Happy Tuesday all! Is it weird that I can be running late to catch the train, but, I STILL will make sure I make up a delicious eggwich to take with me BEFORE I leave the house?! LOL.
For the record, I made it to the train stop just as they announced the train was arriving ~ that including hauling in a bunch of stuff for work and spilling my water ALL over the floor as soon as I stepped on the train ~ awesome!
* 2 slices of Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread (3 points+)
* 1 “fried” egg (2 points+)
After my crazy train ride in, it felt great to get into the gym for a sweat session. I really pushed myself today doing an AWESOME 35 minute HIIT.
I did 90 second run/walk intervals and changed up my speed every 15-30 seconds with my runs ranging from 5.0 – 6.8 mph).
I continued my workout indirectly by spending the next hour running all around our office hanging signs, re-arranging things and even moving a pallet across the office (with my arm muscles ~ not a pallet jack!)
My mid morning snack involved one these Brown Cow 0% Greek Yogurts that I picked up at Sam’s Club ~ an entire 12 pack was only $10.
They come in blueberry & strawberry and both flavors are 3 points+ each. I really like them ~ it’s a nice change from my usual plain. I mixed mine with a banana.
I picked up a pack of the Everything Bagel Thins the other day when I bought the cinnamon raisin ones. I REALLY want to like these, but, they are just OK to me. They still have a diet bread taste and they get all over your hands when you eat them
* Thomas Everything Bagel Thin (3 points+)
* 2 oz Honey Ham and 1 oz Honey Turkey (3 points+)
* 1 slice of the REAL DEAL Pepper Jack Cheese (3 points+)
* Organic Greens
* Trader Joe’s Sweet & Spicy Mustard (I LOVE this mustard)
Served up with more of my grab n go salad mix topped with 1 Tbsp Ranch Almond Slices and 2 Tbsp TJ’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (3 points+)
I was completely WISHING I had stashed some chocolate in my bag when I pulled out my “train snacks”. I did still LOVE my Babybel and nectarine though (1 points+)
When I walked in the door, I decided it was better to have Dessert First
After having my Mini Chocolates yesterday, I learned that you can have 9 g of chocolate for 1 points+
The roasted cacao nibs remind me of espresso beans ~ they are super crunchy and make the chocolate taste even richer/darker. A little really does go a long way.
Dinner tonight was FAST…..all I had to do was grill up this carne asada, add salad and all the fixin’s then dig in!
5 points+ for 4ounces.
My REAL motivator for making this salad (other than having The Husband tell me he loves me a million times and asking if he can have steak for dessert too! lol) was eating more of that delicious POM Guacamole.
IN THE MIX:
* 2 cups of Grab n Go Salad
* 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Pepper Jack Cheese (1 points+)
* 3 ounces Carne Asada (3 points+)
* 1 Tbsp Black bean, Corn, Guacamole Salsa (1 points+)
* 1/4 cup GUACAMOLE! (2 points+)
All topped with salsa ~ simple, easy and delicious!
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
What is one thing you ALWAYS carry on you no matter what?
Cell phone, wallet, keys and snacks (seriously ~ in that order!) lol. The Husband actually teases me because I won’t leave the house without snacks
I am now thinking I NEED to add chocolate to that list!