Friday, March 6, 2009

Hmm...That's Different

That was the theme of my food today! I think I said that phrase at every meal. It was a dual purpose saying that could have meant good or bad! Let's start with the good...

For breakfast, I wanted to eat the leftover baked tofu. Weird, right??!! I decided to make a tofu scramble using the leftover baked tofu chopped, 1 c. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers, 1 egg white and 1 oz. Cabot's 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar. I doesn't look pretty, but it tasted great! A different 3 POINT breakfast...



For lunch, I had white bean bruschetta "crostini". I toasted an Arnold Sandwich Thin, topped it with 2 tbsp. white bean hummus and 1/2 c. tomato bruschetta. Hmmm... different and delicious! I also had 1 c. Tabatchnick Minestrone Soup and an apple for a filling 6 POINT lunch...


Now, here's where the not so good "different" comes in...

I was really looking forward to dinner. I was going to have pizza on PIZZA NIGHT! I picked this up when I was grocery shopping the other day...

It sounded good and nutritious. The entire pizza was 7 POINTS and I planned on eating it all! Well, what a disappointment :( This wasn't really "pizza". It was a tortilla with some weensy toppings and a ton of overpowering spice (oregano, I think) disguised as a pizza. Now, it did say Ultra Thin on the box, but it still looked as if it would be more of a dough crust than just a stinkin tortilla! I cut it into quarters and had a side of carrots. I took a few bites of the "pizza" and thought....ICK! I don't dislike much in the way of food, but I have to say in little daughter style, "eeewwww, that's gross". I choked down half and threw the rest away. Just not worth the 7 POINTS. I could've just had the regular pizza for that many points. Here was my plate before it hit the trash...


Sometimes "nutritious" isn't always good. This carried over into dessert. Yes, my precious dessert time has been tarnished with yuckiness! I attempted to make a "healthy" peanut butter cookie using PB2, whole wheat and other healthier ingredients. Most traditional peanut butter cookie recipes call for shortening, so I tried to omit that and substitute something else. The result was...



hmmm.....different. Not the traditional taste and texture of a peanut butter cookie like I was looking for. These came to 1 POINT each. I wouldn't make these again as is; they need more tweaking. These unsatisfactory eats lead to an after dinner munch session. Ugh, why does that always happen??!!!! Didn't I just say YESTERDAY that I lost 3.4 lbs.???!!! And I am close to the 150's??!!! And I am only 6 lbs. from my "Weight Watchers Goal"??!!! Yes, that is all true. Yes, I slipped into self-sabotage mode. Yes, I am a swinger. Not THAT kind; ) The" scale "kind - up and down or back and forth, however you want to look at it :) But, what's done is done, so I have to pick up and move on from it. I know I can do this! Tomorrow is another day :)
Off to have some cuddle time with little daughter. Have a great night, everyone!!!


16 comments:

Katie said...

Wow. That crostini looks divine. I'm going to have to try that out very soon.

Sue said...

I think the pizza looked a little lacking too. Not as good as the ones you usually whip up yourself! Congrats on the 3+ loss!! :)

Maxine said...

Aww I hate it when something sounds/looks really good and healthy but it ends up tasting bad. :(

Leslie said...

Your day looks delish! I like the Cabots 75% its good right??
Hang in there, Your doing GREAT!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Mom on the Run said...

I will have to say that I have had many bad frozen pizzas in my life. I stick to either Lean Cuisine or my own creation of Flat Out and turkey pepperoni!

How is PB 2?

Sharon said...

Love how positive you are! Totally does it for me!

And I love your eats, TOFU POWER!! =D LOL!

TJ said...

I hate sucky pizza. ICK!

I saw 'swinger' and my eyebrows went up. Hey, I can't help it! Heh.

Heather said...

Marisa said "swinger"! lmao Only 6 pounds to go. Woohoooooo!

Me, Only Better said...

You are doing so well, and you certainly are an inspiration to me! Just keep swimming - no sabatoge!

Kelly said...

The brakfast sounds good!

And the pizza looked really good. It's a shame that it didn't work out. :(

I don't know if you have a Cici's pizza near you but their Ole Pizza is only 2 points per slice. Not too bad if you get that pizza craving. :)

SeaShore said...

I hate when I'm looking forward to eating something, but then it turns out yucky! I always feel I'm a little entitled to indulge in something else to make up for my disappointment.

On to better days!

Congrats on your 3.4 loss.

Amanda said...

Marisa - your post made me laugh. Sorry for the bad different though but you will only know what you like and don't like if you try something "different" right? Now you know!! Congrats again on the 3+ lbs down. I'm fairly close to goal too (about 13 lbs) and I, too, am a "swinger"!! LOL

d.fine09 said...

You are so close.

I find that I sabotage myself too when I am close to a goal. I am swearing off doing that anymore!

Sunny said...

Lol! :D Too bad the pizza was gross! I hate it when I waste calories on something I didn't even enjoy. Hmmm../ I'd probably just rather eat a slice of pizza from somewhere I loved. If I could stop at one slice! ;)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks for the nice words, everyone! Having your support always makes me feel better when I haven't been the best "weight watcher"!

Carrie said...

I know this sounds weird - but try fat free cream cheese in your cookies and it will give you the soft chewey texture :)