Happy Earth Day and GOOD FRIDAY all! Today was definitely ONE FOOD FRIDAY I LOVE that you all are just as excited about the new Weight Watcher Apps as me. For those IPHONE Users ~ there is a BAR CODE SCANNING app too. It’s called Fooducate. Thanks to Cindy for sharing that.
Click HERE to get the information on the App or Search “Fooducate” on your Iphone
I saw it on TJ’s Iphone today and I think I may officially have Iphone envy ~ it’s pretty COOL & FREE!
This morning started with my Weight Watcher’s Weigh In. How much did I lose?
I LOST THIS MUCH!
Thanks to Marcia for pointing out that my .2 lb loss is a Cube of Butter ~ I LOVE visuals like that. I am actually pretty proud of the loss considering our weekend long Date-“iversary” Food Fest and not being able to exercise all week due to my back. It’s down, in the right direction and every little bit adds up.
I resisted getting an Iced Dirty Latte and instead started my breakfast with a BIG iced coffee.
I REALLY was craving “breakfast” but knew I was meeting TJ to have Breakfast for Lunch. I decided to try out these Veggie Sausage Patties I picked up a Trader Joes. I actually LOVE the Morning Star sausages but they were all sold out.
I was hoping that Morning Star made these since the stats were similar ~ 2 points+ each.
Looks good, right?! Tastes AWFUL! Like really, really bad….as in, I had 2 bites and threw out the entire box bad…..I can’t even describe it ~ sorta rubber like and spongy, tofu like and just plain nasty. I know that’s harsh, but, it’s true…..
I somewhat salvaged breakfast with more of that delicious pineapple.
I am SO GLAD she talked me into it because this was one of the BEST breakfasts I’ve ever had.
Veggie Egg White Omelet
* Egg Whites
* Caramelized Spinach, Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes
Plus lots of pepper and Tabasco (2 points+)
Since I saved points+ by getting egg whites, I decided to get REAL bacon. I had 3 pieces and cannot believe I actually left one of the plate. I am pretty sure I NEVER do that with bacon. (6 points+ since it was thick cut)
I had a slice of their FAMOUS Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Bread dry (3 points+)
Then, I saw TJ do this with her bread….She started with strawberry jam.
Added a little bacon and made a sandwich.
I TOTALLY had to participate too. I am pretty sure I will be eating a lot of bacon/jam sandwiches in my future….I LOVED the salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy combination. I cut my one slice of bread into 4’s so I could have TWO sandwiches. (1 points+ for the jam).
I picked FRUIT over their amazing hashbrowns because I actually wanted it more.
Did you all do anything for Earth Day?
All week at work, we took pledges to do at least ONE THING good for the Earth and wrote our pledges on our Bernie Bites Board.
I had a hard time deciding on which thing to pledge to, but, in the end, I think that THIS is one thing I NEED to do more. I am guilty of leaving the TV on for “noise” when I am home alone even though I may not necessarily be in that room.
This afternoon flew by and I got a ton of work done. I LOVE it when you can finish out your week checking off your todo list.
At lunch TJ and I discussed “baking options” she could make for her fun festivities this weekend. She brought Trail Mix over and I helped her bake ~ totally a fair trade to me
Low-Fat Banana Bread Cookies TWO WAYS ~ One with HUGE Chocolate Chips and the other with Mixed Dried Fruit and Roasted Walnuts.
Of course we had to “sample” the cookies to make sure they were good. We split one of each kind (3 points+)
Then, we made a batch of 1 Points+ Meyer Lemon Cookies for good measure. We each had one of these too I really think these might be my favorite cookies of all time.
We were both pretty hungry after baking up so we headed over to Mary’s Pizza Shack for dinner. Can you believe we went to a pizza place to have soup and salad?
Hot, homemade, delicious ~ Chicken Vegetable Noodle (2 points+)
I was able to keep it at 1 slice of bread with 1 tsp butter (2 points+). I told myself I could have more AFTER my salad if I was still hungry, but, I wasn’t!
One of MY FAVORITE salads in town. I ate every single bite except the salami and used 2 Tbsp of REAL Ranch Dressing using my fork to dip with each bite. LOVE! (8 points+)
I may or may not have had another cookie for dessert when The Husband broke out his bag. Such a FUN day!
Do you use food or objects to measure how much you have lost and give you the physical representation?
I LOVE using objects to feel/see how much I’ve lost. I used to have this Weight Watcher chart that showed a how many pounds you lost in milk gallons, cantaloupe, a sack of potatoes, etc. The funnier part, I used to put it all in my cart at the grocery store to pick it up and show The Husband, I LOST THIS much!
What is everyone making up for Easter this weekend? Are you coloring Eggs?
I am debating if I should go all out with Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon and do something fancy or just sticking with the usual and making something fun.