Simple Start Day 6, Fill up on the good stuff

by DanicasDaily on January 10, 2014

Happy Friday all!  From the sounds of all you have planned, you are just as excited as me that the weekend is finally here.  One of the best pieces of advice I ever got from one of my doctor’s is to fill your day up with all the good stuff (think lots of veggies, fruits, lean meat, fat free dairy) that you do not have very much room for the not so good stuff.  He said this is how he balances his days out because if you fill your stomach up with all that healthy stuff, you literally do not have very much room left.

Ever since he told me that, I’ve tried to make an effort to fill half my plate with fruits and/or veggies (the good stuff) and treat my protein and carbs as “sides” along with one “treat” think non-Simple Start/Simply Filling foods. 

That’s my random thought for today and explains a little about my day today and the times when I say I balance out my meal with a salad or something like that for good measure.  I am also pretty sure he would be shocked I actually listened to him all those years ago and still follow his advice lol.

Breakfast was totally on the go today….packed up and eaten in the office once I arrived.

1 cup shredded mini sweets with a sprinkle of cinnamon ~ balanced out with a banana and some blackberries for staying power and 1 cup of fat free milk. (SS/SF) – 6 points+


My motivation for taking breakfast togo was to allow enough time for Starbucks! Grande nonfat latte with caramel drizzle on top. (SS/SF) – 3 points+


This kept me going all morning and then some for a total of 5 hours before I realized I was hungry.


I had pondered this morning whether I was going to go out to lunch today or pack it.  I knew The Husband wanted to go out to dinner so I decided to whip up one of my favorite goto lunches when I cannot think of anything else to eat ~ Crunchy, Tuna Salad!

I always include celery + onion, then, decide if I have any other veggies I want to add in like bell pepper, carrots, pickles or what not.


Pick your favorite albacore tuna packed in water.


Drained, then, sprinkled with garlic salt, black pepper and dill.


At the point, you can choose to use 0% Greek Yogurt for the mayo, or fat free/light mayo or a combination of the two.  The Greek Yogurt & fat free mayo are simple start along with a dash of mustard for good measure.


I take half the mix and top it one of three ways:

  • lettuce boats, mixed greens or on top of reduced cal bread(SS/SF)
  • Crackers (counts points+)
  • Delicious, nutty, multi-grain bread for 2 points+ a slice!


Served up with a side of cucumber “chips”.


“Fish & Chips” for (SS/SF + 2 WPA) or 5 points+


I filled up on the good stuff by adding in a Power to the Greens salad topped with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. (SS/FF) – 1 points+ for 1 tsp. olive oil


When I walked in the door tonight, we decided it was time to try that dinner and a movie thing again.  The Husband picked Apple Bee’s for their Weight Watcher’s entrees Winking smile

The thing is, none of them really sounded good to me so I picked a 550 calorie or less dish that was Simple Start like.

I started with a side salad with all the fixin’s and real deal ranch on the side.  I ended up handing over the croutons to The Husband because they were not worth it to me.  But, the bacon, cheese and ranch totally made this like a BLT salad. SS/SF + 6 WPA, 6 points+


My main dish ~ the Napa Chicken with Portabella Mushrooms, Zucchini, Red Peppers and Roasted Potatoes.  It was all the veggies that made me want to try this dish.

It was ok ~ I ate all the veggies and 1/3 of the chicken/potatoes. 


(SS/SF) 5 points+ rounded up for 1/3 of the dish.


So, we decided to watch a movie in because The Husband is coughing and not feeling well still. One day, we will get out to see Anchorman 2! Smile

Here are my stats for today:

  • Simple Start Day 6 Success, 8 WPA used, 10 WPA remaining 
  • 26 Daily Points+, WPA used & WPA remaining will be added next week

Let the weekend begin!

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