My Weigh In & My Weekly Menu

by DanicasDaily on July 17, 2011

Happy Sunday all!  This weekend has been such a whirlwind of busy-ness and fun.  I cannot believe I forgot to tell you all that I LOST 2.2 LBS this week!!! I really FEEL like I earned it and I am glad the scale showed my efforts.

Things that worked this week

~ focusing on meeting my Healthy Guidelines in ALL my food choices FIRST before I picked something that wasn’t as good for me.

~ Tracking every single bite!

~ Working out 5 days! (this was the EARNED part literally LOL)

I am definitely focused on repeating it this week Open-mouthed smile

I really wasn’t feeling my workout this morning so I decided to delay it a bit.

The Husband treated me to Starbuck’s.  I got a Venti Iced Nonfat Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzled on top (3 points+) plus a banana.


I spent my morning checking things off my list and came home to fit in one AWESOME workout.

I had planned on spending 30 minutes on the treadmill doing a jog/walk.  However, once I got going, I ended up going for 46 minutes!  I changed my speed every .05 of a mile ranging from 5.0-6.0 mph.

I think watching the Iron Man Competition on the TV made me want to keep going and going.

After my run, I did 20 minutes of Gentle Hatha Yoga.



Layered with GOOD tomatoes and greens from the Farmer’s Market.


And 2 thick slices of crispy, uncured applewood smoked bacon!


Nom, nom, nom……(9 points+)


I picked up these Skinny Fries at Trader Joe’s today because I was intrigued.


65 pieces for only 3 points+


You get a whole lotta “fries” for an ounce.  I sampled a few, but, decided I didn’t want any now.  They are pretty salty, but, crunchy good.


I really wanted this fruit more than the fries….who am I?! lol….


After lunch, I picked these GNORMOUS zucchini’s from our garden!


Then, prepped our “No Cook” Pasta Sauce for dinner before we headed out to see Transformers (it’s awesome, BTW!)

I have wanted to make this Barefoot Contessa Recipe for Summer Garden Pasta ever since I saw her make it.


I pretty much followed her recipe with two big exceptions.

Change #1 I used only 1/4 cup of olive oil and added 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar.


You combine the cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil/vinegar, sea salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes, then, cover and let it sit for 4 hours to macerate.


Cook your pasta according to the packaged instructions.


Change #2 I only used 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.

Toss cheese, pasta and your no cook sauce.


Top with additional fresh basil and serve.


Her recipe says it makes 6 servings, but, I think it makes more like 12 servings, 1 1/2 cups each for 5 points+ each.

We both LOVED it ~ it’s like having bruschetta on pasta.  I think it would be delicious served hot or cold.  I actually had 1 1/2 servings because my “mouth” wanted more Smile



* New Tip of the Week & Guest recipe from Shannon’s Kitchen for 2 Points+ Zucchini Cakes ~ check them out at the bottom of the page!

* This week’s Challenge ~ What inspires you? & My Labor Day Challenge Update!


~ Recipes to be posted as I make everything.

* Leftover Summer Garden Pasta

* Ratatouille with Kale, Kielbasa and Chickpeas

* Stuffed Zucchini with salad!

*  Burgers, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Salad

* BBQ Fig Pork Chops with snap peas

* Breakfast!


What is on your menu this week?  Anything new, fun, or exciting?

Get ready for an addicting Snack Mix Giveaway coming up this week!

Night all!

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