Simple Start Day 8: The Week 2 Menu

by DanicasDaily on January 12, 2014

Happy Sunday all!  I had pondered all week waiting until the full two weeks was up to see my progress or checking in half way to see my stats.  This morning, I decided I didn’t want to wait to see how Simple Start is working for me. 

I honestly was not expecting much this week since I knew I was coming off a pretty big loss last week from being sick.  However, I am pretty excited to report that I get to keep my loss and I am down 2.2 lbs. from all the great Simple Start eats this past week.

This is definite motivation as today officially kicks off my Birthday Week festivities!  My challenge will be balancing it all out this week while keeping myself in check.

This morning before heading to the meeting, I made up Healthy Egg Rolls for The Husband and I before heading out the door.

There is something so tasty about crispy tortillas topped with sriracha, a little low-fat cheese and a “fried” egg.  (SS/SF + 1 WPA) or 5 points+.


I grabbed a grande non-fat latte to sip as we walked around the Sacramento Antique Fair to get our steps in. (SS/SF) – 3 points+

We stopped at Pluto’s on our way back into town to build salads.


In the 100% SS/SF mix (4 points+)

  • Farmer’s Greens
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Pepperoncini’s
  • Grapes
  • Edamame
  • a couple of croutons (0 points+)
  • 3 oz. roasted turkey breast
  • Balsamic on the side

I am totally the girl who will order a veggie side to go with her salad ~ these were some of the best brussels sprouts I’ve ever had even though they do not look like it. (SS/SF) – 0 points+)


We were finally able to meet up with our friends tonight to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s and the kickoff of birthday week (we missed out being in Australia, then, being sick) at Johnny Carinos.

I really pondered if I wanted to have any of the hot focaccia bread when they brought it to the table.


The thing that always sells me is the roasted garlic olive oil with balsamic.  After much debate, I decided it was worth it to savor 1/4 of a roll and get in my healthy oils Open-mouthed smile

SS/SF + 2 WPA, 4 points+


One of my favorite appetizers they have is the stuffed mushrooms.  I realize they totally look nasty, but, I promise they are so good. Big mushroom caps topped with fresh garlicky spinach, fresh tomatoes and a lemon basil sauce.  It doesn’t hurt that each one is 2 points+ each.


I decided to fill up on the good stuff by starting with a simple side salad with fat free Italian on the side.  I skipped the croutons because honestly they were not worth it after trying one. (SS/SF) – 0 points+


I was a little bummed when they told me they ran out of their whole wheat pasta when I ordered my dinner.  I pondered switching to just soup, but, in the end, I decided I really just wanted pasta.

Angel Hair with artichokes, fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, capers, olives and shrimp

I ended up eating all the shrimp and veggies and about 1/3 of the pasta. (SS/SF + 2 WPA) – 7 points+


Here are my stats today:

  • Simple Start Day 8: 7 WPA used, 42 WPA remaining
  • 25 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Here is my FitBit Flex Dashboard!



  • Grilled steak, kale chips or roasted potatoes, caprese salad
  • Fresh Tomato, Basil Flat Out Pizza, salad
  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups, baby broccoli
  • Taco Salad or Healthy Nachos!
  • Grilled Pork Chops, garlicky green beans, simple salad
  • Friday & Saturday include birthday celebrations so we will be dining out and may end up saving some of these for next week Open-mouthed smile


What is on your menu this week?  Are you trying any new recipes or foods?

Night all!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: is not meant to be a substitute for any professional advice, guidance, or counseling. Any information contained on this site reflect Danica's experience and is not intended to take the place of medical advice from a physician. Weight Watchers® and PointsPlus® are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc. The number of Points+ provided for food on this site was calculated by Danica based on published Weight Watchers information. This site does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by Weight Watchers International, Inc. Danica does not guarantee the Points+ information is correct. I am not associated with Weight Watchers and they have not endorsed this site. I highly recommend joining WW and attending regular meetings as a way to successfully lose weight.

Site Designed by: Zesty Blog Consulting