Happy Friday Eve all! I am going to have to “GEEK” Out on you all tonight just a little. Have you all seen the Progress Reports BETA on your WW Online tracker yet?? It IS SO cool because I am a visual person and it honestly gives you so much information about the week and the month (each layout is different!)
The COOLEST part about this ~ it doesn’t matter if you are tracking on your cool new Weight Watchers BETA App or online ~ it sync’s it up to BOTH.
Total motivation to TRACK IT ALL just so you can get fun charts and graphs to let you know how you are REALLY USING your points+! It’s also a great way to see where you can improve.
OK ~ GEEK out session done! Go check it out and you will see exactly what I mean!
This morning I think my brain was still broken….I didn’t make a pre-workout snack, didn’t pass go or collect $200. When I got to the office I was STARVING….after rummaging my desk, I found a pack of Low-Fat Cinnamon Grahams that I figured I could stomach and still workout. (2 points+)
I am pretty proud of myself because I honestly did NOT want to workout today at all. It is days like this that I think I push myself to MOST
* 21 minutes on the treadmill including a maxed out hill (20 cross ramp, 20 resistance)
* 13 minute 3 minute jog/1 minute walk intervals on the treadmill
* Crunches and oblique crunches to fatigue
* 25 push-ups
* Lots of stretching
I definitely earned my post workout snack ~ 1/2 cup Tracey’s Trail Mix (3 points+)
Maple Veggie Sausage (2 points+) ~ I had to tell my mouth my stomach said it didn’t need two of these.
I decided I didn’t want my lunch today because I was CRAVING a BIG GREEN SALAD! I figure anytime I am craving veggies over carbs ~ GO WITH IT!
I should be more specific ~ I WANTED The Pasta Shop Salad Bar! I LOVE them and made sure I sampled almost every salad they had.
Fresh citrus, apple, grape arugula salad
Lemon Broccoli Salad with peanuts
The BEST green beans and mushroom salad I’ve ever had ~ it tasted like sweet balsamic with fresh herbs.
Honey Balsamic Mushrooms, Onions and Red Peppers….I pondered going back and buying an entire container of just these!
More of those amazing roasted carrots & butternut squash. I am totally going to ask the chef one day how they get their veggies so caramelized….it’s AMAZING!
Cheesy Polenta Cubes
I put everything on top of a bed of mixed greens & carrots. My protein was an egg underneath the bread). I didn’t need dressing. (12 points+ estimate)
I rewarded myself for not buying ANY of their delicious looking desserts buy buying a small piece of Sea Salted Burnt Caramel Chocolate.
Definitely not as good as the Pete’s squares, but, not too bad either.
I put Shannon’s Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup in the crock pot this morning. My only changes were to add corn, onion and garlic. I doubled the vegetables and this soup filled my entire 3 quart crockpot.
Topped with tomatoes, 1 Tbsp LF Sharp Cheddar, 1/8 AVOCADO and cilantro. (6 points+)
The Husband “scoops” his soup…I like the crumble mine over the top so I have a little crunch in every bite. (4 points+)
I actually bought banana bread bananas at my local grocery store (they are half price and ripe) just so I could make my Brown Sugar Banana Nut Muffins for The Husband.
Thanks to Zesty for SAVING me and letting me know what I could substitute for baking powder.
Here is HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BAKING POWDER
1 tsp “baking powder” = 1/2 tsp cream of tartar + 1/4 tsp baking soda
Worked like a charm and ~ puffy muffins and you’d never know I didn’t use the real deal!
Ummm, I can NEVER make these without eating one HOT right out of the pan (5 points+)
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
* Tonight is your last chance to WIN A WINE TASTING KIT ~ Winner selected tomorrow!
Ok ~ I have to know since it’s all the hype…..Are you watching the Royal Wedding? If so, how EARLY are you getting up?! Fess up
I actually have a few friends getting up at 4 and 5 am to watch. Some friends are even hosting breakfasts and tea parties, but, it wasn’t enough to get me out of bed. Since I am a morning person, I did tell my them I’d text them if I was up
ONE MORE DAY ~ Night all!