Happy Monday all! Last night I told myself that this morning starts easing back into my workout routine now that I have had enough time to recover. I wasn’t thinking that so much when the alarm went off, but, I told myself just 10 minutes of walking….if I do not feel like doing anything else, I can check that off my list and call it a day.
BUT….after 5 minutes, I was on a roll and chalked a nice and easy 30 minute jog/walk – success!
Breakfast involved my current addiction ~ A Healthy Egg Roll (SF+ 1 WPA) – 4 points+
And anything whirled up in the Vitamix. Today’s “juice” involved 1 apple, 1 pear, 1 carrot, 1 cup water and 1/2 cup ice. I split it in two to share with The Husband.
It reminded me a little of Carrot, Apple Raisin salad without the raisins LOL.
Several of you have asked me how I am counting my smoothies and juices that I whirl up in the Vitamix. Before I get into my thoughts on this, the official Weight Watchers response is that you have to count the points since you are converting it to juice and “technically” removing the filling fiber component.
Personally, I try to keep my fruit and smoothies in check by not consuming more than I would if I ate the fruit with my meal, i.e., this morning I essentially ate 1/2 a pear, 1/2 an apple and 1/2 a carrot. As I say with both programs, if you listen to your body and can drink your juice/smoothies while still losing weight at a rate you are happy with, then, count them as 0 especially if they help you get in more fruits/veggies over less healthy choices. However, if you find you are gaining and/or maintaining, then, you should count the points+ for them. This is true for both points+ and Simply Filling.
You can read more about my thoughts on the Whole Fruit Topic and Zero Points+ Fruit debate on these two posts I did a little while back.
Mid morning I snacked on a banana…..
I originally planned on having my Curried Cauliflower Soup and Spicy Sesame Noodle Salad for lunch. However, I shared with one of my co-workers who is just returning from having the flu since she was going to eat soup from a can. I hope it helps her get better!
I then headed out for Kabobs at Tarla with my other co-worker who was visiting our office. Funny fact about me ~ I call this place Kabob and tell everyone to look for the orange umbrellas because I can never remember the name
Have I ever mentioned to you all that I am seriously in love with this place? It is family owned and the owner’s are so flippin’ cute and friendly every single time we visit.
It doesn’t hurt that I love their healthy kabob lunch either ~ you start off with that bread dipped in olive oil with olives (SF+ 2 WPA) – (3 points+ – I only had half today).
Cream of Tomato Soup (SF+3 WPA) – 5 points+
Sumac Salad (SF) – 1 points+
My spicy, melt in your mouth Chicken Kabob! (SF) – 4 points+
All together with a chickpea rice mound. (SF+ 2 WPA) – 3 points+
Since today was so incredibly beautiful outside, we took a walk over to Sweetie Pies to pick up treats for our Husbands. I grabbed a small nonfat, decaf latte for me. (SF) – 2 points+
All day long I couldn’t wait to get home because I put this amazing Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork on this morning. I used 2 lbs. lean pork tenderloin this time and it turned out to be just as tender.
Topped with pickles and 0 points+ Healthy Asian Slaw that is so good you will be scooping up a side of the salad to have on your plate. (SF + 3 WPA) – 6 points+
The perfect finish ~ 2 Meyer Lemon Cookies (SF + 2 WPA) – 2 points+
- AL is my friend today! 129% and 5 Activity Points
- 13 WPA used, 32 WPA remaining, (30 daily points+)
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is one food you are currently addicted to and could eat every day?
Ummm, how do I pick just one ~ it’s like everything in this post from the Egg Rolls to Kabobs to BBQ and anything made with Meyer Lemons!