My Weekend Recap, WEIGH IN & Weekly Menu!

by DanicasDaily on February 7, 2011

Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone!! Did you all have a favorite commercial?  I will be the first to admit, I pretty much watch the Super Bowl for the “commercials” and well, if we are betting on it Open-mouthed smile 

This year’s commercials were just OK, but, I have to say my FAVORITE by far was the Finger Sucking Dorito guy because I was in a room with about 30 of The Husband’s guy friends and they were all like, “ Oh, bleep, bleep, bleep, NOOO!”, yet, they still kept watching it! If you missed it, you can see it HERE ~ so Funny.

For the record, The Husband said his FAVORITE commercial was THIS Dorito’s House Sitting commercial.

We have had such a BUSY, but, such a FUN weekend so today’s recap is a going to be LONG….don’t say I didn’t warn you Smile

 

SATURDAY

We were up early on Saturday to help my parents get their property cleaned up and ready for spring.  We grabbed breakfast as we drove out of town.

I got a Venti Iced Dirty Latte (4 points+) with the Protein Plate.

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I honestly prefer this to the Oatmeal (same points+ value) because it sticks with me longer and I can pick/choose what to eat out of it.

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I ate the egg (2 points+), the cheese (3 points+) and the fruit.  I saved the bread and pb for snack, but, never ate it.

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Plus my “daily” banana Open-mouthed smile

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We spent the ENTIRE day picking up falling branches, trees, logs, raking leaves and getting their property cleaned up after the snow storms.

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I LOVE My MOM!! She pretty much planned out the entire days eats for us and bought everything that I would normally include with Weight Watchers in mind…just wait til you see.

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2 Points+ per slice.

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For lunch, we whipped up these delicious sandwiches with “The Works”.

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* 2 Slices Health Full Bread (4 points+)

* 2 Ounces 97% FF Brown Sugar Ham (2 points+)

* 1 slice 2% Swiss (2 points+)

* All the produce (lettuce, tomato, pepperoncini’s)

* 1/8th AVOCADO!!! (1 point+)

* Mustard

She even remembered a knife to slice my DIAGONALLY in half Open-mouthed smile  I had a few BBQ Kettle Chips to “stuff” inside my sandwich for crunch (1 point+)

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Spicy Peanut Broccoli Slaw!!!! See, told ya ~ she THINKS of everything and I didn’t even request it (1 point+)

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I snacked on pineapple while I helped her get dinner on the table. I didn’t eat this entire bowl, but, just randomly picked at it Smile

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I FINALLY had my Thanksgiving dinner!!!  You all might remember how I really wanted it on Thanksgiving, but, The Husband requested Christmas Dinner on Thanksgiving.

I started off with 1 oz of turkey with 1 Tbsp of gravy.  (2 points+)

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The most DELICIOUS and healthy stuffing I’ve ever had.  She used 2 fuji apples, chopped for the usual 1 cup of butter along with chicken broth, onion, celery and sage ~ LOVE!

I am counting it as the real deal (1/2 cup = 5 points+)

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My MOCK Mashed Potatoes!!! I LOVE these and then fact that she chose to make them for us. Probably 0 points+, but, I am counting 1 point+ to be safe.

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Steamed green beans with mushrooms & almonds (1 point+)

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My “Thanksgiving” Dinner in February Open-mouthed smile came to 9 points+ ~ not to shabby huh?!  I was totally stuffed after this too.

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But, my Mom had one more trick up her sleeve!  She bought us all Weight Watcher’s desserts for dessert!!  She rocks, huh?!  I had Key Lime Pie (5 points+)!  This is one of my FAVORITE ones because it really does taste like the real deal.

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I may no longer like pine trees Winking smile but I LOVE my parents house!  This is the view from their deck ~ we watched the sunset while we ate ~ so pretty!

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35 Points+ on SATURDAY, but, check out these stats from my Body Bugg

Calories Burned 3, 305

Steps Taken 12,197

I am pretty sure I earned every single bite!!!

 

SUNDAY

I started my day off with FIVE AWESOME THINGS!! 

1.  I got back on the losing track with a 1 LB Weight Loss!! Thanks for all the congrats on Facebook and Twitter ~ it was like you all were right there in my meeting with me.

Our topic was AWESOME!  We discussed the 8 Traits of Emotional Hunger and she gave specific examples for each of the things.  You can get the handout HERE.

2.  Our substitute leader brought in SNACKS!!! (3 points+ for my plate with bars x 2)

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I was so thankful for COFFEE!

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I actually went back for the 2nd half of the bars she served and then bought some.  I usually do not dig too many of the Weight Watchers products because their ingredients list is huge and I cannot pronounce most of it.

But, THESE BARS>>> OMG, they are delicious!

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It’s still way too long, but, at least they are getting closer to “real” ingredients.

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3.  I bought a NEW COOKBOOK!!!

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EVERY recipe is only 5 ingredients and is laid out like this….There were so many things that I WANTED to try, I couldn’t resist….Plus it was only $9.95 Open-mouthed smile

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4.  The Husband treating us to Starbuck’s!!! His & Hers!!!! 

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For the record, mine is a Venti Dirty Latte (4 points+) and HIS is a Trenta although he now orders it as a “Big Gulp”!

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5. Sunshine & lots of it!!! We are having AMAZING spring weather right now and I LOVE it!  Today it was 81 degrees and even my favorite open/closing” weed flowers are back.

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Of course, looking out the window and seeing The Husband decked out in his short and “boots” always makes any day great!!! LOVE him! Open-mouthed smile

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I spent the morning doing “chores” and prepping for the week.  I boiled up eggs, cut up melons, cooked lunches which is going to include a new roasted butternut squash recipe….coming up tomorrow!

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I decided that the BEST way to stay ON TRACK for the Super Bowl party we were going to was to eat something I REALLY wanted before hand.  I wait EVERY year for Panda Express to bring back their Fire Cracker Chicken ~ I LOVE it and wish they kept it year round.

It’s in a spicy, slightly sweet black bean sauce and it’s AWESOME! (6 points+)

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String Bean Chicken! (5 points+)

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Steamed veggies!

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Lunch actually kept me full all day and kept me away from snacking at all the Super Bowl Party Deliciousness.  Our friends had Chicken Express cater the party and I decided it was “worth it” to have some.  I wasn’t starving so I went with what sounded good.

Hot Flour Tortilla with CHEESE and 2 types of salsa, oddly, delicious! (5 points+)

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Roasted chicken leg, a taste of rice and seriously, 1 chip (I wasn’t that hungry and figured I could always go back for more if I wanted it.  Surprisingly, I didn’t! (3 points+)

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I think I 100% want a Fondue thingy now…..Dessert was AWESOME! 

I had 1 strawberry, 2 slices of banana, 1 mini vanilla wafer, 1 marshmallow and 1 potato chip drizzled with chocolate. (5 points+)

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27 Points+ but I am counting it as my full day since I did some estimating.  Overall, I consider it a HUGE Super Bowl success because normally I’d GRAZE the entire time.  I really think this year the key was “being full”! NOTE to self!

HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK

Some ideas I didn’t make last week and well, I just couldn’t decide because I WANT to try it all….so, here is my menu this week + some more that I will make next!

* CHIPOTLE NIGHT!! I am going to test out the recipes they have online!

* Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Lasagna

* CEiMB ~ Sesame Shrimp Fried Rice with Cabbage

* Green Lite Bites Sausage & Pepper Skewers

* From my new cookbook! Pesto & Feta Stuffed Chicken over buttered noodles

* Other ideas…..Honey Lime Shrimp Tacos, Shrimp Scampi, Tacos, Bubble Up Pizza Casserole, Taco Junk!

* A few lunch ideas ~ Browned Butternut Squash Ravioli’s, VEGAN Nachoes!, Sandwich Sushi, Chickpea Kale “burritos” and Pad Thai

NEW OF FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS TODAY

* New Guest Recipe ~ Creamy Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Enchiladas!

* New Tip & Weekly Challenge ~ Just DO IT! 

 

THE END!!!

 

Q’

What is on your menu this week?  Any new recipes or ideas?

I LOVE seeing what you all are making each week because it’s fun to share ideas and get new ideas too!  My menu is all pretty much NEW ~ yeah!!!

Night all!!

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