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Epic Salad Fail

29 Sep

I was lazy last night and paid the consequences today, sigh. I got caught up in tv and laziness last night and didn’t make adequate food for today at work, not good! I thought it would be alright but when I was getting my lunch and snacks out of the fridge this morning I was all “ah crap, where’s all the food??” I am used to having breakfast, snack, lunch and then if I feel like it another snack – all at work – that’s a lot of food, and generally a lot of tupperware containers! lol.

I had my breakfast with me, it’s only cereal and fruit after all, but for lunch I had a sandwich (tuna), my laughing cow cheese and a yogurt…what’s with that? It just didn’t seem like enough. shrug. I guess I got used to taking small amounts of lots of things (like cottage cheese, yams, side salad and soup) so the amount of food didn’t look like very much. In reality it was enough and geez, complaining about “only” having a sandwich, yogurt and two triangles of cheese makes me sound like a pig. Oink! Oink! I bought a Mediteranean Salad to go with my sandwich, it was mixed greens, black olives, baby tomato and feta and it was disgusting! Oh so disgusting! Hence the Epic Salad Fail. It was the mixed greens that made it gross, weird huh? I don’t know what was up with them but they were nasty. ugh.

To compensate for my no salad at lunch I ate some raw mixed veggies in the afternoon for a snack; least I still got my veggies for the day…well, some of them. lol.

Also today I got a treat…a cookie by George! Mmm Mmm Mmm those cookies are like ecstasy, pure bliss in my mouth. I decided since I am trying to eat some of my flex points now and on normal days I have trouble doing that I might as well use some of my flex points to fit in one of those cookies. I grabbed a chocolate chip (the only one I have been able to calculate the points for so far) and wrapped it up to bring home. I didn’t want to scarf it down and barely notice how good it tastes and that’s what would happen if Iate it at work. This way, I sat all comfy cozy on my couch and ate that cookie nice an slow so I savoured every bite. Yum!

Mindless eating is something I have been working on stopping. We all know we aren’t s’posed to eat in our cars, or in front of the tv or when reading and I usually did all of those on a regular basis. lol.  So now I don’t eat in my car or when reading, I do still eat in front of the tv tho. 😛 I do my best to eat at a moderate speed and think about every bite. I am not always able to manage it but I try. Sometimes, like yesterday at dinner time, I am so hungry I can’t help myself, I eat really fast…I regretted that yesterday cause I still felt hungry even though I knew I wasn’t. sigh. I know to wait about 20 mins after eating to see if I am really hungry or if my stomach just hasn’t gotten the message to my brain yet that I am full but man, yesterday was hard.

Today I ate:

29 grams Honey Nut Cheerios = 2 points

1/2 cup skim milk = 1 point

1 banana = 2 points

1 apple = 1 point

1 tuna sandwich = 4 points

1 Activia Yogurt = 2 points

2 triangles light laughing cow cheese = 1 point

raw mixed veggies = 0 points

1 Fiesta Salad = 6 points

1 pckg Jolly Time Popcorn = 1 point

1 chocolate chip cookie = 5 points

Total points eaten today = 25. So that’s my 22 daily points and 3 flex points. I still feel uncomfie using my flex points but I decided to look at it this way – today is a ‘hungry day’ I have wanted to stuff my face all day, if I wasn’t on weight watchers I would have eaten way more then 25 points worth of food and not even realized so sure, I ate 3 flex points but it could be a lot worse! lol.

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After all this time…

11 Aug

…I screwed up my counting, argh! That is so annoying! I had a light babybell cheese at lunch time and wasn’t sure how many points it was (btw, it’s 1 point). Even though I wrote the cheese down in my food diary when I was tallying up before dinner time so I knew what I could eat I didn’t notice the missing point info so I made dinner and had a killer dessert and only after it was all eaten did I remember the stupid cheese! Sooooo that means today I went one over. I had been doing soooo good! I know it’s only one point so it won’t really mess me up or anything, I mean, I never use my flex points, but still, it’s the principle! lol

The dessert, omg, I was so excited! We had a visitor at work today and when she comes she always brings food! Usually pizza but her visit was shorter this time so she brought in, ready for this?…Cookies by George!! www.cookiesbygeorge.com I loooove George’s cookies, Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! I decided to bring one home with me and only eat it if I had enough points left over after dinner. The nutritional info for Cookies by George is lame, it only has base info for their simplest cookie, they say they are looking to update the info but whatever, I don’t need it next month, I needed it today! I guess it goes along with my theory that if the company doesn’t tell what their nutritional info is then it’s probably so bad you don’t want to eat it. Sad, but good rule to live by. shrug.

In case you are wondering, the nutritional info shows that one of their plain/basic cookies is 5 points – that’s practically an entire meal worth of points! But a George cookie I figured would be worth it. 🙂 The cookie wasn’t really worth it, sad. It was a bit dry and the chocolate could have been better. That is the first time I have ever been unhappy with one of their cookies – I wonder if it’s cause the cookie really wasn’t as good as normal or if it’s cause overly sweet stuff doesn’t taste the same to me anymore? Could be either I guess. A bonus to not eating the cookie till after dinner was that the napkin the cookie was wrapped in soaked up a bunch of grease, ew!, like blotting a slice of pizza, saved me some calories at least. lol  😀

I have been introduced to a new (-ish) fruit today; yellow plums. I didn’t know plums were yellow, I have only seen the dark purple colour. My landlord was plucking them off his plum tree (that I wasn’t even aware was a plum tree, lol) and gave me two huge bowls full! My roomie doesn’t like plums so it’s up to me to figure out what to do with them…suggestions? I don’t know if they can be eaten normally, some fruit isn’t good eaten as is but is great for baking etc. My brother used to make plum jam from the plums on his plum tree and I s’pose I could google how to do that, but isn’t jam really hard to make? My landlady suggested boiling then straining the fruit and using it with chicken and fish dishes…huh? I don’t want to eat it without cooking or baking it in some way cause it’s from the backyard and not a supermarket; what if it hasn’t been properly sprayed with pesticides etc to protect the fruit from bugs an stuff? There could be something in or on the fruit that is microscopic an I don’t wanna eat that! ew. Case you didn’t clue in I prefer my fruit an veggies from stores and not from yards. Some people find this weird but it’s just the way I am. I prefer how the produce tastes when it’s from a store instead of a yard; and I feel more secure in the health of the produce when it’s from a store, it’s been regulated an stuff. Just go with it, k?

So today I ate:

2 Weetabix biscuits = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 1/2 cups strawberries = 1 point

1 banana = 2 points

1/4 cup couscou with corn = 3 points

1 cup Red Pepper and Tomato soup = 2 points

1 babybell light cheese = 1 point

1 kiwi = 1 point

1 Eating Right Hamburger patty = 4 points

1 Kraft cheese slice = 1 point

grilled veggies = 0 points

1 milk chocolate chocolate chip cookie = 5 points

Total points eaten is…23…big sigh…:P Ok, I am over it, I will no longer obsess about that one point…well, I might obsess a bit but I won’t do it here where you have to read it. lol

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