Happy Friday & LONGGGG Weekend all! It is so FUN to see how much you all dig Pop Chips….I actually LOVE the idea that someone mentioned of creating a “Tortilla” Pop Chip. I somehow have a feeling I’d totally buy that one too.
This morning I couldn’t wait to get back to my Weight Watcher meeting. Not because I was anxious to get on the scale, but, because I just needed to hit the reset button and find a renewed post vacation motivation.
I was SO EXCITED that my FAVORITE substitute leader was there….Not only is she hilarious and totally motivating, I LOVE that she is REAL and I can totally relate to how she struggles at times just like me.
It was just what I needed for me to say Hey, it was totally worth all the deliciousness I had in Las Vegas to gain 1.4 lbs….but, now I am ready to kick some bootie this week and have a loss this week!
Post Meeting I finally got my Iced Venti Dirty Latte fix with a banana (4 points+)
I was still hungry so I decided to add in some protein with a Morning Star Veggie Sausage (2 points+).
Tracey of TJ’s Test Kitchen and I totally planned a road trip for today (Sushi & Shopping!) since I got out of work early for the long holiday weekend.
We were originally planning to go to Matsuyama….a cute little hole in the wall Japanese place.
However, once we arrived there was a total menu fail and they were not willing to make what we wanted so we headed off to option #2.
It’s too bad because I totally dug their R2D2 soy sauce bottles
Their outdoor al fresco dining was awesome, but, we decided to go inside and keep cool.
Probably the BEST Miso Soup I’ve ever had and not just because it didn’t have the big pieces of sea weed It was just perfectly balanced in miso saltiness, tofu tenderness and green onionness (totally a word!) 2 points+
Our waitress let us know the salads were HUGE so we decided to share their cabbage salad. Simply, creamy and refreshing….and yup, I was totally hoping the carrots were pickled LOL. 1/2 for 4 points+ (I counted it the same as coleslaw).
Edamame ~ this is my MUST ORDER at every Japanese restaurant because you get instant satisfaction of eating something and a 1/2 cup of Edamame in the pods is a total deal at only 1 points+.
I was torn between the Spicy Tuna Roll, but, decided to get a little “Crazy” and venture out with the Crazy Roll. For me, I LOVE raw Spicy Tuna, Salmon, any fish pretty much, but, it NEEDS to have crunch (carrots/cucumber, etc) and creaminess (AVOCADO) to balance out the spice.
They should name this the “snake roll” ~ kinda looks like one
I usually AVOID the tempura shrimp rolls because I like the fish….once I looked up the points+ (13 for 8 pieces), I was reminded of why I go.
I dipped mine in Sriracha, Soy Sauce and Wasabi….it was tasty, but, definitely Not Yo Sushi good
Note to self to avoid the “fried” shrimp in my rolls.
One reason I LOVE heading over to Tracey’s house is her BIG STASH of fruit I can raid….actually she made us big fruit bowls to replenish us after our shopping “spree”.
When The Husband got home, he said he really wanted to use our groupon and go to Monsoon Burgers.
I knew I’d be busting into my Weekly Points Allowance today, so I figured ~ GO BIG or GO HOME!
Not to justify, but, to be honest. I really COULD HAVE made a better choice ~ veggie burger, chicken breast sandwich, burger salad like before. But, really, when it came down to it, I got what I REALLY wanted.
A REAL BACON CHEESEBURGER with caramelized onions and BACON!
I did make sure I loaded up on those ZERO POINT+ veggies LOL….
MMMMM…..it was totally worth every single bite.
I actually cut my burger in half so I could “assess” how full I was after eating half and decide if I NEEDED (because I knew my mouth would WANT to) go back for more.
I actually did this time and figured I’d rather have the other half over my fries!
I ALWAYS get rid of my fries (except for 5 of them) as soon as my plate hits the table because I know I could easily eat all of them (5 points+)
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What is your favorite way to eat or top a burger?
Believe it or not, I actually LOVE my burgers without the buns and as a “Burger Salad” because it’s like getting all the good toppings in every single bite.
Let the WEEEEEKEEEEND BEGIN!