Monday, February 7, 2011

Looking to Improve

You know how we all dread Monday’s? I recently read a book that said that if we’re always dreading Monday’s we’re wasting a lot of time. Monday’s add up over a lifetime! It seems like I’m always wishing it were the weekend or Friday- we’ll end up wishing our lives away if we only live for those 2-3 days a week. Let’s make the whole week great!

I wasn’t feeling hungry for breakfast this morning. I always turn to cereal when I don’t really feel like eating much. I had 1/2 cup each of: plain cheerios, Fiber One cereal, blueberries and milk for 4 points.

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My schedule changed this week, so I have an extra half hour in the mornings and I will work a half hour later in the evenings. This morning I was so tired I decided to go back to bed. I felt a lot better when I woke up. Mondays can be hard!

For my first break, I had a slice of toast with PB and a sliced banana on top for 5 points.

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For lunch, I had an egg beater omelet with ham, cheese and mushrooms along with 1/2 cup of strawberries for 5 points.

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Yum- that was so good! For dessert, I had FF/SF Chocolate pudding for 2 points.

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I was hungry on my last break, so I had carrots with light ranch for 1 point.

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I also had a package of cocoa roasted almonds for 3 points.

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And brought back a cup of Duchess Grey tea for 0 points.

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For supper, I had a creamy chicken enchilada with spinach along with a side of steamed broccoli for 9 points.

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For dessert, I had banana soft serve which I drizzled with a caramel for 2 points.

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That leaves me with 4 points left for the day.

So today I tried to eat my veggies. I didn’t do amazing but it’s a start. I am trying to analyze what I’m eating and look for changes and where I can improve. I think I’ve gotten into a comfort zone and that may mean it’s time to work on improving. There’s so much to learn about healthy living. My motto is always moderation- so I never want to eliminate any foods- but there’s always room for improvement. I’m starting with trying to eat more veggies. So today I ate broccoli, spinach, mushrooms and carrots.

On the exercise front, I did run this weekend! Yay! I’m going to take today as a rest day- just don’t feel it today. But I did get in my 5 workouts last week-something I haven’t done in a LONG time! And I plan to do that again this week! My extra half hour in the morning on workdays should help me get in the activity- as long as I don’t go back to bed every morning like I did this morning. Winking smile

As far as The Joy of Love Challenge- I’m going to do yesterday’s- Who They Love. The only thing I could think of were our cats. And Daisy jumped up on hubby and just loves to sit on his lap. So here’s Daisy sitting on hubby’s lap.

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Today’s challenge was generations- and I’m just not sure what to photograph for that one, so I’m going to skip it. It’s hard when family isn’t really close.

Have a great week!


  1. That cheese with spinach,,,,,,,omg......
    *drool* my mouth is watering!

  2. I keep forgetting about banana soft serve! I gotta get some bananas in the freezer!

    Yay for running and veggies :)

  3. Great idea mixing Cheerios with Fiber One.. how was it?

    Also that omelet looks good.. I need practice making those, mine never turn out right. I always like putting bell peppers or tomatoes in mine.

  4. That enchilada looks so good! Yum!

    Good for you on always evaluating. It's definitely a key to success.

    p.s. Daisy is cute :D

  5. That's great that you are always trying to improve. I find a get in real ruts with what I eat and need to try and change it up occasionally.

    Daisy is so cute!

  6. Great tip on Mondays. I will try not to dread them so :D

  7. I am having a cheerios craving right now! Lovely yummy pics :)

  8. The enchilada looks good - but I really liked the idea of the egg beater omelete. I think I know what I'm now having for lunch!

  9. The enchilada! The omelete! everything looks delicous, I did so bad in terms of food last week I'm def. looking at your pics for inspiration :) Always looks, healthy, delicious, fresh and you're so right about moderation.

  10. I love the Monday comments - but they ARE hard!!! I'm going to follow your lead and try to make it a good week all week. BTW, you have two of the cutest cats EVER!!! SERIOUS AWWWWW!!!!!!!

  11. Have you tried the Jell-O Mousse Temptations? OMG..they are SO GOOD and only 60 calories. :) Love the kitty picture. SO adorable!

  12. Totally right about Mondays.. so hard to look forward to them though! Will try to be more positive NEXT Monday! :P



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