Saturday, May 30, 2009

When A Plan Comes Together

Back again! Hope you all had as beautiful a day as it was here. The sun was shining, no humidity and a light breeze. Just perfect! I was tempted to go for an outdoor run, but decided the impact on my hip might not be as harsh if I stick with the treadmill for a while. I did 40 minutes; 14 of which completely sucked. Those first minutes seemed brutal for some reason. I was not feeling strong at all, but I perservered, then got into a groove and it was fine for the rest of the run. Watching The Hills kept me entertained during it, too.

After the run, I made a breakfast burrito with a small La Tortilla Factory tortilla, 3 egg whites and salsa. It was only 2 POINTS, but very filling...

So filling, in fact, that I wasn't ready for lunch until 1:30! I dug around in the fridge and found some of the bbq baked tofu that I made (last week??). It still looked decent, so I made a bbq baked tofu sandwich on a honey wheat bun with lettuce and a slice of 2% cheese. Delish! On the side, I had a serving of crinkle potatoes, an apple and a fruit and nut bite for dessert. A voluminous lunch for 8 POINTS...

No snack attack this afternoon! My lunch took me all the way to dinner. Maybe the 8 POINTS is the amount I need or it could have been the combination of filling foods that kept me satisfied and not looking to munch. I hope that's the ticket :)

I planned a nice, healthy dinner, but the husband and daughters had a different plan - PIZZA! I let them go the pizza route, but stuck to my dinner plan for myself ...

Chicken and Broccoli with Garlic Sauce
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. chicken breast cut in 1" pieces
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 c. fat free chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 c. cooked brown rice
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and garlic and cook 1 minute. Season chicken with thyme, salt and pepper and add to skillet. Brown on all sides for 3 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli; cover and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup broth, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through(about 5 minutes).
  4. Dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/2 cup broth, add to skillet and simmer 1 minute.
  5. Serve over rice.

Makes 4 servings. 5 POINTS per serving. Each serving is 1 cup chicken mixture and 1/2 cup rice.

I found this recipe in one of my old WW recipe binders. It is quick and delicious! Best part is now I have 3 additional servings that I packed up and put in the freezer for those heat and eat dinner nights! Definitely a keeper...

I had plenty of room for dessert, so I made up my old favorite - Deep Chocolate Vitatop with PB2 icing for 2 POINTS...

and a blueberry crackshake (2 POINTS) to wash it down...

The daughters were intrigued by my crackshake and came running with their straws to take a taste. Some taste! They ended up drinking half of my shake - booo! It's okay; I don't mind sharing the health ;P
Another good day in! I'm hoping to get to my WW meeting this Thurs.; it's been a while and I really miss it! I like going to the meeting; I just don't always love the weighing part! I have been avoiding the scale the past couple of weeks, but I'm going to stay the course this week and see if the scale speaks good things to me =)
Have a great night!


Anonymous said...

Hi Marisa,
I finally went back to WW today - I also registered with your blog as an "official" follower today, I guess I've been "lurking" for long enough. I'll be trying some of your recipes!! Just wanted to say Hi! Sherri

Miz said...

D*MN that Vitatop looks good.
and I happen to have both the top and the PB2 here.

*skips off to kitchen*

Reen said...

Hey, Marisa, sounds like you had a great day! The chicken and broccoli looks delish and good for you for turning down the pizza! I had pizza yesterday, veggie pizza, and counted the points. It's been my Saturday treat lately.

Think I'll make a breakfast wrap this morning. Looks good.

I went to WI and meeting yesterday, down .6, which brings me to 1.8 away from goal. Gosh, what a struggle to get there!

My knees are a little achy the last couple days so this week when I go for my run, I'm going to try to the trails instead of the asphalt. Someone said it's easier on the joints. I don't have a treadmill here or maybe I'd do that.

Good for you on the 40 minutes on the treadmill! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great day! Hope the weigh-in goes well.

Wendy said...

So, what exactly is pb2? and where would i buy it? : )

and how do you not go and eat pizza? you amaze me!

Stacey said...

Ha! That is cute your daughters drank half your shake! :)

Your breakfast wrap looks delicious!

Bev P aka Hockeygal4ever said...

Sounds like a great day of great choices! I still have to make the crackshakes! I keep saying I'm going to but I keep thinking I'm not 100% on HOW to make them! Post the recipe? Please?!

I cannot for the life of me find the Vitamuffin tops. I really would like to! I'm going to have to go on a mission. I refuse to buy that stuff online, just seems so daunting to me.

Great day! Hope that hip heals up fast!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

oohhh...i love breakfast burrito's! Sometimes I add a little chicken or something to it, and your right, totally filling!

Danica's Daily said...

I totally agree with you on the filling foods (CORE foods!) I find that when I focus on adding them and bulking up my meals, I really do need less snacks.

Great day yesterday - I can hear all the positive in what you type and that is a good thing!

Weight Watchers Chic said...

I need the crackshake recipe too.. I have seen so many people talk about it and it looks fabulous.
I am sending you thin thoughts for your weigh in- let me know! I am sure it will be good.
and ya.. the vitatop made me drool, just a little!

superbecca said...

oh no I created crackshake monsters!

Kari said...

yay for you sticking to your plan and not giving into pizza!!