I had some shopping to do after, then stopped home to eat a quick lunch. I went with an Arnold Sandwich Thin with 2 oz. turkey, 1 tbsp. white bean hummus, lettuce and tomato, a serving of Soy Crisps and a side of carrots. A speedy 5 POINT lunch...


For a lunchtime goodie, I had one of these Luna Cookies. I have to say they taste more like a "bar" than a cookie. In fact, they have the same texture and chewiness of the Clif Z Bars that I like (hmmm.... they ARE the same company). This Chocolate Mint flavor was 130 cal., 3 gr. fat and 3 gr. fiber which comes to 2 POINTS. It was tasty, but I think the Clif Z Chocolate Brownie Bar is better and much less expensive! I paid 1.69 for the Luna Cookie, but I get the Clif Z Bars at Trader Joe's for 69 cents! Huge difference, but I am a sucker for packaging and these "looked cute" ...



Well, this lunchtime dessert led to another in the form of the last No Pudge Brownie! I counted this 2 POINT treat in my tracker right away and then got the heck out of the house before I started digging for something else! It worked and I felt my munching feeling go away. I was glad about that; I really wanted to stay on track today.

The afternoon flew by with the usual grind of homework and projects. I decided to forego afterschool activities since this was little daughter's first day back to school this week. The husband was working late, so the daughter's got to have their choice for dinner. I bought lots of baby eggplant at the produce store today, so I decided to work my dinner around those cuties. I ended up with Eggplant, Tomato and Chick Pea Rigatoni! I sauteed 3 baby eggplant in 1 tsp. olive oil, garlic and a bit of sliced onion. I added 3/4 c. canned petite diced tomatoes ,1/2 c. drained chick peas, some basil, salt and pepper. I let this simmer while I cooked 1 c. rigatoni pasta. I topped the pasta with the eggplant mixture and 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese. Oh my greatness! I think I could eat this delicious 7 POINT dinner every night...


Then, it was dessert - AGAIN! I went back to my good old fave - Triple Chocolate Vitatop with PB2/fluff icing for 2 POINTS...

And that was my back in action/on track day! So, a couple things before I go: a) my BLBE WI sucked royally this morning - +2.8 lbs. But, that was no big surprise since the wagon that I fell off "crashed and burned" this week! b) I feel very relaxed. What I mean is, I am not having a fit or flipping out about this gain. I know why it happened and I know it's gonna happen sometimes. And I'm o.k. about it. It's not forever. I am not going backward . I'm not going to gain back 70 lbs. I'm going to keep on trying til I get to goal; then I'm going to keep on trying to lead the healthy lifestyle that I need to so that I can keep the weight off for my lifetime. Yesiree!
Have a great night!

13 comments:

Andrea said...

70 pounds is AWESOME! That is the amount that I want to lose. I can't wait till I can tell everyone that I've lost that much weight! That's like a 4th grader!

Sue said...

You will get that 2 measely pounds off in no time! You are already back on track, so good for you. And your dinner looked SO good!! :)

♥ Dee ♥ said...

You'd almost think this was a lifestyle, huh?

LOLOL

You rock. But then, you know I think that. :grin:

Jim said...

You said:
"I am not going backward . I'm not going to gain back 70 lbs. I'm going to keep on trying til I get to goal; then I'm going to keep on trying to lead the healthy lifestyle that I need to so that I can keep the weight off for my lifetime. Yesiree!"

Great attitude!

Rebecca said...

Glad you are not beating yourself up over those 2lbs.

Melissa said...

I was disappointed in the weather yesterday too, but it's good to get outside!!

Good to know that the luna cookies(which I love) are like the cliff z bars...I might have to check those out. :D

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

The two pounds will say bye bye come next week ! Your pasta dis looks very good ! I am going to have to try that one here. I think it might be a good lunch option/treat as my son adores anything done with pasta.

d.fine09 said...

Just found your blog through WW Chick. I love all your pictures. I love seeing what others eat and helps me come up with new ideas. I really need to try those Arnold Sandwich Thins.

TJ said...

Oh, sorry about the gain. Now, drop and give me 50 push ups! Then 50 jumping jacks! And then run in place for 5 minutes!

My youngest likes to do the Shred with me. If she would only stop trying to talk and ask me questions! I usually start growling at her a quarter of the way in. :)

Karen said...

I'm going to start the Shred Challenege tomorrow - do you think you'll keep doing it after the end?

Mom on the Run said...

What a great food menu! You are such an inspiration!

Great blog..can't wait to read more!

katecooks said...

what a great day of food! so impressed that you are only 2 days away from finishing the shred challenge -- congrats!!!!!

Lindsay said...

How do u make the pb2/fluff?? It looks really good and i would love to make it!! :)