Sunday, June 28, 2009

An Evening With Joe

Hey everyone! We got in late last night, so I have been spending the day catching up on housework and blogs. You all have been busy!


I really missed my bike ride this morning. It was so fun to be able to ride around the shore town and it seemed so easy to get in 4 or 5 miles in a day. I may have to look into where bike trails are near my home. A new form of exercise to throw in the mix! As for my exercise this morning, I broke out an "oldie but goodie"- Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds. Kelly over at Happy Texans had mentioned this a couple days ago and I remembered I had it, so I gave it a whirl this morning. I was able to do the 3 mile (43 min.) with no problems. I have the one for abs that comes with resistance bands, so it was a nice full body workout.

After the workout, it was breakfast time. I decided to try something else new, a wafflewich! I've been salivating over these since seeing them on Danica's blog, so I tried my own version today. I used these Eggo waffles (2 for 2 POINTS) ...



smeared with 1 wedge of Laughing Cow Light Cheese and one egg white. It was delicious and a filling 3 POINT breakfast...



After more blog reading and a trip to Trader Joe's, I was ready for lunch. I was in the mood for a big salad today. I decided on a Turkey Bacon Ranch Salad using romaine lettuce, 2 slices center cut bacon, tomato, 1 tbsp. Kraft Light Three Cheese Dressing topped with my Ranch Turkey Burger for 5 POINTS...

and some beautiful blueberries and watermelon for 1 POINT...

The afternoon munchies came to visit, so I did end up digging into a box of reduced-fat Cheez-Its and a handful of chocolate covered raisins. Later, I was thinking that I should make a serious effort to take pics of these munchies when they occur. It may be a "tool" to help jar me out of that mindless eating mode. Either that or I'll just be extremely mortified to have to show all that junk! Hey, whatever works ;P
And tonight, I had dinner with Joe. No, that is not my husband; just all eats came from my home-away-from- home, Trader Joe's. First, was one of these...

then, 8 of these guys...

and for some veg, 1 cup of this yummy mix...

Altogether, now...

It was an awesome "heat and eat" dinner for only 6 POINTS! Gotta love all the great Weight Watchers-friendly food at TJ's!
And I couldn't resist a little (okay, maybe not so little) piece of organic dark chocolate to finish the night (2 POINTS)...


So, just to update you on some things... I tiptoed to the scale this morning, hoping for a good result considering all the exercise I was getting in at the shore, and thankfully, the scale was nice and slid me a 2.5 lb. loss since my last WI. I'll take it! Nice to see it heading down toward that goal number again! Another thing is that I've decided to stop my "Counting Experiment". If you remember, I was going to try to start my day's POINTS allotment at lunch instead of breakfast in an effort to help me with the afternoon munchies. I can't say that it didn't work. It actually helped pull me out of that funky eating mode I was in, but what I found is that it was too hard to "reset" myself if I fell off the wagon. It just seems easier to start the day fresh, rather than the middle of the day or later in the evening, if that makes sense. And actually, I've stopped being compulsive about counting every POINT, too. Now, hopefully that doesn't bite me in the big rear-end, but I don't want to stress about figuring out how many POINTS is in every little morsel that I eat. Mostly where I'm applying this strategy is going out to eat and eating at someone's house. I will always "mentally" count POINTS for my meals as best as I can. It really is the same thing as calorie counting and I need a general knowledge of how much I am putting in my mouth. But, let's face it, it's difficult to POINT count or calorie count when you are eating out or away from home. I will always do my best to make the healthiest choice possible. That is my lifestyle change. It has to be that way for always.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

9 comments:

foodieonweightwatchers said...

I too find it difficult to count points when eating out. There are so few restaurants that post nutrition facts. Also we don't eat out much so I just assume that night is my big point splurge for the week.

Kari said...

Way to go on that loss, getting in some biking, and overall just a great attitude about everything. And if I haven't mentioned it before I'm so jealous you can just go to Trader Joes!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Welcome back! Great job losing weight on vacation!!! Sounds like you had a fun, activity-filled time. That wafflewich sounds awesome! I'll have to try it!

Kelly said...

The wafflewich looks amazing! :)

Terri said...

That's a great loss! I also find it hard to count points when going out and especially to a friend/family's house for dinner. I think sometimes when I'm counting/tracking, I get all crazy about it almost to the point that it's annoying. I think that's what my problem has been the past few weeks, I've been trying to change this and change that so that the counting points doesn't drive me insane, which lead to not counting anything, which lead to a gain! But, the good thing is, we can get right back on and do what we need to do. Sounds like whatever you are doing is working for you. Just keep getting that exercise in!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

There have been many people who find that just mixing it up helps to get things moving again.It might be because we tend to eat first with our brains, and that sends signals to help our bodies respond .If we start feeling that our plan is ho hum, we react like it is the weight of the world and it makes out bodies act accordingly. If it is fresh and new, our bodies will do the same. It's not scientific, only something I have observed for a while now in the weight loss world.

Wendy said...

congrats on the loss!

Tasty Health Food said...

Good for you! And wafflewiches are pretty awesome. I'm sadly OUT of all produce. We're moving soon and trying to get rid of all of our pantry items, so... Hm. :)

Danica's Daily said...

Awwww - It made me smile seeing my name on your post! I heart Wafflewiches and so glad you enjoyed yours - it looks fantastic!

YUM to all the TJ's finds - I have to agree - I LOVE all their stuff too.

Congrats on the loss - yahoo!