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I Resisted! wOOt!

4 May

I was supposed to go out for lunch today…I was supposed to go out for lunch yesterday too and while I did go yesterday I went to the Salad Loop instead of the planned Vietnamese restaurant because a vicious little voice in my head started harping at me about points, and tracking, and cheating and how I have eaten poorly for 2 weekends in a row and don’t deserve a treat-lunch. *rolls eyes* Stupid evil voice – but I’m also kinda grateful for it since it saved me who knows how many points.

Total digression there, sorry! Ok, so lunch today, I was supposed to go to this new street vendor that has Halal Free Range meat and vegetarian gravy. I am not concerned with vegetarian, free range or Halal criteria but others in my office are and the discovery of this cart was a happy thing for them. I was going to go, I told them yesterday I would, but today I just couldn’t do it. The menu is limited, there is Philly Cheese Steak (with beef or chicken), something else smothered in cheese or a rice box that has chicken, rice and something else I can’t remember – lol, pretty bad memory happenin tonight but I figure it’s cause I didn’t actually go to the cart, shrug.

There were no easy to calculate points food items on that menu and the only thing remotely healthy looking was the rice box but I remember when I read what was in it I realized looks are deceiving and it wouldn’t actually be good for me…so instead of caving…I resisted! Yes, that’s right, all applause welcome, *takes a bow* I actually called up my willpower and resisted! *happy dance*

I lost faith in my willpower a while ago – it’s not that my willpower is failing me it’s that I am failing my willpower – I have been indulging in lots of things I shouldn’t have been and instead of listening to the voice in my head that says “don’t eat that moron!” I convinced myself it was ok “just this one time!” and smoosh! there goes my willpower smashed under the heel of my boot.

Poor willpower.ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I am working on rebuilding my ear canals so they hear my willpower voice and today was a nice change – me obeying the willpower instead of ignoring it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh! This evening I listened to it again! It’s amazing – twice in one day! ๐Ÿ˜€ I was still really hungry after dinner and I was going to eat my Mr Big chocolate bar…yeah I know, I shouldn’t have bought it but I did so no point in regretting it…eating the chocolate bar would have put me 1 point over and I was all “it’s only 1 point, who cares about 1 stupid point?” then that voice started nattering. It pointed out that I went over by 1 point yesterday, there are healthier snacks that will not put me over by a point, I have done nothing remotely close to exercise today so haven’t earned any kind of treat…and well, it went on but it started getting rude and I am not comfie repeating what it said in polite company. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

Instead of the chocolate bar, which I have now had to hide so I don’t grab it and chow down, oy, I had a bowl of Special K and 2 pieces of BodyWise bread toast with 1/2 tbls light peanut butter spread on top. Huh, I just realized I was like one of those Special K ads…weird. ๐Ÿ˜›

So 2 wins for willpower, 2 epic losses for…um…for food? That’s not right…and it wasn’t cravings…um, 2 epic losses for bad food choices! Yeah, I like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I ate:

1 Hearty Medley’s = 2 points

1 Mediterranean Vegg and Pasta soup = 4 points

1 pear = 1 point

2 crumpets with honey = 2 points

1 turkey burger patty = 3 points

2 pieces bodywise bread = 1 point

1 cheese slice = 1 point

29 grams Special K Vanilla Almond = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

2 pieces toast = 1 point

1/2 tbls light peanut butter = 1 point

Total points eaten = 19

Go me go – I didn’t go over, in fact, I am 1 under, wOOt! I am undecided on my last little nibbly snack…will it be a 1 point weight watchers mini chocolate thing, a weight watchers little choc bar from England or a 2 point Activia yogurt. I know the yogurt would put me over by 1 point, but yogurt is healthier then the other options…sooooo, nutrition or chocolate? 2 points or 1 point? *shakes head* Quite the decision to be made…I think I will sit and ponder and see what the voice of my willpower has to say about it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mmm Rolo Heaven!

3 May
All new levels of delish!

So ok, I caved when grocery shopping and bought ice cream – before you judge me though take a look at that picture! See how teeny tiny it is? How can that be bad? *big sad pleading eyes* Well, fine, if you want to get technical it was kinda bad – bad for points and bad cause well, seriously, like there is any nutritional goodness in ice cream?? I may be delusional most of the time but even I know you can’t really justify ice cream, lol, especially Rolo ice cream!

However it was good in a couple totally awesome ways – one of those is size – it is a 1 cup portion and have you ever tried to measure out ice cream? It’s hard! It is not an easy to measure out food and therefore makes it easy to trick yourself in to eating more then you should. I truly adore pre-measured foods because then you don’t have to worry about it, you just grab-an-eat and really, who doesn’t like things to be easy? The other truly great thing about this ice cream? Well duh! The taste! It’s just like the normal Nestle Sundae Rolo ice cream you can buy in larger containers, ok, it’s not “just like” it IS the same ice cream just mini sized and man-oh-man is that goooood ice cream. ๐Ÿ˜€
I think this mini size is better then buying the larger tub cause while is was totally delish it’s not the cheapest thing out there, I managed to buy it on sale 3 for $6 (I got a skinny cow double chocolate something or other flavour and another flavoured nestle sundae) but when it’s not on sale I probably won’t buy it often cause it’ll not seem like a good deal. Or maybe I am just cheap?…Also, it’s better because you only get one serving per container so no chance to go crazy over board with the ice cream indulgence – way to save your waist! woohoo!
Today I ate:
1 Hearty Medley’s = 2 points
1 banana = 1 point
Salad Loop = 4 points
ย – salad had regular lettuce and baby spinach, 2 bites of yam, 1 square of tofu, kernel corn, chick peas, mushrooms, asparagus, peas, 1/2 hard boiled egg, grated cheddar cheese, 1/2 baby potato, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, cucumber, small spoonful brown rice, bean sprouts, shredded carrot, 1 cherry tomato and 2 bites of artificial crab
1 small bowl lentil soup = 2 points
1 Eating Right turkey burger = 3 points
1 hamburger bun = 3 points
1 cheese slice = 1 point
1 Nestle Sundae Rolo = 5 points
Total points eaten = 21
I totally forgot until I was writing that list up that I ate the banana this morning, shoot. erg. So, I thought I was right smack at 20 points eaten and then bam! I am at 21…I hate when that happens – it’s so irritating! I wouldn’t of had the ice cream if I had remembered that banana cause I really wanted to just eat my normal daily points today, *big epic sigh* ๐Ÿ˜‰ One flex point eaten isn’t gonna kill me but with being up last weigh in I wanted to be strict this week to ensure I lose at least a little bit…I’m not too worried yet cause (1) there is a lot of week left to make it up and (2) I have a self defence class this thursday and my first Dragon Boat Racing class this friday so least I have some activities planned ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a Hobbit??

2 May

I feel like Sam Wise today – you know, the fat hobbit? lol. I got so crazed hungry this evening I had 2 suppers! lol ๐Ÿ˜› Luckily that second supper fit nicely in to my points for the day – which, upon further reflection is probably why I was so hungry…having 8 points left for the day at 8pm is bound to leave a person hungry… ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s always a little hard getting back to eating only my daily points after a couple days of over eating; I don’t know if it’s psychological or actually physical but either way, it’s hard. blarg.

I wouldn’t say my food today was all that balanced food group wise, I had protein, and veggies, and a tiny bit of fruit and of course carbs, lol, can’t forget the carbs! But I didn’t have a proper food group guide amount of any of them, hey, it happens, shrug. Also, I got no exercise today, I was hoping this was going to be the week I started doing some form of exercise everyday but the weather sucked today so no hike and I had other stuff I actually had to take care of and by the time that was done, well, too late for exercising. Maybe I’ll manage it tomorrow…don’t hold your breath tho! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today I ate:

1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal, maple brown sugar = 3 points

1 banana = 1 point

1 container Butternut Squash soup = 4 points

1 teriyaki salmon steak = 3 points

mixed veggies = 0 points

1 light babybell = 1 point

2 pcs bodywise bread = 1 point

30 grams light cheese = 2 points

1 slice turkey = 0 points

1/2 tbls light miracle whip = 0 points

87 grams Just Bunches cereal = 4 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

Total Points eaten = 20! Yah! ๐Ÿ˜€

I still feel a tad hungry but I think that’s just my brain not clueing in yet that I just finished eating and am therefore actually full – I’ll give it time to sort itself out. Really, even if it doesn’t figure it out my tummy ain’t gettin no more food! It’s almost 9:30pm so too late to be eating and I have used all my daily points and don’t want to go in to my flex points – I mean come on, it’s only Monday! I can’t start using them already! *rolls eyes* Well ok, I could, quite easily, but I am not gonna, nuh-uh, I’ll give it a couple days then eat a flex point or two, ya know, when I have actually earned it in some way…lol

Down then Up, Up then Down

17 Apr

Man does my weight fluctuate. ๐Ÿ˜› We all know that our weight can and does fluctuate daily – hell sometimes hourly *rolls eyes* but ya know, the way the number moves around on the scale each week can be depressing, disheartening…just downright aaarrrggghhhhhh! Yeah I know, not a descriptive word but a descriptive sound and I feel that should count! lol.

Yesterday, Saturday, my official weigh in day, I was up exactly 1 pound, sigh. I s’pose I should have expected that cause of my two huge cheat days at the beginning of that week and the random flex points I used during the week but it still sucks to see the number go up.

A happy thought tho is even with the 1 pound gain I am still over 30 pounds total weight loss, wOOt! Which means I am still allowed to buy new pants. ๐Ÿ˜€

My plan was to go pants shopping today (Sunday) but I got a shift at work that took up my whole day so no shopping for me. I am a tad disappointed but I’d rather make money then have an entire day off just so I can make an hour long shopping trip lol. I figure I’ll go tomorrow or Tuesday after work so no biggy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Even though Sunday is not my weigh in day I stepped on the stupid scale cause I wanted to see if it was better or worse then Saturday…well, it was better. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yah! I went down not only that 1 pound I gained but also a little bit more – seriously, only a little bit, like 0.2 pound, lol, barely enough to even count but ya know what? I am so counting it! ๐Ÿ˜›

Means I defiinitely get to buy pants! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ teehee

My food this weekend has been…weird. Saturday I woke up and was nowhere near hungry, which is odd cause normally by the time I am up and showered on a Saturday I am starved, but ah well not this weekend. shrug. I made myself eat cause I was going out to work and was worried I’d get hungry part way through my shift – my tummy lasted the shift at work even though it went 1 hr 45 mins longer then booked, I wasn’t really sure if this was a good thing or not cause by the time I got home it was around 12:30 am and I’d only eaten 12.75 points…and that’s all I ate cause I went directly to bed.

Because of my being so under yesterday I gave myself a bit of a treat today – well 2 treats actually lol ๐Ÿ™‚ As a result I can’t actually calculate my points for the day cause the dinner I bought didn’t have the nutritional info on the packaging, oops, I thought it did but when I looked closer after I got home it was just random stuff printed on the label – there isn’t even a full list of ingredients! shocking!

Today I ate:

1/2 cup Maple Baked Beans = 2 points

1 scrambled egg = 2 points

2 pcs bodywise toast = 1 point

1/2 tbls light peanut butter = 1 point

4 perogies = 4 points

1 tbls light sour cream = 0 points

2 yorkshire puddings = 2 points

ginger beef with veggie fried rice = ??

1 boston cream donut = 5 points

I feel some of my food needs explanation, lol.

Yes, I had perogies with my breakfast, I was looking for potatoes to make into hash browns when I realized I didn’t have any so I opened my freezer to see what I could find and saw the perogies, they were my last 4 and seemed a great idea. I mean, who says certain foods should only be eaten at certain times? Why can’t perogies be eaten for breakfast? They were a totally awesome addition to my breakfast and I am pretty sure I will do that again. ๐Ÿ™‚

The donut was only eaten cause I still had a winning cup left over from the Roll Up the Rim to Win contest held by Tim Horton’s and I was worried if I didn’t cash it in they wouldn’t honour it. I don’t know that this is a valid fear, I have no idea how long you can take in winning cups after the contest closes but hey, better safe then sorry. And yes, I am aware it’s only a winning donut not like I was missing out on a huge prize or anything but I bought that tea and got a winning cup and no way am I wasting that! Besides, who doesn’t like a donut? I wanted the chocolate donut covered in toasted coconut (omg, that donut is like heaven in your mouth!) but the location I went to doesn’t carry that donut so I got the boston cream. Probably for the best since I don’t know the points for the coconut donut and if I’d gotten it with my luck it would have been way higher then the 5 for the boston cream but still, sigh, it would have been nice to have it.

The yorkshire puddings, I made them as part of the dinner for the kids I was taking care of (my weekend job is being an on call nanny) and there were enough that I could have some if I wanted…I wanted! They were a home made batter not the kind I make that comes from a package, lol. They were yum, but a tad salty, which is odd since I don’t equate yorkshire puddings with salt but ah well, guess it’s one of those things everyone makes a bit different. Even with the salt they were delish and totally worth the 2 points I used to eat them.

Oh, and the ginger beef with rice, I was going to eat salad for dinner – I have a yum one in the fridge, but the house I was at is crazy cold and by the time I got out of there all I wanted was something hot! A salad just wouldn’t of cut it – hey, there is a reason people eat more hot meals during winter. lol. When I was grocery shopping after the nannying shift was over I went to the section that has pre-made meals, I know I shouldn’t have, almost none of the food there is healthy but it was getting late and I am lazy. lol. It was tasty, Mmm! That is the food that didn’t have nutritional info tho which means I won’t be getting it again cause if I can’t calculate the points then I don’t eat it (usually) – sometime I really hate that rule of mine but hey, if it helps me lose weight then I guess it’s a good rule. ๐Ÿ™‚

So that’s my weekend – my weight went down last week, then was up Saturday, then down Sunday…wonder what it’ll be next week?

What’s Stopping Me?

15 Apr

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! I sooooo wanna eat! Argh! It’s not that I am hungry, I am comfortably full, and it’s not like I didn’t get my little sweet at the end of the day, I used 2 flex points and had a snack I probably shouldn’t of had – it’s just that for some reason I want to eat, like, right now! Anything I can find! I want fooooooooood!

I swear, if tomorrow wasn’t weigh in day I’d raid the kitchen and make half hearted promises to myself that I’d make it up the rest of the week. This is so not good! Hell, I’m tempted to go to bed just so I can try to sleep through this cause honestly, I don’t know how well I am going to be able to resist this urge to eat. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ My willpower is only so strong…and this week, that sure as hell isn’t strong!

I got no exercise this week cause some of the evenings I had stuff to do after work so I got home too late to be able to use the hiking path, also, it’s been raining a lot so the trail is probably all mud right now, ugh. That’s the main problem I find with having my main form of exercise be an outdoors thing – if the weather sucks I can’t hike. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The lack of exercise and having used a lot of flex points at the beginning of the week is making me way concerned for weigh in tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I really really really don’t want to gain (duh! who would?) And I swear my tummy is sticking out more then normal – what’s worse is my work pants seemed snugger yesterday – I am not sure if they really were or if I am imagining things and there is always the possibility if they are snugger it’s due to me accidentally shrinking them (hey, it’s possible!) and not cause I gained weight…sigh…I dunno, I think they were snugger, and my tummy looks like it’s sticking out more, and I ate badly this past week, what with Indian food and Old Spaghetti Factory and random flex points during the week – who knows what kind of damage I have done. And then today, with all I want to do is eat eat eat…

I wonder if it has anything to do with my new probiotics…I bought a new kind and maybe they are messing with my digestion and thereby making my tummy stick out? *curious face* I dunno…I am grasping at straws at this point, and I suppose this could all be in my head and things will be fine at weigh in tomorrow but we all know by now that the night before weigh in I stress and freak out a bit wondering if I screwed up so bad I gained instead of lost – it’s practically tradition! lol

Today I ate:

2 weetabix = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

Stir Fry

ย ย ย  – 1 cup rice = 4 points

ย ย ย  – mixed veggies = 0 points

ย ย ย  – teriyaki sauce = 0 points

ย ย ย  – uber small amount of tofu, chicken, shrimp = 2 points

Market Vegetable Blend soup = 4 points

12 mini bretons = 1 point

30 grams light cheese = 2 points

6 pickles = 1 point

1 dinner bun = 1 point

1 tsp margarine = 1 point

1 babybell =ย 1 point

1 pckg Quaker Crunch’ers = 2 points

Total points eaten = 22

sigh. I was only supposed to eat 20 points worthย and would have hit that perfect if I didn’t have that final snack of the Quaker Crunch’ers but it was either eat that and use 2 points on something I knew (in my head, not my tummy) would be filling enough I wouldn’t need anything else or eat a 1 point tiny little chocolate and end up caving later cause I wanted something more – I opted for the 2 points cause it seemed the smarter decision for the long run.

The stir fry I had for lunch was from one of those places where you pick your veggies and meat/tofu from a buffet styleย layout and they stir fry it (using water) right in front of you then put it on top of rice. Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thing is, it’s based on weightย so I always try to pick the lighter veggies, lol, doesn’t always work tho, shrug. I took a tiny piece of chicken, 2 small cubes of tofu and 2 little shrimps for a bit of protein – I don’t have any way to calculate the points for them except I know each was in such a small amount to not even equal 1 point each so I figure combined those three items equal 2 points at most. The food was tasty – I love places like that, where you can’t really screw up, whatever you eat is gonna be healthy – makes it easier. lol.

I am gonna go cross my fingers and toes that tomorrows weigh in goes well, I’ll let ya know! ๐Ÿ™‚

No Flex Points For Me Today, phew

13 Apr

I feel like ever since the weekend I have been using flex points like crazy. I knew I’d use a lot last weekend but I didn’t think I’d continue the trend during the week but I dunno, I am way more relaxed this week about food and more inclined to say fuck-it and eat something I know I shouldn’t for no real reason…I mean, sure if I was craving, or especially hungry or exercising like crazy then hey, sure, eat some chocolate, but it’s none of those things, I am just eating. shrug.

But not today! ๐Ÿ˜€ Today, even with eating more during the day then normal and getting a late dinner I managed to somehow only eat my points for the day, yah!

Today I ate:

1 pear = 1 point

1 apple = 1 point

1/2 cup light cottage cheese = 2 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

8 pcs Philly Roll (sushi) = 5.36 points

1 vanilla Girl Guide cookie = 1.5 points

5 perogies = 5 points

mixed cooked veggies = 0 points

1 tbls light sour cream = 0 points

1 small slush = 1 point

2 pieces bodywise toast = 1 point

1/2 tbls light peanut butter = 1 point

Total points eaten = 19.86…so really, 20 points lol

Why do I have such a weird total you ask? Because I was bored and got way in to figuring out my sushi roll points. lol. For philly rolls it is 4 points for 6 pieces, my sushi had 8ย pieces and you can bet your fine blog reading ass I ate them all! Yum! So, 4 points divided by 6 rolls is 0.67, 0.67 multiplied by 8 is 5.36…hence, 5.36 points for my sushi. ๐Ÿ˜€ I really hope I did that right, math isn’t really my thing…

It is now 9:16pm and I am fairly hungry, which sucks. But really, it’s my own fault, I let my tummy eat a little extra monday and tuesday and it ate way extra sat and sun so now it thinks it should be getting more food then it is supposed to get, sigh.

My stomach and my eating plan often times remind me of dog training. Every now and then you put the dog through a slightly stricter routine, this way it remembers who is “in charge” and is grateful when the more strict time is over and it gets to be a bit more relaxed about things (ex, normally the dog is allowed on the porch when you are sitting drinking a beer but for a while you make it stay in the yard – it wants to be on the porch and when you finally allow it on the porch again it recognizes that as a treat and acts accordingly). Well, my stomach is like that, I put it through stricter times so when I eat something special it recognizes it as special but sometimes I forget to stop with the special food/quantities and go overboard, making retraining harder. *rolls eyes* My own fault. Means the next couple days have the potential to suck a big hairy toe cause I’ll feel hungry a lot but by the weekend I should be back to normal and it won’t be a big deal again…now I really want the weekend to get here! lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

A Healthy Treat

25 Mar

It’s Friday (duh!), it was a decently ok day and I had a great week points wise so I figured I could have a treat for dinner. My plan was Sushi from a place near my house I haven’t tried yet – it’s healthy-ish (depending what you order), it’s cheap, it’s yummy and I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating it…unlike the dessert breadsticks from Panago that I am craving lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

Well, I think the fates were conspiring against me, lol, this place doesn’t have a parking lot but there are parking spaces on the street in front of it however, all the spots were full. Fine, no biggy, I looped around the block to get to a different place near the restaurant that has free parking and always has a vacancy…it was full…say wha? That place is never full!

By this point I decided that I wasn’t really craving sushi, it was just what I chose based on process of elimination and since it was becomingย more difficult then what I was prepared for to even get to the restaurant let alone get in and order, well, maybe I didn’t want sushi after all. lol

So homeward bound I went and actually got excited about making the chicken stir fry that I had made at the beginning of the week. I know, weird right? Getting excited about something healthy for dinner? And something that I am putting the effort in to making? But it’s such a tasty dish and there is so much food for so few points – how can I not love it? shrug.

I made the stir fry, with some minor changes to it, and my treat was making Yorkshire Puddings to go with the stir fry. ๐Ÿ˜€ For those of you who don’t know what yorkshire pudding is (1) do you live under a rock?? and (2) they are sooooo yum! ๐Ÿ˜€

Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! Yorkshire Puddings!

It’s not actually a pudding – it’s a light, fluffy, air filled bread doughy thing that has a subtle taste and if made on a large enough scale can be filled with stew etc. – when filled with stew it becomes a classic pub meal in England. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here, I make them small (muffin size) and devour them like a person who has just finished a 2 week fast! teehee. They are 1 point per yorkie and trust me when I say one person can easily eat 6 in one sitting…I say this cause, uh, yeah, I kinda did that this evening – and that’s after I ate my huge serving of chicken stir fry! *rolls eyes* I think it’s cause they are so light and airy…it’s like you’re eating practically nothing…well, a tasty nothing, but you know what I mean. ๐Ÿ™‚

So today I ate:

1 mango = 1 point

1 pear = 1 point

1 banana = 1 point

1 SmartOnes Cranberry Turkey Medallions = 4 points

1 piece of toast = 1 point

1 orange = 1 point

1 Minute Rice brown rice cup = 4 points

4 cashews, split = 1 point

chicken = 1 point

mixed veggies = 0 points

ย ย ย  – bean sprouts, baby corn, carrots, celery, peas, green beans, corn nibblets, mushroom, water chestnuts

6 yorkshire puddings = 6 points

Points Eaten = 21

Ok, yeah, I am one point over my daily points but I am ok with that cause I still have those exercise points I earned and never ate and I have all those wonderful flex points just waiting to be eaten. lol. I know I started this week saying I wasn’t going to use any flex points and I worked really hard to make sure I didn’t touch them but it’s friday night and I want a tiny bit of chocolate so I am gonna find something to nibble on. It’ll put me up another 2 points but like I said, I still have all those flex points left so I think it’s ok to eat something little…maybe a Jaffa Bar, Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Off The Rails

7 Mar

What. The. Hell.

Food today was, well, I don’t even have words, I went soooo off the rails it’s ri-donk-u-lous!

Day started off nice n normal, I had some Quaker Instant Oatmeal for brekkie, yum. ๐Ÿ™‚ There was a work-meeting-lunch-thingy (don’t I sound professional? lol) today that we all HAD to go to…I think they provide food at these things cause the upper management knows we will find excuses to not go if there wasn’t the bribe of free food. lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

So, way limited options for what to eat, I had: one piece of chicken breast (skinless, boneless), 2 spears of asparagus, salad, 4 potato wedges, 2 slices of tomato (that added together equals almost 1 entire tomato), 1 serving tomato and red pepper soup with 2 accompanying pieces of toasted buttered baquette. Now, sure, some of that I should have just not touched (like the bread) but overall it doesn’t sound so bad, right?

Well, I think I got screwed.

When I was done eating want to know what was left on my plate? Oil. Yup, that’s right, lots and lots of oil. Ick. It looked so gross it made me regret everything I ate cause sure, the food was good, but it wasn’t amazing and wasn’t sooooooo good it was worth tonnes of points (aka calories). Also, every item had oil or sauce or something on it! Like the asparagus, it wasn’t just plain, it was sitting in a serving platter that soaked it in some kind of sauce – I tried to get two pieces that were on the top of the pile so as to reduce the amount of sauce but the sauce was still there. Every item was like that. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I think I have become too used to healthy home cooked food cause I just kept thinking “is that really necessary?” when looking at the dressings and sauces. Weird. I never used to think like that. If I had eaten this meal pre-weight watchers I wouldn’t have had second thoughts about all the hidden calories but even with trying to select healthy options I am sure I ended up eating way more points then I ever would have knowingly chosen. Oy!

Oh, wait, I had a cookie there too, sigh, and just to totally confess I ate two mini cupcakes – Not store bought though! I baked Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting last night to take to work and I totally caved and ate 2 today! Ack! I never eat my own baking so you know if I cave and eat some of it then it’s a damn good baked product, lol. ๐Ÿ˜‰ They really are quite yummy but I can’t calculate the points exactly. The original recipe is 3 points per cupcake (that’s with NO frosting) but the original recipe also says it makes 20 mini cupcakes, so I used my mini cupcake trays and uh yeah, totally made more then 20, I’m not sure how many in total it would have made cause I ran out of miniย cupcake papers and had to switch to the larger size and make some large sized cupcakes. shrug. How am I supposed to calculate the points when I made 2 different sizes? *confused face* Ah well, I’ve decided to not worry about it, I will bake them again and make sure that time they are all one size and figure the points out then. ๐Ÿ™‚

So did I have a uber healthy dinner to make up for the un-countable lunch I ate? Nope. Not even close! lol

Iย had real oatmeal (not the instant kind) – and yeah, I know, stupid to eat oatmeal twice in one day but I really wanted it! So, I cut up half a banana and put it in the oatmeal (check in the good column) but then I made 2 pieces of toast and put light peanut butter on oneย piece then sliced the rest of the banana on top (check in the stupid column). The second piece of toast I put a small amount of margarine (check in the not great not stupid column). Oh yeah, the truly awesome part, I then ate a spoonful of light peanut butter, a small spoonful of cream cheese icing and two digestive cookies with cream cheese icing spread on top…really great huh? (lots of checks in the omg you are the dumbest homo sapien on the planet column)

So there we have it, somehome, I went way way way off the rails and couldn’t even bring myself to care when I was picking up the food and stuffing it in my face. *rolls eyes* I care now of course, when it is too late to not ingest the calories. sigh.

I want to say tomorrow is gonna be way better and breakfast and lunch probably will be but I am going out to a play after work and am not sure when/what I will be eating for dinner – I am hoping to get Subway – yummy, healthy, cheap and something I am able to calculate points for. Gotta love the good ‘ol standby of Subway. lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh!Oh!Oh! On a different note! My weight loss for last week was 0.4lbs – which kinda lame right? What makes it even lamer is I was 0.6lbs from reaching 30lbs lost so instead of reaching 30lbs lost I am now 0.2lbs away from the 30lbs lost. 0.2 Pounds!!!!! Sooooooooo close! sigh. I have to get there eventually, right?

Delish Frozen Entree

3 Mar

So after my horror of an experience with the SmartOnes soup I was a tad worried to try my newest SmartOnes frozen entree. Even though all the frozen entrees I have tried from them have been good it’s that whole “once bitten twice shy” syndrome – if they can screw up something as simple as soup who knows what they can do to a chicken and cheese quesadilla?

Which, there you go, that was my dinner last night. ๐Ÿ™‚ Normally I don’t eat the frozen entrees for dinner, I mean come on, I am home, I can cook something better then what I can heat up from a box in my freezer…although a lot of my cooking is taking things out of the freezer and putting them in the stove, which is just a large microwave…huh…something to ponder there…

Anyways, I made the quesadillas at home cause when I bought them I thought it was 4 points for the contents of the box but it was 4 points per quesadilla and there are 2 in the box. Now sure, you might be thinking “hey there shrinking woman, why didn’t you just eat one and put the other back in the freezer, duh!” well, my response to that is “dear reader, both quesadillas are wrapped in one piece of plastic so if I put one back in the freezer it will get freezer burn because it is no longer properly protected” See how polite I am though? No “duh!” from me to you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

When I realized this I decided they’d have to be eaten at home so that was my dinner yesterday. I worried they’d be stupid small and not very filling so I made a nice big serving of cooked mixed veggies and after the quesadillas were heated up I opened them and filled them with salsa. lol. Salsa is zero points (score!) and would make the meal more filling, pretty smart huh? Ok sure, a frickin monkey could have thought of it but gimme a break! lol.

Turned out the quesadillas were really yummy and a decent size! Chicken, cheese and salsa all in a tortilla…oh I think there were peppers in there too. I highly recommend them! ๐Ÿ˜€ If you really just wanted to eat one I say pair it with a salad or some veggies but if you eat both at one time, a definite meal all by themselves. ๐Ÿ™‚

On another note, I emailed SmartOnes about the soup fiasco and got an email from them saying they “apologized for any concern and disappointment caused”. They also said they’d follow up with me about compensation for the product in question but I haven’t heard anything about that yet…I know some companies if you email or write to complain about a product they will send you a coupon or something and I think that is great. I mean, if you buy a product and there is something wrong with it you should be able to get compensated for the money you spent, right?

Or maybe it’s just that we live in a society that promotes our feeling like we are entitled to compensation when something doesn’t go our way?

Either way, I kinda hope I get a coupon…lol

So today I ate:

1 Quaker Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal pckg = 3 points

1/2 cup tomato sauce baked beans = 3 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

1 orange = 1 point

85 grams whole wheat pasta = 5 points

1/4 cup alfredo sauceย = 1 point

cooked mixed veggies = 0 points

1 pancake = 1 point

1 Jaffa Bar = 2 points

2 digestive cookies = 2 points

1/2 tbls Nutella = 1 point

Total Points Eaten = 20 ๐Ÿ˜€


I want another nibble of something but am refraining because I am not actually hungry just nibbly and I am going out for sushi dinner tomorrow evening and meeting a friend saturday for lunch so that’s gonna be a lot of food I can’t control in a short amount of time. I know refraining from eating one or two extra points tonight probably isn’t gonna make that big of a difference but at least I am trying…I am controlling tonight what I eat because I have that ability…tomorrow and saturday? Not so much ๐Ÿ˜›

Worst Soup Ever!

1 Mar

Today was a bad food day; not bad like I screwed up on my points or something but bad like my lunch was gross and dinner had problems too. Sadness. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Lunch was a can of Weight Watchers SmartOnes soup, Homestyle Vegetable and Noodle flavour. Sounds yummy, right? Well, I thought it did. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was my first time trying this flavour and I will never buy it again, yuck! The first thing I didn’t like was the seasoning in theย broth – now, that is a purely personal taste bud thing so don’t judge the soup based on that! lol.

The second thing that was gross was the noodles; they were slimy. Actually slimy! I have had canned soup that had noodles in it and those noodles weren’t slimy so I don’t know what the hell happened to these noodles to make them that way. *shudder*

The third and worst thing? There are corn kernels in the soup; well, I bit down and crunch! No, not even crunch…what’s the descriptive word for when you bite on something hard as a friggin rock that not even your teeth can break? Well, whatever that noise is…hear that! lol. I know it was corn cause I took it out of my mouth to have a look. Yuck.

So that was my lunch experience – could have gone better…

Dinner was a salmon steak, some sweet potato fries and veggies. Not so shabby huh? Well, the fries got burned while still somehow being soft instead of crunchy and the salmon tasted…not bad…just, not quite the way it normally does. I think cause more of the sauce then usual seemed to slip off the salmon and burn on the tin foil the fish was sitting on.

It’s like my food day was cursed or something!

I made up for it by eating half a Purdy’s chocolate bar, yum! I split it with the roomie because I knew ifย I opened it and cut it in half I’d end up eating it all but if I gave half away, well, can’t eat it then! lol. It was Purdy’s version of a Bounty bar, so chocolate wrapped around coconut, holy crap way good! ๐Ÿ˜€ The entire bar is 5 points but 2.5 points for half a bar isn’t so bad. The half bar I had was perfect though, eating the whole thing would have been too much, the half was the perfect amount of sweet and full of awesome taste. I totally recommend that chocolate bar – but only eat half at a time! lol ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I ate:

1 package Quaker Maple & Brown Sugar oatmeal = 3 points

1 can SmartOnes Homestyle Veg & Noodle soup = 4 points

1 orange = 1 point

2 leftover pancakes = 2 points

1/2 tbls Nutella = 1 point

1/2 tbls light peanut butter = 1 point

1 teriyaki salmon steak = 3 points

cooked mixed veggies = 0 points

85 grams Alexia sweet potato fries = 3 points

2 digestive cookies = 2 points

1/2 Purdy’s chocolate bar = 2.5 points

Total Points Eaten = 22.5

So, yeah, I should have not eaten the chocolate bar, I had reached my points for the day and didn’t neeeeed the chocolate bar but for some reason I ate it…I hate when I don’t have a reason for why I ate something. Even if the reason is pms or emotional eating or whatever least there is a reason, but days like today…no reason, not even a glimmer of a reason in my eye. lol. shrug. Ah well, it’s just the way I am I guess – and really, who wants to have a reason for everything they do? Where’s the fun in that? ๐Ÿ˜›

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