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Progresso Soup

19 Oct

I was in the states today for like, a minute, well ok, about 20 minutes, and while there I bought some soup and some yoghurt – both specific types I can’t get here, in the land of maple leafs and hockey.

I’ve written about the yoghurts before, I buy them it seems almost every time I go to the states but today I bought a new soup. Theoretically you can’t go wrong with soup but alas, today proved that line of thinking wrong.

I bought one of the Progresso Light soups, specifically the Beef Pot Roast flavour. If you follow Weight Watchers one serving is 2 SP and the can holds two servings. I ate the entire can for dinner, hey! don’t judge, that’s mean! 😛  If you are not on Weight Watchers well, the nutritional info is below, take from it what you like…

I had high hopes for this soup, you’d think I’d learn to stop doing that! *rolls eyes*

The broth was good but weak, it is hard to describe, think of hot chocolate that isn’t quite chocolately enough, it has potential to be good and you can get hints of a good flavour when you taste it but it isn’t quite there yet, it needs to be stronger. The broth is like that, decent but weak, needs to be stronger.

The meat, oh geez, the meat is where this soup fails, and truthfully, where Progresso soups always seem to fail. The beef cubes were dry, and chewy, and had no flavour, and I wouldn’t feed them to a dog let alone another human being. I, however, obviously have lower standards for myself, or I was too lazy to scoop the beef chunks out of my bowl, so I ended up eating them. 😛

The veggies though were good, actual chunks of vegetables, good texture, good taste. In all the Progresso soups I have had the vegetables are always good. The meat is always terrible. Which is why I tend to lean towards buying only their vegetarian soups but today I thought I’d give them another chance.

Lesson learned. Don’t give Progresso another chance lol Buy what they are good at, their vegetable soups, avoid the meat, it is always dry and chewy and just not worth it.


Bubble bubble toil and trouble…

The broth has a nice colour, and look at those vegetables! Mmm veggies! 🙂

Overall I wouldn’t rate this soup high, and wouldn’t buy it again, the veggies don’t make it worth eating the beef and the lightly flavoured broth. The extremely low amount of WW points makes eating those beef cubes worth it though, especially since my meeting is tomorrow. 😉


Fish + Microwave = Messy Microwave!

25 Feb

For some reason today I kept feeling like cheating – I kept thinking “oh, I’ll treat myself with this or that” when really, there is no reason to have a treat today…I’m fine with having a treat if it’s an occasion (ya know, a birthday or something) heck, even if it’s just cause I am going for dinner with a friend I don’t hang with as often as I would like that is fine but today? There is nothing happening today. If anything I should be more strict today cause of what I ate yesterday…dun dun dun…

Ok, it’s not as bad as my cliffhanger of a paragraph made it seem lol. I was doing really well yesterday, better then I expected considering I had Tim Horton’s donuts staring at me ALL day! It was the really good flavours too! The boston cream, cruillers, raspberry flower, caramel, maple, chocolate, sour cream glazed…man, I shoulda taken a picture lol. So, these donuts are staring at me and I somehow mustered up the willpower to not touch them, amazing! Everyone around me was eating multiple donuts (yeah, you read that right! some of the guys ate 3 each!) and I didn’t even touch a crumb – I just stared a lot. 😛

So after work I rushed home to eat, put some laundry in, change and then rush back out to meet a friend to go to a movie, during all that I kinda killed my fish…er, as in the salmon steak dinner not glub glub little goldfish turning circles in a bowl. I didn’t think I had time to put the salmon steak in the oven so I microwaved it (in my defence, the cooking instructions say this is ok!), well, the sauce started splattering everywhere (it’s teriyaki flavour) so it looked like a bloody war occurred when I opened the microwave door lol. When I ate it the edges were hard and the middle was not as soft and tender or as flavourful as it would be if I cooked it in the oven. sigh. But whatever! I ate it and left.

I took snacks with me to have during the movie, a pre popped package of Jolly Time popcorn (1 point) and a Thinsations yogurt covered pretzels package (2 points), well, somehow my good intentions went out the window and I ended up getting a small swirl frozen yogurt with crushed skor pieces sprinkled on top, yeah yeah, I know, what was I thinking?! I had healthy snacks with me so why’d I buy something? Well, first off, I didn’t actually buy it, KL owed me $3 and that was the cost of the yogurt and secondly, um, I dunno, I don’t have a second, I don’t know why I ate it. shrug. I did it on a whim *rolls eyes* Oh! To compound the error, I also ate the popcorn! lol . 😛

So today, along with the feeling of wanting to treat myself (ie cheat on my diet lol) I also kept feeling like I had screwed my points up and was way over. I don’t know why I felt like that cause I haven’t, but hey, our minds mess with us sometimes. shrug. I couldn’t find exact nutritional information for the frozen yogurt so I have emailed the company asking them for the info I need…hopefully I hear something back from them! But yeah, so this evening, I got home and had really random things for, well, I can’t even call it dinner cause it wasn’t a meal, it was random things cooked at varying times and eaten here and there…and all the while I kept thinking “well, this is all I can have cause I have eaten too much today” – when I hadn’t! Annoying!

I think part of the sensation (this evening anyways) was cause I had a huuuuuge portion of soup for lunch; it was way yummy soup, it’s Campbell’s Healthy Request Fiesta Vegetable and Black Bean Soup – it has lentils and beans (duh!) and tonnes of veggies; slightly spicy but not too much. Thing is, sometimes when I eat too many veggies in one meal it makes my tummy feel icky, not sick exactly but achy and unsettled. I don’t really know if this is normal or not but it’s the way it’s always been so whatev. lol. Anyways, when this happens I instinctively go for carbs, it’s always been this way, usually I will eat some pasta or bread or something and it helps the tummy to feel better so for “dinner” I had two crumpets with cheese and hashbrowns, then later (like hours later) I had one piece of toast with a tiny bit of honey and a stuffed potato with a tiny bit of sour cream. Not the best choices for my evening eats but oh well; it’s eaten now! lol.

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I am really super hoping I lose 1.4lbs cause then I will be at 30lbs lost. I don’t actually expect to lose that much, I usually top off at losing 1lb a week which ok, kinda sucky at times but least I am losing consistently! The way I feel right now I don’t think my number on the scale tomorrow will be any smaller then it was last week but I am sure that is just cause my tummy feels kinda off; once I have slept and the bod is all rested I’m sure I will feel different…I hope! 🙂

Day 2…thought I was gonna starve!

23 Jun

Ok, so it is day two of my attempt to shrink myself, it could have gone worse I suppose – least I didn’t cheat! Oh yeah, thats right, two days with no cheating, go me go!

I went to bed last night hungry, which I used to do when I wasn’t watching my food intake so that wasn’t weird on it’s own. Still, it is unpleasant having your tummy growl while trying to get in to la-la land.  When I woke up I was amazingly hungry! I felt hungry from pretty much the moment I gained consciousness, not good since I don’t eat until 8:30am and I am awake at 6:15am. I wait so long to eat because I meet up with  a friend at work,I will call her K, and we get breakfast together. It’s a nice way to start the day. 🙂 And we are lucky, work provides us with a lot of free food and drinks – which is why we eat there, it’s free!

So by the time I got to eat my poor stomach was making so many noises I thought people were going to be looking at me funny. lol. Breakfast did not hold me over until lunch, I got hungry enough mid morning I had trouble concentrating on work, not sure if this is because of what I ate for breakfast or the quantity or what, shrug, I will try something new tomorrow for breakfast and see what happens.

Lunch was pretty decent for filling me up but by the time I got home I was hungry enough to start making dinner right away instead of exercising right away and eating later. A month or so ago I started exercising when I got home from work, I find if I eat first and plan to exercise later I never do it, *rolls eyes*, but I fell off the wagon with that. I think I will eat healthy for a week or two and then start exercising more regularly…ease in to things.

For dinner, I tried taking a small small portion of the pasta I had in the hopes of keeping my points low, that didn’t work as I didn’t get filled from dinner and ended up eating another portion of pasta an hour or so after finishing dinner. I still fit it into my points so thats alright but I think this means I should eat a slightly more normal portion of food and get filled from my meal instead of eating too little and having to eat again quite soon.

So here is what I ate today:

bowl of rice krispies = 4 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

2 cups of tea = o

1 banana = 2 points

1 nectarine = 1 point

1 kiwi = 1 point

1/2 bowl weight watchers veggie soup = 0 points

1 whole wheat english muffin = 2

butter on muffin = 1 point

mixed veggies = o points

1/2 cup broccoli and cheese pasta = 4 points

1 cup tea = o points

1/2 cup broccoli and cheese pasta = 4 points

1 nectarine = 1 point

1 jaffa bar = 3 points (haven’t actually eaten this yet but I will when I am done typing)

Total points used = 24!! Exactly what I am s’posed to eat. 🙂

I used part of this evening to portion out foods in to servings so it will be easier tomorrow, I portioned out all my fruit, I have grapes and pineapple (well, and the nectarines but those don’t need to be portioned, shrug). I think I need to make something for dinner tomorrow that I can take part of the portion to work the next day for lunch , I am not sure what though…

I am reading a really informative book called Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat by Nancy L Snyderman, M.D. It is full of a lot of things I didn’t know but you can never take just one person’s info about eating healthy and losing weight. There are so many different views and they all claim to be scientifically proven blah blah blah. She seems to know what she is talking about and isn’t promoting any kind of fad or strange diet, she keeps going back to burning more calories then you are taking in – seems to make sense. I will post more about what she says after I am done the book.

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