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Sun Shopping and Sand (part 2)

20 Jul

Alrighty, so now we are on to Sunday, not nearly as fun of a day just packed full of stuff to do. I prefer my sundays to be quiet and just chill at home but that was not how this sunday went!

Went for a hair appointment at 12:30pm, I think I have found a new hairdresser – she totally rocked! Then did a bunch of boring manual labour chores, ugh. lol.

For those of you that follow my posts on a regular basis you know that saturday should have been my weigh in day. Remember how last week when I weighed myself early in the day I was up by 0.2 lbs but when I weighed myself closer to the same time I weighed myself the previous week I was down the 1.8 lbs – well something similar happened like that this week. sigh. I weighed myself early saturday morning and was up 0.2 lbs, sadness. I tried again sunday morning cause I wasn’t up quite as early and I was down that 0.2 lbs – so back where I was the previous week. shrug. Better then gaining! I was going to get my hair done then come back home and weigh myself cause I figured I could wait that long without eating and that would put me close to the same weigh in time as last week. On the way home I convinced myself I should go do my errands first and all of a sudden it is 3pm I am feeling faint and slightly nauseaous cause I’ve been moving heavy stuff on an empty stomach. Oops! My cure for that was…brace for it…Subway! lol. That sadly never changes. *rolls eyes* So the re-weighing never happened cause by the time I got home it was around 6pm and I’d eaten, sigh. That means for this week I plateaued – man I hate that word! – but again, it’s better then gaining.

Mmm! If only I stopped with this...

I did a stupid thing though, since I hadn’t eaten anything but the sub that whole day I decided I could treat myself to a medium Tim Horton’s Iced Cap (3 points if you get it made with milk instead of cream) and while there I thought hey, one timbit can’t hurt, that’s only 1 point. I swear that’s what I ordered but once away from the store I go to eat my timbit and it’s a frickin donut!!! I totally ate it. lol. I really debated over it though and the only reason I ate it was because I’d only had the sub at that point and figured I had to use a lot of points somewhere might as well be with a yummy chocolate glazed donut. Man, it was so good! Mmm! Sadly, the donut was 6 points so that won’t be happening again! Then around 8pm a friend called and I hooked up with her, she hadn’t eaten so we went to Brown’s Social House where I ordered what I thought seemed a healthy meal but it tasted way too good to be healthy. Sad. Then half a beer while on the beach and bam! All of a sudden I am way over my points for the day! Oh dear. I had planned on not using any flex points because I know I will be using some on friday but guess I screwed that up.  sigh.

I know that points don’t move from one day to another so using under my points on saturday and going over on sunday doesn’t help to even things out but somehow it makes me feel better about the whole thing. lol. 😛

Weight Watchers has what is called Activity Points; I don’t talk about them because I am not active so I never have to calculate them. However, for sunday I was quite active and even though it was active in the sense I was lugging a bunch of heavy stuff around instead of going to a gym I feel that should count because (1) I was sweating and if I am gonna sweat it damn well better count as exercise and (2) some of my muscles hurt the next day so obviously I did something. I figure I earned about 3 or 4 activity points which doesn’t cancel out that horrible for me yet oh so tasty donut but it does help make it not so bad! lol

On Sunday I ate:

1 6″ turkey sub = 5 points

cheese on the sub = 1 point

1 medium Iced Cap = 3 points

1 chocolate glazed donut = 6 points

Halibut with roasted corn, almond rice and salad

    – halibut steak = 5 points

     – rice = 4 points

     – almond milk used to cook rice = 2 points

     – salad = 4 points

For the day I used 33 points!! OMG!! Horrible!!! Stupid donut. And stupid fish dinner! I thought the halibut was going to be a healthy choice but really, the dinner was quite high in points. Mind, the points for dinner are approximates because the restaurant doesn’t have nutritional information which sucks but what are ya gonna do?

Oh and guess what I got in the mail today? A gift card for Tim Horton’s, lol, oh my…that could buy a lotta donuts! 😛

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Sun Shopping and Sand (part 1)

20 Jul

Ah, what a weekend! I haven’t posted since Friday because of how busy I have been and oh man how my eating habits suffered! Oops.

Let’s go back to the beginning shall we?

Saturday!

Outlet shopping with KL; we went to Tulalip, WA which if the border isn’t crazy is about 3 hours or so away from us…however, everyone and their dog was crossing at the same time as us so we sat, and sat, and sat in the roasting sun while slowly inching forward. We eventually got to cross (did you know you can cross the Canada/US border with an expired passport?!) and were on our way. Being on our way involved almost hitting a deer (I was quite traumatized by this) otherwise it was a nice drive. That mall is like the mecca of all outlet malls, lol. KL had never been there before and fell in loooooove with it, we hope to go back to do Christmas shopping. 😀

Now, while malls may be great for shopping we all know that finding something healthy to eat in them is quite the challenge, and if you do find something good for you managing to order the healthy food and  not head for the  line up for the Chinese food is hard cause it smells oh so yummy. lol. I prepped for this and took fruit and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with me. I bought a salad from Subway (worst Subway experience to date, btw) and ate that with my sandwich and fruit. Something else I tried was eating a large protein filled breakfast, I thought it might give me energy and keep me full longer. I think it would have worked better if we didn’t get stuck at the border for sooooo long but oh well, I tried. 🙂

Now, something bad that happened was I didn’t use all my points cause I was s’posed to go out after we got back home so I was saving some points for that but we got back so late I was exhausted and the plans fell through and no way was I eating at almost midnight when all I wanted to do was snooze.  I ended up using 18 points – it could have been worse I suppose. I was crazy dehydrated which I haven’t been in quite a while…the body did not like that!

Here’s how the convo went with the Subway lady:

Me: I’d like the Veggie Lovers Salad

Her: What kind of bread do you want?

Me: No, I want the salad.

Her: The what?

Me: (I point to the salad section of the menu) I want the salad.

Her: Salad? Oh…(looks confused then finally gets a bowl for the salad) You want chicken?

Me: No, I want the veggie delight salad.

Her: (puts bowl away) What kind of bread do you want?

This went on for some time, oy! Lol.

On Saturday I ate:

1 scrambled egg = 2 points

½ cup baked beans = 2 points

2 pieces toast = 2 points

2 triangles of Laughing Cow cheese = 1 point

1 nectarine = 1 point

1 slush = 2 points

1 Peanut butter and jam sandwich = 5 points

1 cup grapes = 1 point

½ chocolate chip cookie = 2 points

1 veggie delight salad = 0 points

So I used 18 points for the day. I should have eaten way more fruit, or at least drank way more water cause man was I dehydrated after all the time in the sun. I am happy with my ability to detour around the Chinese food and get the salad; my food may not have tasted as good but least my salad wasn’t making me any fatter! hehe

K, this ended up long, I will write Sunday in a seperate post!

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