Happy Monday all! Thanks for the congrats on my loss this week and for sharing your experiences with Turkish Breakfasts ~ so fun! You know one of the reasons I absolutely LOVE travelling is to experience the culture and the food. I hope to one day travel all over the world (eventually one vacation at a time!) and try all the foods each state/country has to offer.
I started my day off on the right track by hopping on the treadmill for a 35 minute jog/walk before packing up my breakfast and taking it on the go.
A few of you were curious about what cereals you can have on Simply Filling so I decided to start my day off with a new cereal I have not tried before. You all may have noticed I am not really a cereal person, but, that is mainly because cereal never fills me up even when I add in fruit and milk.
My bowl is 100% Simply Filling or 7 points+
- 1 cup Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes & Flaxseed (as in the whole seed!)
- 1 cup fat fee milk
- 1 banana and a sprinkle of raspberries
Shredded Wheat is one of my go-to cereals for Simply Filling, but, I decided to branch out and try Uncle Sam.
The first requirement is no added sugar ~ although, I have been known to “tweak” it and say less than 5 g/1 tsp of sugar per serving because it can be challenging to find cereal that tastes good with 0 added sugars.
Without sugar, it really is just “Simply Cereal”…
The other requirements are whole grain and at least 4 g of fiber. (SF) – 5 points+ a serving.
Surprisingly my cereal bowl kept me full for 4 hours. I grabbed a pluot and light string cheese for snack. (SF) – 1 points+
I completely planned my lunches for this week around the fact that I have 3 days of lunch meetings so I needed to be able to grab and go – no heating up required.
Lunch started with Harvest Grain Salad (SF) – 4 points+
Then, I had a salad with my salad Topped with 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds and 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette. (SF+2 WPA) – 2 points+
I knew I’d need a little protein for staying power so I added in an egg for good measure.
(SF) – 2 points+
I bought a few Oikos 0% Greek Yogurts this weekend when they were on sale at our local grocery store.
I think it is pretty fun that they use fruit and vegetable juice….but, you cannot taste either.
I really loved this Apricot Mango flavor and totally wished I brought the new coconut flakes I got to go on top. (SF + 1 WPA) – 3 points+
Dinner was totally designed around this Texas Toast The Husband picked up just so he could “cook” us dinner. (SF+3 WPA) – 3 points+
By cook, he meant he heated us up the Homemade Fresh Tomato Basil Soup I cooked up last night. He is so funny, but, it’s the thought that counts, right? (SF) – 2 points+
I sort of have a rule against Pita Chips in that I cannot have them in the house because I cannot eat just one….it’s more like one bag!
Every now and then, I think, ohhhh, I can eat just one….watch….then, another. *sigh*
At least I measured out a serving even if I did eat the whole bowl! (SF+4 WPA) – 4 points+….for what it’s worth, they are 100% worth every single, crunchy, salty, cheesy, herby bite.
AL also left me a message tonight….I wonder if it is because he knows I usually take Tuesday’s off from working out. A sign maybe to get up and get my groove on?
STATS (12 am – 9 pm)
- 2,558 calories burned
- 7,992 steps taken
- 10 WPA used, 24 WPA taken (I need to slow down on using them!) (25 daily points+)
- AL – 120% of my GOAL! – 5 Activity Points earned.