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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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2 Responses to “I Made a Boo-Boo”

  1. pcos532 October 3, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    congrats on the weight loss! i think my body tries to maintain some sort of status quo on my hips and boobs so i’ll lose inches in other areas and pretty much maintain the same circumference around the boobs and hips no matter what! haha.

    • shrinkingwmn October 3, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

      Thanks! 🙂
      Ya gotta love how our bodies do that! lol. Mine seems intent on keeping my tummy fat but letting other fat areas get smaller, sigh. It looks really weird…You’re lucky your keeping your boobs, most women lose those first. lol.

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