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Another Meal of Cat Food, yuch!

2 Dec

So, remember waaaaaaay back when I posted about my first experience eating tuna? I hated it and compared it to eating cat food – not that I have eaten cat food (ew!) but the smell and texture were so cat-food-like that I swear it’s the exact same thing! Well, at some point in my grocery shopping I was an idiot and bought canned flaked turkey meat…I don’t know what made me think this was a good idea?? Oy!

I was stuck for dinner ideas this evening so I figured “open the canned turkey, how bad can it be?” the answer to that is WAY BAD!! Horrific! Who eats this crap? *rolls eyes*

can you say "epic fail"?

I drained it, mixed it with some light miracle whip, stuck in on a weight watchers hamburger bun with a cheese slice, some baby spinach and mustard…all of those ingredients but the turkey mix was good. Blech. I suppose it might have been better if I had some onion or something to put in the mix but I didn’t and really, all that would have done was slightly disguise the icky flavour that is canned turkey. 😛

It was a very gross dinner that was non-enjoyable, sigh. Since I have to be so careful with what I eat and how much I try to make sure the food I eat is something I really enjoy. Obviously not rich-calorie-dense-all-my-fave-foods level of enjoy but things I am happy to be tasting and eating. The lists I write down showing what I eat generally look really boring, and repetitive and probably a lot of you wonder what the hell I am doing eating such un-entertaining foods so often…and no wonder I get so excited about subway when I eat baked beans all the time (which actually, I haven’t eaten in a while but was planning to take tomorrow for lunch, lol) but for me, I find that eating the same thing often works best for me, I know what the points are going to be, I know how filled I am going to feel and for how long…it is predictable – which, yes, can be boring, but for right now on this journey seems to be just what I need.

 Well, that and I am kinda poor so it’s not like I can buy ingredients I don’t normally have to make one dish that I may or may not like. shrug.

I try to eat something new every week…it’s not always a completely-new-to-me food item but maybe a lower calorie version of something, or a new way of cooking something…just something! It not only gives me something different to eat and attempt to cook but it gives me something to write about. lol. Sometimes it’s a new frozen dinner flavour, or a light hot dog or mini breton crackers…it can be anything! 🙂

The new thing I ate today was a new flavour of Lean Cuisine, it was Mango Currey Chicken, one of the Lean Cuisine Spa meals. It was…ok. I mean, there was nothing wrong with it exactly but there was cauliflower in it and I really don’t like that vegetable…altho, you couldn’t taste it cause of the currey flavour, lol, but also, there were raisins in it. Ack! I don’t eat raisins! Ever! I can’t stand the little buggers! They are worse then the canned turkey…which I just realized is a new food to me so hey, two new foods in one post…neither one of them getting a positive review…oooh, bad food week! haha. Anyways, raisins, in the currey. sigh. I picked the raisins out and managed to eat the cauliflower which may not sound all that impressive but trust me, it is. 😀 Thing is, it’s crazed busy at work so I ate at my desk today instead of taking an official lunch break but the office rule is you can’t eat anything smelly at your desk. Uh, hello, currey is smelly…way smelly! So I had to scarf it down in the kitchen and then go back to my desk and eat the rest of my lunch there (raw veggies, yogurt and cheese). Not the ideal lunch situation but hey, it could always be worse!

My lesson today? Always read the ingredients list cause you never know what is hidden in your food! Today it was cauliflower and raisins, who knows what it could be tomorrow! dun dun dun…teehee

Today I ate:

54 grams Fibre 1 = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 banana = 1 point

1 timbit = 2 points

1 Lean Cuisine = 5 points

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

2 triangles light laughing cow cheese = 1 point

1 weight watchers hamburger bun = 2 points

1 cheese slice = 1 point

1/6 of the can flaked turkey mixed with 1 tbls light miracle whip = 1 point

baby spinach, mustard = 0 points

20 mini breton = 2 points

Total points eaten 21! 😀 Yah!

Now I know, I kinda snuck that timbit in there but they were brought in to work and oh man I love timbits. lol. I usually (if I’ve been good) get one on the weekends but I go through the drive thru (I know! so lazy) so I can’t (1) be tempted to buy more cause I can see all the choices and (2) once I have eaten it I am away from the Tim Horton’s and can’t buy a second…see, a method to my seemingly lazy decision! 😛 These ones however were just sitting there, near my desk and after I had my one I sooooo wanted a second! I didn’t take one (obviously!) but I sure wanted it. On the weekends when I get one, I am always content with the 1 and never want a second so I think it was cause they were close at hand, that’s why I wanted a second. That’s so not cool. Does that mean when the really tempting stuff is around I am always going to be fighting to not cave in? I somehow thought it would be easier by now…I wonder where I got that dumb idea from? lol.

Another Monday

20 Sep

The week has begun and so far nothing all that momentous has happened. lol. Come on, give me a break, it’s only monday! I need another day or two before something interesting is going to happen. 😛

I just finished eating a Weight Watchers Banana Nut Muffin, Mmm! It always surprises me when the Weight Watchers food tastes good and yet, over and over I am pleasantly surprised by the tastes I encounter. While I am very happy to be Canadian I do envy people in the states who have access to way more Weight Watchers foods then I do. sigh. There used to be more up here but for some reason WW stopped distributing most of it in Canada, double sigh. I get a wider variety of WW foods when I go to England for heavens sake! We do have some WW stuff, the muffins for example. There are also cookies…little 3 bite cakes (those aren’t so great, too dry)…um, yeah, stuff like that. If you go to actual WW meetings you can buy more stuff (I know this cause my mom goes) but I can’t afford the meetings so I can’t buy the stuff they have at the locations. Whenever I eat the WW snack packs they are ones my mom got me. 😀 Aren’t moms great? lol

What we do have though are Smart Ones and Lean Cuisines – frozen dinners and desserts that have the points pre-calculated and written on the box. Those are pretty good, expensive, but good. I usually have one frozen dinner a week, but I have it for lunch, cause there always seems to be one evening a week where I just don’t feel like making lunch for the next day. shrug. Whatcha gonna do? I’m lazy, lol, that’s what those frozen meals are for!

So far today I have eaten:

29 grams Honey Nut Cheerios = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 banana = 2 points

1 Salad = 0 points

mixed raw veggies = 0 points

1 light babybell = 1 point

1 tbls three cheese ranch = 1 point

1 Lean Cuisine Chicken a l’orange = 4 points

1 cup Butternut Squash soup = 2 points

1 Sandwich

    – 2 pieces bread = 2 points

    – .07 kg Fat Free Turkey Breast = 1 point

    – 1 tbls light miracle whip, mustard, tomato, lettuce = 0 points

    – 1 light cheese slice = 1 point

1 weight watchers banana nut muffin = 3 points

That puts me at a total of 22 points – still got 2 more points to go! I know I am always saying I don’t feel like eating all my points but today I really don’t feel like it. I blame SI, a guy at work, he came in to work last week (all last week!) really sick, coughing up lungs, sneezing, basically spreading all kinds of nasty germs around and I think I caught it…not quite as bad as what he had but some form of it. Grr! I hate when people come to work sick! They aren’t doing anybody any good, double grr! Sorry, I will attempt to not rant about it, it’s just we work in a closed air environment, I breathe in those stupid germs and then I get sick cause my immune system sucks…and I am starting to rant, sorry! 🙂

So yeah, to wrap all that up, I don’t feel well. sigh. When I don’t feel well I don’t wanna eat. I know some people when they get sick they eat for comfort, I go the opposite way – I stop eating completely. All day today I ate because it was the time to eat but not because I wanted to eat. I am hoping, by eating my fruits and veggies and protein I will keep my body running at a good level and help my immune system out and maybe this is as bad as I’ll get…it’s worth a shot!

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