Friday, March 7, 2008

Happy Friday Everyone!

I'm doing my best to feel happy tonight... not being completely successful because on my desk sits a pile of work that I brought home with me. Oh well, trying not to let it get me down... it was a beautiful day today! I picked the girls up from the dayhome a few minutes early and we went for a walk before dinner. They were tired and I ended up carrying little K most of the way but it was still nice to get our for a bit.

We have a busy weekend planned, as usual. I'd really love to squeeze in at least one trip to the Y but not sure if it will happen or not.

Here's today's menu:

Breakfast: 3.5 points
The usual: oatmeal, 1/3 cup skim milk, 1/2 banana

Lunch: 6 points
Eating Right Potato Leek soup (from Safeway - really yummy!)
3 slices Wasa Fiber Rye crackers (3=1 point!!)
2 wedges Laughing Cow light
6 mini dill pickles
1 turkey pepperoni stick

Stupid snack at work: 4 points
Stupid stupid cookies that were just sitting there while I was bored

Snack while cooking dinner: 2 points
2 tbsp red pepper hummus w/2 oz carrots and 2oz cucumber and 1 orange

Dinner: 8 points
PC Blue Menu cheese cannelloni
1 whole wheat pita brushed with 1 tsp olive oil, sprinkled w/ 8 grams parmesan

Dessert: 2.5 points
The usual fat free vanilla pudding w/tsp slivered almonds

Snack: 4.5 points
London Fog (sipping it right now actually)
Annnie's Organic Hunny bunnies yum yum ;) these were supposed to be for the kids but I don't want to share!

30.5/30 (but I had 2 activity points so it's all good)

So, I really made an effort to at least get one oil serving in. But when I ate my pita, I realized that I really do not like the taste of olive oil. I would have much preferred a tiny bit of butter on it instead of the oil!!

Overall though, not too bad... again a little low on dairy and high in sodium (especially my lunch) but I did drink a ton of water this afternoon. I'm also a little proud of myself how I've curbed that crazy hungry feeling I usually have when I first get home and I'm making the girl's food first (I usually don't get to eat my dinner until K is in bed so around 7!). I get the veggies and the hummus ready first and just munch on it while I'm feeding them. That way I'm not tempted to snitch bites of their stuff.

Anyhow... till next time!


rescuecountry said...

You are doing great! I think what you are losing is finding it's way back on me! I lost 35 lbs after Gilly was born and kept it off for 1.5 years but the last 3 mos have killed me and somehow, somewhere I have to find the strength to get with it again!! The pants are getting too tight! LOL. GREAT work and hopefully you'll inspire me to get back on track! HUGS - regina

Hanlie said...

Oh, nice that you went for a walk...

Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

ick that sucks you have to bring work home! I know the feeling. I dont always bring physical work home, just the emotional stress of it which isnt any better.

Im glad you are trying to get that oil in. you will find something that works for you. people often neglect fats and oils when tryign to lose weight because they think that they are "bad" when really, our body needs them.

Carolyn said...

impressive on the food... today I've been wanting to EAT... had breakfast, then a large lunch, but at work someone brought in free ice cappucino's from Timmies...Grrr. Stupid nice people.
Going for a walk though, in this weather... I'm jealous! I've been wanting to go for a walk for a while, but work and school work's kept me pent up!!! I want to go to the zoo for a walk someday soon. LOVE THIS WEATHER!!!