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Pumpkin Time Has Arrived

3 Oct

I love baking, I don’t generally eat anything that I bake but I love to do the actual baking. 🙂 People always make jokes about what did I put in the baking that I won’t eat it but it’s just that I think baking tastes better if someone else makes it.

October is imo the best month to make things with pumpkin. I know you can make stuff year round with pumpkin thanks to the wonders of canned pumpkin but I like making pumpkin foods only in October, it makes them more of a treat and less of a blah kind of thing, ya know?  

So today I made Soft Pumpkin Cookes, yum! One of the few things I bake and actually like to eat. 🙂 I made them to take to work cause I am getting grief for not bringing in baking as much anymore. I used to take something in once a week or so but that dropped off cause I just didn’t feel like it after a while. shrug. When it became expected I no longer wanted to do it. lol. I am ornery like that! 😛 And really, I shouldn’t have made them this week cause this wednesday, least I think it’s this wednesday, we are having a work potluck and I am bringing in Pumpkin Pie Tarts. Possibly too much pumpkin baking in one week…ah well, it’s done now. lol. Oh, and lemme tell ya, the apartment smells sooooo yummy right now! Mmm!

My first meal of the day today was a late lunch and I was psyched for it, I had a nice big meal planned that would be tasty and that would use a bunch of points, well joke was on me! It was yummy but it only used 8 points, oy! It was a big freshly made turkey sandwich and a bowl of soup. I am not sure why I thought this would be so many points, I think because it is so much food at one time, and really 8 points is a lot of points for one meal but when it’s your first meal of the day and it’s almost 3pm 8 points is not all that bad. heh

So I ate:

1/2 cup Red Pepper Black Bean soup = 1 point

1 turkey sandwich

    – 2 pieces bread = 2 points

    – 1 tbls light miracle whip = 1 point

    – 4 slices turkey = 1 point

    – mustard, lettuce = 0 points

    – 1 cheese slice = 1 point

1 cup 1% milk = 2 points

1 Three Musketeers Single = 2 points

85 grams whole wheat pasta = 5 points

1/2 cup Primo Thick n Zesty Tomato sauce =1 point

2 tbls kraft parmesan cheese = 1 point

1 piece bread = 1 point

1 tsp margarine = 1 point

1 pumpkin cookie = 3 points

Total points used 22. 🙂

I am so freakin tempted to have another cookie but I am not sure if I am going to indulge. I know I have a whole week of flex points open to me but I don’t know that I want to use any today. That potluck I mentioned earlier is (I am almost positive) wednesday and that will use (possibly!) a bunch of points so I want to save them for that day but man, those cookies smell and look good. lol. I just gotta think about wednesday and all the yummy goodness that will be happenin then and use that to help me resist the cookies tonight.

I think though I will save one for myself to have tomorrow for my evening treat after dinner…yeah, I think that’s a good compromise. teehee 😀

I Made a Boo-Boo

3 Oct

So, a couple weeks ago I was at M&M’s Meat Shop and bought a BBQ Beef Bowl – never buy this!!! Normally the food I get from there is amazing, it’s cheap, healthy and tastes really good BUT this dish was just not worth it. sigh.

First off, one thing that isn’t the companies fault is I shouldn’t have bought it. It was a mistake, sigh. I didn’t have my slider with me so I couldn’t calculate the points for the bowl and even if I did there were a lot of people in the store so I wouldn’t have been able to take the time to calculate. Hmmm, if you haven’t been in a M&M’s you won’t understand that…k, they are all designed the same way, the majority of the food is kept behind a long counter so you start at one end of the counter and tell a worker what you want then you move up the length of the counter and by the time you get to the cashier all your food is in a pile in front of you. Thing is you need to tell the worker what you want in a fairly quick manner otherwise other customers snag her (the worker) and you get to the till without all your food and have to hold up the line while someone gets the rest of the food you want. So, there were a lot of people and I didn’t want to hold up the line and I didn’t have my slider – I figured I’d take a chance and buy the bowl cause it sounded freakin good and there is a Lean Cuisine beef thing that sounded similar that isn’t bad points wise.

Well, BAD MOVE!! The stupid thing is 11 points! ELEVEN!!! In one dish???? Insane! I almost took it to work for lunch friday but luckily thursday night I checked it for points and almost fell over. Eesh. That is half my daily points! It immediatly became a dish I would only be able to eat on weekends since I sleep in and have less time to use all my points.

I decided to eat it today cause I slept in and figured I might as well eat it  and get it out of the freezer. lol. It was not worth the points! The BBQ flavour was awesome, I love all things BBQ, Mmm, but the beef wasn’t good and it was not a large enough portion to be worth the points. Also, the veggies that were in it were not all that good, it was green peas and kernel corn and the peas tasted funny, the corn was fine – in my opinion you can’t go wrong with corn, but it was over shadowed by all the other stuff in the bowl so I couldn’t taste it. Oh, and the white rice was ho-hum.

I would say if you are gonna choose a frozen dinner of the BBQ beef or ginger beef variety go with the Lean Cuisine one over the M&M one. As much as I prefer BBQ flavour the rest of the bowl just wasn’t worth it – I’d rather go buy BBQ sauce and some beef and make it myself. Or some variation of it anyways lol.

On a happy note today: I Lost 1.6 Pounds this week!! 😀 😀 😀

It was the funniest weigh in, I checked what my weight was last week so I knew what number I wanted to be below, I stepped on the scale saw the number and shrugged in a “figures” kind of way, for some reason I thought the number was 1.6 higher then last week! Yeah, I don’t know why I thought that…shrug. So I was writing the number down and realized it was lower then last weeks number and hopped back on the scale to confirm. lol. This past week I was feeling heavier cause of how a pair of my work pants were fitting. They were snug, not snug they were uncomfie but snug ‘oh my god, I gained weight back and they don’t fit as well anymore’. It’s been making me feel bad since wednesday (the day I wore them) and wondering what I did wrong. I was getting pissed I ate my exercise points and some of my flex points and I was vowing to not eat them this coming week and what happens? My impression of my weight loss is apparently skewed and eating those extra points helped me not plateau this week. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!

Oh, and I also measured myself today…I will talk about that oh-so-wonderful experience tomorrow cause this post is already getting huge, er, gotten huge. lol.

I ate today:

1 M&M’s Meat Shop BBQ Beef Bowl = 11 points

2 bread ends = 1 point

1 tsp margarine = 1 point

1/2 tbls light peanut butter = 1 point

1 peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwich

    – 2 pieces bread = 2 points

    – 1 tbls light peanut butter = 2 points

    – 1 tbls raspberry jam = 1 point

1/2 banana = 1 point

1 Quaker Crunch’ers = 2 points

A perfect 22 points. 🙂

I was nannying this afternoon/evening which is why I had a sandwich for dinner, it was the easiest thing I could pack up and take. You never know if the parents are gonna let you put stuff in the fridge or eat their food so it’s safer to take something you made that doesn’t need a fridge. lol.

Eating that bowl from M&M’s has left me hungry but it’s the end of the day so I am not gonna eat anything else, it is my self-imposed punishment for making such a stupid mistake in buying something so high in points. lol. But tomorrow will be better…no stupid high pointed foods in my freezer anymore. 🙂

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