Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Day To Play

Wow, it's another summer day today! It got to 90 degrees and felt like the middle of July! I think this is just an "appetizer" though; the temps are heading down this week. Again, I was feeling like an outdoor run, but I'm not quite healed, so I will be patient. I was going to head to the basement for an elliptical workout, but got so distracted with doing stuff around the house that I never made it! I guess I will consider it a "day off". I don't do that very often, but I think it won't hurt. I hope :)

I did manage to make time for breakfast. I was in the mood for cereal, so I broke out this oldie but goodie cereal, Quaker Crunchy Corn Bran...


A serving is only 1 POINT -if you can see with my sloppy writing on the box ;)...


I decided to use it as a topping for my Oikos Honey Nonfat Greek Yogurt. I also added some beautiful strawberries for a fiber and protein packed 4 POINT breakfast...


I'm trying to go through some freezer items, so that they don't get lost in the land of freezer burn. I found some leftover pizza that I made just last week, I believe. It was the one made with the spelt pizza dough. I reheated that for lunch and it was just as good as the day I originally made it! That's what happens when you eat something before freezer burn :) I went crazy and had a side of carrots to go with it! I've been avoiding carrots since my oral surgery, but I thought I would try it out today. No probs. Yay! A great 8 POINT repeat...


After lunch, we headed out to a friend's son's 3 year old birthday party. It was set up like a carnival with lots of moonbounces, games, carnival foods and plenty of "grown-up" food, too. Wow, sure glad I ate before I left! How -EVER, I could not, did not...resist...this...


Giant brownie with giant gobs of chocolate icing. You can't tell from this picture, but this thing was about 2 inches high. It stared at me for a long time, calling, beckoning, tempting. I caved. And you know what?? It wasn't THAT good! I think it sat out too long. But, I ate it anyway :) Not sure of the POINTS. Maybe 500??? LOL! Hopefully, I can run later this week :(
I also picked on a soft pretzel before I left the party. Again, not that good. Gotta work on the "don't eat it unless it tastes good" rule. Anyway, it was a fun time of outdoor play in the sun! Hope I sweat off some of those calories...
I wasn't all that hungry for dinner. The husband and daughters decided to eat hot dogs and some fruit. I was thinking of just having cereal or maybe skipping dinner altogether. I did some cleaning and then felt ready to have a little something. I remembered I had some tofu in the fridge, so I decided on a tofu scramble. I used 4 oz. extra firm tofu, roasted peppers, red onion, baby spinach, a slice 2% cheese and salsa. I crumble the tofu and brown it in a nonstick pan sprayed with cooking spray, then add the rest of the ingredients. Simple and absolutely delicious! I could eat this every day! I had a Weight Watchers Petite Bagel with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light on the side. A quick and easy 6 POINT dinner...

Gee, for not being too hungry, I sure ate a lot! And I topped it off with a little "sweet"...

The flavors are so fun and they are only 1 POINT...



I went with the Banana Split...


A nice way to end a HOT day!
Hope the weekend was fun for you, too!!! Have a great night =)

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Brownies are my #1 weakness. Well, that and baklva. :)

I need to get some of those swirls. How funky cool are those?! Love them. I haven't seen any around though.

So how long is the healing supposed to take anyway? That's got to be frustrating. Just give it time.

You have your own elliptical? I want one.

Sharon said...

oooohh, I love that cute popsicle swirl! I saw those before at Costco, but wasn't sure if they were good. But that looks awesome!! I want one now! LOL!

And mmm pizza!

Danica's Daily said...

You had a day of my favorites! I was drooling reading your menu. I LOVE Crunch Corn Bran, Pizza and Philly Swirl pops! That brownie does look amazing....just count it towards your 35 WPA and you are all good :)

MizFit said...

and now I want that crunchy corn bran :)
I love cereal----the hard thing for me is putting the box BACK after one serving.

Heather said...

Arghhhh! Don't ya hate it when you want something (like a brownie) for so long....and then it's not nearly as good as you wanted or needed or remembered it to be? Dang.

PS....we've been getting the swirls at Costco for at least three years now. My kids looooove them. So do I. We require a ginormous Costco size box of them. lol

PSS...it was super hot here yesterday, too! I love it. Thank goodness I remembered to slather on a bunch of sun lotion.

Rebecca said...

Wow those pops seemed so fun! I love kitschy flavors.

redheadedjournal said...

Oh, I love brownies!

I love the apple + cinnamon combo!

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katecooks said...

whenever i am not hungry but i eat just a little to be good to my stomach, i always find that i want to keep eating and eating and eating!

theskinnyplate said...

I'm with you on working on the "Don't eat unless it taste good." I was brought up not to waste food, so I feel obligated to finish whatever is on my plate (even the bad stuff). Grrr....

superbecca said...

mmm philly swirl, someone else in blogland said they were going to stop selling them at costco, I hope not, I just found them last week.