by DanicasDaily on August 15, 2012

Happy Wednesday all!  At the beginning of “Birthday Week” for The Husband, I had a chat with my Weight Watcher’s leader.  She asked me what my “plan” was to succeed this week and if I planned on sticking to Simply Filling with all the challenges I knew this week was going to bring. 

Of course my answer was, Yes, definitely Simply Filling because I am loving it so much and it’s really working for me.  I didn’t let the BBQ Dinner trip me up even though I was tempted to “pretend” I didn’t eat it and not count it at all.  As rough as it was, I counted all those WPA on day 1. 

Part 1 of my plan is to keep to my workouts and I have!  This morning, I was up on early and on the treadmill pounding out my 30 minute jog/walk.  It always starts my day on the right note.

Part 2 of my plan is to TRACK IT ALL ~ even if I don’t want to admit to it.  Who am I kidding if I don’t write it down……nobody but me.  I have stuck to it this week!

Today was all about Part 3 of my plan ~ When faced with challenging situations. focus on “Simply Filling” like foods and portion control.

If I can successfully complete parts 1-3, then, it should make Part 4 ~ accepting whatever the scale tells me this week a success.

After my run, I grabbed a banana and got ready.  By the time I arrived at work, I was starving so I decided to grab breakfast at the café.

Veggie 2 Egg Omelet prepared with all the veggies they have on hand, no butter, cheese or milk ~ Yup, the chef loves my orders…(SF) – 4 points+


What makes this Simply Filling Omelet amazing is the spicy green salsa they give you to pour over the top.


I bought these Yogurt Covered Almonds to put next to the candy jar to share a healthier option with my co-workers.  Yogurt + Nuts = healthy, right? Open-mouthed smile  They are amazing….salty, sweet, creamy, crunchy and 100% addictive in every way.


1 Points+ for 2 almonds ~ just make sure you walk away from the container before you eat them.


All week long I have been trying to NOT catch the cold that is trying to catch me.  I am pretty sure it’s why I ended up at La Bou for lunch today where I picked 2. 

Spicy Thai Chicken Soup (SF or 4 points+) ~ to burn the cold virus away Open-mouthed smile


Half a House Salad that is made with butter lettuce,avocado, tomato, cucumber, Jarlsberg swiss cheese and sprouts.  Topped with Creamy Dill Dressing ~ like ranch, but, better SF + 4 WPA

(4 points+)


I made sure I had my afternoon snack because I knew we were heading out for the Birthday Eve celebration (yes, he really does get to celebrate all week long!) SF – 1 points+


The thing that completely and totally shocked me though was my Steak and Potatoes Man picked……drumroll please ~ Thai Food!  He said it’s because he wants to get out and experience different things.  I wasn’t going to argue with that.


We ended up at Pad Thai in Suisun.


It’s super cute inside and I am pretty sure that the lady who served us with the owner.  Either that or she knew this was The Husband’s first Thai Experience.  It was so funny how she gave him tips on how to eat everything.


We both started with Unsweetened Thai Iced Tea.


Everything was ordered family style so we could share with everyone at the table.  I really tried to encourage Simply Filling “like” foods ~ lean proteins, veggies….unfried foods, brown rice.  I won on almost all of them.

The Appetizer ~ Beef Satay

I think the color of the curry kind of freaked The Husband out but he ate it LOL.


I had one skewer topped with their peanut sauce and a little cucumber salad.  The beef was so incredibly tender and it paired perfectly with the sweet, crunchy peanut sauce and fresh cucumbers.  (SF – like) – 3 points+


I ordered the Pad Chicken ~ sautéed chicken with fresh broccoli, garlic and black bean sauce.

This was probably my favorite dish of all ~ the broccoli was so fresh and crisp and the sauce was incredibly light without corn starches at all.  I equate this to being similar to how you would count broccoli chicken and is Simply Filling Like, 1 cup – 3 points+


She totally won me over when she said I could have it served with brown rice Red heart


Pad Thai ~ Pan fried rice noodle with tofu, egg, shrimp, chicken.

These noodles were super saucy with loads of peanutty goodness.  Not at all Simply Filling Like so I tried to have very little since 1 cup is 10 points+.


BBQ Honey Pork ~ Char-broiled pork marinated with honey and special sauce.

This was The Husband’s favorite dish.  I have to admit the charbroiled smoky flavor tasted amazing with this lean, slightly sweet, tender pork.  Simply Filling Like in that it’s lean, but, probably not so much for the honey and oil they used in cooking. 1 oz = 3 points+


As if they had not impressed us enough, she brought out homemade Thai Chili Powder and Thai Chili sauce when I asked if she had spicy sauces.

Holy Hotness ~ but, I still had to use it ~ it was spicy good on everything!


My plate ~ pretty good on portions, right? I went back for another serving of the brown rice with broccoli chicken but mainly focused on the conversation, small bites and drinking my tea.

I really appreciated the quality of the food ~ nothing was greasy, everything was fresh and you could definitely taste all the homemade Thai flavors in every bite. 

Success #2 – down! (SF like + 4 WPA for my Pad Thai) – 15 points+


STATS: (12 am – 9pm)

  • 2,460 calories burned
  • 8,240 steps taken
  • 9 WPA used, 0 WPA remaining (28 daily points+)

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I definitely have a feeling I need to get back on that treadmill tomorrow even though this cold is taking over my head.

Night all!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy August 16, 2012 at 6:58 am

Danica, I’m confused on SO many levels. First of all, when you post your SF daily meals, are you just posting the Points Plus for those folks who use that plan, or do you also keep track of the points, daily, when you do SF? Secondly, using the Honey BBQ pork you got at the Thai restaurant, how do you KNOW that 1 oz. is 3-points? Thank you, and that Thai food got my mouth watering….


DanicasDaily August 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for the questions and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. You are correct that you do not need to count points+ on Simply Filling other than using your WPA for non Simply Filling foods. However, when I made a switch to Simply Filling I had several requests to include the points+ values too. So I include both calculations for both programs. It has been interesting for me to see how my points+ has compared since I have been doing Simply Filling.

As for my Thai foods, I used the online tracker where I could find the food and estimated for the foods I couldn’t find like the honey bbq pork. 1 oz of barbecue pork is 1 points+. I added 2 points+ to my estimate because I felt the honey pork was sweeter and possibly cooked with oil since it was so tender. I try to estimate high when i am not sure.

Does that make sense?



Samantha August 16, 2012 at 7:30 am

I so want to go out to eat where you eat because every time I read your blog (which is every morning…religiously) it makes me STARVING!!! So thank you for that :) But I totally commend you for being able to do so well on WW while eating out as much as you guys do Im not sure that I could do that. Thank you for your awesome, inspiring blog that I so look forward to everyday.


Carol August 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

I LOVED that you picked “Simply Filling like” foods. that’s such a good way to do it. I always get bogged down with Simply Filling at restaurants, asking myself if it’s REALLY a power food, when really lots of things are close enough, especially when you’re watching portions too. Nice job on the birthday eve dinner.


Christine August 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

You are awesome! What a great plan for the week! :-)


suzanne August 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I’ve just started to eat Thai food and it’s so flavourful. Thank you for showing the points plus for your food it really is helping me.


Jeannette August 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

Nancy, I had so hoped that your question would be answered since it’s something I’m curious about, too! :)


DanicasDaily August 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hi Jeannette,

I usually answer all questions but it sometimes takes me a little time to respond. Thanks for being patient. I just answered Nancy’s questions.



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