I had good intentions of doing some Yoga this morning for some nice stretch/strengthening, but, I just wasn’t feeling it. I took today as a REST day since my hips are hurting and enjoyed reading the newspaper during breakfast.
Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain bread with 1 Tbsp crunchy almond butter (4 pts)
The Husband wanted to pick up a few things for the garden planter box so we stopped at Starbuck’s too. I am completely LOVING all the giftcards we have because FREE Starbuck’s is ALWAYS a good thing 😀
I ordered a tall FF Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzle on top for 2 pts. I LOVE the caramel on top of the phone because it’s like a marshmallow top and it doesn’t have all the calories/points of a caramel macchiato.
The Husband gave me a chance to blog about last night, while he went outside to do a little work. OMG!!! I was cracking up when I saw this work outfit :D Him + shorts + boots = total fashion statement with muddy fingers(LOVE IT and I am sure he LOVES me for sharing) 😀
PLANTER BOX SNEAK PEAK ~ He still has to frame it in red wood to match our new redwood fence that we are putting in this summer. Oh, and of course we have to add dirt plus things to grow. 🙂
To date, I have really only been successful at growing cactus and I am not sure I even do that right. Here are the TWO Christmas Cactus’s my parents gave us a few years ago that are just NOW blooming (late bloomers :)) LOL
Ok, I suppose I did pretty good with our organic cherry tomato plants…Maybe I can actually develop a GREEN thumb?!
Plus, (you had to guess a TJ’s product LOL) ~ Organic Bread & Butter Pickles!
I used these to make an interesting sandwich.
2 slices TJ’s FF Multi-Grain Bread (2 pts)
MINV Spicy Apple Mustard (0 pts)
Lean Honey Roasted Turkey & Ham (1 pt)
1/2 slice TJ’s Lite Provolone cheese (1 pt)
TJ’s Organic Bread n Butter Pickles (1 pt)
SECRET INGREDIENT ~ BBQ POPChips for Crunch
I LOVED the mustard ~ it’s spicy and you can really taste the apple plus cinnamon. The pickles are ok, they are more sweet than sweet/sour and not as crunchy as my FAVORITE cucumber chips.
I put a few chips on my sandwich and had a side of BBQ PopChips. I have figured out that 16 POPCHIPS = 2 points…perfect!
I wanted to use one of my fancy new dishes that I got for my birthday, so I added a side of Trader Joe’s 0 point (10 calorie) Marinated Mushrooms with Garlic. They are so addictingly good.
I had 1 cup of bland cantaloupe for dessert.
After lunch, we headed out to watch Lovely Bones. It was such an interesting, creepy movie. I honestly think I bawled half the movie and got goose bumps the other half. We both agreed we are not sure if we would recommend it, but, it wasn’t bad – just different.
The Husband gave me the option of going out to dinner for my Birthday EVE, but, it’s been pouring rain and I wanted to save on calories/points a bit since I am sure we will go out to eat tomorrow.
We whipped up a super fast 20 minute dinner that started with this herb salad topped with TJ’s LF Cranberry Walnut dressing.
I was bummed when I saw that they revised their nutritionals for the TJ’s Mango Chicken Sausage 🙁 It’s now 4 points instead of 3, but, still totally worth it and delicious.
My go-to I don’t want to cook side, Annie’s WW White Shells and Cheddar – the BEST M&C ever. (5 pts), although, if you are doing CORE/Simply Filling (it is made with whole wheat pasta which means less points!) 😀
I also got a little crazy with some Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with cashews. (1 pt)
My eyes were totally bigger than my stomach, but, it was all so good that I finished it all.
I am off to watch another movie with The Husband….So glad tomorrow is a holiday, oh and My birthday too :D I think that may just make it the BEST HOLIDAY EVER :D lol…ya, I am a dork ~ You all have to wait until tomorrow to find out how OLD I will be.
Check back in the AM for a FUN Annie’s giveaway to celebrate the day!