I’m calling it Super Saturday for a couple of reasons.
I woke up in such a better mood than I have for the last week. Yay! All that talking and blogging helped!
It was just an all around good day. I completed my “to do list”, I exercised, we went out with friends, Mike and I had a great evening. It was just one of those Saturday’s that was everything I was hoping it would be!
I made a menu for the week and a grocery list. I got my shopping done, then hopped on the treadmill.
Tess (my daughter) and I are RUNNING (not walking) in the Color Run on April 12th in Dallas, and we have been doing a Couch to 5K training app. We are in week 4, but I should be in week 5. I got behind while on a vacation, so I am playing catch up. You’re only supposed to do three of the training sessions a week, but I don’t see any harm in adding in an extra. (Was that me that just said that?)
Today was the first session where I had to run for 5 minutes…..TWICE!! It also included running for 3 minutes, twice. I don’t sweat (unless it’s super duper hot outside!) when I walk and I don’t like to run. But this little training app thing and having to follow a schedule is a really good idea for me! It actually made me sweat!! The 5 minute sections were doable, and I tried not to think about running the whole 5K without stopping, Well, I thought about it for just a sec. Then I just focused on the 5 minutes and how great it felt to be doing something so good for me! Having a running buddy (although she lives in Dallas) working on the same training has been great too! We let each other know where we’re at and how great it felt to finish!
She spent some time this morning looking for a 5K for us to run in during the month of May!
Do You Run? Have you completed a 5k?
2 Egg White Omelete, 1 Slice Kraft 2% Sharp Cheddar, Salsa
Light English Muffin
1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter, 1 Banana
and a Berry Nose to complete a WW Happy Plate!
Progresso Light Soup, Italian Style Meatball
1 C. Berries
Tall Nonfat Latte
1/2 T. (yep, I filled a T. then scooped half of it out)
Crunchy Almond Butter
One Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge
Let me talk about my dinner for just a second. One of my favorite meals is salmon and mashed potatoes. I just like the combo. When I order salmon, and it’s not what I expected, it’s a dinner bummer. When I order salmon, and it is exactly as expected, it’s a dinner fantabulous celebration in my mouth!! Don’t even talk to me while I enjoy my perfectly grilled, crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, salmon. That’s exactly what I got. It was delicious. Ridiculously delicious. Now for the potatoes. Mashed potatoes are tricky to calculate points on when you eat out. They always taste good to me and it’s hard to not eat all of them, but I know the portion on my plate when eating out is likely not WW friendly. Right? When my dinner was sat in front of me, there were a TON of potatoes on my plate. Heavenly, creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. Like I wanted to just bend over and bury my face in them!! Mike’s steak didn’t come with any sides, and he had already had his salad, so it was the perfect opportunity to get rid of half of those babies! I looked at him and said, “I’m giving you potatoes!” and I scooped them onto his plate! I took my dinner picture AFTER I gave him the potatoes!!! Seriously, there was a ton! Anyhow, I don’t mean to make such a big deal out of the potatoes, but I passed on the warm bread and creamy butter that was being passed around the table, AND I gave away half of my potatoes, so even though I did have two glasses of wine thoroughout the dinner, and two beers afterwards at the new Pub we all went to check out, I was pleased that I made a few tough decisions at dinner. I actually ended up leaving a few bites of salmon AND potatoes on my plate. Dinner was delicious and I was satisfied.
At the end of day, I did consume a lot of points. But I promised myself to get back to basics. With WW, you can indulge a bit. They teach you to keep track of what you eat. Figure out how many points it is. Guess if you must, but WRITE IT DOWN AND COUNT IT! You have 49 points for the week that you can dip into if you choose to. So that’s what I’m doing. I’m back to basics. I’m trying to allow myself to enjoy the food and the drinks that I love, while counting the points and keeping track of what I am doing. No more drinks the rest of the week. 🙂
Salmon, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
It was a great evening with the hub’s.
Weight Watcher’s Points Plus
I can eat 26 PPV a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s
Breakfast = Egg Whites, Cheese, Light English Muffin, Better n’ peanut Butter, Fruit, Coffee with Skim Milk (7)
Lunch = One Full Can of Soup, so that’s two servings, Fruit (4)
Snack’s = Stuffed Celery (2) Nonfat Latte (2)
Dinner = Salmon, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Beer, Wine (35)
Total = 50
Exercise = 5K Training
How many glasses of water I drank = 9?
Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4
Activity Points Earned This Week = 7
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 14
Alcohol Consumption = 2 Beers, 2 Red Wines
This is me, talking nicely to myself.
“love the life you live, live the life you love”