Happy Sunday all! Thanks for all the great comments and conversation on yesterday’s post about how I am working the Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique. I am honestly having so much fun thinking of different foods to eat and ways to work the plan. It really has brought variety and excitement back to my eating lifestyle. I really do look forward to what each meal will bring.
Speaking of Weight Watcher’s ~ I LOST another .6 lbs today, chalking it up to 13.4 lbs lost since July 1st, when I switched to Simply Filling. I am someone who falls in the average of .5 – 2 lbs a week, usually never more or less and I will always take losing 1 lb a week over not losing at all. This week was a bit of challenging for me on so many levels so I am happy with the results and ready to wipe the slate clean with a new week.
Since our leader is heading off to vacation in Istanbul, Turkey, she decided to let us al try a Turkish breakfast to celebrate.
Tomato Slice ~ ok, I am on board with that…..the olive though ~ way too funky for me. It’s like a really strong olive oil, beer like olive.
They serve it up with stinky cheese (Feta), jam and pita wedges. For my leader and only for my leader….I tried the stinky cheese. Nope, it’s still well STINKY and I didn’t touch my jam pita bread….my bite of feta was that little tiny bit at the bottom
She also had me bring in another Cheesy, “Bacon”, Egg and Hash Brown Casserole for all those who were not on board with the Turkish Thing. I had 1 Simply Filling Square – 1 points+.
For the record, I am pretty sure I’d go hungry at breakfast time in Turkey!
After the meeting we headed out of town so The Husband could attend a Coin Convention. He totally bribes me into going with him with promises of visiting my favorite places.
Stop #1 Starbuck’s ~ Venti Iced Coffee with 1 pump Mocha. I totally missed the 1/2 & 1/2. I am not sure why I can drink my hot coffee without it, but, iced feels like it needs it. (SF + 1 WPA) – 1 points+. I also grabbed a banana to snack on later.
After the show when I was ready to eat everything in site ~ Yokoso for Sushi!
Simple salad ~ SF+ 3 WPA for the dressing and worth it! I am pretty sure I could lick the bowl on to get all the dressing if nobody was watching – 3 points+
Miso Soup (SF) – 2 points+
The Husband ordered some Vegetable Egg Rolls which I can normally pass on….however, there was something about the “fried” smell when she brought them out that made me have to have one.
3 WPA – 3 points+
Sashimi is the only thing that is Simply Filling when it comes to sushi even if it is brown rice sushi. The thing is, I like all the “stuff” that comes with sushi so I am not sure I could ever do just the raw sashimi.
TUNA STEAK ~ Spicy Crab Meat Topped with Ahi, Avocado, Green Onions, Tobiko SRIRACHA and special sauce made extra spicy for me = LOVE!!
Hands down, the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life. I counted this based off a Spicy Tuna Roll at 1 points+ a piece. (SF+ 8 WPA) – 8 points+
We did a little shopping before heading home (the last bribe!) I spent the afternoon prepping for success this week.
I made up a batch of Perfectly Hard Boiled Eggs for snacks & salads.
A double batch of Harvest Grain Salad for lunches.
I had a few sample bowls in my 1/4 cup measuring bowl. (SF) – 4 points+
I bought a bunch, as in like 10, gigantic tomatoes for $4 at the Farmer’s Market just so I could make up a big batch of this Fresh Tomato Basil Soup.
I need to update my recipe and add it to my recipe page.
I sampled it too since The Husband said it was too spicy (SF)
The last part of my small bites dinner was snacking on these gigantic grapes I bought and some watermelon as I cut it up for the week.
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
This week’s menu is going to be Real Simple since I am pretty sure it will be a busy week!
- Pork Chops with Chard and White Beans
- Linguine with Spicy Shrimp, salad
- Chef Salad
- Mushroom Chicken, Bacon Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans
- Flat Out Pizza, Tacos or something new
- 2,654 calories burned
- 7,105 steps taken
- 15 WPA used, 35 WPA remaining (23 daily points+)
- AL ~ 4 AP earned, 101%
What is on your menu this week?