Tuesday, July 14, 2009

An Afternoon Visit

Hey, guys! Thanks for showing the husband some love on his first ever blog post! He was a good sport about doing the review and trying one of my healthy creations!

While the hubs was "blogging" this morning, I got right to my workout. It totally sucked. I tried to do Level 1 of The Shred but was feeling a little dizzy again, so I finally opted out. Right in the middle of dumbell rows. I'm not sure what's up with that; I'm thinking there's a sinus issue going on. Oh well. Nothing stops me from eating, though! I moved on to breakfast: 3/4 c. Trader Joe's High Fiber O's, 1 c. sliced strawberries, 1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze and a tsp. of sliced almonds for 3 crunchy POINTS...


I cleaned up a bit and got ready for our lunch guest: Aunt Linny! My sister-in- law came over to spend the afternoon with the daughters...



We chatted while I made us all some lunch. Of course, it was PB+J for the daughters, but Aunt Linny was willing to eat "my kinda lunch". I made us hummus, cucumber and baby spinach sammies and ,to go with them, some carrots, watermelon and a 1/2 serving of Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips. All this for only 4 POINTS...


For our sammies, I used a new (to me) bread - Pepperidge Farm Light Style Extra Fiber Wheat Bread...


The nutrition facts are terrific - a serving is actually 3 slices (2 POINTS), but I just used 2 slices for 1 POINT...

Aunt Linny entertained the daughters the rest of the afternoon with puzzles, stories and play time. Thanks, Linny the girls had a ball! When it was close to dinner, we said our good-byes and I finished up making dinner while snacking on some Triscuits crackers - I think about 4 POINTS worth.
Nothing fancy for dinner tonight, just roasted chicken and a green salad with Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch dressing. A simple 7 POINT meal...
I didn't feel much like dessert. My stomach was a little off, but then it wasn't. Weird. Then, I saw these PhillySwirl SwirlStix pops in the freezer and thought they would be just what I needed...

These are some great popsicles. I love the fun flavors! And the stats (click pic to enlarge)...

I chose the Orange Dream and it was the perfect 1 POINT ending to my eats today...


I looking forward to getting in bed! I'm hoping to try out a long run in the morning =)
Have a great night!

13 comments:

Tasty Health Food said...

Who uses 3 slices of bread? I find that to be a very strange serving size. Anyway... The picture that jumps out at me the most is the one with watermelon! So delicious! We just ran out and the only fruits we have are peaches right now. Can't complain because they're yummy too. :)

C.G. the Foodie said...

I am digging the fruit shots. Can't wait for my produce delivery tomorrow!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The popsicles look like sooo much fun! The perfect summer dessert! :)

Terri said...

I have sinus pressure/troubles too but promise that if the dizzyness keeps it up, have it checked out.

That is strange about the bread being 3 servings...weird.

I love popsicles!

Melissa said...

Getting dizzy is no fun!! Hopefully it clears itself up!!

I've seen the philly swirls before and wondered if they were really any good. Might have to try them sometime.

Oh and the muffin looks yummy. I might had to make them!!

m said...

(**FEEL BETTER**)

late to the soiree but loved that the husband stepped up and in for you.

I had to BEG MINE :)

TjRenee said...

I read you husband's post, but when I had time to comment my internet was down. Grr! Been happening too much lately. Oh well.

Hopefully you are getting in a dizzy-free workout this morning. I haven't done the Shred in over a month.

Great food - as usual.

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

Hopefully you find this to be a compliment-it's encouraging for me to know that even rockstars in the weight loss world (like you) sometimes have a hard time doing level 1 of the Shred. Even if it was because you werent feeling well :D I do hope you feel better though!!!

Sunny said...

those sandwiches with hummus and veggies sound good!! and you even included a few potato chips! yum! :)

Sarah said...

Your girls are beautiful! Great lunch find in that bread!

Wendy said...

those popcicles look good! i may have to try those! the tj's in m y town discontinued their gnu bars! how about your tj?

katecooks said...

wow, i cant believe you got in all that food for only 4 points! that's awesome! the bread sounds pretty good too, i love low cal options like that one when you are just having a plain sandwich and the bread really isn't all that important :)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Tasty Health Food - I know, right?! I guess it's good to know if I have one of those crazy hungry mornings and want 3 slices of toast!

C.G. the Foodie - produce is so amazing this time of year!

Andrea@WellnessNotes - they are really yummy:)

Terri - thank you! I will definitely check it out if it continues.

Melissa - let me know if you try the muffins; I would love to get more feedback to get the recipe just right!

Mizfit - yeah, a little begging went on ;P

TJRenee and A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare- the Shred still kills me!

Sunny - hummus and veggie sammies are a new fave!

Sarah - thank you=)

Wendy - still at my TJ's, but limited variety :(

katecooks - I love when I get big plates of food for low POINTS!