First things first.
Wendie Plan? Not so much for me. Basically eating up the majority of my weekly points the first part of the week has never worked for me, because I can’t live off the very little of the remainder during the second half of the week. So after a week of eating and counting tons the first half of the week and “intuitively eating” for the second half (because there wasn’t enough points left to really sustain me, so I decided to just listen to my body’s signals and feed it nutritious food when I got hungry), I gave up on that idea. However, the next week (last week) wasn’t much different because I had special events (and an out-of-the-bleu blue, trance-induced frying episode) the first half of the week and practically nothing leftover for Sunday and Monday.
But that’s a-okay, because…
I lost 1.4 lbs this week and now find myself in the 130’s!! I’m just OUNCES away from my Weight Watchers goal!! It’s pretty exciting!
Okay, I have some goals this week. First of all, I am going to experiment with photographing everything I eat and posting them on here every day. A day in the “life of [michelle’s] pi[e-hole]” if you will. I want to get more involved in my blog and share more about my daily eating habits, but I’m not sure how much time it’s going to consume since I’m already a full-time office worker and a full-time wife. But we’ll certainly see!
Breakfast was fantastic! I always look forward to reaching the bottom scrapings of my nut butter jars so I can do THIS!
Overnight Oats in a Jar!
In this mix…
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Oikos)
- 1/3 cup 1% milk
- 1 average (4 oz) banana, chopped up
- ~2 tsp of Dark Chocolate Dreams scrapings
- ~1 tsp of some almond granola stuff I’ve had in my pantry for ages. The stuff expired years ago, but it’s apparently still good!
And with a side glass of no-sugar-added cranberry juice blend. I don’t typically drink juice, and certainly not cranberry juice, but I’ve heard that it helps… well… certain discomforts. And we’ll leave it at that. This a food blog and I’m eating!
I packed some dates for my morning snack.
So I was all about volume come lunchtime.
Ain’t it pretty?!?
- A bunch of romaine and arugula as a base
- 1 oz of bell pepper
- 1 oz of avocado, sliced
- 1 slice uncured bacon, crumbled
- 1 medium-boiled egg
- a grating of parmesan
- drizzling of lime juice
And the mini-sandwich was a slice of Ezekiel 4:9 Low Sodium bread with some fig preserves and 1/2 oz of Organic Valley Extra Sharp Raw Cheddar. Yum!
And two glasses of cranberry juice….
I finally got something right with my afternoon snack.
I’ve been on the search for a good all-natural pudding cup. This one is all-natural and has a bunch of good stats, but the texture is more gelatinous than creamy. And frankly, Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate scores much better in the “chocolate-y decadence” flavor category. So the search continues…
(Oh, and insert 6 oz of Dr Pepper in here, because I poured myself a small cup at work, but obviously didn’t photograph it. Oops!)
After Zumba I wasn’t all that hungry, but when I finally did eat, it was leftover Chicken Tortilla Soup from several nights ago. Topped it with some sliced up asadero cheese and a few tortilla strips I fried up last Wednesday.
I’m not going to share the recipe for it yet because, while it was good, it could really be improved upon. I’ll share the recipe when I tweak it a bit. 🙂
So there you have it! Day one of my one-week food-journal-blogging challenge. Stay tuned for more interesting eats!