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Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Didn’t Raid the Cupboards

Today was one of those days I could have slept until noon. Which for me, hardly ever happens. I think it was the weather. Another gray, foggy and cold day in Iowa. I did get to sleep in a couple of hours though. Today was my day off but I offered to work for one of my friends today who works a later shift.

My plan was to workout in the morning but I was just dragging. I’ve been hoping that the snow would all melt and we’d go back to the unusual 60 degree days we had a couple of weeks ago! No such luck. And wouldn’t you know I didn’t feel like working out in the evening either… I really need to make it a priority to work out first thing in the morning.

I wanted to eat a good, filling breakfast this morning since my lunch would be much later. I made myself an omelet with 2 eggs, 3 egg whites, FF cheese, turkey sausage crumbles, tomato and onion along with a banana and a glass of skim milk for 7 points.

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It was delicious! I love breakfast. I could eat breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch and supper!

While working, I sipped on a new coffee I picked up at Trader Joe’s with FF creamer for 1 point.

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I was impressed with this coffee—delicious!

So last night I ended up using 17 weekly points. How? You ask. Well, supper was healthy and within my points. But then FIL called and said he was craving a Pepsi. So we stopped at the gas station to pick that up for him and these delicious chocolate donuts enticed us. And I ate two. And I NEVER eat donuts. No matter how good they were…they were NOT worth the 20 points that I calculated off of the nutrition information AFTER I ate them! WOW, a 10 point donut. I really need to get back to the basics and check points BEFORE eating something. But I tracked it. Told myself the rest of my day was very good, and I am moving on.

On my first break, I ate a wrap on a high fiber tortilla with FF cheese and turkey along with a clementine for 4 points.

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For lunch, I had the same salad as yesterday for 7 points.

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I was really craving something sweet, but didn’t know what to have. I decided on a serving of Lucky Charms for 3 points.

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I stopped eating the more “sugary” cereals for breakfast a LONG time ago. But I do enjoy them as a snack (or dessert in this case!) once in a while!

I was WAY excited when the Fed Ex man arrived and delivered my new Kitchen Aid blender than My Blog Spark sent me!!! What a nice surprise!!

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On my last break, I really had to practice the self control because I was super hungry. I ate an apple for 0 points.

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Today was a VERY slow day at work. It was kind of nice for a change! As always, I was happy to be done!

For supper, I made a beef stir fry over lentils for 7 points.

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And I finished it up with a piece of Coconut Mixed Berry Crumble with 1/2 serving of vanilla ice cream for 8 points. I was going to eat a much smaller serving but ended up eating a regular sized portion so it cost me more points. But this recipe is basically just fruit and then the crumble on top. So really not the worst thing I could eat.

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I made half of the recipe and it’s SO good!

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And hubby brought home some strawberry crème heart Peeps—so I had one of those for 1 point. Tasty!

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I used 4 weekly points today. I had some struggles today with wanting to raid the cupboards, so overall, I think I did really well by tracking what I was eating and NOT raiding the cupboards. Smile

Who’s excited that tomorrow is Friday? I am!!

8 comments:

  1. You know in canada at our famous coffee shop Tim Horton's it is better to eat a donut then a muffin. They are lower in points. Crazy!

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  2. A 10 point doughnut?! Sheesh! That is higher than Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts. Ouch! When I read your post last night, my thought was "sure chili will be easy... but will there be dessert?" LOL I hate when I think something is gonna be easy on me and it flips. Ugh. I hate when I find out the hard way that I should've calculated points first. It is ugly, gray, and rainy here and I fought wanting to eat bad all day, too. Good job not raiding the cupboards!

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  3. Wow 10 points for a donut is crazy high! Although, I did have 18 point french fries today... It was 85 at my house today and sunny. Wish we would have more of a winter.

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  4. Yes you slipped up the doughnut but you pulled it back and you tracked so well done. Just make sure you keep on top of it tomorrow, especially as it's a new day :D

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  5. the berry crumble looks SO good!!

    And kudos to you girl for counting those high point donuts!!

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  6. OOOH...can't wait to see what you concoct in that swanky new blender!!!! Have a GREAT weekend Alissa!!!

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  7. oh nice score on the blender and your crumble looks yummy!

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