Happy Sunday all! I have to say we have had such a busy, but, fun weekend. It doesn’t hurt that my day started off with a 1.8 LB Loss for my first Post Vacation Weigh In after a week on track!!! I will be honest though ~ I actually had “visions of a HUGE” loss in my head ~ you know because you always read all the magazine articles that tell you once you go back to eating normal the weight just falls off.
1.8 IS REALLY good for me and it means I am only 1 LB away from losing the 2.8 lbs I somehow found on vacation….(insert a cheesy smiley here!)
It’s definite motivation going into this week where I have at least 4 meals out!
I LOVE My Weight Watchers Meeting ~ seriously ~ look how she spoils us……
Breakfast involved a 3 points+ Gingerbread man…
That you all know I have to ask ~ what part do you bite off first??? I ALWAYS bite the head….what does that say about me?! That I am not a foot, arm or “button” person? LOL….
She also brought in my absolute FAVORITE 1 points+ Cookies (& spread) in the world ~ Biscoff that I saved for later.
I had 1/2 a Whole Wheat Bagel Thin with 1 Tbsp Raspberry Preserves (3 points+) and 7 almonds (Yup, you get exactly 7 for 1 points+)
On our way up to the Sacramento Antique Fair, we decided to stop for Starbuck’s to keep our hands warm as we walked around.
I ordered an “Extra Hot Dirty Latte” ~ ff, decaf latte with 1 pump mocha (4 points+).
I ordered Soup, Salad & Stix.
Mary’s Side Salad with 1 Tbsp Ranch (fork dipped!) on the side (4 points+)
Vegetable Beef Soup that was surprisingly delicious & spicy (4 points+)
I also LOVE to savor a few crackers and/or a bready item whenever I am having soup and/or salad because it really helps me feel satisfied with “just a salad or soup”. Sometimes thought, I just can’t resist it like these….
Mary’s Pizza Shack Pesto Bread Sticks (5 points+ each)
It was so hard to keep it to one stick, but, I DID IT!
I think having one of The Husband’s meatballs helped me just say no to eating all of the “stix”. They really are as delicious as they look ~ I had 1 for 6 points+.
We both were not super hungry for dinner so we decided on salad. I made up a gigantic salad bowl so we have our salad mix for the next day or two.
In the mix:
- Organic Mixed Greens
- Organic Romaine
- Organic Shredded Carrots & Red Cabbage
- Organic Broccoli Slaw
- Then, we topped our salads with cucumber, mini bell peppers, 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds and 2 Tbsp dried cranberries (2 points+)
- Dressing ~ 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette & 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar (2 points+)
I mentioned to The Husband we didn’t have any protein ~ he pulled out more Aidell’s Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs (3 for 3 points+)
While I made up the salads, he made up fruit salads for dessert!
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
It’s hard to get back into my cooking groove after our vacation, but, I’ve decided to jump in head first with a few easy things. Totally subject to change.
- Spicy Chicken and BACON Stir Fry over Brown Rice
- Super Easy Chicken, Bacon & Grape Salad
- Tortellini Soup or Bacon Baked Tortellini
- Bubble Up Pizza Casserole
- Braised Kale with smoked sausage and brown rice