Happy Hump Day all! I am SO PUMPED to tell you all I FINALLY broke my plateau. By, plateau, I mean, the fact that I have basically been maintaining my weight since January going back and forth with the same 3-4 lbs.
It has been soooo frustrating, but, today, when I weighed in I LOST 1.2 LBS BUSTING out of my plateau range ~ woooo, freakin’, hoooo! It’s onward and downward from here on out! SUCCESS!
That being said, i am actually taking a CORE/SIMPLY FILLING food approach this week in an effort to bust my plateau. I will STILL provide the points, but, I will be mainly eating CORE foods.
Today’s breakdown goes as this:
23.5 Points used
3 WPA used ( almond slivers & pretzels) ~ all CORE foods with my low-fat dairy exception b/c I can’t do fat-free cheese.
Tonight’s post is kinda long, but, it’s FUN so enjoy!
I have been wanting to try Oats with Greek Yogurt ever since I saw Janetha try it and LOVE it. I was just waiting for a morning when it sounded good…My only problem today was I didn’t realize I wanted it until AFTER I was in the office and I had was grits.
1 packet of Quaker Instant Grits plus 1/2 cup TJ’s FF Greek yogurt.
Topped with a banana (the cinnamon was missing :() and a drizzle of TJ’s Raw Agave Nectar (5 pts).
The result was interesting ~ I liked the sweet salty combo, but, I still think I like them separate better 🙂
I was STARVING all morning and my stomach let everyone know in my meetings.
I started off with 1/2 c grapes and a LF Cabot Cheese (2 pts)
But, I was STILL hungry so I had some popcorn for 1 pt. It totally hit the spot and made my stomach stop eating itself.
At lunch, I hit the pavement for a nice 3 mile run ~ it was so beautiful outside…warm, breezy and cool. I totally felt like an elephant clopping my feet, but, it was good to get out and back into running.
I finally got around to doing it and whipped this up last night. This is half her recipe 😀
I had 1 serving and placed it over Mixed Greens with cucumber, tomatoes, 1/8 an AVOCADO and a sprinkle of more toasted almonds ~ delicious! (8 pts)
I liked how the curry contrasted with the sweet, crunchy grapes, toasted almonds and tartness of the lemon juice. I can’t wait to have it again tomorrow 🙂
My stomach was full, but, my mouth was hungry so I decided to satisfy it with a little loose leaf tea.
I have a new supplier in my Open Sky shop that I am working with called Golden Moon. I am a BIG FAN of tea because of it’s health benefits, but, really because it often satisfies my mouth when I “think” I am hungry but know I am not.
Golden Moon sent me some of their latest samples to try out.
Fun flavored loose leaf teas.
I picked out the Coconut Pouchong. It smelled AMAZING when I opened the packet ~ honestly just like a coconut macaroon.
I am not a BIG fan of green tea, but, I liked how the coconut flavor stood out over the grass flavor 🙂 This would be amazing as dessert with a little Agave Nectar.
Beautiful Green Tea leaves and I LOVE how these little pouches are perfect for 1 cup of tea.
After work, I headed to my Weight Watcher Meeting where I became a LOSER again ~ so proud!
On my way to the nephew’s baseball game, I picked up a Venti Iced Decaf Latte with a caramel drizzle (3 pts).
I was STARVING yet again, so I decided it was worth 2 points to enjoy the Rosemary & Olive Oil Pretzel Thins they handed out at my meeting.
Pretty decent ingredient list other than I WISH they didn’t use Maltodextrin…Another name for MSG :/
I really liked these ~ they reminded me of Vegetable Flavored crackers ` YUM!
During the game, our 5 year old nephew kept brining me little yellow flowers – He’s so cute!
I may or may not have been guilty of drooling over the pictures in the latest Weight Watcher & Clean Eating Magazines that arrived today in the mail. Both magazines have some AMAZING sounding/looking recipes that I have to try!!! (The baseball game is like 3 hours)… I have to admit ~ I want to make my leftovers SEXY!!! 😉 LOL
Dinner was totally random and FAST because I was at the I need to eat now point. I ate a whole cucumber and tomatoes (0 pts)
Corniness (1 pt)
2 oz of roasted chicken (2 pts) ~ Nothing fancy, but, it hit the spot and was healthier than getting take out.
Review Time!!!! I keep forgetting to tell you all my FAVORITE things about the April Cooking Light….I LOVE Cooking Light, but, I think you all have figured that out by now (Thanks, Time Inc for always sending me it ~ I’d be lost without a little Cooking Light in my life LOL) 🙂
Nutrition Myths That Shouldn’t Keep You From Loving Food (p. 134) – Cooking Light reveals the truth about 10 nutrition myths so you can finally love food again.
I picked out a few that were shockers to me:
Myth: The only heart-friendly alcohol is red wine
Truth: Beer, wine, and liquors all confer the same health benefits
Myth: Organic foods are more nutritious than conventional
Truth: There are many good reasons to choose organic, but nutrition isn’t one of them
Myth: Eating eggs raises your cholesterol
Truth: Dietary cholesterol in eggs has little to do with the amount of cholesterol in the body
The Salad Trap (p. 114) – Think you’re making a smart choice when ordering a restaurant salad? Think again. The editors analyze nutrition information for three popular salads at well-known American chains and offer tips to make smarter salad choices. The findings will surprise you.
Dinner Tonight (p. 83) – My favorite thing about Cooking Light!!! Healthy and delicious recipes to get dinner on the table in 40 minutes or less.
The cover ~ Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce ~ Member my PHO post ~ Hello ~ Vietnamese Beef-Noodle Soup with Asian Greens…I could probably go on, but, then, you all wouldn’t know what to read 😀
I have a FUN day planned tomorrow that includes……
* VOLUNTEERING AT THE NAPA FOOD BANK ~ It’s part of my “JOB” tomorrow 😀
* Our 6 YEAR DATING Anniversary EVE! The Husband & I are heading out of town for SPA TREATMENTS on FRIDAY!!!
Guess, I should get some sleep now ~ Night all!