Happy Wednesday all! At the beginning of “Birthday Week” for The Husband, I had a chat with my Weight Watcher’s leader. She asked me what my “plan” was to succeed this week and if I planned on sticking to Simply Filling with all the challenges I knew this week was going to bring.
Of course my answer was, Yes, definitely Simply Filling because I am loving it so much and it’s really working for me. I didn’t let the BBQ Dinner trip me up even though I was tempted to “pretend” I didn’t eat it and not count it at all. As rough as it was, I counted all those WPA on day 1.
Part 1 of my plan is to keep to my workouts and I have! This morning, I was up on early and on the treadmill pounding out my 30 minute jog/walk. It always starts my day on the right note.
Part 2 of my plan is to TRACK IT ALL ~ even if I don’t want to admit to it. Who am I kidding if I don’t write it down……nobody but me. I have stuck to it this week!
Today was all about Part 3 of my plan ~ When faced with challenging situations. focus on “Simply Filling” like foods and portion control.
If I can successfully complete parts 1-3, then, it should make Part 4 ~ accepting whatever the scale tells me this week a success.
After my run, I grabbed a banana and got ready. By the time I arrived at work, I was starving so I decided to grab breakfast at the café.
Veggie 2 Egg Omelet prepared with all the veggies they have on hand, no butter, cheese or milk ~ Yup, the chef loves my orders…(SF) – 4 points+
What makes this Simply Filling Omelet amazing is the spicy green salsa they give you to pour over the top.
I bought these Yogurt Covered Almonds to put next to the candy jar to share a healthier option with my co-workers. Yogurt + Nuts = healthy, right? They are amazing….salty, sweet, creamy, crunchy and 100% addictive in every way.
1 Points+ for 2 almonds ~ just make sure you walk away from the container before you eat them.
All week long I have been trying to NOT catch the cold that is trying to catch me. I am pretty sure it’s why I ended up at La Bou for lunch today where I picked 2.
Spicy Thai Chicken Soup (SF or 4 points+) ~ to burn the cold virus away
Half a House Salad that is made with butter lettuce,avocado, tomato, cucumber, Jarlsberg swiss cheese and sprouts. Topped with Creamy Dill Dressing ~ like ranch, but, better SF + 4 WPA
I made sure I had my afternoon snack because I knew we were heading out for the Birthday Eve celebration (yes, he really does get to celebrate all week long!) SF – 1 points+
The thing that completely and totally shocked me though was my Steak and Potatoes Man picked……drumroll please ~ Thai Food! He said it’s because he wants to get out and experience different things. I wasn’t going to argue with that.
We ended up at Pad Thai in Suisun.
It’s super cute inside and I am pretty sure that the lady who served us with the owner. Either that or she knew this was The Husband’s first Thai Experience. It was so funny how she gave him tips on how to eat everything.
We both started with Unsweetened Thai Iced Tea.
Everything was ordered family style so we could share with everyone at the table. I really tried to encourage Simply Filling “like” foods ~ lean proteins, veggies….unfried foods, brown rice. I won on almost all of them.
The Appetizer ~ Beef Satay
I think the color of the curry kind of freaked The Husband out but he ate it LOL.
I had one skewer topped with their peanut sauce and a little cucumber salad. The beef was so incredibly tender and it paired perfectly with the sweet, crunchy peanut sauce and fresh cucumbers. (SF – like) – 3 points+
I ordered the Pad Chicken ~ sautéed chicken with fresh broccoli, garlic and black bean sauce.
This was probably my favorite dish of all ~ the broccoli was so fresh and crisp and the sauce was incredibly light without corn starches at all. I equate this to being similar to how you would count broccoli chicken and is Simply Filling Like, 1 cup – 3 points+
She totally won me over when she said I could have it served with brown rice
Pad Thai ~ Pan fried rice noodle with tofu, egg, shrimp, chicken.
These noodles were super saucy with loads of peanutty goodness. Not at all Simply Filling Like so I tried to have very little since 1 cup is 10 points+.
BBQ Honey Pork ~ Char-broiled pork marinated with honey and special sauce.
This was The Husband’s favorite dish. I have to admit the charbroiled smoky flavor tasted amazing with this lean, slightly sweet, tender pork. Simply Filling Like in that it’s lean, but, probably not so much for the honey and oil they used in cooking. 1 oz = 3 points+
As if they had not impressed us enough, she brought out homemade Thai Chili Powder and Thai Chili sauce when I asked if she had spicy sauces.
Holy Hotness ~ but, I still had to use it ~ it was spicy good on everything!
My plate ~ pretty good on portions, right? I went back for another serving of the brown rice with broccoli chicken but mainly focused on the conversation, small bites and drinking my tea.
I really appreciated the quality of the food ~ nothing was greasy, everything was fresh and you could definitely taste all the homemade Thai flavors in every bite.
Success #2 – down! (SF like + 4 WPA for my Pad Thai) – 15 points+
STATS: (12 am – 9pm)
- 2,460 calories burned
- 8,240 steps taken
- 9 WPA used, 0 WPA remaining (28 daily points+)
I definitely have a feeling I need to get back on that treadmill tomorrow even though this cold is taking over my head.