Friday, June 5, 2009

Minefields All Around

Rain drops keep falling on my head. Lots of them. It has been raining all day, nonstop! And it's chilly. This does not feel like June! But, I'm sure it'll be hot enough before we know it. Since the weather was not cooperating, I decided on some indoor activity this morning. For something different, I popped in the Shred DVD and let Jillian whip my butt for 20 minutes. I haven't done it in a while, but I wasn't as weak as when I first started it back in Feb. Such a great workout in a short amount of time!



Then, I dug into some breakfast. Today was a Banana Nut Vitatop with PB2 for 2 yummy POINTS...





I spent the rest of the morning at little daughter's school for a year end picnic. They held it indoors due to the rain. They had their beach towels set up all over the gym and we served them their lunch on their towels. Oh, the temptation! Fresh, hot soft pretzels! Fresh, hot, cheesy pizza! Thankfully, I was serving the pizza instead of handing out the pretzels. Both are trouble, but the pretzels would have done me in. I was able to dodge them. Funny how I watched all the skinny moms digging into the pizza without a care in the world. Can it really be that easy? Can you just eat a slice or two of pizza and let that be it? No triggering a foodfest of grand proportions? Ah, that is the life! While the kids were having sno-cones scooped out for them, I cleaned up and made a bee line out of there and straight home to make a healthy lunch. I went with a big chicken and white bean salad with tomatoes, basil and a sprinkle of goat cheese...



I dressed it with a homemade light vinagrette, all for 7 POINTS...


I still felt like having some crunch after, so I decided on this new TJ's find...



Isn't that interesting? They are made with lentil flour and potato starch. You get 31 curls for 2 POINTS...

I just had a half serving for 1 POINT...



They are pretty tasty. They have a bit of an aftertaste to them that I can't quite describe. Kinda fishy?? I know that doesn't sound appetizing, but I don't know how else to explain the flavor. Maybe more like some of those fried chinese noodles. Yeah, that's it! I'll try them again to see if I can come up with a better description :)



No afternoon snack. I'm "trying" to modify my behavior, so I just had some iced coffee today with REAL sugar for 1 POINT...



Well, the husband would like me to modify my behavior all right. I was a starving, nasty, huffy banshee by dinner time! I picked up the daughters from an afterschool playdate, came in and got all huffed up because the husband hadn't turned on the grill and gotten the burgers on yet! Poor guy! My head was pounding, so I grabbed a couple carrots while the burgers finished cooking. I started to feel better, then and more like a human instead of an animal! I munched down my Ranch Turkey burger on whole wheat bun with watermelon and carrots for 7 POINTS...



For dessert, I went with 1/2 c. Breyers Fat Free French Chocolate topped with Hershey's Sugar Free Syrup for 1 POINT...



Blech! That sugar free syrup is absolutely gross! It had a strong chemical taste. Yuck. Ruined the ice cream; I had to chuck it :(

Glad I made it through the minefield today! Next up....another graduation party tomorrow!!! Aaaaahhhhh, get me off this party ciruit!!!!

Have a great night =)

12 comments:

janetha said...

WOW i am so impressed with your self control! good job, i would have definitely had a nibble of something, especially after only eating a vita+PB2.. i am seriously so impressed! and one day those skinny moms metabolisms will catch up... my mom said she ate like garbage until she was in her late thirties and then one day she started gaining weight. i guess it is all a matter of time--but i think your meals look WAAAY better than some greasy pizza! bummer about the syrup ruining the ice cream :( i hate anything that is sugar free, i agree it tastes chemically. ick! have a good night marisa!

p.s. do you pronounce your name marisssa or mareeesa? my sister's name is marisa as well!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Good job avoiding the pretzels and the pizza! Your salad looks sooo good!

Enjoy the graduation party tomorrow! :)

Kelly said...

That is serious self control.
I saw a girl walking around eating a sausage on a stick the other day. I think the stick had more meat on its bones than she did. How do skinny people eat so much bad stuff and stay skinny?! It's not fair I tell you.

I had to laugh about the banshee comment. LOL I've been there. but that turkey burger looked like it was worth waiting for.

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Isn't this the wettest and coldest spring ?? And the banshee episode- are we related ? I think this week I had a serious enough hormonally based emotional episode to allow my husband to either declare me insane or commit murder and not have a jury in the world convict him. Cravings are just the icing on the cake with these , but as I get older I am more able to ignore the food ones. And sugar free syrup is not only nasty tasting but evil nasty tasting !

C.G. the Foodie said...

Before I found out fake sugars were causing my headaches, I tried a couple of the sugar free syrups... now I just grate some chocolate over my ice cream instead. The syrups just aren't very good which is a letdown!

Wendy said...

those parties can ruin anyones diet! you are doing great! you are so strong to pass up the pizza and pretzels! i need that want power you got!

Heather said...

The part about real sugar reminds me of the movie Elf. "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup." lmao I've been using an organic cane sugar that is like little sprinkles from heaven on whatever you use it with. Love it!

OMG...I just read Kelly's comment about sausage on a stick. LOL

burpandslurp said...

I know what you mean abt the weather...it's been raining and raining for 2 day straight! we're only just finally beginning to see some sun...
I think your meal is more appealing than some pizza...pizza is overrated!

theskinnyplate said...

Your salad looks amazing. It reminds me of CPK's BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad (my most favorite salad ever).

Great job at avoiding the pizza and pretzels!

MarshaMarsha said...

Thanks for the encourging words last week.. it was much needed.

Good job at avoiding the pizza and pretzels! Have a good week. :)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

janetha - yep, it's mareeesa. although no one ever gets it right :(

Andrea - whew, the pretzels were rough!

Kelly - yeah, what is up with that?! Unfair :(

The Incredible Shrinking Family - LOL - maybe your hubby and mine can form a support group !

C.G. the Foodie - grating the chocolate is a brilliant idea! Thanks!

Wendy - I "try" to keep chanting Want power, want power, want power -lol!

Heather - I love Elf!!!

burpandslurp - yeah, booo to pizza!

theskinnyplate - it was good; I have to "remember" to make salads more often!

MarshaMarsha - you're welcome and thanks :)

Danica's Daily said...

Awww - guess if I read here first I would've found out about the fishy cheese curls :) Thanks for the review, I will probably stay away from them now :)