Friday, April 24, 2009

Forgetful

I was a forgetful blogger today. I ran out the door this morning to my WW meeting (for my first weigh-in *wink, wink) and I grabbed breakfast to eat after the meeting, but forgot to take a pic! Thankfully, I had a whole box at home, so here's my "after" shot...


I found these on clearance at my supermarket. I think I know why! They are just o.k. A little on the dry side and not much staying power. I think you're supposed to microwave them, but I don't know that it would have made a huge difference. I do think they would be nice crumbled on top of some yogurt, oatmeal or ice cream, though. Each muffin bar has 140 cal., 3.5 gr. fat and 4 gr. fiber, but only 2 gr. protein. An o.k. 2 POINT breakfast...

After the meeting, I stopped home to change out of my "weigh-in clothes" and headed to meet up with my mother-in-law and sis-in-law for lunch. Again, I forgot my camera! I ordered a spinach salad with mushrooms, bacon. olives, red onion , hard boiled eggs and tomatoes. No dressing since I brought my own! At least I remembered that. This salad was ginormous! I asked the server to bring me a take-home box before I added my dressing because I knew I wouldn't finish this guy....

Along with my salad, I had a nice sized roll. I had only planned on eating half, but kept picking at it until I eventually ate the whole thing. Altogether, I'm guessing it to be an 8 POINT lunch.
For an afternoon snack, I cut up a beautifully ripe fresh pineapple for 1 POINT...


Then I realized I forgot to take my antibiotic this morning! Ugh! Must be this chubby cheek affecting my brain cells!
I originally planned on having pizza tonight, but decided I would use up the rest of my salad instead. My dinner salad consisted of 3 oz. grilled chicken breast, 1 tbsp. dried cranberries, 1 tbsp. sliced almonds and the remainder of the salad mix dressed with light balsamic vinagrette for another 8 POINTS...


For dessert, I tried a recipe that my friend, Donna sent to me. She just started WW in March and has already lost nearly 20 lbs.!!! You go, Donna!!! The recipe is for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Orange Glaze. Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 lb., 2.25 oz. box of spice cake mix
  • 15 oz. canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 c. egg substitute

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients in bowl. Beat with a mixer on low until well blended. Then, beat on medium for 2 minutes. Divide evenly among muffin tins lined with paper baking cups. Bake for 18 minutes. Let cool completely.

For the orange glaze, combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar with 1/4 tsp. grated orange rind and 2 tbsp. orange juice. Dip cupcake tops in orange glaze.

This makes 24 cupcakes at 2 POINTS each.

I ate mine al fresco with some new reading material...

I think Jil would approve!
Oh, and I almost forgot to say that I lost 4.6 lbs. this week! Not bad for my first week - heheh ;)
Have a great night =)

17 comments:

Sharon said...

Those muffin bars look neat! LOL

Melissa said...

I'm really liking that muffin recipe!! I wonder how it would taste without the glaze...

Melissa said...

Woo hoo one the weight loss too!!! :)

Kelly said...

Are you freakin serious?! You lost that much weight in 1 week?! Oh wow. I'm super impressed.

Cupcakes look like something I would really like. And how do you like the book? I have it on my Amazon wish list. :)

MoraPiggy said...

I make the pumpkin spice muffins alot. I've even played with the recipe and added oatmeal and raisin and made cookies. They freeze well too. Great warmed with coffee in the morning.

Ang said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO on the loss..Great Job!!! :)

Heather said...

I'm reading that book, too!!! Great minds think alike. I'm totally convinced I need to go see an endo. doc now. lol

We've made those cupcakes a bunch over the years. It's the recipe I use for the cupcakes I sign up to bring to each kids Halloween party. I coat them with BLACK frosting and a spider ring. They love it!

Way to go on the 4.6 brand new member, Marisa.

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

haha congrats on the weight loss! woot!

have a good weekend!!

Lori said...

I love fresh pineapple!

princessvalecia said...

Hi Five on the first week back loss....I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who has WW clothes LOL

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

4.6??? WOW! congrats!! I make those pimpkin muffins a lot.. really yummy with a few dark chocolate chips thrown in roo!

Sue said...

Nice job on your first week's weight loss! That is awesome!! :)

Danica's Daily said...

I LOVE making the spice muffins however I have only used 1/2 cup water for the egg substitute. They are delicious with any cake mix (LOVE chocolate with 1/4 c mini chocolate chips for 2 pts each!)

I am so proud of you for swapping salad out for pizza - You have amazing willpower to do that :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The spice muffins sound and look great!

C.G. the Foodie said...

WTG on the loss!!!

I LOVE fresh pineapple. Yum.

spunkysuzi said...

Congrats on the nice loss :)

Sarah said...

Muffins look good! Great loss :)