Happy Monday all! This morning I really didn’t want to get up ~ it was dark, cold and well, staying in bed wide awake sounded much better than facing the treadmill. I even pondered crawling back into bed after I finally got up. But, I didn’t cave or give in ~ instead, I told myself, just get on the treadmill for 10 minutes.
I can do anything for 10 minutes and if after 10 minutes I still want to get back in bed, then, go for it. The thing is, once I got going, I didn’t want to stop. I spend 37 minutes get my jog/walk on and definitely started my day off on the right note.
I love that my first meeting of the day was a breakfast meeting….I also think that anytime someone schedules an early morning meeting on Mondays ~ they should bring a breakfast this good! lol
Veggie Egg White Omelet topped with all the veggies and cooked without butter or cheese.
100% Simply Filling, 2 points+
I know you all will be shocked to hear me say this, but, the creamy, green salsa they served up with it was actually too HOT for me…I ended up dumping it all over my omelet then scraping it off ~ oops!
Lunch involved more of my Creamy Coconut Kabocha Squash Soup with Corn Salsa. The fresh corn salsa completely makes this dish. (SF+1 WPA), 4 points+
Served up with Rainbow Broccoli Salad topped with 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds and 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Low-Fat Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (SF+2 WPA) – 2 points+
I got in even more steps this afternoon by heading out with my co-worker for an afternoon coffee. I totally couldn’t wait to check out my progress on AL when I got back knowing I was already at 100%!
Grande Iced Nonfat Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzled on top (SF) – 3 points+
Since I knew we would be having a late dinner, I snacked on a pluot and light string cheese on my drive home (SF) – 1 points+
When I pulled into the drive way, I said “HI!” to The Husband’s latest addition to our pumpkin family.
He bought the little straw boy so the girl would have someone to play with all day long.
Seriously….it is the little things. No matter how good or bad my day is, this makes me smile every single time I walk in the door!
I also had some fun mail from the folks at Quaker Oats. They sent me a big care package of all the new products they are in the process of launching this year to review – fun!
Hello Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! You will also 3 new bars ~ Stila, Banana Nut Bread and Strawberry Yogurt covered granola bars.
Plus 3 new cereal flavors. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal which would be pretty delicious topped with banana, walnuts and coconut like my Banana Nut Dark Chocolate Chunk Bread.
Oatmeal Squares in Honey Nut and Quaker Whole Hearts Cereal in heart shapes – fun!
The Husband also decided to work on round two of making BBQ Pork Ribs on the Bone.
We totally owe Carol B for her fantastic suggestion on how to make these ribs. She recommended seasoning the ribs, wrapping them in foil and baking them at 275 for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The Husband couldn’t wait to he got up early this morning to “bake” them. He put them in the fridge, then, unwrapped them right before putting them on the grill. This method allows you to remove practically all the grease, but, it keeps the ribs tender.
Grill for 20-25 minutes flipping/turning then baste for 5-10. Slice, dig in and enjoy ribs that literally fall off the bone!
I had 3 ribs, about 5 oz with the sauce. (Simply Filling Like) – 6 points+
I was in charge of both sides while he cooked the ribs. I “fried” some potatoes with peppers, onion, garlic salt and pepper. (SF) – 4 points+.
Then, made grilled squash foil packets topped with garlic salt, black pepper and ICBINB spray.
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STATS (12 am – 10 pm)
- 2,809 calories burned
- 13,001 steps taken
- 3 WPA used, 32 WPA remaining (22 daily points+)
- AL: 139%, 9 Activity Points!!!