On our last day in Atlanta, we were up bright and early at 6:30 am to participate in the Weight Watchers 5K Walk-It Challenge! I participated last year and I LOVED it so I was excited when I found a Weight Watchers sponsored 5K in Atlanta.
We stopped for coffee and water on our way out of the hotel.
I think it is awesome that there were so many people attending the event.
Several people made up their own Walk-It Shirts and it was so fun to read them all as we Walked-It!
We were all greeted with water and snacks once we crossed the finish line.
Probably the first and ONLY race I’ve ever been too where everything was labeled with points+
P.S. these Mango chunks are not good…the mango is good but the outside coating is funky.
I actually skipped all the snacks and grabbed a slice of orange since we had to check out of the hotel and get on a plane back home.
I had a blast in Atlanta and my favorite part was by far meeting everyone and then doing this walk with The Husband (even if we were both half asleep at the start).
Craziest thing I saw in Atlanta ~ boiled peanuts! If I knew of a way I could take them back home, I would’ve just to try them.
Has anyone out there ever used these? I am intrigued……
I enjoyed so many delicious foods these weekend, but, my body was craving fruits & vegetables. I couldn’t wait to get back on track, restock our house and get in a good sweat session.
This morning I wasn’t hungry at all so I ended up just snacking on a few Quaker Oatmeal Squares with lots of coffee as I adjusted back to the time change (4 points+)
For lunch, I met TJ of TJ’s Test Kitchen for lunch today at Mary’s so we could swap stories of our experiences at BlogherFood and Fit Bloggin’. (I didn’t eat the salami or the onion and had 2 Tbsp ranch on the side). (8 points+)
After lunch, Tracey bought me a Coconut Dirty Latte (4 points+) that I may or may not have enjoyed with a little Scharffen Berger Mini Chocolate.
Tracey is totally rubbing off on me ~ look, I actually cut up a bunch of fruit today for the week or at least a couple of days.
Caribbean Papaya, Pineapple, Cantaloupe and I bought raspberries, blueberries and mangos to go with our oranges. (Told ya I missed fruit LOL).
Mid afternoon I snacked on a Weight Watcher’s 1 Points+ string cheese along with some of this fruit as I cut it up.
I have had this recipe from Eating Well for Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & Cannellini Beans sitting on our counter ever since it showed up in my inbox.
The entire recipe from start to finish takes 30 minutes and it’s pretty easy to make.
1/6rh of the dish is 9 points+. We both LOVED it ~ I used the Shelf Ready Gnocchi from Trader Joe’s along with Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic.
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
HERE IS MY MINI MENU FOR THE WEEK
* Grilled Flat Iron Steaks, Potato Salad, Grilled Romaine or Zucchini
* Sopitas de Tortilla (I am FINALLY making this already!)
* Apple Maple Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Salad
* BBQ Chicken, Harvest Grain Salad, Green Salads
What is on your menu this week? Anything new, fun, or exciting?
The NEW SEASON of the Bachelorette is starting ~ woohoo!