Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fun In The Sun

What a gorgeous day! The weather is so perfect; I'm really enjoying this summer :) I woke up feeling "normal" with no dizziness, so I was looking forward to my long run. It was great! I was able to crank out an hour and felt strong the whole time; no need to pep-talk myself through it.


I was starving after that and couldn't wait to eat breakfast. I went for another Quinoa Cranberry Bran Muffin and a sliced white nectarine for 3 POINTS...


It was too nice of a day to do anything other than swim! The daughters and I packed up lunches and headed over to my parents' pool to swim.

Lunch was a poolside picnic. I packed a salmon and egg salad wrap, carrots and some sweet watermelon for 6 POINTS...

We swam for another 3 hours! I tried to do some laps. Again, try being the operative word- no swim team for me anytime soon :( I also did walking laps back and forth in chest level water for about an hour total, and a few sets of bicep curls with the pool dumbell weights.

All that exercise called for a snack. More watermelon for 1 POINT...


I finally dragged the daughters out of the water and headed home. I planned on a quick pasta dinner for them, but decided to make a frittata for myself using 1 egg, 2 egg whites and leftover roasted potatoes with green beans for 6 POINTS...

I couldn't resist a piece of baguette on the table (2 POINTS)...


I was in the mood for chocolate for dessert, so I had a 1/2 c. serving of Breyers Fat Free Double Churn French Chocolate Ice Cream with a Hershey's Extra Dark with Pomegranate(the BEST!) crumbled on top for 2 POINTS...

That sure hit the spot!
Now, for the best news of the day. I paid a visit to the scale this morning. I wasn't going to. Remember HERE when I decided that summer would be maintenance and I wasn't going to worry about counting perfectly? Well, getting on the scale this morning showed a 3 lb. loss from my last weigh-in! I was so psyched to see that number back again. I have been doing my best to continue to make healthy choices and I do count POINTS when I can, but don't worry if I'm out somewhere. So far, so good! I think taking that stress off myself for the summer has made it easier. I'm just not thinking about losing constantly. I know I will eat this way for the rest of my life, so in a way, nothing has changed except for the pressure I put on myself to get to goal and be a "perfect" Weight Watcher. Now, I'm just doing what I can do and hopefully, it will get me to where I want to be. Whenever that may be. And I'm totally okay with that :)
Have a great night!

13 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sounds like an awesome day. I haven't made a frittata in a long time; I think it's about time to make one... :)

Great job on all the exercise!

And awesome job on the weight loss; I'm so glad that you've allowed yourself to enjoy the summer a bit! Sometimes relaxing a bit is what we need... :)

MochaTrina said...

So, you don't eat before you run?

I get so many ideas from your fabulous meal planning.

Tasty Health Food said...

Your muffins and the frittata look great! I must make them tomorrow. Both. :D

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Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Andrea@WellnessNotes - I haven't had a frittata in a long time, either - it was the perfect quick dish using up some leftovers :)

MochaTrina- no, I generally don't eat before a run because I exercise first thing in the morning. I just take a few sips of water, my gummies vites (what a baby!) and some sublingual B-12.

Tasty Health Food - Let me know what you think if you try the muffins. I would love as much feedback as I can get so that I can get the recipe just right. I'm already thinking that I would scale back on the cooked quinoa a bit. I like the texture, but it might be a bit too much for some.

Manderz said...

Congrats on your run and weight loss!!!!

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

What a great day! Lots of pool time AND a 3 lb loss! Kudos to you lady :)

The frittata looks so yummy, I might need to make one soon :)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Great job on the exercise and swimming at the pool, that is a great workout.

I love the frittata, it looks like a lot of food for not a lot of points, and yeah on your weigh in!! Now you know you are doing the right thing!

biz319 said...

What a great day with your girls!

Love the last part of your post - I like that you've made WW your lifestyle and while still counting points, you can make good decisions and still have the occasional treat - good job!

Wendy said...

i totally know what you mean about the stress that you put on yourself! you are doing so good! you got in a ton of exercise today!!!! WOW! and congrats on the loss!!! yay!

C.G. the Foodie said...

I haven't had that chocolate before. Does the fruit lnd a tartness to it?

Yay on your weight loss!

Katie said...

Congrats on your 3lb. loss! It's amazing what happens sometimes when we just listen to our bodies when it comes to eating.

MochaTrina said...

Thanks for responding. Sometimes I drink a protein smoothie before working out.