Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Routine

Hi, I'm baaaack! I got in the routine of posting about my day in the evenings, so it felt weird to be out of my new routine and have to post in the morning! But, now I'm back to the evening and I find I like it so much better; it's relaxing and a nice way to wind down :)


After posting this morning, I headed out for my 5K Saturday run. It was awesome! It's so invigorating; I still cannot believe I can run that long and that far without stopping! I really am addicted now. I think I have decided on a 5K race in May, but before I give ya the details, I gotta round up some peeps who said they would do it with me. Stay tuned...


I came in and decided on cereal for breakfast since I wasn't too hungry after the run. I had 3/4 c. Puffins, 1 c. unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze and 1/2 c. blueberries for 2.5 POINTS...



Just a note about Almond Breeze: I have been reading about this on the WW boards for a long time and have seen it a lot on the blogs. My mom has even tried it. I've been hesitant because I'm a big fan of Soy Slender , but I saw it at Trader Joe's and decided to give it a whirl. It doesn't have much of a taste at all, so I wouldn't recommend drinking it on its own. However, I really liked it in my cereal. The cereal was the star instead of being overpowered by the milk, if you know what I mean. The nutritionals are great, too - 1 cup is 40 cal., 3 gr. fat and 1 gr. fiber ( 1 POINT). I also used it in my coffee and it was good! It didn't curdle like the soy milk does:)


Lunch was really late today. I ended up not eating until about 2 :30 p.m. I had to run an errand and then I was busy prepping pizza dough for tonight's dinner. When I finally got around to it, I just wanted the quickest thing I saw. I went with a Weight Watcher's Petite Bagel topped with a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge and 1 oz. smoked salmon (yum-e!). I added a sliced apple for a total of 4 POINTS...


There was no time for a snack as we had big daughter's basketball game at 4 (they won -yay!). It was a great game; really exciting! Yes, I am the LOUD MOM that hoots, cheers and claps for all the girls from the bleachers!! The grandparents all came to the game, so we had everyone back for pizza. I made 6 pizzas: 2 plain cheese, 2 pepperoni, 1 plain whole wheat with lite mozzarella and 1 whole wheat with eggplant dip for the sauce, sauteed mushrooms, roasted red peppers and lite mozzarella. Using the eggplant dip instead of traditional sauce was so tasty and basically free in the POINTS department. This dip is only 1 POINT for 1/4 c. and I probably used that for the whole 12" pizza! I ate 2 slices of the eggplant veggie pizza and some salad with evoo and vinegar...


and another small slice of the plain whole wheat ...


So delish! I counted about 12 POINTS for the pizza dinner with salad. I have a feeling this may be on the high side, but I'd rather be on the high side after using many of my Weekly Allowance POINTS these past few days.

After dinner, I dismissed myself from our lovely company and headed to do The Shred. How's that for stickin to the Challenge????!!!!! Shred Count - only 21 days left!

And I have good news to report - there was no BROWNIE incident today! I have to thank Sue for her great idea of having to post a brownie infraction every time I would even take a smidge of one! I did think of that all day today and it did help me stay away from those evil things! You Rock, Sue! The husband and daughters have been chowing down on them and last I looked, there are only 2 left. I think I'm home free - yay!
Off to bed early again tonight!



Oh, are you looking for my dessert??? I felt satisfied after dinner and doing The Shred, so I decided to forgo dessert for tonight. I thought if I "forced" myself to have something, I might start digging into more (i.e. brownies!). When you're feeling good, ya gotta go with it ;)

Have a great night, everyone!!!

7 comments:

♥ Dee ♥ said...

What a great day you had!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, delicious eats! Love your morning breakfast! It's so colorful!

Kari said...

The puffins with the blueberries just confirms that I'm kicking myself for not buying the blueberries at costco today. argh.
And whoa that is pretty hard core that you dismissed yourself from company to go get shredded. Way to go! I seem to put the shred off...and then find myself around 9pm ((LIKE NOW)) saying just go do it kari...you committed to the challenge. I will confess I did miss it on wednesday but have done it every other day and shortly will lace up to go get shredded myself.

Sue said...

Marisa, I think you are awesome! I can't believe you made it through the day without eating another brownie. :) Amazing woman. Amazing will power! I am so glad my suggestion helped....but I really thought I might see an extra posting today. :)

Your pizzas looked SO good. Made me want to invite myself over! And haven't the blueberries been great lately???

TJ said...

HaHa! I'm the LOUD Mom too. I can't help it. :)

I haven't had breakfast yet...too early...but your pictures are making my tummy rumble. The pizza looks delicious!

I'm going to have to look around here for the Almond Breeze stuff. I'm curious about it...

Sarah said...

Great job on your run! You so have to do a 5K race in May you will have a great time.

Congrats on getting that shred in! Keep up the fantastic work!

Tracy said...

You are doing so awesome with your Shred challenge. I think that may be a reward to myself at some point, I love Jillian. Those vitatops must be feeling neglected after two days in a row.