Happy Monday all! Thanks to all of you for making me feel normal on yesterday’s post about my 4 foot Cooking Magazine Stack ~ it is nice to know I am not the only one out there who doesn’t want to always let all those good recipes go LOL. I LOVE that so many of you jumped in on the count down to Thanksgiving and even my Canadian Friends jumped in too! We are all going to achieve those goals, one day and one week at a time.
I snacked on a banana and an egg (SF) – 2 points+ before heading out for my morning dentist appointment. At my dentist appointment I realized a completely unrelated benefit to Simply Filling and summer time Farmer’s Markets. My Hygienist asked me what I did differently this go round (from my last 6 month appointment) because my teeth are looking amazing.
She then went onto to say something that totally made me glad for the choices I’ve been making for the last 3 months. She said she thinks that often in the summer with all the fresh produce and variety out there we tend to eat more things that are “good” for our teeth versus in the winter when we eat more “starchy” comfort foods that cause more plaque.
I have never told her I do Weight Watchers and secretly, I smiled inside and gave myself a pat on the back thinking she is completely right….She made my day of course with that famous sentence of “no cavities” too!
So Cool….seriously, just another reason to keep doing what I am doing!
After my appointment, I stopped at Starbuck’s for a Grande Nonfat Decaf Latte with caramel drizzled on top (SF) – 3 points+.
I couldn’t wait to dive into lunch today and have more of my Spicy Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder with “Bacon”. (SF) – 5 points+. For those that asked yesterday, I will be posting the recipe this week.
I am taking a lunch salad “break” this week and going back to one of my all time fav’s. I’ve missed my spicy, crunchy, peanutty slaw.
Broccoli Slaw + 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds + Spicy Peanut Dressing = (SF+2 WPA) – 2 points+
Today’s activity points consisted of spending 2 hours moving and setting up desk for two of my co-workers. I was pretty excited to watch my green bars on AL light up.
I was also starving by the time I got back to my desk so I grabbed a Fage 0% Strawberry.
SF + 1 WPA for the jam, 3 points+ for the entire container.
I paired it with the fruit salad The Husband made me this morning ~ he said it’s a rainbow fruit salad because there are so many grape colors He is a clown!
As soon as I walked in the door, we shared the rest of the Parmesan Almond Crisps. There is a reason I only make 8 at a time…..They would call my name all day long until they were gone.
(SF+2 WPA) – 2 points+ for 2 crisps!
I decided to venture out from my usual Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut to try LiteHouse Thai Peanut Dressing since I have heard they are similar.
I am not as thrilled with the ingredient list…..
But, I do dig that you get 2 Tbsp for 1 points+. It isn’t as sweet but it is thicker and creamier.
We actually ate dinner in 3 phases because The Husband wanted to make his first ever bone in BBQ Ribs….he just didn’t realize they take about 2 hours to cook
He made up salads to “tied” us over and I topped mine with 2 Tbsp of LiteHouse Thai Peanut Dressing. (SF + 3 for the avocado & dressing). 1 tsp of sunflower seeds = 0 points+!
While the ribs cooked, I made us “Fried” Hasbrowns with peppers and onions.
(SF) – 4 points+
2 hours later his “rack o ribs” was done ~ I have to admit, they smelled and looked pretty darn amazing.
I had 2 of the small pork ribs on the end ~ he did a fantastic job with his rub and sauce. They were salty, spicy, sweet and fell right off the bone. (Simply Filling Like) – 5 points+
Week 3 Active Link (AL) Results ~ I was so excited to see that even with my exercising every other day, I AM moving more throughout the day with 31 Activity Points earned last week = Success!
The grey bar represents my 12 week challenge ~ my goal each day is to exceed it.
STATS (12 am – 9 pm)
- 2,481 calories burned
- 7,698 steps taken
- 8 WPA used, 36 WPA remaining, (29 Daily Points+)
- AL Results ~ 3 AP, 88% ~ I might just need to go find some activity to get to 100%!