Happy Sunday all! Today started off with a fun topic at my Weight Watchers meeting. I LOVE it when you get to interact with demonstrations versus just sitting a listening. The topic was Portion Control ~ one I am constantly working on! My leader had some of us volunteer and guesstimate by pouring how much we thought a serving was of snacky foods (chips, pretzels and popcorn). After that, we weighed them to see how “close” we were….Most of us were over, but, it was fun hearing and seeing everyone’s responses.
The session was just what I needed to get me out of my “funk”. I actually had a really successful week this week until Friday….then, somehow, it all just went out the door. It started with a Chinese food lunch for one of my co-worker’s who was going away and ended with eating out at Boudin & Jack’s for my nephew’s birthday party.
I was kind of grumpy going into my meeting because I was pretty sure the scale would not be my friend and I didn’t want to admit that….It actually wasn’t as bad as I had envisioned based on all the conversations I had in my head for not being smarter. I was up .8 lb’s (not even a full pound!) and I know that if I stick to it, it WILL go away next week. It’s a new week and I have two goals:
1. Track it all ~ 100%
2. Get in 4 workouts!
My breakfast consisted of a banana and a coffee ~ it was really all that sounded good. Well, that is until we ended up planning out the E-Tools & Apps Session I will be hosting with my leader and chatting up about all the delicious places there are to eat around town.
After all that food talk, we were both starving and decided we “needed” to have BLTA’s at The Joy of Eating.
I subbed my fries for this salad topped with red wine vinegar to make it a Simply Filling Salad! (0 points+)
BACON ~ LETTUCE ~ TOMATO ~ AVOCADO ~ on Homemade Sweet Bread (12 points+)
Delicious ~ I think the secret to their AMAZING sandwiches is their homemade sweet bread.
After lunch, we planned out our menu and stocked up for the week. I have been craving salt all day long (seriously, like maybe I need a salt block or something!) I decided that the perfect way to “cure” that craving was with Kale Chips!
I LOVE Big MOUNDS of “Chips”…especially when you get the parmesan crispies. (1 points+)
Served with 1/2 cup of my Healthier Potato Salad. Another thing we talked about this morning.
As you all know, BBQ Chicken Legs are one of my FAVORITE things in life. It is even better when they are on sale and you can add them to your menu twice in one week!
Grilled to perfection & topped with BBQ Sauce (3 points+)
Since it is already like spring out here, I know we will be grilling up a lot soon ~ I cannot wait!
Dessert involved these new Crispy Jeju Mandarin Orange Slices we picked up at Trader Joe’s.
ONLY Oranges and that is how it should be!
2 points+ for the ENTIRE BAG!!!
You get about a cup in the bag and they are absolutely amazing! Sweet, tart, crunchy and totally perfect for sugar cravings. The Husband stole half my bowl but I am definitely going back tomorrow for more bags!
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
- Cooking Light Chili Garlic Shrimp, Asparagus
- BBQ Pork Ribs, Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs, Grilled Zucchini & corn
- Slow Cooker Chicken Cassoulet, Salad
- Taco Salad
- Greens, Beans and Things Soup
What is on your menu this week? Are you trying anything new?